ByChristian Rush (Crush Visuals), writer at Creators.co

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If you watch Game of Thrones then you've probably heard from a friend, "Why didn't they include that one part from the books? That's one of the best parts," or maybe you've said it yourself if you're a fan on said books. My reason for bringing that up is for a tiny little detail missing from miss Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed by Emilia Clarke in the TV series. In the books Daenerys has purple (or more specifically violet) colored eyes. And obviously in the show they are Emilia's natural green color.

Violet eyes, and green eyes.
Violet eyes, and green eyes.

Now if you've heard this before chances you've seen some pictures of Emilia with some photoshopped purple eyes, but have you ever seen an entire scene(s) where her eyes are purple? No? Well here's your chance.

I took it upon myself, albeit because I was bored and had no work to do this week, to "color grade" Emilia's eyes violet as they are described in the books. Color grading is a technique normally used for almost any form of modern film/video to enhance the final look of a project. In this case, I used it to track Emilia's eyes, and change them to the color violet. I don't want to go into specifics, but I just want to say that it's not too difficult for a beginner like me to take a few hours and recolor her eyes for several scenes.

ColorGrading makes it easy to change eye color
ColorGrading makes it easy to change eye color

It's definitely something that could have been done in the show. But I'm sure show creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and original writer George R.R. Martin, had good reason to avoid it. Perhaps it's too distracting or increased the budget a bit too much. Who knows? Either way, the following video is meant to simply be an experiment. It's not to say "THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN!" I'm really trying to say, "this is what it could have been." Just for poops and giggles. Enjoy the video! (as it says in the video: skip ahead to the 2 minute mark to skip my intro, and please use Full Screen)


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