Austen Mengler is a Western Australian based artist, whose gothic style drawings certainly make an impact. His subjects range from Pixar characters , to his own grotesquely fascinating creations. Among his work is his 'Game of Thrones: Winter Has Come' series, featuring 8 characters re-imagined as White Walkers. While we do hope some of our faves don't end up down that icy path, it's amazing to see what they might look like!
Everything is an inspiration and influence in some way - nature, music, friends, games, films, other artist's, pop culture. The list is endless! Art has always been a way for me to express myself - and also a real theraputic way to get the "demons" out.
Austen has described Jaime as one of his favourite characters of the series. Somehow, even has a White Walker, Jaime has maintained his dashing good looks!
Bran Stark and Hodor
Austen sells his work at Pop Culture conventions around Australia. He also works freelance in the video game and publishing industry. This series ' Winter has Come' is based around the concept 'if White Walkers took over Westeros'. His creations take an incredible amount of time, the Daenerys White Walker piece took around 6 hours to complete.
Each piece is incredibly detailed, the more you look at it, the more you can find. For example in the Bran/Hodor piece, you can see that Hodor has taken one of Bran's legs!
Austen describes himself as drawing ever since he could hold a pencil, and has used photoshop since mid- high school. To improve drawing, he recommends people to aim to draw one piece in a sketch book a day - drawing inspiration from anything and everything.
Which Game of Thrones character would you like to see become a White Walker next? Let me know down in the comments!