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""I could keep you safe," he rasped. "They’re all afraid of me. No one would hurt you again, or I’d kill them." He yanked her closer, and for a moment she thought he meant to kiss her. He was too strong to fight. She closed her eyes, wanting it to be over, but nothing happened. "Still can't bear to look, can you?" she heard him say.""

"A Clash of Kings" by G.R.R.M

gel pens + digital

Been ages
, since I draw something sansan, so here it is. Hope you like it. I'm pretty sure the Hound didn't carry his sword on his back, but I needed this composition wise, so that's that.
Have a nice weekend,

if you are interested in the printout of this piece, or some of the others, email me at Thanks!

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astardarkly Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this.

2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
steelwinterroses Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Daaaayyyyuuuuuuum this is gooood
HarlemLupin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Your artwork is so enticing. I don't know how you do it, but whatever the hell you are doing please keep it up. Fantastic!
lauragoodweenie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
can't stop looking at this piece - the amount of detail is astounding. the shine on his armour! the blood, the depth in her hair and dress - AMAZING!
penpaninu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
I love how Sansa looks age appropriate. what a delicate scene this was! captured perfectly.
cesca-specs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous lighting...!
HuntingByMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
I like how you portrayed him as a younger man. In the books he's only in his mid-to-late 20s, but most artists usually depict him as being much older. 
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2016   General Artist
It's such an intense human interaction, and the size difference is really something. She does not look conscious though, which is interesting because in the excerpt it appears that she is... but no matter, it's so fascinating. He looks like he is holding her really really firmly, but it's intriguing because the look on his face is not really aggressive at all. There's so much yearning in this. 
Hed-y Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the most beautiful piece of art I've ever seen about them, I'm staring at all of it's little perfect details and I'm in tears
thank you for sharing it!
Miranda-McDiarmid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is amazingly wonderful; the posing, the boneless way she's surrendered to how he's holding her, his hands, HIS FACE. I keep on staring at all of the details in her dress and on his armor, I absolutely love it!
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   General Artist
Shock6000 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
no words. This is by far the most beautiful artwork of sandor/sansa. I adore the way you depict them in this special situation together. Sandor is so handsome! I always imagined Sandor young/er and I love the way you illustrate him. You are sooooooo utterly talented! Is there any chance to purchase this as a print or the data for high/res printing?
This picture accurately framed in my appartement would be such a pleasure!!!!!!!!
LamentOfInnocence Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The kiss was notNyanchi ... This couple always gave more. Still I have not read the book, surely there were many more approaches sansan in the HBO series. Both are poorly utilized , which hurts characters. I really like them, they are so different... and would get to be more interesting if a relationship of Maiden and Knight formed. Because that was the role of the scenes sansan, no?

I love your art Autodesk SketchBook Icon Star Shoot Emoji , it is exactly what is described by Sandor and Sansa essence senpai noticed me!   litwickFranceThoughtfulPlz.
Thanks for sharing , you and I have as an observer 
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TheWildTornado Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
very very beautiful...
I love the way you drew Sandor young. Because he IS young (though he is ugly). In TV series they've pictured him as a middle aged man. In the books he's not more than 26 years old :)
SwiftSnowmane Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Very beautiful -- the gleam on his armour and her position in his arms especially so. 
Eltair Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that the same man like in the other picture, where they are in a hut?
I don't know why, but I kinda like him...
Eluminora Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Just gorgeous.
LadyCyprus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My husband might not understand my Sansan obsession, but he still managed to bring me to tears on Christmas morning when he gifted me with a large print of this amazing artwork.  It's probably the most thoughtful and meaningful gift I’ve ever received, and was a HUGE surprise.  I'm such a huge fan of your work and it is an honor to add this piece to my art collection.  Thank you Bubug!
bubug Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
The pleasure is all mine, my friend. Hope that this piece presents itself nicely in print and congratulations on such an awesome, supportive husband! :)
chubbylemons Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I just did a Sandor x Sansa piece but no one seems to understand why they belong together!! I think that's mostly from people who have only watched the show and not read the books though :3
DidxSomeonexSayxMad Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
I love this art piece because you can truly see Sansa's age in it. everyone tries to age her... 
BuckleyInTheHouse Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Exquisite. Simply exquisite. 
SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist
This is breathtaking! :love:
SophieRiver Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
kallielef Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really loved the colors and lighting you chose for this, beautiful work! 
chihiro2013 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
your work is amazing, you always manages to leave me breathless. thank you for this gift
RavenStarStudio Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE IT! Beautiful composition!
Duiress Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I haven't been on deviantart for several months, and i just logged in to see if there would be any new bubug art. My heart sang when I saw this! New art! and Sansan!
It's beautiful and I love the detail in his armour, and they way he holds her. It's just something about their positions.
How long must it take to do something like this? It's incredible.
As Turus said, it's very special to us fans!

Thank you :)
bubug Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Thank you all very much, guys, your feedback make my day :)
Turus Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2015
I love this, it's perfection and I agree with everyone here that your technique is great and your depiction of this scene is so good the characters seem to have sprung from the book pages. They are really spot on: they look the right ages, with an amazing resemblace to their book descriptions and with exactly the right attitude. 

You have been commenting on the longsword's position with other users and I'd like to say that although it may not be the most practical, I think compositionwise, it works incredibly well. Placed at his back, as if over both of them, it seems some sort of Damocles's sword announcing impending tragedy. What's more, it nearly looks as if it had pierced both their hearts in one go, which works fine with them because it is so true from a symbolic point of view.

Such a sword also stresses Sandor's role as a man of violence. He is a killer but didn't have many choices to have become anything else. Everyone sees him in that role disregarding all the other aspects of his personality, everyone except Sansa. It also speaks of his sheer manliness, in contrast with her, so feminine and delicate. They seem polar opposites,both in the story and in your art.

This scene in the books has a lot of tension and sexual undertones, which this longsworld also highlights. Nothing happened, there wasn't even a kiss between them but that tension was impending, as if hovering over the characters, just like this sword. So, its position may be less than realistic, but I love it and I'm not sure it would be better if it was placed anywhere else.

Thanks for this beauty! It's a gift for everyone but especially for us, ASoIaF fans.
bubug Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Wow, thank you so much. What a  beautifully expressed interpretation, I couldn't describe it better. For the last few days, I struggled with the decision whether to change the position of the sword or not, but you dispersed my doubts. Will leave it as it is. It really adds tension and anxiety to the scene, isn't it? Damocles's sword, I love it!
Turus Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2015
Yes, yes, that's it exactly, in this position the sword gains protagonism and "adds tension and anxiety to the scene", as you put it. This is exactly what I thought when I saw it. I know its natural positon would probably be at his hip but it woudn't work visually and symbolically the way it does here.

We may take it as artisctic licence or something. It was a great idea to put it there because it's always between them, as if representing what separates them and what links them together at the same time; he used it to defend her (the riot), but also to scare her (on Maegor's rooftop) and it always gives the impression to be ambivalent, I mean, it's a killer's weapon but swords represent other things in art. Here,this magnificent sword takes a meaningful symbolism, or at least that's what I thought when I saw this beautiful art piece.

I had some doubts before deciding to write my thoughts on the sword here because I tought I could be reading too much into this or interpreting it the wrong way, now I'm happy I did if you had doubts about it. I'm also glad your original idea isn't far from what I thought I saw in the picture.

By the way, I'm sure GRRM would love this art to pieces.

Thanks so much for all your beautiful pictures. I'm eyesofmist on Tumblr, by the way.
KushinaUsagi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Great work!
Shock6000 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2015
Adorable. What a stunning scene, you are such a phantastic artist. There is a Lot of sansa/sandor artwork out there, but your's is outstanding. Love it!
ElisaMelis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
i really admire and love your attention to details, this is beautiful! :heart: 
9BrendaDeGress9 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student Photographer
Absolutely beautiful! love it! love it! love it!
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Outstanding detail! Love this. :) 
shahzi00 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
v nice!
HarmonyB2011 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student General Artist
So beautiful!
bubug Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Thank you all so much! I see here a couple of names that I recognize for the fandom and I'm very happy that you came to visit, ladies, and that you like my version of this scene. I do it primarily for you, you know, and your
thoughts means a world to me. Thank you, guysHeart 
corzorodia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Amazing!Awesome! Beautiful! Great! Wonderful!Share a little love...  I love the way they seem to wait with fear , hope and  anticipation  for their very first kiss...:LongStemRose:
LadyCyprus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly exceptional. The composition, captured emotion, and attention to fine detail all combine to make this artwork transcendent.  I believe you portrayed them both PERFECTLY with absolutely spot-on and GORGEOUS characterizations.  THANK YOU THANK YOU thank you once again for the outstanding contributions you have made to the Sansan fandom.  WE ARE ALL SO FORTUNATE!!!
LilithRow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
I'm in love. Simply in love.
illys-chan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
MonicaIL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
You killed me with this one. Absolute perfection!!!
Spielmitmir1901 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015   General Artist
akld Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
to jest najwspanialsza ilustracja tej sceny jaką widziałam
LadyTP Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Exceptionally beautiful work! I am especially touched by their positions; he dominating, she eyes closed. The age difference is very well depicted too - Sansa with just the right amount of young girl's innocence at the cusp of womanhood, and Sandor being canon age. He is very pretty - but I imagine his hidden scarred face makes him look hideous to the eyes of people just the same...
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