Guess who's back on the ASOIAF train??? To be honest it's been years since I've tried to make another Rhaegar drawing and probably 4 or 5 times I gave up completely and started from a scratch. No joke, this for me was the most difficult character to do ever
I might eventually post all my unsuccessful attempts who knows. So back on topic, this is a "royal" portrait of prince Rhaegar Targaryen, in a universe where he was crowned king. I know that the prophecy of "the prince that was promised" is usually associated with Rhaegar's child(ren?) but I feel that he was a very special character and if he lived, who knows?
Little bit about the drawing, I didn't want to use the well-known ruby decorated armor, because here Rhaegar is with what i imagine to be a traditional/royal armor that has been passed through the Targaryen generations. I definitely wanted to focus on some dragon details and I chose to have the shoulder pads shaped like big scales. Also i wanted the armor to feel old and not necessarily well preserved, as we all know that the Targaryens were conquers. I felt that introducing the dragon insignia in the design will be an overkill as already the armor is very detailed so I chose to represent the Targaryen crest with 3 red rubies, one in the crown and 2 on the sword. Initially I was planning to draw some scenes of the conquest in the stained glass behind Rhaegar but in all honesty I got too bored with the drawing and i decided to go with a standard Gothic design.
I'm also planning a house Targaryen drawing with Daenerys, Viserys and Rhaegar, but it's not a priority. Some Thor character design next wohoo
Hope you guys enjoy it