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The Stag And The Rose

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By Holmes-JA   |   Watch
Published: December 22, 2016
© 2016 - 2019 Holmes-JA
I was watching Game Of Thrones and just had this little idea about the iconography of house sigils, all these partnerships between houses, and I thought it'd make for a cool design. 

I might also upload just the line version too, I did like the simplicity of the line version. I used Clip Studio Paint for the drawing and Photoshop Elements for the painting. 

I also used a couple of textures by enchantedgal-stock and beckas
Image size
3500x4589px 15.11 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Windows
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AjaxTelamoneisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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Thanks!
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Gold-AngelHobbyist General Artist
wonderful outcome-super☕️
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Thanks!
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Gold-AngelHobbyist General Artist
you're welcome 🦋
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paul-rosenkavalierHobbyist Artisan Crafter
A great composition - it has a very otherworldly feel.
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Lemiken7Professional General Artist
I like it and without knowing the Game of Thrones reference, it stands up very well on it's own. :) (Smile)  
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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delaveranoHobbyist Photographer
Looks almost demonic! Wow! Stunning work!
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Thanks very much!
Malaurielle's avatar
Pretty!
Have you ever concidered watching Hannibal (NBC)?
It's really good, really dark themes and THERE'S A STAG too!
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

I have thought about it, actually, and it's available on Sky I think. I've been looking for a new show to watch, so it's tempting...
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DO.IT!
(you won't regret it)
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"Ours is the Fury".  I'm finding fascinating parallels in the mushroom-shaped outline of the shadowy stag emerging from an inversion of the modern symbol for Civil Defense
in context of the surprising lengths to which Stannis and Renly heedlessly went in pursuit of their (dis)putative entitlements.  And then, there's Robert, whose need
to exterminate Targaryens is a primary story engine.  I'd like to imagine the stag's head poking The Wall, its shadow (of a deadly shadow) cast below the inverted triangle,
like the dark heart sought by malevolent angels in The Prophecy, a weapon of mass destruction breaching the defense against white walkers, just as Robert's
distracting fixations and incompetence-to-rule crippled the North and opened portals to indefensible attack.
Your painting suddenly seems profoundly prophetic.  Donald Baratheon, the first of his name.  Thanks for the parallels!
Buy obsidian!  (It's a cut above Valyrian steel.):

Even the sharpest metal knife has a jagged, irregular blade when viewed under a strong enough microscope; when examined even under an electron microscope an obsidian blade is still smooth and even.[40]
--Wikipedia
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your interpretation :)
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What a beauty. A tough and noble looking beast indeed. The addition of blood splatter is a very suitable element for the theme. (Forgive me if my assumption is incorrect.)
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
A happy accident of the texture! I hadn't actually realised until you pointed it out, but it does look like a blood splatter, doesn't it?

Thank you very much!
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And entirely appropriate for 'Game of Thrones.'Reshiram Icon Reshiram Icon 
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yup. I used to be put off by what I'd heard of the grisliness, but then I watched and was like 'whoa this is awesome'. Though on occasion I have been driven to look away...
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I love this!Clap Clap Clap 
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Thanks!
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DaverexHobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done! I really like the contrasting lines and how the shapes lead my attention.
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