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The Stag And The Rose by Holmes-JA The Stag And The Rose by 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
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:iconajaxtelamoneis:
AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Gold-Angel Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful outcome-super☕️
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Gold-Angel Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome 🦋
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:iconpaul-rosenkavalier:
paul-rosenkavalier Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A great composition - it has a very otherworldly feel.
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlemiken7:
Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional 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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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondelaverano:
delaverano Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks almost demonic! Wow! Stunning work!
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconmalaurielle:
Malaurielle Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2017
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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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist 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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:iconmalaurielle:
Malaurielle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
DO.IT!
(you won't regret it)
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:iconscottellington:
"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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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your interpretation :)
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:iconscottellington:
ScottEllington Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
:) (Smile)
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AlecRoberts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
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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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist 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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AlecRoberts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
And entirely appropriate for 'Game of Thrones.'Reshiram Icon Reshiram Icon 
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist 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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:iconbluemomentcreations:
BlueMomentCreations Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this!Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondaverex:
Daverex Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done! I really like the contrasting lines and how the shapes lead my attention.
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It was sort of a happy accident, I was just using the triangle as a guide for the general proportions of the drawing and then I thought to myself, 'huh, that looks pretty good' so I just left it in. 
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:iconbrandy97:
Brandy97 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, just wow - morrowind mixed with GoT - AND a really amazing design
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely rendered, m'deer :clap:
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
'Tis a pleasure, m'deer :hug:
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:iconscott-a-t-art:
Scott-A-T-art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
good job :)
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconscott-a-t-art:
Scott-A-T-art Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconxjames7:
xjames7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   Photographer
That's fantastic!
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Toy---Soldier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oooooh, I've been wanting to do something with a stag lately, very inspiring... Oh Barcode Stag.... that's it. Thank you :D
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do it! I really like your barcode animals :)
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:icontoy---soldier:
Toy---Soldier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
TY, I will in the future definitely. Thanks for the inspiration
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work, well done 
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:iconholmes-ja:
Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome [i]: potted sprout pixel cherry blossom [i]: potted sprout pixel cherry blossom [i]: potted sprout pixel cherry blossom 
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