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Daenerys Targaryen - Khaleesi - Mother of Dragons

I decided to explore a new genre for a change - Game of Thrones.

Daenerys Targaryen - Khaleesi - Mother of Dragons

Copic Markers and red prismacolor on acid free A3 paper.
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Xclavo3's avatar
Do you sell this
safaridawn's avatar
Love the quality of the lines!  Nice job!!
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saber359's avatar
This is awesome man.
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Thank you very much Edwin!
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I am honored - many thanks!
sleepyhead12567's avatar
This is fantastic!  I love it all in red.  I would love to see more in a GoT series :D 
mlh70's avatar
great linework. I would say the linework is on par with best inkers in the business. I would be interested to see what angles you had to use to achive line thickness with the prismacolors. Inking with a brush is one thing, but using this medium would be quite a challenge.
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Cheers mate!

That's incredibly high praise considering your skill-set. It goes without saying that inkers have had a huge impact on the way I draw and if I'm to single out one individual it would be Bernie Wrightson with his Frankenstein series. I've always loved line-work and this is why it plays such an important role in my illustrations and while its safe to say there are many artists who's line-work inspires me, I consider Wrightson's a high level mark.

I generally hold the pencils normally and rely on the natural degradation of the pencil tip to change the character of the line as I draw it. I then rotate the pencil slightly so that I'm presented with a sharp point and I start the process again.

Many years ago when I was studying art, we had a teacher who demanded that we fill entire pages with pencil lines drawn equidistant from each other from the top of the page to the bottom, over and over again. I never understood the value of that kind of pencil control until I realized that I was using it in my illustration work.
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Thank you for thinking I posses skill when it comes to art. I started doing this 3 years ago. I went to school for electrical engineering and recently I decided to do something different. I am usually happy about my results considering I have no formal education in this area.

I am amazed by the work you create considering you do it mostly in your spare time. Keep up the work and I hope to see your work at the premier of star wars Episode 7.
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Well thats truly inspirational in its own way. I have seldom seen such maturity in style after such a relatively short career in art and I can't commended you highly enough. Bravo on your choice and I sincerely hope that your career storms ahead as it should!

Thanks again for your kind words. In truth, while I would be very honored to do the posters (I suspect Drew WILL do them though), I don't have the patience to deal with the endless interference of the suits. 
eniles's avatar

Your line work is sheer poetry! I have always loved your portraits, but your technique is a testament to dedication to & love of an art form.
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Thanks very much Eric and great to see you here again mate.

I'm truly honored by your words and thank you kindly for taking the time to comment!
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Thank you very much Volkan!
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Pleasure is mine :nod:
SvalaW's avatar
I think it's awesome that you chose the colour red for her. Fantastic work.
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Thank you for taking the time to comment Vala!
JeffLafferty's avatar
Wow!!! That's so gorgeous man, your the master!

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Cheers a bunch Jeff. Glad you like it mate!
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Fantastic and beautiful!
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