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Asha (Yara) meets Theon/ Reek at Stannis's camp by mrinal-rai Asha (Yara) meets Theon/ Reek at Stannis's camp :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 4 0 Stannis Baratheon in the North by mrinal-rai Stannis Baratheon in the North :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 8 0 Count Dooku vs Master Yoda by mrinal-rai Count Dooku vs Master Yoda :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 20 1 Bharat Mata by mrinal-rai Bharat Mata :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 5 0 Missandei of Nath by mrinal-rai Missandei of Nath :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 0 2 Parashuram Jayanti 2019 by mrinal-rai Parashuram Jayanti 2019 :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 0 0 Arya kills the Night King by mrinal-rai Arya kills the Night King :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 2 0 Iron Man prepared for Endgame by mrinal-rai Iron Man prepared for Endgame :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 4 0 Hanuman the son of Wind God by mrinal-rai Hanuman the son of Wind God :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 6 3 Game of Thrones season 8 by mrinal-rai Game of Thrones season 8 :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 7 2 The Avengers vs Thanos - Infinity War by mrinal-rai The Avengers vs Thanos - Infinity War :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 13 0 Remembering Stann Lee as the Brahma for Marvel by mrinal-rai Remembering Stann Lee as the Brahma for Marvel :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 21 3 Pennywise - the guide of Derry by mrinal-rai Pennywise - the guide of Derry :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 6 0 Gustavo 'Gus' Fring by mrinal-rai Gustavo 'Gus' Fring :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 5 0 Purochan - burnt to death in Lakshagraha (inktober by mrinal-rai Purochan - burnt to death in Lakshagraha (inktober :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 1 0 He Man drawn as part of daily sketch challenge by mrinal-rai He Man drawn as part of daily sketch challenge :iconmrinal-rai:mrinal-rai 1 0


Casterly Rock 1985 by Elderscroller Casterly Rock 1985 :iconelderscroller:Elderscroller 463 67 Dronacharya with Arjuna - Mahabharata by rkamalart Dronacharya with Arjuna - Mahabharata :iconrkamalart:rkamalart 10 2 The Joker by Sorathepanda The Joker :iconsorathepanda:Sorathepanda 246 4 watercolor doodle by makwacheong watercolor doodle :iconmakwacheong:makwacheong 6 1 Shadow by BirkitaoftheAithne Shadow :iconbirkitaoftheaithne:BirkitaoftheAithne 2 0


Stannis Baratheon in the North

Stannis Baratheon is my favorite character but his story line has been brutally altered and ended on the show Game of Thrones three seasons ago.

Stannis Baratheon is very much alive in the books. He helps the Nights Watch win the battle against the wildlings. He then asks for swearing fealty from many northern houses but almost all of them refuse, few like Karstarks agree. He then marches towards Winterfell to fight against the Boltons. Jon Snow advises Stannis to march to Deepwood Motte which was still under captivity of the Iron borns. Stannis listens to Jon and marches towards Deepwood Motte. He leaves his family, his wife and daughter, along with his squire and most importantly the red-woman, Melisandre at Castle Black. His army attacks and captures DeepWood Motte and defeat the Greyjoys led by Asha (Yara in the show). Stannis also bestows the castle to the Glovers, original owners of Deepwood Motte. This act receives praise from many northern houses and many including the Mormonts declare fealty to Stannis. While Stannis is still marching, he takes Asha Greyjoy as his prisoner. He meets the Iron Bank representative who also promises to help him. The Iron Bank representative has just returned from the Wall and Jon Snow had a message for Stannis saying that the Karstarks are going to betray Stannis for Boltons. Stannis immediately arrests the Karstarks. The Iron Bank representative also find a young girl who claims to be Arya Stark along with Theon Greyjoy who was a captive of Ramsay Bolton. Stannis prepares to send this girl Arya Stark to the Wall to meet with her half-brother Jon Snow. He also plans to execute Theon for betraying the Starks. Since he had both Greyjoy brother and sister, he let Asha meet Theon. Stannis, the hardliner is resolute to defeat Roose Bolton and free Winterfell. He sends his hand Ser Davos to meet lord Manderly, an important house in the north to declare for him but Manderly refuses and is believed to have executed Davos on orders of Cersei Lannister. Unmoved by these news and events, Stannis is all set to march against the bitter weather.

Count Dooku vs Master Yoda
It was Sir Christopher Lee's birth anniversary yesterday. I remembered one of his less talked about character of Darth Tyranus in Star Wars. Count Dooku was an apprentice of master Yoda himself and was a very accomplished Jedi. But he had views different from some of the rigid Jedi philosophies. His own apprentice Qui-Gon Jinn too had rebellious thoughts, something which his padawan Obi Wan Kenobi always questioned about. Sometime after Qui-Gon's death, Dooku turns to the dark side of the Force and becomes apprentice of dark lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious. He played an important part in the master scheme of Sidious to topple the Galactic republic and annihilate the Jedis. To fulfil the grand plan, Dooku, now called Darth Tyranus, had to face his old master Yoda again. They had a great duel at the planet Geonosis.
Unfortunately the character of Dooku is far less explored in the Star Wars films. However, if you read the novels and comic books in the Star Wars extended universe or watch the animated series The Clone Wars (where Dooku is the main villain), you'll understand the depth of his character. He had his own vision, something very different from that of Sidious. He also had great respect for Jedi order and for his master Yoda. It would have been absolute pleasure to see the legendary Christopher Lee portray those aspects like he did with his other roles. Lee's personality already added a great flavour to this character along with his lightsaber with twisted handle. There is a recent release of a novel in the extended Star Wars universe titled "Dooku" and its already on my to-read list.
Have you read or seen material in the extended universe about Dooku and Clone Wars?
#starwars #illustration #sketch #countdooku #jedi #sith #lightsaber #attackofclone
Bharat Mata
Mother's day is an invention of foreigners. However, when the whole world is celebrating it, why not dedicate it to the motherland?
Bharat Mata or "mother India" is a representation of the country in a motherly woman form. Some representations also show her holding the knowledge of Vedas in one hand, and later holding the tri-color flag in the other hand. The representation of the country in the form of Goddess has roots deep in the history. This representation particularly inspires to take up a firm rebellious stand against oppressors and tyrants who attack or try to spoil the country. This is stark opposite to the image of a meek, submissive and a follower nation (which, unfortunately, many still believe is the reality of India). This can be associated with the image of Goddess Durga or Amba who is known to be source of energy and destructor of evil. Still, it will be immature to associate the image of Bharat Mata with a particular belief system in India. When Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay introduced "Vande Mataram"; it literally meant saluting the mother and mother here refers to Bharat Mata. To protect the motherland and serve it, is the religious duty of all those born on this land, they may be following any belief system. Unfortunately some people associate usage of the term 'Bharat Mata' and this representation with some political organization and also have hesitation in chanting 'long live Bharat Mata' or 'Vande Mataram'.
However, the symbolic representation of India in the form of mother and Goddess goes beyond belief systems and politics. Hope everyone understands and respect this view.

Happy Mothers Day!
#mothersday2019 #mothersday #bharatmata #sketch #illustration #goddess #maabharati




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losercreep Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Thankyou for watching!
Faerietopia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch :love: :love: :love:
mrinal-rai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are welcome
JazylH Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Welcome to DA Mrinal!
mrinal-rai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Jazyl !
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