I'm so very thankful that you like my artworks, that you made look like half-baked pastries with this piece, hahaha.
The description is throughful, I like it. Even if I kinda guessed your motivations between each shit and the inspiration behind them. There's only one discrepancy I would have with this portrait: the absence or lack thereof of any symbol of his lawmaking/cultural reputation he has. The image of the "sapiential/wise king" has certain tropes and Jaehaerys here looks more warrior-like, more Maegor than Aenys. The lawmaking/wise medieval kings made sure to be depicted dictating, looking over scribes or represented being in charge of the process of compiling and writing their literary works or law codes. You have an easy example in Alfonso X the Wise, king of Castilla, whose likeness I would use myself as inspiration if I had to repaint Jaehaerys the Old -my artwork of his is an early, subpar thing.
I also wonder how much a commission of yours is, from a friendly pov and also rather interested in if I could afford it or not. Who knows.
I think you just put to shame all of us, ASOAIFantartists. Because this piece is sublime. I could spend a whole hour commenting on every detail I like, but it's overtly superfluous, because it's a gem. I bare my head to you, sir, and bow. Bravo.
Yeah, it does. I was a last minute inspiration that ended looking great!
Thanks a lot, as always, Gabbanoche! Who doesn't love a bit of Iliad in their artistic lifes? I mean, people have been depicting those chars for more than two thousand years, they're so appealing and atractive. I want to make Menelaus, Achilles, Odysseus and maybe Ajax the Great (I always liked his sorry ass).
Also, I revisited your gallery to refresh my memory and oh my my, never disappointed. I'm so looking forward to what you could submit next! Missing your artworks!
I'm a man of the printed word, I'm afraid. Can't go through an audiobook, it defeats the purpose for me, haha.
My true pleasure. I'll be watching atentively and will be quite please, imo. For example, I think your Dwarven stuff of late has been so good it set an standard for the depiction on the race.