Game of Thrones starts in just a couple weeks! Here is a watercolor demo I did of Olenna Tyrell, one of my favorite characters played by the amazing Diana Rigg.
I have been super swamped lately. It is going to be a crazy busy summer and the most I can do is these quickie doodles.
It is an interesting choice that the finale for Game of Thrones is on Father’s Day. Just a thought…
UPDATE: Nice seeing Arya ans the hound on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2014/06/18/game-of-thrones-fan-art/
I am sure everyone is as excited as we are about season 4 of Game of Thrones. We usually have a premiere cook off, but this April is too busy for us.
We will have some multi-course party closer to the finale when thing are less insane (ha).
It occurs to me when I do these, color may make my look and find too easy to solve. Often they are in black and white to fool the eye in books and magazines and that seems to work well with the theme.
I knew starting this there was no hope of getting more than a tiny fraction of the characters or story packed into on image so I focused on my favorite characters. Obviously, it cherry-picks the books/movies and there are spoilers, but I suspect if you have not seen the shows or read the books, the images will not mean much.
I do love some of the characters. Sam Tarly is my favorite caricature of the bunch.
My husband and I have become HUGE Game of Thrones fans. Our friend Jennifer introduced us to the books several years ago and we listened to all the audiobooks (great for long road trips).
I also love the Inn at the Crossroads site where they create recipes based on the books. At this year’s April 1st HBO premiere, we had a pot-luck dinner where everyone referenced recipes from their cookbook or medieval ones. It was good fun.
This is an odd idea that struck me. When I described it to Troy, he said the idea was not funny. Maybe I described it badly (I hope).
I have always been a big fan of Peanuts comics, although despite a big licensing push lately with the property, I have wondered how kids these days feel about the strip. They recently re-branded the local amusement park with Peanuts characters from the cool Nickelodeon ones. It seemed like an odd choice… Do kids really like or get Sopwith Camel jokes? I see they are working on a movie for 2015. I am curious how it will be received after reboots of comics like Tin-Tin. (A comic I also love…)
Anyway, it works great with Game of Thrones… Right? Right?!