Italian indeed! Among many other things. Tywin looks awesome man! I think yours captures the character much better than mine! And the armor looks awesome as well. Nice design and layout as well. I'd love to see you paint over the pencil drawing though, right now it feels more like a sketch. Maybe define the forms/planes of the head (scalp) a little more. Great piece though!
Thanks man But I don't know, I love your Tywin too. All I could dare to criticize is that I would have made a deeper crimson of his cloak and show the green eyes, but under that light I see it would be kind of irrealistic. Hmm yes, next time I should definitely pay more attention to the lineart, since I have to keep it (not having a tablet is kinda tricky, so leaving the linearts helps a lot of trouble). Next time I'll keep that in mind. When I've got some time for myself I plan portraying the Blackfish. Although for some reason I can't think about Brynden Tully without imagining him with the face of Liam Neeson...
Gosh, are you an official illustrator to ASoIaF or something? Cos you should be. I don't usually like realistic style so much, but your work is great, sensitive and veeeery powerful. Did you know a roleplay book is coming out next year? I would love to see illustrations as beautiful as yours in it.
I just had to comment on this one, as its quite an unusual sight around here.
He looks for one thing like a real knight, the armour is well built up and appears authentic, and slightly scuffed, and a sword the wielder can actually lift.
The knight is also balding, and is wirier rather than buff.
He seems like the type whod survive another battle. Frankly Id put my money on that fellow if there was an all round bet on who kicks it and who lasts in a fight.
There is also something else beyond mere subject, the common and plain paired with the more extraordinary, like the mans expression and the lighting.
I suppose its a combination of nobleness, duty and glory, but of a more muted sort.
Its nice once in a while to see a more human like illustration of warriors, not buffed up and shiny and weighed down by unnecessary decoration.
Maverchare... that was so much fun to read!! Ha ha, seriously, thanx! I'm so glad that the subtlety of the image is appreciated. I really wanted the "human" quality of this character to show through. Thanx again for the kind words!