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   "Her bedchamber was black as pitch. Sansa barred the door and fumbled through the dark to the window. When she ripped back the drapes, her breath caught in her throat.
    The southern sky was as wirl with glowing, shifting colors, the reflections of the great fires that burned below. Baleful green tides moved against the bellies of the clouds, and pools of orange light spread out across the heavens. The reds and yellows of common flame warred against the emeralds and jades of wildfire, each color flaring and then fading, birthing armies of short-lived shadows to die again an instant later. Green dawns gave way to orange dusks in half a heartbeat. The air itself smelled burnt, the way a soup kettle sometimes smelled if it was left on the fire too long and all the soup boiled away. Embers drifted through the night air like swarms of fireflies.
    Sansa backed away from the window, retreating toward the safety of her bed. I’ll go to sleep, she told herself, and when I wake it will be a new day, and the sky will be blue again. The fighting will be done and someone will tell me whether I ’m to live or die. “Lady,” she whimpered softly, wondering if she would meet her wolf again when she was dead.
    Then something stirred behind her, and a hand reached out of the dark and grabbed her wrist. Sansa opened her mouth to scream, but another hand clamped down over her face, smothering her. His fingers were rough and callused, and sticky with blood. “Little bird. I knew you’d come.” The voice was a drunken rasp.
    Outside, a swirling lance of jade light spit at the stars, filling the room with green glare. She saw him for a moment, all black and green, the blood on his face dark as tar, his eyes glowing like a dog’s in the sudden glare. Then the light faded and he was only a hulking darkness in a stained white cloak."

"A Clash of Kings" by G.R.R.M

Illustration for chapter 62 of ACoK, commissioned by Laura (Elle)

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Waifine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all the detail in the bedchamber is exquisite. Secondly, I can never get enough of your detail - like little burning bird in the cage, burning. 
hellou4 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
best part of the clash of kings for me :)
StephenBeaumontArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work.
SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist
Your work is stunning! :love: It never ceases to amaze me.
bubug Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Thank you all so much. Glad you like it :)
degrassigirlmolly Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous. Love it.
ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016   Photographer
Love the colors!
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016   General Artist
Exquisite, as your work usually is. 
I really like what you have done with the lighting here. 
Absolute perfection! The scene is immediately recognizable as The Blackwater due to the green glow of the flames upon the glass and stone. And the fact that you have placed Sandor so deep in the shadows on her bed so that the viewer does not first notice him beautifully mimics what Sansa herself experiences in this scene. Your work is always something far greater that just 'fan art' -- rather, it tells a story through composition and exquisite and thoughtful detailing, making it true illustration. 
Serenata14 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous. Captures the mood so well.
SueMArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. Clap 
SelenityElizabeth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! your illustrations are amazing! My heart just exploded!:D
Anais07 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
Great as always. You really need to be the illustrator for the official ASOIAF book series. 
BlackBy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Ho my, my heart leaped from my ribcage when I realized Sandor was there in the background. Again, your eye for the composition and details is great!
PleaseImJustaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
 Palpable Fear.
jamers24 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
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small-myth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Cool :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
MirielVinya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, so green, I'm impressed.
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist


Sooo beautiful!!!
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Photographer
Wow, these are just amazing :heart: If you're not already, you need to be the illustrator for the official illustrated version of the Game of Thrones books.  Your artwork is amazing and invokes such emotion.  Wonderful :hug:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice art :D
JennyTang2038 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Fantastic writing and equally stunning artwork! Now I want to read the story...My favorite parts of the painting is probably the colors and composition, her expression is particularly vivid too. Mind telling me how long this took you?
Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow! :wow:
FataVictoria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!
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