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The Night Is Dark by pica-ae The Night Is Dark by pica-ae
… AND FULL OF TERROR.

Melisandre of Asshai, Priestess of R'hllor
From A Song of Ice and Fire © George R.R. Martin

I based her off how I saw her when reading the books and thus did not reference Carice van Houten who portrays her in HBO's Game of Thrones.

I did not look her up or re-read before I started, but based my concept roughly on what of her appearance I still remembered from the books: pale skin, heart-shaped face, the necklace, hair colour. Her dress tho is a bit more inspired by the show :giggle:

One of the things I was inspired by when doing my sketch was Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty and a very clean symmetrical 50s illustration style in general, like movie posters from the time.

So, I hope you like it :heart: :peace:

Credit:
Shields by ~ikarusmedia
Vertrina Condensed Bold by Greater Albion Typefounders
Adobe Illustrator CS3
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! I have somehow always hated her. :)
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I don't like her at all either :B As for that I have no idea why I drew her :lol: I think she is one of the most "iconic" characters from the way she looks and what she does, so maybe that is why I had the idea for the illustration :)
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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HawkAussie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Writer
Very dark and great job
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AND FULL OF TERRORS :iconlovely-plz:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
YES :love:
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maytel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
That's how I imagined her neck stone too, not the intricate one that HBO gave her. It looks so uncomfortable to wear in the show. Also, in my head her hair was much brighter.

Looks good :)
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I wanted it rather simple, with a choker :nod:

I always think of red hair really intense and almost surreal :lol: I have some warm color overlays there, so it's a bit different from my "original" color :)

Thank you :huggle:
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maytel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Your colour looks perfect. It took me like three episodes in the show to see that she had dark auburn hair.
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