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A character painting (mostly lighting study) I did two terms ago.
Instructor was like, "If he's a king, his posture should be better."
Not if he's a ruthless, paranoid, scheming tyrant. Like he is.
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Those shiny plates on his crown, when colored, are actually patches of red stained glass.

I think I got carried away making him look evil and aged him a bit too much, though. ORZ
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:iconbook-worm123:
book-worm123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
i think that for a ruthless, paranoid, scheming tyrant he looks great! ^_^
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trishna87 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mad King Aerys. Totes.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
:D!
Btw. I read the Dany vision part in the book with the "blue flower/wall of ice" line. I know you think Jon/Dany is wrong but...idk. I predict it. :noes: And I can't really say I would mind. :XD: FFFFF I blame Kit and Emilia for looking cute.
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trishna87 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its hinting at that yes >.>
it can happen since the Targaryens were all about marrying family :XD:
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Jenju Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Eeeeevil.

If he keeps his posture like that, he's gonna have back problems. Maybe that's why he's in a foul mood. XD
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:iconelontirien:
elontirien Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Back problems like US? From sitting at desks for hours and hours?
:XD:
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koalaassassin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Watch Game of Thrones already, Mark Addy does a great fat, lustful, alcoholic, warped by time and circumstance but at heart a good person king

I'm saying this because I know you'll watch it and you'll be practically oozing fanart for weeks, such a complex show and I want to see the result cuz omg Jenny stop being so good unfair D:
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
WHY WHATTA COINCIDENCE. I am watching it now. :heart: So good, even though it's pixelated and from some shady site. :D

Though...having Mom watch the first episode with me....not the best idea I've ever had. T_T
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koalaassassin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Lol nope. If you've got a flash drive bigger than a gig and haven't finished watching yet, you can watch high quality on my big screen ^_^ Just text me~
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Oooh yeah! Let's watch together omg. If you don't mind rewatching with me. :D
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koalaassassin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Not at all. When are you free? Ericawhore wants to too.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Friday and Saturday I'm free. :D
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
^ha ha ha! Classic mistake!
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:iconelontirien:
elontirien Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
She dislikes Dothraki.
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Tsk Tsk Tsk. She should like Daenerys though. Everyone should love Daenerys.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I love Daenerys. :heart: There is simply too much sex in that show for parents. I've been secretly watching it at night uwahaha.
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I know what you mean :P I watch with a friend of mine who goes to the same church as I do. We both skipped through the sex scenes when we watched it on HBO, but I've been watching it off of torrents :iconhurrplz:
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
I've been streaming it. :P Quality could be better, but I'll take it. ....lol it's like DRUGS. :la:
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
^I agree! Watch the series but most importantly, READ THE BOOKS! :chainsaw:
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annatheginger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Manos the Cold-hearted!!

...ehh.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Not bad! *writes down*
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can think of is The Crimson King from The Dark Tower and The Witchking from J.R.R Tolkien.
Lovely. C:
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Both icons of EVIL. YESSS.
Thanks!
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yer welcome, lass.
C:
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Doodleniks Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very evil looking. o_o Nice job. He kind of looks like he's missing his eyes, though I guess it's just the shadows.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks! I had tried to put a little bit of reflective shine on his eyes to show that his eye sockets had eyeballs in them. :XD: But I think maybe they're too small haha.
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Doodleniks Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's probably it. x3 It kind of works for the picture though.
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Jemmerzem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He scares me. I reckon he needs a terrifying name. Something Nordic.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
HEHEH Indeed.
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Oh man, this is awesome! Have you come up with a name for him?
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks! His family name is Fontis, but I don't really have the rest of it. :P I like the names "Jokull" and "Magnar," though if you know of any, by all means! It would be cool for him to have a multilayered name!
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
hmmm....Alderic? I just mashed together Alaric (the Visigoth who sacked Rome in 430) and Childeric (the Vandal King who fought against the Byzantines around 670). You could do Odovacer or Odoacer (watcher of wealth), perhaps pointing to his paranoia? If you want something original, there's Vacarulf, which is a mix between vacar- (watcher) and -ulf (wolf) so he's like a "watcher-wolf." maybe that could work, since he's been expanding his power and getting his son to execute lords he doesn't like :evillaugh:

You could go for ancient Gallic names, like Dumnorix, or Ariovistus, but maybe those are a bit obvious for the history buffs :B

for his family name, you could have a tag, like the German von or the Celtic Mc or Mac

Vacarulf/Alderic ver Fontis, or verFontis?

Hope this helps!


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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Wow, these are great! I love the hybrid names; it's always been tough to make a culture and its people original, yet still very relatable. Vacarulf is my favorite I think. :) Suits him so well ahhh.

And I've never seen a problem with historical names! Naya's family name is Amarna, which was the reigning art style during the rule of Akhenaton in Egypt. It's curved, soft, pretty, and much more lifelike than Egyptian art canon was before and after it. I see history names as discreet little nods to people who know their stuff. ;P
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Alderic the Old Wolf, First of his Name, son of Haakar Mancleaver, of the House Fontis, King of -insert kingdom name here-, High Jarl of Donaarheim, Lord Paramount of Aegeopolis, Chieftain of the Freylings, Master of the Haven and the Icefleets.

...or something to that effect :P
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