|Double portrait in Game of Thrones theme landscape|
The client and his girlfriend are huge fans of the Game of Thrones tv series. So much so, they've been to Ireland for a tour of the film locations. Resplendent in fur-trimmed cloaks they had a photo to prove it. I was honoured to receive a request to use it as inspiration for a painting as a special surprise for the client's lady.
Here I have to 'fess up, I have never actually seen Game of Thrones, so needed to do a little homework. However, the photo was very helpful, as it featured a beautiful background, which fans will recognise I believe. In creating the painting I set out to emphasise the fantasy nature of the theme.
|Work in progress 1|
I began in WIP1 by loosely sketching the composition onto the gessoed canvas with thin grey paint, using the photo as inspiration.
|Work in progress 2|
WIP2 involved adding some colour in medium tones.
|Work in progress 3|
In WIP3 I set some darker tones.
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