|Ashemark Councilor, 13"x10", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2013. ©Fantasy Flight Games.|
Last year, I painted this piece for the A Game of Thrones LCG from Fantasy Flight Games. It was released within one of the newer decks, "Prize of the North." This guy is a character completely made up for the game, Ashemark gets barely a mention in the novel. This character is supposed to be a lordling with allegiance towards the Lannisters, hence the lion banners on either side of the archway. I'm happy with how the piece came out, but I have no real personal story to tell along with it, so I thought I'd just show a couple process images along with this painting.
This was my main reference picture. No too much to say, I did many poses with this "staff", and this one seem to have a good diagonal positioning. The art director also put in the description that it should look as if the character is hindering someone from entering the archway, this seemed like a good dignified way someone of his status would go about this.
I went to Croatia, where they film the King's Landing scenes in the Game of Thrones tv show, for my honeymoon a couple years ago. I was able to use some good reference of the walls and lighting effects for the colors of this painting.
Here is the final sketch, as it was approved before I started the painting. His sigil is the burnt tree, and his colors are gray and orange, so I worked those into the clothing, and gave him a burnt staff.
Well, hope you liked this step-by-step gallery for this post. I will be at Gen Con Indy at the Indianapolis Convention Center from Ausgust 14th-17th, please stop by my booth in the Art Show, I'd love to talk!