Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Daenarys" GAME of THRONES Art Collage

Hello Everyone!

First I just want to send out best wishes to all my East Coat readers!  Be safe, you're in my prayers!

I'm hosting the new challenge over at the Third Coast Creative Challenge blog and this one is truly epic!  The theme is GAME of THRONES and I challenge you to create any kind of project based on the books by George RR Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO TV series based on the books, Game of Thrones!


If you're unfamiliar with the story then all you need to know is I'm looking for medieval and fantasy inspired imagery of dragons, sorcery, knights, kings and queens!

Here's my art collage I created for the challenge!  My inspiration for this piece is Daenerys.  She is one of the main characters in the books/series and with her is her horse and you can see one of her three dragons in the background.
ps:  Yes, I spelt her name wrong in my title but now I've linked up to some challenges and don't want to risk changing it :0(

All the stamps are from Third Coast Rubber Stamps.
Bromberrie's Web VW-019-N plays the part of Daenerys, Windswept CH-697-J is actually a Unicorn and I removed the horn by masking plus the Stone Castle on Cliffs CM-255-T, Zip (dragon) CH-705-C.

All the images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and collaged with the aide of a Stamp-a-ma-jig onto a sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth heavy weight cardstock.  I coloured the images with the following Copic markers:
E0000, E00, B01, C0, C3, W1, W3, W5. YR00, YR02 and YR09.  I added white highlights and white details to the images with a White Gel Pen and coloured the background with Derwent Pastel Orange and blended it with a Dove Blender Pen.

I scanned my art piece into Photoshop and completed the collage with some digital additions.  I could have added the darkened edges with Distress Inks but decided to use the Burn Tool to create the same effect.  Then finished off with black and variegated orange/red mats and frame.

Here's a closer at everything.


Daenerys has white hair so I used the white gel pen to give her beautiful white flowing hair.  I coloured the leaves in her hair so that they look like fire which is very fitting for the Mother of Dragons!  I also like the feeling of Fall radiating from my art too which is also fitting for the story theme coz Winter is Coming!

Thanks for visiting and I hope I've inspired you to come and play in my GAME of THRONES challenge!

I've entered Daenarys into the following challenges:
 Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Autumn Leaves (my leaves are very Autumny)
 Forever Night Challenges - #51 Use Orange/Black/Grey/Anything Goes
Opus Gluei Challenge #142 - I Leaf It Up to You - A Blog Hop - see linky collection below!
Great Impressions Stamps October Challenge - Fall
Addicted To Stamps Challenge 42 - Things with Wings

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

14 comments:

  1. Wow, this is really gorgeous! I admired it for quite a while, taking in all the magical details. Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei, your project is perfect for our challenge!

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  2. fabness indeedily, I have watched the telly prog a few times :O) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  3. As soon as I read your comment over at Opus Gluei and you mentioned Game of Thrones, I was over here lickety split. You did the Khaleesi proud, ma'am! This is awesome. You captured the essence of her character with the strength, the fiery color of the leaves! Love love love this. The addition of the dragon and the castle is such a cool touch as well. Really well done and a terrifically creative project for our Opus Gluei challenge! Hope you return to play with us some more! (p.s., winter is coming)

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  4. love this, awesome creation
    loved the books looking forward to see the series too
    thanks for joining the forever night challenges this week
    hugs
    Miranda
    DT

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  5. Wauw what a gorgeous card! This looks realy magical and spooky! Fab work of art! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

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  6. Quite eerie! Love all the detail, you're very talented.

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  7. Wow, fabulous card! Your coloring and shading is amazing. :) Thanks for participating in our 'Autumn Leaves' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

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  8. Very striking imagery, leigh!

    :-)

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  9. Absolutely stunning, just love everything about this, very effective. Thank you for joining us at Forever Night this week. Abbie DT xx

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  10. Great details - love the close ups. Thanks for sharing your collage in the October challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

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  11. I love Game of Thrones and your card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. This is a stunning piece of art.

    Absolutely masterful stamping job.

    Congrats again for being published in Just Steampunk!

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  13. Congrats on being published. Great card.

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Thanks so much for checking out my blog today! I appreciate all your comments :0)
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Leigh S-B Designs - Home of The Sharpie Domino Queen!
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