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Beautiful, and willful, and dead before her time. by rurouni-jedi
Beautiful, and willful, and dead before her time.
Lyanna Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire.  Based off the Alphonse Mucha piece Primrose and Feather.

Coloring isn't my strong point but whatever.  I have the high-res line art if anyone wants to message me and take a stab at it.
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I'm in the (painfully long) process of writing a book, and I took a break to sketch out the two main characters.
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Rurouni by rurouni-jedi
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Struggling with my drawings lately.  I can't ever quite capture the energy and character of the sketch when I lay over inks.  This turned out okay, I think.  MAH BOYFRAND <3
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I've noticed an increased amount of faves on my ASoIaF fanart in the last month, and that makes me really happy because it is SUCH an amazing book series and I want to do my part in boosting it's popularity and people's awareness of it.  I'm guessing the increase in faves stems from the popularity of the television show, but in case you've been living under a rock and don't know what I'm talking about, I'll enlighten you:

A Song of Ice and Fire is a 5-book series (7 books total planned) written by George R.R. Martin (of whom I had the great pleasure of meeting and mooting with).  HBO has adapted the first book into a critically acclaimed television series Game of Thrones.  Season 1 was a smash hit, and filming on Season 2 started in July.

Since attempting to read Lord of the Rings (and failing several times), I have steered clear of reading much Fantasy.  Sci-Fi is my go-to genre of choice.  But a few of my friends have spoken so highly of the series over the years that I finally took a crack at them, and crack they are.  Each books is over 800 pages long (I think the longest clocks in at 1200 pages) and I inhaled those f**kers in the span of a month.  The beauty of the series is that the fantasy elements take a back-seat to the meat of the story: the power struggle between ruling families.  What made The Sopranos and Mad Men so popular is exactly what this series is made of.  It just so happens to be set in a fantasy world (which is so richly fleshed out that even the most minor of side stories is gripping).  There are also 3 prequel novellas called The Tales of Dunk and Egg that take place around 100 years before the start of A Song of Ice and Fire, and they serve to preface some of the events that take place in the main series.  I cannot recommend these books (and the TV show, for that matter) enough!

I have a ton of ASoIaF fanart planned that I hope to be able to visit soon.  Some of my favorite parts of the story I would like to draw pertain to Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, Eddard Stark and Ashara Dayne, Tourney at Harrenhall, Knight of the Laughing Tree, Aegon the V Targaryen and the tragedy at Summerhall.  So much of the series is a mystery that is inferred from different character's points of view, and it's exciting to see how different perspectives color events according to who witnessed them.

What are your favorite parts of the series?  What would you like to see drawn?  (Let's keep this as spoiler-free as possible, so we don't spoil anyone who hasn't read the series.  I've read all of the books including A Dance With Dragons, so all you have to say is "Birth of Dragons" or "Red Wedding" and I'll know exactly what you are talking about! ;))

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Jaina Solo
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I am a Letterbrush and Caricature artist with Kaman's Art Shoppes, Inc. residing in San Diego; I am also a freelance artist who has done work for several companies including Lucasfilm, Topps and Tokyopop. I make costumes, ride horses and go on road trips with my dog in my spare time.
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional
Hi hun! Small world about the cell phone! :w00t: Yeah, good old mobile phones. One other thing too, that will be saved for another post is that the radiation from a phone is like microwaving your face (or for men, if they keep it in their pants pocket, makes them infertile). And then there's the privacy issues... Which would make for another great post! :dance:


LOVE YOU! KASUMIIIIIIIIIIII FACEGLOMP~! 
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rurouni-jedi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Love YOU!!! <3 <3 <3

(Sorry, I check DA like once a month haha)
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional
No worries at all. <3
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional
I hope that you have the most awesome birthday tomorrow!
Weeeee!
Happy DeviantART Birthday 
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rurouni-jedi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you love!!!  It was amazing!!! <3
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
great work!!!! 
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rurouni-jedi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!  Your stuff is awesome as well!  I especially appreciate the Wedge Antilles fan art!  :D
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
You are welcome!!!
And thank YOU! AH! Yes Wedge is like my favourite. I was obsessed with RS when I was in high school.
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHEA! I hope that you're having a splendid special day.
:party: :cake: :beer: :dance:
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