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Game of Thrones: Jon Snow by JMichek Game of Thrones: Jon Snow by JMichek
Another image that took a long time, mostly cause of school and me putting it off. I started this one before the show aired and I wanted to have it done before it did, but I guess it's still ok to show now since everyone's all hyped up about it.

"The Other"/"White Walker" that Jon is being faced with in this image is kind of how I imagined what they look like when I was reading the books. They are described as having armor that shifts in colour, but I didn't know how that would look in a painting. So, I gave him ice armor-like stuff that could probably have the same effect. I know The Others are supposed to come out at night but.. I forgot about that until it was a little too late.

I'm sorry if this image is a bit of a spoiler too.. :/

And a big thank you to those that gave me crits on this image to make it more cool :D
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Given 2011-05-17
`Phoenixleo says: "Game of Thrones: Jon Snow by *JMichek is chilling to look at as well as a beautiful fan art of the Game of Thrones series!" *painted-bees says: "This is an amazingly dynamic and immersive composition which reads much like a still from a cinematic. The expression and gestures are fantastic, and the colors are cold enough to feel. Over all, a really fantastic Game of Thrones homage!" Also suggested by *Badjoojoo. ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
epic and fantastic !
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jricht Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Awesome interpretation!
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Capperz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Your portrayal of the Other is absolutely amazing. Really well done!
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aafd Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Woooah! I have no idea why I haven't seen this before! It's gorgeous, marvellously done! I wish I could do something like this, I been eager to create a GoT's artwork for a long time, but I just can't even picture it well on my mind. You say school wasn't letting you finish this, I guess is like "art school" or something, because if you're a highschool-er you're like a super genius. If not, you are still a super genius. Greetings :)
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic!! I love how dynamic it is and both of the subjects look amazing. Jon also looks much closer to the image I have in my head rather than his curly-haired beardy self on the show.....
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Arkash-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Amazing ! Truly!
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Crowdaughter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Scary and haunting image! Thai is also very beautifully done. Great execution! Thank you for sharing!
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FantasyFan007 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the fact that you portrayed ''Jon Snow'' as a 14 year old (sorry I'm not good at remembering their ages) and also... I think the way you drew the Other is much better on how they (HBO) depicted them... he looks so cool :D
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ridley100 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I second the part about how your Others are better than HBO's. The "wrinkly ugly blue human" Others we see later aren't particularly impressive.
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Oximore Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
epic
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killyouwithateacup2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...oh my...* promptly falls out of chair*
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Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incapable of commenting due to freaking details and skill of this piece.
Setting as desktop background.
One question though, are those arms on the Other? I'm referring to the part of the Other that Jon Snow looks like he's trying to swing at. Or is it some other part of the anatomy? Doesn't look like a face, cuz then the arm would be growing out the head...?
Anyways. It doesn't really matter xD this is just extremely overthe top-ly awesome.
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luvthecloudydayz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
This is absolutely amazing. The angle, the colors, the details...

You have done a spectacular job.
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KaylaWoodside Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
That's Awesome!
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ladyarnwyn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fabulous , i really love it , i recognize jon in it perfectly and the other ...well just great
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o0Magnus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
great one !
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Scafloc29 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Wow, fantastic!
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Scafloc29 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Wow, fantastic
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ciawarlord Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OUTSTANDING!
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ridley100 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I commented much earlier, but I'll add another one.

I like your Other because it's inhuman. Many of the depictions of the Others make them look like pale humans with blue eyes, with the one on the Ice and Fire Wiki being particularly bad.

You Other is a monster. It's humanoid, but it's most definitely not something that can pass for a man. I mean seriously, those claws and fangs are awesome.
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dragonstorm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Is that an arm sticking out the back of its head? o.O
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ElenaVladescu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!!
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leelastarsky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lovely work!
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likelytodisaster Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
This is amazing!
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Kot-chan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Very, very beautiful! :love:
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KebDeAsis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I'm awestruck by this art!
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KebDeAsis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Nice!
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Dorito666 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
amazing
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Sycil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a dynamic and powerful picture. We're wrapped up in this universe of danger. I love the icy details on the monster's nails and skin.
Mindblowing ...
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narutoricecake Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Looks like he's gonna lose @_@ :D!!
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Thefoxsshadow Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Bad assery!
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Minotaur78 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Like the colours.
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WSMoye Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Great dynamic view and giving it a cold feeling. Congrats!
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Trust5-8 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student
Brilliant work! :D
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AnitaLizLaCapeMinnie Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Artist
good work!!
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RawrelEveliel Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woooow is so cool!!
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Iceman1387 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Its the Moon and the Starts and the Northern lights that make the picture so bright....and snow reflects light soooo it is dark, right? >>
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SkullFuct Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I love the gnarled looking hand, that's AWESOME. I mean the rest of the picture is great as well, but that is the part I like the best.
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batlesbo Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Mindblowing!!
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Birdie121 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the detail in this is just stunning! It almost makes me cold to look at it! lol
Congrats on the DD!
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SpaceCowboy5000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! :clap Beautiful work.
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AngeloDeCapuaart Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very impressive
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Tocixsoldier038 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
/jawdrop Beautifull, serene, chilling, haunting. All of these yet none of these. Its an amazing piece truly
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Kaya-Avatar Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I just got this book and this picture makes me think itll be amazing
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phantomdragons Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
:D
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yurionna Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah that is AWESOME! :love: The effects are awesome, it makes it so dramatic ^^ Also love how you made the characters visible against the snow without making it look weird. I'm definitely :+fav: ing this!
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Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a gorgeous work! I love the dynamism, textures and atmosphere there. It's really beautiful!
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MellyMaltesers Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely job!
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Lemmibr Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
a great job!!
awesome!! lol
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