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A Clash of Kings by InfernalFinn A Clash of Kings by InfernalFinn
'When kings clash, the whole land trembles.'

A slightly older piece that I am reworking. into something grander and more elaborate. Just wanted to post this as a kind of first draft.
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Libra1010 Apr 9, 2014  New member
 I'm glad to see that we seem to share notions concerning the aesthetic of the Seven Kingdoms, Master Finn! (particularly the retention to some degree of a silhouette straight from the Dark Ages in the North - a look that would have been familiar to Anglo-Saxon Huscarls and Norman Milites both - which I see as very appropriate to the Last Kingdom of the First Men, with their strong Pagan Celtic-Teuton feel).

 If I might be so bold as to ask, do you have any particularly strong historical kingdoms and periods of history in mind as a model when drawing up designs for each of the Seven Kingdoms? (and if so, might I please ask what they are?); I admit that this query is born out of a particular fascination with how the design choices and internal logic an artist follows in the course of creating an image can shape a world! 
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Libra1010 Apr 5, 2014  New member
This is splendid!
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:iconlord-kothless:
Incredible piece. 
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SapphireCrusader Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I love this! Well done!

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avenger09 Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a talent with mixing practicality with nice visuals. Can you tell what you think of this design I came up with.
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:iconinfernalfinn:
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I like what you've got going with your own Stark helm. Is the snout a visor? It reminds me a bit of the Hound's helmet from the show, which is beautifully molded to the shape of the wolf's (or in their case dog's) face. I guess my own personal interpretation is a bit more utilitarian - so the form looks less like the animal itself, but would probably be a bit simpler for an armorer to actually make.
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:iconmornofvivec:
Great job. I like how the northmen's armor is very reminiscent of Viking and Russian armor, whereas the Lannister armor is more of the traditional northern European variety.
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:iconfencersgrace:
First draft or not, I'm faving this. It's great!
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:iconunicorn-knight:
This is really cool, even at this stage. The complexity of the overall piece, as well as all the cool armor which is very well done!

Did you use any reference photos for this? If you didn't, I would be even MORE impressed!!

Also, did you design the wolf-helm?

I do think maybe the dire-wolf's head could be changed in some way, to make him look more aggressive?

Anyway, really like it! Good job!
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