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Ser Gregor Clegane: The Mountain that Rides

There are very few 'evil' characters in A Song of Ice and Fire (Others notwithstanding), but Gregor Clegane's talent for violence makes a strong case for him.

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Archsteel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
I would argue that there are a lot of "Evil" characters in Song of Ice and Fire. But most of those characters have more layers to it than that, such as Tywin and Cersei who are undeniably pretty awful people but have certain redeeming features. But characters like Joffrey, The Mountain, and all of the Boltons are the exceptions.
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner 6 days ago
There are certainly a lot of characters in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire that are morally repugnant in the eyes of a level-headed modern reader, but does that make them evil? I don't know. When I think of evil, I think of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings, or the Dark One from the Wheel of Time series, who are both bad simply for the sake of being a bad. Tywin and Cersei are certainly antagonists to the heroes of the series, but their defining character traits are ambition and love of family over all else. Complex villains make for far more interesting stories. But you're right about Ramsay... the dude is a psychopath. I'd say that his father is cruel, but not evil - simply pragmatic. He saw that Robb was losing the war and decided it was in the best interest of his house that he switch sides.
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Archsteel Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I agree completely, in fact I feel you're making the exact point I was just making with a few corrections. Although Sauron isn't nescessarily evil for the sake of being evil, he's evil for the sake of ruling over Middle-Earth and-... Internalize the nerd out, internalize and... Alright, sorry I'm back.
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Nothing says "inhumanely massive" like armour that has to have extra slabs of steel fastened on: very cool stuff!
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ssbamafan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
IF:  You do great work & I like you imagine the characters from a work such as A Song of Fire & Ice by Martin. 

I recently read a novel, The Teutonic Knights' by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  I think you would find some inspirational ideas therein. The protagonist, Zbyszko of Bogdaniec, his uncle Maćko of Bogdaniec & especially, Kuno von Liechtenstein, the villainous Teutonic Knight.  As I read the book I envisioned the characters & wondered how someone with your talent would portray them. 
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
hmmm I had not heard of that book, I'll have to check it out! I am looking forward to getting back to designing more characters from A Song of Ice and Fire.
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ssbamafan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks. because of your images of the characters from ASoF&I, I have watched the first three seasons of Game of Thrones and am two episodes into the 4th season....& enjoying it immensely. 
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I am flattered that my art was recommendation enough to start the series! I adore the books and really enjoy the show.
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
That's a very good art piece ! I really like the helm, it looks like it has an angry expression xD
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xxMrBrownstone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I once got in a vicious argument with a guy saying that Clegane was pure evil. I argued he wasn't. As it turned out the other guy was talking about Gregor and I was talking about Sandor. this is why we don't call character by their surname.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Very cool! I'd like to see a 'normal' knight standing with him for scale.
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Yeah I had originally planned to have both Gregor and Sandor together in one piece. I might still do that eventually, though Sandor is pretty tall as well. Maybe I should give him a tiny squire.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
That'd be cool :)
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0wnenstein Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I love this! His sword hilt looks awfully thin, though - is that an error or a specific type of greatsword I'm not familiar with?
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Haha it was laziness on my part. Sometimes by the time I get around to drawing a sword or other object in a character's hand, I've already checked out.
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Kraeten Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Awesome version of the character. I've always imagined him as something of a walking wall of steel, and this definitely brings that to mind.
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InfernalFinn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Thanks! Gregor has a fairly iconic look. It can be tough to get away from other designs, especially when they are already so successful or memorable. It was fun nonetheless.
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