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The Iron throne by MarcSimonetti The Iron throne by MarcSimonetti
This is the Work in Progress picture of the "Iron throne" made for the upcoming concordance "The World of Ice and Fire" by Grr Martin, for Random House.
All I can say is that the book will be awesome.

PS: Please note that it isn't the final one, and that I can't sell prints of it.

PS: Thanks so much for the DD!
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Given 2013-07-13
The Iron throne by *MarcSimonetti

"A dozen different artists have done versions of the Iron Throne over the years. Some have been very striking, some less so, but none of them have ever been quite RIGHT," says Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin himself.

Read more at http://grrm.livejournal.com/327569.html ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by Thunderstatement )
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Roccodog1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
This makes sense, you're supposed to be able to cut yourself on this monstrosity, not have it be a lovely organized little chair. Its supposed to be ugly and big. You got that down nice.
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
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brotherbandit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
congrats on making  it into World of Fire and Ice book!
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iloegbunam Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work. Soo very engaging
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eightgr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Digital Artist
If you love Marc, his Art Book is available here : itsartm.ag/coverama
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Startemplar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I want to have this on my wall. :(
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just love the way you drew the Iron Throne. This is definitely an epic, awe-inspiring throne, and a thing to be feared. :clap:
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elusive-butterfly Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Awesome, just as I imagined it from the description in the book.
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tsumefan2 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i call it the throne of swords
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msmadBUNNY Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow, that is amazing! GREAT work!
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Cherrybros Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
incredible
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Hivemind42 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
do you remember the part where little finger comments on how the throne is not made out of a thousand blades, just barely 200. your version of the iron throne is probably what such a mighty chair would look like if there were a thousand blades in that throne. good job.
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triplecrane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's in the show, since they had to scale it down for filming/production purposes. In the books, it is a thousand, possibly more, and George R. R. Martin himself has said that this this one is the one that he'd pictured when he writes about it.
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KingVego Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this design. Well done
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DevilRayWilson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Damn fine work my friend.
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intotheinfinite Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS is the Iron Throne. A monstrosity, a thousand swords of slaughtered men welded into a chair for the king of dragons.
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GarunkelArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
"Somebody finally nailed it."

-George RR Martin
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MolotovMeerkat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
George R.R. Martin mentioned you and your work at this event!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFAGkn… (Some time after 28:30)

Wonderful work!
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Heavens-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is amazing! It is so much bigger than I imagined, even after reading the books (which I read before I watched the show). 

There is a post about this on tor.com which linked to GRRM's blog in which he says that this is the closest ANYONE has ever come to depicting the Iron Throne that he sees in his mind when he is writing his books. 

So, congratulations! I can't wait to see the final version in the concordance.
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
very beautiful
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy craps! That thing is awesome badass! I liked the throne in the show, but compared to THIS that's a peasants chair!
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vistotutto Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
stupendo :)

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AirsoftCommissar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thats a really cool imagining of what the iron throne would look like. Well done
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Umbra16 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
After reading the books, I really can't stand the way the iron throne looks on the show. I'm sure the creators probably had to size it down due to budget issues, but it's just not as intimidating or beautiful as it is in the books. I would have loved to see this on the show.
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Hyoko-x3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
where can I get the book :)
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Wontkins Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
looks like it'll be out in October, 2014.
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avatarpanda Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's huge, unbreakable, immovable and spiky. It seems to me like the perfect place to hide a plot coupon, such as a dragon egg, or Lightbringer. 
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Finalsword Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
behold the worlds most uncomfortable chair, besides who makes a chair out of swords
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PurpleR-les Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is like ... it. Can anybody imagine what it would feel like if you start drawing something no matter if it's on an order or just right away from your inspiration that refers to a certain something made up by someone who sold with their imagination millions of books but stated there was never anything of this certain something depicted right by any other artist in the world ... and then YOUR and ONLY your work was stated the true and only one by that someone who connected the whole world with his story? Jeez... This is like an accolade from the King of Westeros and Essos himself.
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Ashalyna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
The TV Show one seems ridiculous next to this one!
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Shin-DFP Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
joffery isn't that tall, if he stands hell be towering over the two guards.  
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MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, indeed: It's not Joffrey :)
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Shin-DFP Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
0_o.... -0- spoilers or death 


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MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No spoiler, it's his creator, Aegon I Targaryen :)
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Provod Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this work before on russian George Martin's fan site. It's amazing.
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Hey, I was on the "Song of Ice and Fire Wiki" and saw this pic under the "Iron Throne" entry, and apparently this is what GRRM himself had to say about it: 

"...[Marc Simonetti] has come closer here to capturing the Iron Throne as I picture it than any other artist to tackle it. From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene. This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It's a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes... a symbol of conquest... it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few."


Cheers! :D
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zeuber Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Digital Artist

"PS: Please note that it isn't the final one, and that I can't sell prints of it."


I hope prints will be available when it's finished? :)

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SilentSamurai96 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This Iron Throne is so much better than the HBO version. Very well done
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redlittledragon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Gorgeous detail! :3
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A-Very-Merry-Q Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Don't trip, Joffrey. 
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D-eTo-X Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
You see this picture somewhere and then you find the dude who did it. This is why I love Deviantart. <3 So sick! Congrats on the compliment from the writer!
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BlueTaffy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the throne had less than a 1,000 swords. 
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Altibadass Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Tough. The more the merrier.
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BlueTaffy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Hello :) !

Little feature here : maliciarosenoire.deviantart.co… !!

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infublo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
This is fantastic. My friend sent me this picture saying he thought it was more accurate to the text that the show version and then we read the blog post from GRRM! Congrats! This is how I picture the Iron Throne now :)
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Action102090 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
<font><font class="">Красота... O_O</font></font>
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lalliman Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Oh my lord, i've never imagined the iron throne to be that big.
Although the book says it's made of a 1000 swords, so this size makes way more sense than the one in the series.
Fantastic artwork anyways.
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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