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asoiaf, cover art by MarcSimonetti asoiaf, cover art by MarcSimonetti
This is one of the illustrations I've made for the "Song of ice and fire" by GRR Martin 2013 calendar.
I hope you'll like it!
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MsJazmine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Why the rainbow flag?
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MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is the equivalent of our white flag, in Westeros, according to the books.
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Ebemsa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Yes I do like it.
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shokoshock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Captures exactly the mood of it!
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Artilect65 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Beautiful lighting!
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Annikayna Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This is amazing. I absolutely, completely, totally love it. The colours are so perfect, blending together and just giving you the phisical sensation of actually being there, of a slow and lazy summer evening (?). The pose of the rider, you feel his weariness. The most stunning this is probably the rainbow flag - the colors are so vibrant, they just catch your eye and pop out of the image. I love it.
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Iracnia7 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh so sad, but beautiful work, stunning detail, elegantly drawing us deeper and deeper till that moment of realisation that all has fallen, his quest so long that there is nothing to return to. A wonderful picture that speaks a thousand words.
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Iron-Hearted Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This was one the saddest scenes in the entire series for me, and you really did a beautiful job!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Wonderful artwork...:heart:...!!!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Curious contrast
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vmackay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Impossible not to like it! GRR martin is awesome and you just make it the more!!!
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LadyNeptun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Great picture.
I love the light and the atmosphere!
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Boriak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I think this is from book 5. Reek coming to ask the Ironborn to surrender at Moat Cailin.
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MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You got it :)

That's why he's holding the peace flag...
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Boriak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
A ruined tower in a swamp. That was the clue. Plus he looks old.

Great pictures, by the way.
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PersephonesShadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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RedBlueThing Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Stunning
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PEWOB Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Work !
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knuckle117 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very first gay parade? :)
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Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish people would stop using the rainbow as a symbol for homosexuality - Im straight and I FUCKING LOVE COLORS! wtf is wrong with people who dont like rainbow colors? seriously, whats wrong with those people? rainbow colors does not and shouold not mean gay
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bicapop Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In this case it (the flag) is very much a symbol of homosexuality. It is Gorge's direct/indirect way of telling that Renly is gay - unlike the TV series, in the books it's never said directly :)
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mindset615 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Considering the painting is illustrating a scene from A Dance With Dragons, and has nothing to do with Renly at all...
(I don't want to put spoilers here in case you haven't read the books. Though if you have, that's "Reek" at Moat Cailin.)

Also, while GRRM did say he intended Renly to be gay, he also said the Rainbow Guard was not supposed to be a clue, it was just a coincidence. (He was kind of oblivious to gay symbols at the time.) He intended the Guard to be a contrast to the white cloaks of the usual Kingsguard and the black of the Night's Watch, using the religious symbolism of the Faith of the Seven.
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Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm, cheers for the info. i really need to read those books.
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Joe-4-Kerr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought about gay flag too...
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Batatalion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Digital Artist
haha


great work !!
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La--Boheme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Really amazing! :heart:
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Agataaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
stunning
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premdeepmann Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing
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Pudsybear Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great composition, love the mark making and color use!
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Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that rainbow flag is perfect. it completely changes this from a generic medieval fantasy... i dunno, something that feels unique.
i guess coz you dont see rainbow colors in medieval settings.
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mindset615 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Rainbow is one of the symbols of the Faith of the Seven (because of the seven colors - the priests also use crystals on their belts and crowns and such). That's a flag of peace, the Westeros equivalent of our white flag.
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Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats cool. i really need to read the books. only seen the tv series (awesome). gonna get the first book this weekend.
thanx for the info :D
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Tettle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
It's probably related to the rainbow guard, a group of knights within the universe.
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artiekgb Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Nope, the rainbow flag is the flag or peace in the ASOIF universe. Like how we would think of a white flag. I am pretty sure that this is a scene from Dance, where the new Reek rides into Moat Cailin to offer terms to the Ironborn.
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Tama-o-hoi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok. i must confess ive only watched the game of thrones tv series, but ive been meaning to read the books.
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radja01 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, sure! :)
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Ramdabam Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
I really love the atmosphere and your color choices!
Greetz
Ruben
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