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Game of Thrones Character Art by PaulPhillips Game of Thrones Character Art by PaulPhillips
25 character portrait sketches of George R. R. Martin's "A Song Of Ice and Fire" series of books (A Game of Thrones).

Some head drawings ranging from very rough to cartoony to semi-realistic of some of my favorite secondary characters from the books. (sorry for any spoilers)
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LionOfLannister Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
This is amazing! Love how they're more from the books rather than from the series
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional
Thanks!
I try to only draw the characters that I haven't already seen represented on the television series.
I started reading the ASOIAF series after the first season came out on HBO, so that's why there are no main characters.
...Difficult for me to not think of Sean Bean as Ned Stark!
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Olir Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
these are awesome!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional
Thanks Olir!
I drew them a few years ago as I was reading the series but before any of them had appeared in the tv series.
Lots of fun! Looking forward to new characters to draw in the next book(s)   :) 
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minightrose12 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ha! love! so this is the book's character portrayal...some are familiar with the series.
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional
Thanks a lot! 
I'm impatiently looking forward to the new season.
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greatcinalone23 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Aaaah just wonderful. Love your Ramsay and your Hodor! Illyrio reminds me of a whale, which I think it's an accurate description of him. =P
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional
Thanks, I had a lot of fun drawing them!

It's nice to see many of these characters finally making a first appearance in the new season of the HBO series.
But it looks like I went a little too "Bigfoot" with my sketch of Wun Wun. :)
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Worgak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Hodor?
HodorHodorHodor!
Hodor.......HodorHodor Hodor, Hodor.
Hodor.
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
You're too kind with your Hodor praises.
Thanks!
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Worgak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I apologize in advance for my nonsenical attitude.
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
No need to apologize, I thought it was funny! :)
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CaterinaLilith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This is so amazing, I can't get enough! Your style of drawing is just perfect.
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional
Thank you for the compliment!!!
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Kaielan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesomeness!!!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional
Thanks Kaielan!
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dresdenshadow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Its good to see some art from someone who has read books rather than just seen the show. All that minor character love is great!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional
Thanks a lot!
That's why I only do the secondary characters, because the tv show's mostly excellent casting makes it difficult for me not to see the main characters any other way.
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IvanNikolev Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
your hodor... so friking sexy!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional
Thanks?
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Juniperminthe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorites are Illyrio and the Late Lord Frey. And Ygritte looks just like I imagined her! Brilliant!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
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Grimsrasatoas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
interesting interpretation of some of the characters, especially lord beric. i pictured him looking not unlike a more muscular yet still big Santa (still with his scars and stuff). also, isnt rorge missing his nose? or is it biter. idk

great job overall. the artwork is quite good
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
Yep, Rorge should be missing his nose But whenever I sketched him without it he ended up looking like an Orc so I compromised w/the disfigured sneer.
I have to admit that I never had a great mental picture of what Beric should look like. Which is why he's so cartoony. I relied mostly on his unique set of mortal wounds to describe him.

Speaking of Biter... [SPOLER?]
...I suppose there's another version of Brienne I need to eventually draw.
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XanarchiX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Really love those sketches! Hope to see more of ASOIAF.
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
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Jedi-Anakin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh heh :D
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Szczery Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
From the Book of the Famous Quotes

"Heh. Heh. " - Sir Walder Frey.
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PHN104 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Ygritte looks cool
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
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TheLateGatsby Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I'm really impressed. There's nothing else I can say!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional
Cool. Thank you for your comment!
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fotofanscam Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great! many of these are much closer to my interpretation of these characters than I have seen elsewhere! FANTASTIC!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional
Thanks again!
They were initially an exercise to reacquaint myself with book illustration by interpreting the written word into detailed visuals. But it quickly developed into this nerdy tribute.
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fotofanscam Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
at least it looks like you still accomplished your initial goal.
heh.
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
This is the first time I've attempted genuine fan art, but there were so many great characters and I enjoyed the books so much that I couldn't help myself.
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fotofanscam Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to see you do a full piece with some of these characters and maybe fall in love with fan art!

definately let us know if you do!
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LiberLibelula Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like your style, really!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional
Thanks a lot!!
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frauccia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
that's great...but please tell me how's possible that you like Ramsay Bolton... or Biter, or Rorge, or Walder Frey, Craster and Melisandre... these characters are really detestable!
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Love to hate characters.

So despicable that I look forward to seeing them suffer the consequences. And without awful characters like these, nothing interesting would happen to the "good" characters and they would be kind of boring, story-wise.
But I wouldn't include Melisandre in that group. Like Jamie Lannister, her viewpoint chapters reveal (to me at least) that she isn't really that bad. Just bad first impressions filtered through other likable viewpoint character's biases and misunderstandings.
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frauccia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I haven't read any Melisandre point of wiew yet...in my country "A dance with Dragons" has been divided into three parts; I'm at the beginning of the second book (starting with Prince Quentyn Martell going from Astapor to Mereen disguised as Frog) and the third book will be out on October. I agree with you that she isn't the same as the others characters I mentioned in my previous message, but the idea of people burnt alive gives me shivers...
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional
Wow, A Dance with Dragons divided into 3 books.
Too bad they're making you pay for 1 book 3 times.

Makes me think of what Peter Jackson is doing to The Hobbit movie
(divided it into 3 movies released over 3 years)
What country are you from?

Yes, the thought of being burned alive makes me sweat.
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frauccia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Really bad, in the end it will cost 60 euros (about 70 USD). The editor cares only profits.
I'm from Italy.

The worst thing is to wait til October... :tears:
...and then?
The previous book was released in 2005...do you know why did it took so much time to Martin to write A Dance with Dragons?
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional
That's sad how greedy the publisher is. Are translated ebooks (like the Amazon Kindle) an option?

The author apparently doesn't rush to finish books. I'm willing to wait so long as the characters remain interesting and story quality remains high. Apparently this has been going on from the release of "A Game of Thrones".
Like many others, I was fortunate (?) enough to start reading ASOIAF after the HBO series came out, so there was plenty of material waiting for me to read one book after another.

I am not sure, but I think GRRM may have plans to release his 3 short stories "The Tales of Dunk and Egg" in a collected volume soon. They take place in the same literary universe of ASOIAF but occur about 100 years prior to the events in "A Game of Thrones". They are ok reads and offer a little more backstory on certain characters.

Don't know how long an Italian translation would take though. '8^`
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frauccia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
THAT publisher is really greedy...I'm still in love with paper, but I'm thinking about ebook.

I've started reading ASOIAF in April, because of the HBO series ...even if I haven't seen a single episode! a friend of mine was watching it and then started reading the book...now she is at the end of the 2nd book (the 4th in Italy)...and I, well, I'll finish the last book released tonight, probably. :tears:

Surely that Tales will be interesting, I do love the world of Westeros...but what I love more are the characters, I will miss them (Tyrion and Theon above all, their Pov are never boring)...but you're right, story quality is important, GRRM take your time! :D
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PaulPhillips Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional
Not sure if you're aware, but here's a link to an excerpt Theon chapter GRRM released from the upcoming ASOIAF book, "The Winds of Winter". Unfortunately it's not in print... unless you print it I suppose. [link]

[link]
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HoneyBadger12 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I hate lady stoneheart! Love the drawing though
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