Thursday, June 19, 2014

Game of Thrones watercolor portrait

I'm still trying to get a little bit better with watercolor so I wanted to attempt another portrait.  This time I tried Daenerys/Khaleesi from Game of Thrones.


Ignore the line under her eye... the paint found a rough spot on the paper and stuck to it. lol!  It's definitely not perfect and I've got a lot of learning to do but I think you can at least tell who it is supposed to be!  Maybe??  Okay, if not here is the image I used to draw and paint it.


Sorry, I don't have any progress photos for this one.  I didn't have much time so I kind of took it and ran with it until it was done.

My husband is SUPER obsessed with this show.  I have a love/hate relationship with it...  If you've ever watched it then you probably know why.  Any time you start to like a character they die or something completely awful happens to them!  I think the only reason I still watch is because it's like a train wreck and I can't look away.  I HAVE to know what happens to the characters and that keeps me watching.

Are there any shows out there that you love to hate??

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50 comments:

  1. This is spot on!!! I love it!! She is one of my favorite characters - except for Tyrion...whose whole character I am afraid might be changing for the worst.

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    1. I LOVE Tyrion! He is definitely my fav. I love his sarcasm and wit. He's awesome. I liked Daenerys a lot more when the series just began. They changed her character so much

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  2. Oh my gosh--I knew who it was immediately! You are super talented. :)

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it! =)

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  3. Holy crap that looks so good! I'm jealous, I can't even draw stick people. How awesome!

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  4. Wow this is fantastic! I'm glad you put the photo on as I don't watch the show so don't know who she is but you got her to a tee. Your painting is wonderfully delicate and ethereal.

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    1. Thank you so very much! Yeah, I wasn't sure if everyone would know who it was so I thought including the photo would be a good idea. Thank you again!!

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  5. I love so much watercolors
    thank you for giving me the inspiration!!
    your portret is so emotional

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    1. Thank you Nat! I would love to see some of your work!!

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  6. It is lovely; you are a portrait artist....very impressive.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I absolutely loved your sun painting. Very beautiful!!

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  7. Your portrait is amazing! I think the "line" under her eye adds to the emotion of the moment - like a tear! Absolutely Beautiful!

    Con-

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    1. Thank you! That's the same thing my brother said actually! lol!

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  8. You nailed this one. What a beautiful painting, I don't think you've much left to learn about watercolors.

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    1. Aww thank you so much!!! I usually use acrylic paints so watercolors are very new to me, and VERY unforgiving! lol

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  9. Amazing job..she looks fantastic .your watercolors are simply beautiful!
    Shine on!
    Victoria

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    1. Thanks so much Victoria!! You photography is absolutely stunning! Really amazing work!

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  10. Julie, I don't have the nerve to show what I have painted from because I am not able to get such an exact likeness as you have achieved. This is absolutely perfect. No, I don't watch the show but I can see exactly what this character looks like because your painting is so real.

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    1. Faye, thank you so much! You are so sweet! I loved your oil painting that you did! I've always had such a hard time with them! I don't think I'm patient enough or something. haha! Acrylic is what I usually use and it dries much faster.

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  11. Wow! Just WOW!! So realistic and captured just beautifully.

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  12. your artwork is beautiful! faces, in my opinion, are the hardest to draw/paint...amazing. a friend gave me the first season of GOT, but i haven't gotten around to watching it...

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    1. Once you watch a couple episodes you will be hooked! I get so mad but I keep watching for some reason haha! And thank you very much for the sweet compliment.

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  13. wow, this is so pretty! love it!

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  14. This is awesome! Looking forward to seeing more of your watercolor art!

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  15. Ohhhh ask me anything about GoT. I told my husband that I would love to live there, his reply, "Honey, you already do" LOL You certainly captured Daenerys emotion. And the line by her eye could just be a tear from her having to lock up her dragons. LOL
    I REALLY like this painting.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. hahaha thank you so much Nicole!! My husband read the books so he already knows what's going to happen, but I told him, No, spoilers!!! hahaha!

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  16. Wow, gorgeous work!!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  17. this is all sorts of fabulous... I think you captured the mood of the photo perfectly and great colour work...xx

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    1. Thank you Tracey!!! I really appreciate it!

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  18. Beautiful .... I love it! that mouth is perfect ....

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    1. Thank you! The mouth ended up being my favorite part of the painting too!

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  19. WOW, Julie...awesome portrait! I agree with some of the other comments...the mark under her eye could be taken for a tear.

    I'm a Game of Thrones addict and Daenerys is one of my favourite characters. Her naughty dragons are certainly causing her some problems. I agree, you just don't know who is going to be killed off next.

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    1. I like Daenerys, Tyrion, and Jon Snow. I can't chose a favorite! lol

      And thank you so much!

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  20. haven't seen the show, so i appreciate seeing the photo of the character. you did a great job! i am so in awe of anyone who can do portraits. with all the deaths on that show - maybe that little line under the eye should be a battle wound and a show of survival ;)

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    1. haha that's true!! Maybe it's an omen of what's to come!! LOL! I haven't tried a landscape in YEARS, it has always been portraits. Maybe I should give that a shot too. Thank you so much!

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  21. This is gorgeous! I love it! I haven't watched the show, but from the painting and the reference, I can see you did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! Yeah Game of Thrones isn't for everyone haha! It even makes me crazy. My husband is addicted

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  22. I could tell who it was and your work is stunning! Your watercolor work is amazing!! Thank you for sharing with us again. :)

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    1. Thank you Alexandra!!! From you I will take that as a HUGE compliment! I have always loved your watercolors!

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  23. You've done a gorgeous job on this. She looks wonderful. I haven't watched GoT but I read the books a few years ago... I agree, the writer seems to have no favourites when he's moving the plot forward.

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  24. This is so beautiful; well done!

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