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Melisandre by henning Melisandre by henning

This is an illustration for Fantasy Flight Games collectible card game named A Game of Thrones, which is based on the world of best-selling author George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice & Fire.

The character is Melisandre.

Illustrations for card games like this always have short deadlines, and are supposed to be viewed on a smaller scale than here.
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izclark Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
cool interpretation!
Conan-094 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Can anyone say "SEITHR!"...
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, THIS is an absolutely awesome Melissandre. So very beautiful. :)
AerithHojo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Wow. I like this picture much more than the one on the actual card.
LadyFiszi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uah, I really hate her...
Stabitha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
! the red woman, you've completely captured her essence, fervent and fiery. Nicely done.
Danatis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
She's dead awesome *_* *loves the reddish hair*
Pegahoul Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
the lighting and the sky is gorgeous. dramatic lighting does work well for smaller images ^^
Veinandra Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
You made her beautifult fiery, it can be seen from first glance she is connected with fire. I love Melisandre, she is awesome character.
Misao83 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Your "song of ice..." are so amazing that I haven´t words to explain it!
Lorok Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
There's two minor issues with this one, they aren't that important though. She's supposed to wear long, heavy robes most of the time I believe, they still show herself off, especially in the bust area, but also hide a lot. (she's able to be almost grotesquely pregnant and not have anyone know it until she drops her robe at one point). I do love this though.
Le-Saboteur Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
This looks so much like the Melisandre I always pictured, it's actually a little bit scary.

You did such a good job on this. Holy cow.
alilydarkly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
:clap: always loved her!!!! :excited:
Bluecrane14 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
Wow, I love the dress and the background! This is so cool!
BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo, the red woman. Very sultry and evil-looking. I like! :clap:
universalmigraine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
it is GORGEOUS!!
I love these books and Melisandre is perfect here..
Hermioneann Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
:clap: very well done
meandermind Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if i remember correctly (i finished A Storm of Swords a couple of hours ago), Melisandre's hair is supposed to be even redder - i believe it says so, somewhere in the books, that it's not a natural hair-red but RED. she looks totally wicked, as in the books (man she gives me the creeps), and looks just like i imagined - except for the haircolour, and the ruby at her throat which i always imagined to be big and glowing. other than that, it's a stunning piece, i love it.
HomieBear Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Oh this is cool. I am reading that book right now, and Melisandre was kind of funny looking in my head, but looks way better here.
henning Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, good to know, hehe. I haven't read the books myself, I only base my illustrations on info I get from the company, and sometimes on info and feedback from R.R. Martin.
Tsinij Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Great subject from a great book series, she is an evil wench. You make her seem so innocent[sic] and pure.

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AvariceWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
Interesting interpretation of Melisandre. Most artists tend to give her blood red hair, though she is described by GRRM as having more of a coppery color -- for that I must applaud you. For her face, as well. The characters who interact with her seem unable to decide if she is beautiful or not...and I think this picture has captured her unorthodox looks while maintaining a rather comely appearance. Well done.
SilverPetaled Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Student
It's wonderful...I can't believe how well you caught the smug look. ^_^
wicked-sparrow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
The colorsand the light are just great and the fire looks amazing,
totally my taste :D
Endelva Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
Amazing work. Very nice light/shadow. She has attitude.
wydra Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice, if I had to draw Melisandre, that's how I'd want her to look like:D Well done :)
henning Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks alot, this means alot to me. I don't know the books or the story or the characters, so this is basically based on descriptions and by looking at some other artists intepretions of her :-)
wydra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're wellcome;) I read the books and can tell you that all the characters you posted here are very similar with the ones the books describe (at least, how I imagine them:D)
auralis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
What I like the most in this picture isn't the actual character, but the fire in the background. I just love the color play in it, I could stare at it for hours. Overall it's an enchanting and very beautiful work. :thumbsup:
atticus-CSH Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Whee! She's red!! Well done, except in knowing the books, doesn't she have a large ruby hanging at her throat, pendant-style? Anyways, just something you might want to consider, but great job (can you tell I've read the books?) Also something else- you might want to include the banner of R'hlor (I think thats how its spelled), which I believe is a flaming/fiery heart on a yellow field. You'd have to double check that, its been a while, but overall, I love her expression as well as just the power she gives off. Well done!
faeriegurl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
LOVE the eyes, awesome!
EmeralddeLeeuw Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow gorgeous:D submission marathon today huh? Anyhow your work always amazes me. Thanks so much for the great tutorial on your website too, I'm working on my first digital painting now, also thanks to you :hug:
tallfemalemanta Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
She's very beautiful. The lighting is very good.

I love the fire!
henning Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
According to the story I believe this woman is quite some pyromania, hehe... With red hair and eyes makes her character very interesting to paint too :cowboy:
tallfemalemanta Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool! She sounds neat! :D
kettil Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Hey! I like it
ArtLover25 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and how the fire light is reflected off her. Her clothes also look very realistic. Excellent.
henning Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot :-)
pldr Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice colours!! Nice look!! Beautyfull !!
chucksgal Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just gorgeous as is she! The lighting is impeccable. This girl looks like trouble!!
shortyjinx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
this is Fantastic :clap:
DuncanLong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Beautiful work.
NiTeK Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
hehe veldig bra. liker skyggen og kontrastene men det er utrykket i annsiktet som ga mest inntrykk!! god jobb!
henning Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Takk, hun er nok ei lita pyroman, skj°nner du ;-)
NiTeK Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
hehe ja fikk med meg det ja. hehe
Laimon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
I like the contrast between warm and cool colors! Her facial expression is awesome also :D
enialadam Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
wow, great work on the lighting!
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Student General Artist
gorgeous work! I love the texture & shading!^^
livingdoll Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
I liiiike this one.. The lights-shadows are awsome, very much "inside" the background.
Very nice ^^
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