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Creative Epicness: A Game of Thrones Fan Art Showcase

by . March 25th, 2014

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Game of Thrones, the epic fantasy series by HBO returns for its 4th season this April 6. With the much anticipated comeback, GoT fans all over the web has been sharing their own creative interpretations of the show through various fan art tributes. And today, we here at YTD, dig into the Internet to collect some of the awesome fan artworks way back from the first run of the show.

We ourselves are GoT fans and been featuring creative works focusing on its themes and characters. See some of our posts below:

 

So to continue the trend just in time for its 4th season, we have collected more creative tributes showcasing various illustration styles, poster designs, more wallpapers, concept art, character designs and  a lot more GoT themed inspirations! Enjoy!

 

Game of Thrones’ Ladies in Art Nouveau Illustrations

 

Artist and Tumblr user Ellin Jonsson has given popular ladies of GoT an art nouveau make-over using lovely pastel shades and illustrated in their graceful poses. The characters in the beautiful series of posters include Daenerys, Brienne, Sansa and Margaery.

GoT Art Nouveau Posters by Ellin Jonsson

GoT Art Nouveau posters by Ellin Jonsson

 

Intricate Game of Thrones Vector Posters

 

Philippines-based digital artist, Vincent Rhafael Aseo, has created a self-initiated project featuring a stunning set of GoT fan posters in his unique vector illustration magic. The series include portraits of three of the most loved characters from the show, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister combined with Aseo’s unique take on natural elements.

GoT Vector Posters by Aseo

GoT Vector Posters by Aseo

GoT Vector Posters by Aseo

 

Cartoon-like Illustrations of GoT Characters

 

Sarah Anne Davis, who goes by the name of SADCAT on DeviantART has created her own take in illustrating some of the popular characters from GoT. Being in the animation industry, the Canadian artist has flawlessly drew the characters in such a way that they were really a part of a cartoon show.

GoT Illustrations by SADCAT

GoT Illustrations by SADCAT

 

Watercolor GoT Character Portraits

 

Kinko-White, traditional artist from Estonia has created an amazing series of drawing portraits on his sketchbook featuring fictional characters from LOTR, Dr. Who and more. Few of them also pay tribute to some GoT characters. Kinko mainly use watercolor for his sketchbook portraits but when combined with ink and silver/gold metal leaf flakes, a whole new visual feast is experienced!

Watercolor GoT Character Portraits by Kinko-White

Watercolor GoT Character Portraits by Kinko-White

Watercolor GoT Character Portraits by Kinko-White

 

GoT Wallpaper Series by Darren Geers

 

In anticipation for last year’s Season 3, U.S.-based digital artist Darren Geers, decided to create a series of GoT wallpapers mostly featuring the Stark family. The monochrome theme made this digital artworks so unique that it captured the mood of the characters.

Eddard Stark - Digital Illustration by Darren Geers

Jon Snow and Ghost - Digital Illustration by Darren Geers

Robb Stark - Digital Illustration by Darren Geers

Arya Stark - Digital Illustration by Darren Geers

 

Modernized Game of Thrones House Logos

 

Poland-based Illustrator Rav31 on Behance has redesigned some of the GoT House sigils and turned them into modernized logo designs. The resulting logos were surprisingly awesome!

Game of Thrones - the Great Houses Logos by Rav31

 

Game of Thrones’ Cards by Simona Bonafini

 

Italian illustrator and graphic designer, Simona Bonafini has her own version of playing cards based from the characters representing each houses from Game of Thrones. Her unique illustration style and character design makes the whole deck extra intriguing!

Game of Thrones' Cards by Simona Bonafini
Game of Thrones' Cards by Simona Bonafini

Game of Thrones' Cards by Simona Bonafini

Game of Thrones' Cards by Simona Bonafini

Game of Thrones' Cards by Simona Bonafini

 

Digitally Painted GoT Character Portraits

 

Ania Mitura, another Polish artist best known for her awesome digital paintings, has been creating photo realistic digitally painted portraits of various Game of Thrones characters. Based on the looks of the characters from the show, Ania perfectly painted the portraits down to the very details.

Digital Art by Ania Mitura

Digital Art by Ania Mitura

Digital Art by Ania Mitura


Countdown to Season 4: Every Death in GoT in Beautifully Illustrated Posters

 

And to end this post, here’s few of our favorites from the poster series illustrated by Robert Ball for HBO as a countdown to GoT Season 4. Called Beautiful Death, each poster with corresponding fan artworks, represent a key death from each episode of the show. The series updates everyday and currently on final episodes of Season 2 and will continue until Season 4 premiers on April 6. Check out the rest of the posters here.

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death

BANNER IMAGE CREDIT: Illustration of Daenerys Targaryen by Nicolas Siner.

Are you excited for Season 4? Which artworks are your most favorite? Tell us your thoughts and suggestions in the comments! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.