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Direwolves in the snow by Gold-Seven Direwolves in the snow by Gold-Seven
'Lord Stark,' Jon said. It was strange to hear him call Father that, so formal. Bran looked at him with desperate hope. 'There are five pups,' he told Father. 'Three male, two female.'
'What of it, Jon?'
'You have five trueborn children,' Jon said. 'Three sons, two daughters. The direwolf is the sigil of your House. Your children were meant to have these pups, my lord.'
Bran saw his father's face change, saw the other men exchange glances. He loved Jon with all his heart at that moment. Even at seven, Bran understood what his brother had done. The count had come right only because Jon had omitted himself. He had included the girls, included even Rickon, the baby, but not the bastard who bore the surname Snow, the name that custom decreed be given to all those in the north unlucky enough to be born with no name of their own.'

from George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Watercolour and Photoshop.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Jon and Bran are adorable, I love the Stark kids... except for Sansa.
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elspethaurilie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is simply beautiful.
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Ams7eL Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
You should have put in this part as well, “The direwolf graces the banners of House Stark,” Jon pointed out. “I am no Stark, Father.”
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, this piece is old! I can really see a difference in your skill!

I got a shiver reading that excerpt. I can't wait to dive into Martin's books again. His writing style is divine.

I love that you included Ghost (that's his name, right?). Jon's expression looks ridiculous and I can't help but giggle! I'm sorry. :)

The story of the six wolves is sad and beautiful at the same time. It was all so fitting and then unfair crap happened and everything fell apart... Just like the Stark household (from what little I've read and heard).
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, these older pieces already have some nice thoughts, ideas and character, but lack precision and executive, I think. :)
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Writer
Though I appreciate precision and execution, those are a lot easier to remedy than a poor outlook on art. I find imperfections beautiful (missing hands, for example ;)) and a lot of artists just try to make everything all shiney and perfect.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes, missing hands. I keep forgetting to draw those buggers. With some characters more than others. :D
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Writer
:lol: They're pesky details anyway.
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BilboobliB Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I,loved this part in the show.It's good to see your art with the story .
thank you
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Wolfie-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Funny how I look through an artbook on the Song of Ice and Fire and a few of your artworks were featured in it.
Now I know who do them and why they look familiar! :)
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