Thursday, March 24, 2011

Khal-Drogo, son of Bharbo

Note! I just added labels to all the Game of Thrones/ASOIAF posts-- if you want to just see those, click either of the corresponding labels on the right of the page or at the bottom of this post!

So this Game of Thrones sketch came around after watching "Valhalla Rising" on Netflix instantwatch. It's a strangely slow, beautiful, brutal movie-- pretty dark (vikings!), not much dialogue, but some really nice compositions/filmography and an intriguing main character played by Mads Mikkelsen.

I always draw ladies, and I wanted to draw an interesting-looking toughguy.
Thus: Khal Drogo! The undefeated leader of a hundred-thousand men and horses! Warrior of the plains with a be-ringed moustachio and bells braided into his long oiled hair! I mean, geez, what a description!

I originally wanted to draw Khal Drogo and Daenerys together, but this was just a spur-of-the moment drawing for practice, and I might do an actual composition with them together in the future. In any case, I still have a ways to go with digital painting! (and drawing dudes!)

5 comments:

Kyle T. Webster said...

Wait - what??? This is digital? How in the heck do you get those brush strokes, Kali?

Great portrait. I love it.

Bronwyn said...

Ooooh, this is incredible! I love the brush strokes and also how it almost looks like the drawing (painting?) is done from blood....

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Bonnie Branson said...

Beautiful, love the textures and the color!

Luisa said...

Your dudes are amazing!

Alexis said...

How have I lived so long on this earth not knowing that moustaches could be beringed!