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Artwork of the Others

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I've been on a bit of a binge making artwork of the Others while I'm rereading the series. These were my attempts at a lore-friendly depictions, since I feel the show pictured them too ghoulish and old. I also based the following on a study of cold, ice, crystal patterns, and a kind of alien, mythical beauty. Please let me know what you think, and how you've always pictured the White Walkers.

The Others

Ice and Wind

The Lands of Always Winter

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Nice work. Very much like something out of Old Nan's tales. The blue eyes are just right.

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5 hours ago, kissdbyfire said:

I think the artwork for the WWs I’ve seen that best matches my head canon is John Picacio’s. That said, I love your work, it’s gorgeous. 

And welcome to the forums. :)

 

Mine too. This is the closest depiction I’ve seen that matches what I see in my mind. 

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On 7/6/2020 at 3:18 AM, Fir3brand said:

Looks like a Jedi lightsabre, but really beautiful in a eerie way. 

 

On 7/6/2020 at 3:53 AM, kissdbyfire said:

I think the artwork for the WWs I’ve seen that best matches my head canon is John Picacio’s. That said, I love your work, it’s gorgeous. 

And welcome to the forums. :)

 

:agree:

Edited by TheLastWolf

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I really like how you managed to capture the ghostly shadowlike appearance, combined with their height and emanciated form, and how it all combines in that impression of fairy-like beauty. One minor detail: the horses wouldn't be see through.

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I hadn't got a strong internal image for the Others (not seen them on the show) - so these new images just bowl me over. Will be part of my head canon from now on. The sort-of-beauty, and the bonyness, and the otherworldy nature comes over so very well. Brilliant.

The rest of my head canon is: I always picture the Others among the trees in the moonlight , with the tree shadows dappling their armor. I'm not sure in my mind if the Others belong with the trees, of if they're just passing through. I pictured the swords as very thin and narrow, as if cut from a sheet of ice, but that wide, crystalline look is a fair depiction too.

One small thing which did clash with my ideas: the horses were excessively pretty. Not something to complain about though. :)

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I’ve always pictured them like this except the black armour, I always change it in my head to armour of ice that can change to the colour of whatever it’s reflecting.

Edited by Brandon Ice-Eyes V1

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