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I recently found a Kickstarter page for "Unseen Westeros", an artbook (apparently blessed by GRRM) with paintings of some of the exotic locations in GRRM's world.  Unfortunately, the Kickstarter has expired, and it doesn't look like there's a way to order a copy of the book any more.  I'm quite curious to see some of the paintings, but only a few of them are shown online.  I was wondering, does anyone here own this book?  I'd love to see snapshots/scans of the paintings if so!

Here are a few of the paintings I saw online, which piqued my curiosity:

https://www.instagram.com/unseenwesteros/

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3ob5Ov

https://unseen-westeros.com/

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Ebay, basically. There's occasionally been musings of doing some kind of wider publication, but it doesn't seem imminent.

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There is an ebay listing, but it's for $3,500 (!)

I understand that the book itself is a collectible, but, I'm honestly just curious to get a look at the paintings, even if just via low-resolution snapshots.  Any chance they'd take snapshots of all the paintings and put them up on their Instagram?  (Not sure if you or others on this board are associated with them.)

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Much of the art has been posted online by the various artists involved, many of them are at Artstation. For example, here's Max Riess's Valyria piece, and here is Sven Sauer, who was co-creator of the project (check the Harrenhal image, and then scroll down -- it was actually a series of images that he did).  There's also a number of videos featuring images, including process videos (featuring an artist creating one of the pieces) and so on. Check Youtube for "Unseen Westeros". For example:

 

 

If you go here, you can get the names of the artists to search for, also.

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9 hours ago, The Grey Wolf said:

@tensorjack

As the owner of an actual copy I feel the need to warn you that the link above is arguably better.

Ouch, really?  Maybe they could re-release it with actual high-quality prints, in that case...

Just curious, is there any more artwork and/or explanation about the Five Forts in the book, apart from the images on https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3ob5Ov?  Those paintings piqued my curiosity.

Also, looking at the map, there are dots for Naath, Ghost Grass, and Nefer -- I haven't seen the paintings for those, and would love to see what they came up with, if I could possibly convince you to take a snapshot of those pages!

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Ah, I forgot to check their map...

It seems I still miss at least 10 images: Torrhen's Square by Manuel Grad, Temple of R'hllor in Oldtown by Philipp Scherer, Norvos by Simone De Salvatore, Sarnath by Emmanuel Shiu, Painted Mountains & Bhorash by Sven Sauer, Mantarys by Sven Sauer, Fleet of 10000 ships by Benjamin Schulte, Skull Island by Martin Höhnle, Ghost grass by Sven Sauer, Nefer by Sven Sauer.

Maybe some arts are unfinished. In another map, there's only Torrhen's Square by Manuel Grad, Fleet of 10000 ships by Benjamin Schulte, Painted Mountains by Sven Sauer, Skull Island by Martin Höhnle that I'm missing. 

Update: also can't find Asshai 1-3 by Robert Simon.

 

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On 9/1/2020 at 4:08 AM, The Grey Wolf said:

@zionius

My copy's not with me but I can try.

Never mind! I asked another friend to help me checking the rest images I missed.

Turns out I miss only three images: Panited Mountains by Sven Sauer, Smoking Sea by Sven Sauer and another Strongsong by Rene Aigner.

It seems Torrhen's Square , Fleet of 10000 ships, Skull Island were never finished.

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@zionius

Wow, thanks so much for uploading all this!  These paintings are really great :)

(Sad to hear that Nefer never got painted...thought it sounded pretty interesting from the World of Ice and Fire book!)

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I'm also curious about that "Red Sword" painting -- I don't recognize the name at all, and don't see it on the map either.  Any idea where that's supposed to be?

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4 hours ago, tensorjack said:

I'm also curious about that "Red Sword" painting -- I don't recognize the name at all, and don't see it on the map either.  Any idea where that's supposed to be?

It was not a Westeros thing and not in the book. But somehow they exhibited it 

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