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Home Box Office continues its Create for the Throne initiative and this time around, it is back with four new pieces of art in contrast to the crafty expertise on exhibition displayed the previous time around. This initiative is HBO’s effort to promote the final season of Game of Thrones by inviting eighteen different artists to make something which represents a theme of Game of Thrones.

Robert Ball decided that making a portrait of the Oathkeeper would be the best thing to do for him. He decided to seek symbolism in his art and turned to make the painting out of shades of Blue and Red to symbolise the conflict between Ice and Fire. He then decided to portray the OathKeeper’s most notable moment which was the execution of Stannis Baratheon during his failed siege of Winterfell. There are many finer details to this portrait which envelop the story from Season 1 to 6 and even before that. For example, the Lion Head has been converted to a Wolf, while the red comet has been included as an omen of victory for the Lannisters. Furthermore, the fire has also been shaped like the Wings of a Dragon. This intricate piece of art has been quite well thought out and represents a deep story in its details.

“The challenge was really balancing all the elements so that it works as a striking image if you don’t know Oathkeeper’s story, but there are layers there if you do,” said Ball.”I had to exaggerate the pommel of Ice so that it could be seen ghosted behind Oathkeeper. I also had to make sure that Ned was recognizable, holding the sword without dominating the image.”

The next artist to be featured is Lena Danya and she attempted to make the Unsullied shield. She wanted to include water, the Unsullied, the ships, Dragons, and Daenerys; all to represent the house of the Targaryens. She referenced quite a few scenes from Season 6 and 7 and decided to make a chalk outline on the shield and then colour over it using oil paints. She reportedly wanted the painting to seem like a distant memory and hence created more of a fading scene from the ocean to the sky. She also wanted to capture the moments of stillness after a battle and used the colours of the sunset to portray the same.

“Working around the shape of the shield was a challenge I anticipated,” said Danya. “I’m so used to creating paintings on completely flat surfaces, where light reflects evenly. The shield was curved and had a protruding center point, so when it came to painting the top of the shield, too much light reflected off those areas and it was hard to see values accurately. With painting the bottom of the shield, not enough light was reaching certain areas, causing them to appear darker. To combat this, I had to shift the position and height of my easel constantly, as well as my lighting set up.”

Next up was Eva Eskalinen with her rendition of the Stark Shield. She started off with a digital painting before heading on to the shield. She wanted to include most of the symbols related to the Starks. She also wanted to represent the supernatural powers at play and all the remaining and deceased members of the Stark family. She further drew inspiration from Jon Snow’s ghost and decided to draw the Direwolf, with the palettes to Red and White.

“Being from Finland, I believe that the harsh nature and climate shape people, like the Starks — the individual grit, perseverance and the strength of the pack that are needed to survive,” said Eskalinen. “The Starks are all quite stern and serious in my illustration; the snow and the dark forests are there as well. The style of the illustration is rather graphic, borrowing inspiration from medieval art and Scandinavian design — which I hoped will bring out the rawness and bareness I associate with the North.”

The final work of art exhibited was the Longclaw by Laurent Durieux. He went with this portrait pretty much the same way he would go with any other portrait of his, by first drawing it on paper and then removing all outlines and digitally colouring the picture.

“I start by drawing some quick rough ideas on paper,” explained Durieux. “Once I have something I think works, I colorize it. When the concept is solidified, I start gathering all sorts of references and documentation in order to be as accurate as possible. Then I start the black and white drawing and final composition. The next step is the coloring and rendering with my digital cross-hatching. I delete the black outline by colorizing it. It’s very tedious and time-consuming but the final result is worth it.”

This makes it eight works of art out of eighteen. The next instalment should be around sooner than expected. Until then, fans eagerly await the release of the final season of Game of Thrones which is set of premier on April 14.

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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch

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Game of Thrones might have ended, but we have a bit of a follow up coming up. The behind the scenes bits we have been having through Making Game of Thrones are culminating into a beautiful documentary, called The Last Watch. HBO has now released photos from the same. Read on!

The set has 12 photos and one picture of what looks like an embroidery art/poster featuring the filming of “The Bells”. Check them out:

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Excited to take a little trip behind the scenes? The documentary will air this Sunday, 26th May, in the usual Game of Thrones slot of 9 P.M. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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The cast of Game of Thrones bid an emotional goodbye to the fans

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Eight seasons and nine years later, Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. One of the biggest reasons it became the cultural behemoth that it is today is its incredible cast and the way they brought the characters to life. They made us laugh, cry, fear for their lives, and cheer for them through their victories and defeats.

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HBO has now released a video with the stars signing off and it is giving all of us some major, major feels.

This video is a thank you note to the viewers who made the show such a massive cultural entity and kept it going throughout the years. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), John Bradley (Samwell), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Sophie Turner (Sansa) all acknowledged how the fandom’s love kept them inspired to do better.

Emilia talked about how the show became her identity, while Gwendoline and Kristofer spoke about how fortunate they felt to be so loved by the fans. Sophie and Maisie admitted they never imagined that the show would become so big. And finally, Isaac acknowledged that it was the fandom’s excitement about the show – the intense discussions, theories, viewing parties – that kept them going.

Watch the video below:

But, as Kristofer points out, “everything has an end, even Game of Thrones”. Here’s wishing the wonderful cast great futures ahead!






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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

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Game Of Thrones finally aired the 6th episode of Season 8 and with it the show has finally come to an end. The series finale started off immediately where the previous episode ended. It showed us the aftermath of Daenerys’ sack of King’s Landing. Before we move ahead, it’s important to let you know that this article contains SPOILERS from the latest episode. So please turn back if you don’t want to see any spoilers.

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The episode started with a shocked Tyrion, Jon Snow and Davos walking through King’s Landing and seeing the destruction that was caused by Daenerys Targaryen. She didn’t spare anyone and we saw that the Unsullied were still unsatisfied and they continued executing Lannister soldiers in the latest episode. In the span of one episode, Daenerys and her army turned from heroes to villains.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Daenerys finally conquered King’s Landing and had a big Targaryen sigil banner hanging prominently on a wall and it reminded me of the time when Daenerys captured Meereen and her soldiers did the same at the top of the Great Pyramid.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Jon and Grey Worm had an argument and for a moment it felt as if there would be a fight between the Unsullied and Stark soldiers.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Tyrion decided that he could no longer serve Daenerys and threw away the Hand of the Queen pin and he was immediately arrested.

 

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

We got to see Tyrion’s trial in the Dragonpit.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Noble houses from all over Westeros had arrived for the trial and it was nice to see all members of House Stark present in King’s Landing.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Edmure Tully tried to nominate himself as the King of Westeros and was immediately asked to sit down by Sansa.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

For killing Daenerys Targaryen, Jon was sent to the Night’s Watch.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Just like her ancestor, Ser Duncan the Tall, Brienne of Tarth became the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

UPDATE: HBO has now posted a new set of photos from the episode. Take a look at these photos below:

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

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