this is a loose process of the original artwork for my exclusive print for HBO & Mondos Game of Thrones event at SXSW. i actually last minute pitched this image last summer as i was working on the first official print i did for Game of Thrones, as i had seen the episode this print depicts and lost my shit. but due to approval times and such, it just wasnt going to happen. so i was super excited to get to return to it this year.
all said and done this took me about 2 solid weeks, and these images represent the pencil sketch until the near final inks. before this was alot of mockups and roughs, and after this was all the prepress and color separations for screenprinting. i changed danys figure completely in the final stretch, so she looks a little odd here because she was just sort of a placeholder. once again, this is all higgins ink on clayboard with a fine does of endless patience with an etching tool. some HBO employees asked me if i had OCD after looking at it, a question i actually think might have some truth to it. im told the creators of the show purchased the original at the opening, so… thats pretty awesome.