|Stannis of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm.|
This started as a Robert's portrait in full gothic harness, like those worn at Bosworth field, but then, and most surprisingly, I must admit, it turned to be Stannis, then I decided to portrait him at his greatest failure, at Blackwater, where wildfire and Tywin&Garlan crushed the Stormlanders and the lords of the Narrow Sea.
Stannis, gritting his teeth (as always), worn and tired, looks as his might vanishes like ashes. Ser Ormund Wylde (heraldry on chestplate), a loyal retainer, an old stormlander knight (who, by the way, is the first in the poll who-will-die-next in the march to Winterfell), tries to convince the King to turn back and return to Dragonstone, to lick his wounds...
I thought I would impale his heraldry (a black stag on golden field) with his wife's, a fox between flowers, but I realized the lack of love of Stannis for Selysse, and such decided was far better to include the flaming heart of R'hllor (also thought to use Estermont's, but a green turtle on teal it's not...). On his shoulders, his personal heraldry, a black, crowned stag in a red heart, surrounded in flames in yellow field. In his hand, Lightbringer.
This was a fairly complex artwork as I had (or at least tried) to paint two focus of light, both the sword and the wildfire in the horizon.
Hope you'll like it.
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