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Elaena Targaryen and Michael Manwoody by Oznerol-1516
Elaena Targaryen and Michael Manwoody
"Michael and Elaena were wed with the blessing of King Daeron II Targaryen shortly after the death of Elaena's previous husband. Their marriage was a marriage of love. According to Princess Elaena, she had fallen in love with Michael because of his passion for music, not his intelligence. Michael would often play the harp for her. When Michael died, Elaena commanded that his effigy be made carrying a harp, instead of the sword and spurs which is commonly used in a knight's effigy"

The World of Ice and Fire, The Sisters of Baelor.

Elaena is probably one of the characters I'm more intrigued about, along many others who were her contemporaries, like his lover, Alyn Oakenfist, her second cousin Daeron II or her uncle, Viserys I. Here I depicted Elaena with his third husband and lover, Michael Manwoody, rejoicing with the sound of music, their shared passion.

The carpet and lute are a reference to Hans Holbein the Younger. The tapestry in the background was inspired by the famous "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry, housed in the Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris. Behind both characters a portrait of Baelor the Blessed, surely object of reverence and piety in the royal family (just like Louis IX the Saint among the Capetians) little after her death, and also the egg Laena was fond of. I had to dig in the internet searching for medieval harps and this was the chosen one, thus used as reference:…
Elaena's hair and attire were inspired both by Preraphaelite and historical examples. 


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I love to draw since I have memory... But, as I'm a historian on my own, I love to draw historical scenes and characters, trying to bring them to life. I use few digital programs as Corel, GIMP, and MyPaint for my artworks but I'm far more skilled drawing by hand, being the pencil my favoured tool. Maybe I don't choose trully popular, or known, themes for my artworks, but I don't really care. I hope everyone who visit this page will at least like some of my few "paintures".
Thanks for reading!

And leave comments! I'm also open to criticism.

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muttleymark Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
How do, thanks for adding my stuff to your collection, Cheers.
annaorca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you a lot for the watching )
VengatorBlaze Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
gracias por el favorito :) . Saludos
mentat0209 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Gracias por agregar… a tu colección
sobbing-jester Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Thanks for the Dumbledore fav!
Smolb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   General Artist
Thanks for watching
:D (Big Grin)
StazJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the favorite.
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RV1994 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving!
BillyAustria Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave good sir ;)
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