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The Ride of the Young Wolf by FatherStone The Ride of the Young Wolf by FatherStone
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Inspired by the outstanding saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin, this work depicts a military victory of the House Stark, guided in battle by Robb.
I'm really honoured that Mr. George R.R. Martin's himself decided to host this work on his website. You can see it here: [link]

Acrylics, watercolours, coloured pencils on paper.

A Song of Ice and Fire © George R.R. Martin
Artwork © Matteo Bocci
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OTHER "ASOIAF" ILLUSTRATIONS:

- Red Wedding [link]

- The Last Winter [link]
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SilentSamurai96 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I wished they showed Robb's fight with Jaime Lannister. That would've a great fight
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Indeed! :nod:
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hamahiru Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image just can't be stronger.
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Thanks a lot! :)
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K-l-a-k Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful. This picture make me feel the same as the book make me feel. :heart:
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks for your kind words!
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Incredible friggin' detail once again. I especially like how you drew the Stark wolf on the banner, Grey Wind chomping on someone, and the Lannister head rolling is a nice touch, although I do like the Lannisters I'm sorry to admit. Everything horrible keeps happening to the Starks, and I admit I admire the Lannisters for pulling off all they have. Although I will always hate Joffrey. Always. ;)

Also, the detail in the foreground of the piece and the more blended, vague background in the back looks great, and I think it is a nice touch as well. You have a wonderful style, and I'm glad I found your art.
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks again for your kind comment! I don't like the Lannister that much, but they are all greatly detailed character in the book. Well, I like Tyrion, to tell the truth... :)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
You are most welcome; you deserve it.

I understand why you wouldn't like the Lannisters, and I see why you would like Tyrion. :D
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Kim875 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Epic! I like a lot!
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you!
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therealmoke Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
your artwork was featured here: [link]
i love the chaos you created in this, everything works perfectly together. if you have a problem with me featuring your art, i'll definitely take it down.
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Not a problem, mate, thanks. And thanks also for the appreciation!
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phTheDude Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Gorgeous!
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thanks a lot! :)
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ramjitsingh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
armor details are stunning, i spent almost half an hour absorbing details til overload, got a sorta abstract feeling...it's kinda in line with how artists depicted events in similar times like from the war of the roses (one of the inspirations for this amazing saga) looking forward to more artwork whenever able!!!
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Thank you so much for your words and for the time you spent looking this piece. When I read comments like yours I feel happy to have depicted all these details!
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Lokigiant Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet!
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thank you!
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psychedusik Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
What an incredibly clever cropping you used, with the horse's head... this creates such a strong dynamic, it makes the whole work look like an action shot, taken RIGHT there, in the middle of all of it... it makes the viewer want to stand aside, so that the chopped off head and doesn't land on top of them.... and to avoid the horse, stomping on them.

such an amazing work, with such powerful use of colour, yet again, and all the other things I said in the comment before...
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
I have to thank you again for taking the time to comment so extensively one of my pieces. It's a pleasure for me to read your words and to know you like my work, thanks again! :thanks:
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psychedusik Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Thank you for your words, I've been meaning to reply for ages, but always seem to run out of time. I truly believe that if someone goes through as much meticulous, heart-felt, intricate work, and put so much soul into a piece as you have, people must take the time to really understand what it is they love about it, why it affects them the way it does, and put it into words for the artist to know and feel their gratitude - after all, every piece of art that we love is a gift from its creator - another precious jewel for us to put into our mental treasure chest of beautiful things. So thank you back, for my jewels :)
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Wow, I think I'll have to put your comment into a frame! Your words are encouraging and really appreciated! So you're really welcome and thanks again!
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psychedusik Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
hahahaha, thank you for that - you made my super sucky day much less sucky :) i'd send you sydney sunshine, but it's night now, so you'll have to do with sydney moonshine instead (whichever kind). the crescent hangs horizontally here, rather than vertically, like back home, in europe, so i guess it's still worth sending! have a good day, Father Stone!
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phantomwriter05 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still on the first book but I truely didn't appricate the character till the Bran chapter when he rides off to war with the flowing banner next to him with him in his armor and helmet on his warhorse with greywind by his side.

Mr. Martain painted a really heroic picture of the character off to fight Cersei and rescue his sister and father.

I have a question though is this in a certain battle or is this a general painting?

PS. I hope that they get that heroic portion of the book in the series ;)
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
yes, I started to appreciate the character at the same point as you did.
This doesn't depict a specific battle, just one of the many that Robb fought against the Lannisters.

I hope the same about the series! ;)
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seseta Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Awosome paintig! Also Robb reminds me of one of my favourite commanders!
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Thank you! :D
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Narzes Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Dude, this is great, altough I will never forgive Martin for killing the Young Wolf. Robb with his Grey Wind was my favorite character. I just finished second part of the saga, the "Clash of Kings" and noticed that there is not one chapter with Robb's name and later, in the appendix saw that he was slain in the Red Wedding...for a freakin moment I seriously considered to stop reading the saga all together, but changed my mind. Once again, excellent job man.
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Thank you so much, mate. It's always nice to read comments coming from a fan of ASOIAF. Robb's death made me really sad, but I think it is perfect for the story Mr. Martin wanted to tell.
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DiMaio Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
extremely impressive
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thank you so much! :)
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Fnuffleh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Holy shit, this is good. Loving your style.
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Thank you so much, mate!
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Napola Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Brilliant! Martin needs to get his publisher to hire you for cover art...seriously!
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Your comment it's an honour for me. Thanks. :thanks:
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JesterSeven Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
This is a fantastic picture, and my favourite of the three so far, I think, though the Red Wedding certainly has a lot in it that it's hard to take it all in with one view. I never read the series, I stopped partway through the first book because it just wasn't my thing but I do get some of the general feel from your pictures.
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FatherStone Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Thank you for your comment, mate! When I was painting this one, I read the chapter again and again. My pourpose was to put in the image all the elements I can from that part of the book. I'm glad you think the feel is fitting whit the story. It's an honour and a great compliment for me. Thanks.
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Chabelo Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Good work, this one and the Red Wedding in particular reminds me a lot of José Clemente Orozco and D. Alfaro Siqueiros (don't know if you've heard about them).
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FatherStone Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Thanks so much for the comment, mate! I must admit my ignorance about the two artist you are quoting, but I just saw some pictures on the net and I surely study their art better! Your comment it's an honour for me! Thanks!
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Ratzgoblin Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
I almost cannot believe, this was not created with PS/Painter (but I have to admit, that I haven't any experience with the stated tools of trade above). This looks fantastic - and same for the other artworks of this style (I dont wanna spam all around :dohtwo:).

If you let me to babble on (^^) :
The thick outlines, the stylizes hair, blood and armour and the human faces, too, makes this image appear as some kind of "story-telling wall-painting" to me (ehrm, wall-painting is maybe a bad choice to make a comparison; this shall not be meant in a negative way at all!!). I am thinking of sorta medieval paintings, showing bloody battles, empereor-coronations or other documentary painting (that's why it doesnt have to be painted on a wall).

And, I have to confess, you showed me with this, what I really want. I wasnt sure about how to "color" my current WIP (the circle-o-hatred thing). I wanted an appearance like an ancient story-telling wall-paining. I tried already some kind of embossment (as if it was engraved) and something like a coloration similar to an Egyptian-wallpicture. But I wasn't satisfied at all.

Now, that I see this wonderful piece of art, I know, where I wanna go. I assure you, I dont(!) mean by this, that I want to copy your work or something brain-leeching like this. I even doubt, I'll ever get close to it. But this is some great inspiration to me... :blush:
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FatherStone Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Thank you so much for your words, mate! I'm glad you find my work inspiring! And I'm glad of all the wonderful thing you think about this one. Good luck for your creations! I'll look forward for them! :)
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blackdahlia Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow. :o That's kickass!
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Thanks! :D
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adox-tnw Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding, beautiful work! You know, it makes me so happy to find such original works around DA.

You are very talented indeed, great use of color, line, composition and shadding. It vaguely looks like a vitral, and would perfectly fit the pages of a great book.

keep it up!
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FatherStone Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Thak you so much for your encouraging and uplifting words, mate! I'll keep it up! Unfortunately is very rare for me to receive commissions of works done in this style, so I have only my few free time to paint things like this one. I'm glad you like it! :)
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adox-tnw Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
no prob! I hope somebody out there sees the potential in this style of yours for commercial works ! :)
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Veinandra Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Ow, awesome. Rob Stark was a hard to bite persona. ^^ You did wonderful job.
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thank you so much! I'm glad you appreciate my work! :)
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg ho visto che GRRM ha questa illustrazione sul suo sito ufficiale e che gliel'avevi fatta vedere a Lucca... Penso che morirei se succedesse una cosa simile a me! Complimenti vivissimi! :)
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