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Arya, Catelyn and Sansa sitting for a portrait prior to the events of "A Game of Thrones".
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:iconnotasinglemoment:
notasinglemoment Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Catelyn = pretty Lady
Sansa = pretty young Lady
Arya = little elf monster (sorry her ears look a bit strange)
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:icondecembereen:
decembereen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Really well done. The face shapes, the colors (both hair and dress), the expressions, even poses and hands (somebody's restless) and jewelry (Arya wouldn't have any even if she's forced to wear a pretty dress). Love it.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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titpuce86 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Great work! Sansa is particularly pretty
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:iconrocoyuat:
RoCoYuAt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Arya's face here. I recently began reading the first book and remember her nickname being Horseface. You have given her a long face that some people, to be bullies in the story, would call a "horse face". But you can see that Arya is actually quite pretty in her own way and not in the version of beauty people in Westeros expect her to be. Like a lot of people in life, she's probably a late bloomer and will grow into her features very well in the future. In my eyes, I feel that Arya's hands seem to be larger than in proportion to her body. I like this a lot - is this described in the books? - and I feel that it is another sign of her growing into her face and body in time. Great job on the overall work! I really like it. 
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:icondecembereen:
decembereen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
I bet she *will* be a late bloomer. After all she's very much like her aunt Lyana and she was considered a wild beauty.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful review.
I did my best to stay as close to the novel description of the characters as possible. I really love how they are described in the novels, but this was also something my commissioner requested. :)
Regarding Arya's hands; I don't remember it written in the novels. I just made her hands a little larger than normal, to try and even more emphasize that she is not a slender flower with 'petite' slender hands, etc., but more a boyish kind of girl (a tomboy). XD I am glad you like it though.
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queentart7 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I absolutely love these depictions of the Stark girls! This is how i imagine them when i'm reading the books, and it's so refreshing to see a take on the characters that actually derives from how they are described in the books and not just the cast of the show. Amazing job.  
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for your wonderful compliment. I am very happy to hear that I was able to capture Arya, Catelyn and Sansa to your liking in this painting. :D

Oh, I MUCH prefer my own imagination over how these characters look, rather than how they are represented in the show. Also, truth is, I've been a Song of Ice and Fire fan, for years before the show even came to be, so it's rather hard for me now to see the characters in any other way than what I imagined over the years. Unless I will be commissioned to paint the characters from the show, I highly doubt I'll ever paint anyone from HBO's Game of Thrones.
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flips220 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Nice. I'm glad that you actually went with the Arya Horseface look. Too many people out there try to make her something she's not, and give her looks like Sansa has (I even see a couple people in the comments disappointed that Arya isn't beautiful, haha). I get irked when some of the character's descriptions are laid out plainly in the text, only to get completely ignored when someone tries to illustrate them. Anyway, I'll step down from my soap box now. This is a wonderful painting.
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:icon09alih:
09alih Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true! I also like how there's a hint of future beauty there… she just needs to grow into her looks. :)
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dvts3333 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
The implication of your post is that Arya is ugly. She is not. She has the long face of the Starks, and is said to look like Lyanna, who was by all accounts beautiful, and Jon, who must be handsome considering how many women are throwing themselves at him in the story. Further, by the last few books, characters are commenting favorably on Arya's looks on occasion.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment on my art. I sometimes fail to represent the characters accurately enough, but in general I always try to stay as close to the description as my personal imagination allows. :D
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ncsaints Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
arya looks like Lyanna Stark did as a child.  so even if she is Arya "horserace" she will grow into a fierce beautiful she-wolf.
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DavidDracul Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Arya looks like an elve :3 like that :) 
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Shafaqskull Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
longface
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:iconkalitra:
Kalitra Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
One of my favourite book depictions of these characters. :)
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:iconestelindis:
Estelindis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Gorgeous!  The artwork really reflects the text.  :)
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Scottmercury Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I love the fact that Arya looks like she could be a boy. You can see those qualities that George RR Martin is always banging on about. You can also see that potential for beauty as well. It looks awesome!
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MsJazmine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Lovely, but I wish Arya looked a bit better.
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Erdbeereis-mit-Sahne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The dresses are incredible and Sansa is a younger and more beautiful version of Cat. She looks stunning!
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SigiTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Another great picture of yours. I'd love to know, how you put these damast to the clothes. Did you ever do some kind of WIP or tutorial for it?

And yes, these look more like the ones described in the books - though I am competely in love with Arya in the films. Especially your Arya "horseface" will become as beautifull as her aunt later (in case she survives, sigh)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment. No I am sorry, I do not do works in progress or tutorials sadly. I do not have the time. :(

I am really glad to hear that you like this piece and how I represented the characters. I love Arya from the films too, as I love Jaime and many others! Just the book descriptions inspire me more, than the movies, when it comes to art. XD
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Yanaester Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
You know what I love about this painting, is the description. Arya doesn't look beautiful (but has the potential to be when she's older, which is very much like Arya in the book), Catelyn is a beautiful older women who was undoubtedly gorgeous in her youth, and Sansa looks stunning...seemingly more prettier than Catelyn -- which is their descriptions in the book. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture.  
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment. I am overjoyed to hear you like the way I represented them here. I usually try to keep as close to the books description of the characters as my imagination allows, but of course, what I imagined might not be what others do when they read the same text. I am glad that in this case, you agree. :D
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Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This is gorgeous! 
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:iconninja-babe:
Ninja-babe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Writer
This is such a gorgeous picture.  I can't get enough!! :D
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment! I am glad you like it. :D
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:iconbiffyc7:
biffyc7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Arya Horseface! 
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol! Yep! Did my best to make that come across. XD
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:iconuhuit:
Uhuit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Awesome! I love that you diednt draw them like theit actors, but as described in the books :D
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Oh no, no, no. I've been an ASOIAF fan for ages before the TV show came along, so i can not see the characters any other way than how I imagined them. :)
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:iconjazzy24:
Jazzy24 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Gorgeous!!! I don't care for Catelyn but I love Sansa and Arya and I just love you drew them with their mother. Great Job!!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I am overjoyed to hear you like the painting. :D
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:iconreflectthelight:
ReflectTheLight Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Hauntingly beautiful
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconmiryanastorm:
MiryanaStorm Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Lovely! I really like how Arya has a different facial shape.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, I made sure to consider that in, since she is called Arya Horseface. Or was called that during the time this portrait 'was painted'. XD
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KeganVfar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Must've taken forever to get Arya into that dress.
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. I'm sure it was difficult.
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:icongudruna:
gudruna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
amazing
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Lovely portrait of these girls... I love how well you do fabric folds and textures-- simply amazing!
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment! I am overjoyed to hear you like the way I do the fabrics. :)
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Writer
You are always welcome.
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Gorgeous Family's portrait. :dalove:
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
:aww:
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:iconalibinali:
Alibinali Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Oh gosh. I was looking at this thinking, "Huh, something looks kinda off to me about Arya. She looks... horsey." Then I realized how much you'd nailed it. XD
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful compliment. Yes, I definitely aimed to represent her as she was described. XD Glad to hear I managed.
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