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Pinch-hitting assignment for the ASoIaF_Exchange.
Cell-shaded illustration of an alternative version of Sansa and Tyrion's wedding, where Sansa was a better judge of character, and maybe the Lannisters/Joff weren't/wasn't quite so cruel to her, so she could see the value of Tyrion.
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I love this! They are my favorite couple in this series, and I am hoping that she WILL see that she has one of the best men on that world. Beautiful job on the picture!
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment. :) I am glad you like how this turned out.
Vanadis47 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  New member
Alys-Cait Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Hey, I love this and will be featuring it on my blog ( on the 8th of January, I hope you can find the time to go check it out!
Have a lovely day,
SylvanLore Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Congratulations! You've got me to ship Sansa/Tyrion. Gorgeous, sweet and beautiful. I kind of hope they'll get back together in the end and live happily ever after.
Gossenprinz Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
This is great!
PurpleKiwee-137 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
*sob* OTP
Senko-Wakimarin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
This actually made me feel really sad, bluh. That scene in the book frustrated me a lot -- the pettiness and frustrating lack of communication on both sides, and Joffery in the background being his usual asshole self. I like your version better hahah.

The detail in the fabric texture and pattern here is just amazing. You did a really great job illustrating different fabric types and weights, which is impressive.
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. I agree with you that the scene was very frustrating, though also somewhat understandable from Sansa's point of view. Ah well.

I am glad you like the way I painted the fabrics here. :)
MelyannaArilyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Beautiful! Clap 
CaptainKO Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I love the art.
vytina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this is stunning.  The coloring, the details...everything.  I especially love the design for Sansa's dress and hair.  She looks stunning, particularly with that tender smile on her face.  :love:  You did a fantastic job!
akazim Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Awesome. What I liked in that scene and a little bit in the next episode, better than the book, was that she saw some good in him and only dislike him because he was a Lannister; and I'm kinda gettin that feelin in this pic.

Wonderful work, thank you for sharing.
FilmFreaksGameGeeks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is a wonderful illustration, it's sad to see both characters being kicked around so often that maybe in a different light, they do seem like a match for each other and you hope that some good can come out of it.
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Writer
...why is she smiling?
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: Please, read the Artist's Comment below the paintings. They usually answer what and why something was painting the way it was. In this case, this is an Alternative-Universe, "where Sansa was a better judge of character, and maybe the Lannisters/Joff weren't/wasn't quite so cruel to her, so she could see the value of Tyrion." So she is smiling, because in the AU picture, she actually likes Tyrion, if not love him. ;)
Pixleigh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Cell-shaded illustration of an alternative version of Sansa and Tyrion's wedding, where Sansa was a better judge of character, and maybe the Lannisters/Joff weren't/wasn't quite so cruel to her, so she could see the value of Tyrion."

Next time read the description perhaps? :p
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Writer
Well, don't I feel like an idiot!
Pixleigh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe it's quite alright, we all make mistakes XD
elantra11 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
For Sansa, this was a final murder of a cherished dream...that she would marry a handsome prince for love, and he would defend her from all her enemies.

However, she might have seen that, while this marriage was forced and unwanted, Tyrion would not beat or rape her. He had treated her kindly, and with him she might have some degree of safety.
k8x0x Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
D'aw this is absolutely beautiful, I ship them :').
I have a Tyrion/Sansa fanfiction posted on this account if you want to check it out <3
Mis-Iesje Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ship them too (bro fist).
It seems like everyone ships sansan, but I like these who waaaaay better. 
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
UGH. IF ONLY. I always feel so badly for Tyrion. He's trying so hard to make her feel safe and comfortable and it just... :( WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL.
ScarzDaughter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
That's gorgeous! I'm hoping she'll see his worth at a later point and stays with him. Those two are my favourites!
I loved Tyrion and always thought he would make an excellent husband if only he was given a chance. This is a great picture thank you for sharing it with us!
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
assassin57 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
It's funny because it was so awkward in the show where this looks sweet.
UnderlandDigital Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Digital Artist
I love it! :love: her dress is simple beautiful!
Ellariaxsand Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sansa and Shae were both mean to him.He deserves the one girl who loved him, Tysha.Who is not actually a whore.This captures so many expressions.Well done, as usual.
MissDontTouchME Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I really, really would have loved to see this scenario. Tyrion came to care about Sansa so much but I guess you really cannot blame her for hating all the Lannisters. Your artwork is really admirable, I like the fine details on the wedding gown and Tyrion's clothes. The skin tones and hair is also done very nicely. The one thing I would have liked to see is a bit more Stark in Sansa, as in a direwolf somewhere.
Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This would have been awesome. Gorgeous pic!
iLightis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
You guys should read [link]. It shows how Sansa warms up to Tyrion after A Dance With Dragons. :) This and that story fit perfectly :D
lionmml Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I totally agree with ShieraSeastar. In time and with kindness, Sansa may end up loving Tyrion. But after all she has been through, she deserves time to own herself. :)
LadyMarinaKa-Fai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
monrixD Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
wish things would have ended like this , love this couple, hope to see them reunited again :/
Kukapetal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Sigh...if only. Sansa's luckier than she thinks. I'd love for them to come to love one another, but knowing Martin, that'll never come to pass. Instead, one of them will probably end up unceremoniously dead in a ditch in the next book.

Very beautiful picture of a lovely "what if" scenario. You have real talent.
godsmack67 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its the red wedding all over again. XD Awesome work
Chexednut Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This author description = YES. All's he wants is Sansa's love and she's a prick in the mud, ignoring him. I hope she gets hit upside the head one of these volumes; maybe a light will go off.
fiekesvphie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
How is she being a stick in the mud? I see it more as Sansa taking her one chance to defy the Lannisters, to prove that she's more than just their toy-thing. Cersei and Joffrey were kind to her once too, how was
Sansa to know that he was the one decent Lannister? She immediately regrets not kneeling and feels sorry for Tyrion, which shows that she's probably a more compassionate character than most of the people in the books anyway.
LadyMarmoset Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Bless you for your common sense tbh
Chexednut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where I'm at, there are still 4 more books for me to read. Mayhaps I may revamp my opinion of her. As it is, my statements still stand within the realm of interpretation, just as yours do.
BustyMcBuster Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :)
Project5121 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
This went into my favorites because I HATED how Sansa treated Tyrion at the wedding and how she humiliated him.I love your GOT art and I hope to see more!
SamsSister Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe someday she will come to appreciate him. This is gorgeous
PhoenixFlame24601 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Wow, Sansa's exquisite. She looks just like a swan. You really communicate why everyone says she's a beauty.
nellethiel-aranel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I don't think Sansa is a bad judge of character, I think she's taught herself not to trust people simply for being kind. Cersei and Joffrey were once kind to her too.

As painful as the wedding was for both characters I was so proud of Sansa during that scene. She doesn't owe the Lannisters anything, she doesn't have to kneel for them. And I hate people who think Sansa should have slept with Tyrion on their wedding night, she doesn't owe him her body.

I really love Tyrion, he's one of the most brilliant and entertaining characters in the whole series and it's sad how people are always laughing at him and not realizing his value, but I agree with how Sansa composed herself. The wolf is starting to replace the little bird :).
lionmml Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I agree with you ShieraSeastar. Sansa is a brutalized young woman who has maintained some form of strength and dignity in her situation. She is resilient. I like to hope that in time she could like Tyrion, but good for Tyrion for respecting her boundaries.

I sympathize with Sansa wholeheartedly.
WitchedWick Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Sansa looks very beautiful here (though a little too old, I think she wasn't even thirteen in the book during this scene). I thought this wedding was one of the most painful moments in the series (and not just for Sansa, for Tyrion too). It's so horrible how people like Tywin and Cersei go around trying to completely screw up other people's lives for their own selfish ends.
justjingles Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LittleCho Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
she's so beautiful!
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