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    Posted May 30, 2012 by
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Game of Thrones' fan creations

    Illustrating a Game of Thrones


    My name is Nacho Molina and I am a professional illustrator and concept artist born in Spain. I have been painting for different franchises such as World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones for the last few years; therefore I am very fond of the work of R.R.Martin and the latest HBO series.

    Although I had started to illustrate the novels for the FFG's card game before the series was broadcast, I cannot deny that it has been a turning point for us as far as the visual look is concerned. Generally speaking, not only are the designs and locations brilliant but also the plot is so gripping that one can no longer avoid being inspired when trying to bring any of the Game of Thrones' scenes or characters to canvas.

    In my opinion, the books, the series and the world of illustrations that have been created involving them, meet at some points which gives them more credibility. The behavior of the members of each house are similar in all genres giving them credibility and making it possible for the fans to identify with the characters.

    As illustrators, we try to tell stories with nothing but images. The action, the attitude, the mood and also the whole story of our character all comes down to colors and brush strokes in a particular moment. It is indeed, on one hand a challenge to yourself and on the other a demanding job due to  the fans expecting to see what they really want to. Consequently, it is a remarkable and welcomed experience when someone congratulates you on any of your pieces because they are satisfied with it. It is a kind of completed circle and, in the end, what drives the Game of Thrones' universe to expand.


    Nacho Molina


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