Dawid Fedorczuk_Human Heart in Conflict with Itself


I’ve been waiting with enterting this contest quite a while, but I’m doing it, and so - here comes nothing!

I’m an avid fan of George R. R. Martin’s books and I took this quote he mentioned by William Faulkner really seriously. And so, to modify it, “the only thing worth PAINTING is the human heart in conflict with itself”. And this is what I’ve tried to accomplish.

First, I’ll post some roughs.


The more I thought about this challenge, the more I convinced myself that the finale of ASoIaF wouldn’t be about dramatic battles in LotR style, but about characters decisions and their dire consquences. Or at least this is what I’ve thought while painting. :smiley: Anyway, I have some favorites of mine in this competition, so good luck to you all! :wink:

Another step.


Defining shapes.


Decided that upside-down dragon sucks, therefore needs changing. :smiley:


This is my final piece, in case I don’t have more time to work on it. :slight_smile:

If deadline is truly until midnight 31 PST, I still might improve it, so we’ll see.

Either way, it was fun to paint! Cheers! :smiley:


Alright, this is my FINAL version (unless I’ll make it better tomorrow :smiley: ).

Thanks to a friend who looked at it with some fresh eyes. :slight_smile:


I like the painterly feel you have here :slight_smile: