My favorite character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (along with Arya, to be honest) is the Red Viper of Dorne, Oberyn Martell. I really wanted to do a drawing or a portrait of him at some point, and looking at the image in the old post I felt I had the basis for the image. The original face had to be reworked a lot, but the general look I was going for was already there.
Here is the initial work in progress:
|It is no coincidence that his pose mimics a certain beer commercial character...|
At this point, it looks as if the armor (the flat grey will become scale mail), neck and skin tone are going to be my biggest challenges. I have been wanting to do this pic since reading Storm of Swords, so hopefully I can do the character justice and crank out the finished version sooner rather than later.