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Victarion Greyjoy - Lord Captain of The Iron Fleet by Hax09 Victarion Greyjoy - Lord Captain of The Iron Fleet by Hax09
Gone for a little different direction here. This time I've painted a character who hasn't made an appearance on the TV show yet. This right here is my version of Victarion Greyjoy (Theon's uncle)
The actor I decided to base him on is Ian McShane (from hit show Deadwood and Pirates of The Caribbean 4.) He is the guy I'm reminded of every time I read the book. He also has a good relationship with HBO so it could even be a possibility!

I used PhelanDavion's stock image as reference for this painting. See link:…

P.S This will be my last painting for a while now. I am moving on to doing other things. Mainly motion graphics based. Hopefully in a few months time it might be even good enough to upload. However I may get the urge to do another painting or two in the mean time so never say never :)

UPDATE 02/08/15 : Holy crap, Ian Mcshane has been cast as a character on Game of Thrones! Could it be Victarion? Some think it's Randyl Tarly.... Whilst other think Euron... We'll know soon enough
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pertodonunca Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Nice manip
Hax09 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vLine-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! You have been featured in my gallery:…

Happy Holidays! :D
brandomstark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Love your art! Is just awesome! Hey I'm wondering if you could do a Bran Stark art? I would love to see it. Keep it on!
Hax09 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I may do more Game of Thrones art in the future so who knows. It may be a Bran Stark art. :)
LegatoTaTu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Awesome artwork i love the axe design
Hax09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Legato! :)
Alevire Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW *^*  looks like a photo XD I admire your work ! 
Hax09 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Val.

I plan on posting more :D
Alevire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great :D
barfast Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Fantastic work!!
Hax09 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
barfast Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
My pleasure.
PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, this is a really goooood picture - but damn, I love THAT AXE! ^^
Hax09 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude!

It wouldn't have been possible without your awesome stock images. I may use more in the future. Keep up the great work! :D
Art-Eli Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You did a wonderful job about his outfit, it's excellent! the parts i like the most are definitely the gloves and the axe, but i really like also his face :)
Anyway i like him as Victarion, though i kinda think about him as a little younger :D (i don't know why!) we'll see about the actual actor, if you got it, you should deserve some prize :D

Too bad though you won't upload anything in the next months! But i'm sure your motion graphic is going to be really cool :)
Hax09 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Eli!

Yeah quite a few people imagine Victarion to be slightly younger but I imagine him older. You know how it is though. Once you get an image in your head you find it very difficult to imagine anyone else. The only way this will change is if someone represents him in live action. Like in the book they make Tyrion out to be a very grotesque kind of creature and Peter Dinklage isn't like that. His eyes are supposed to be different colours as well which adds to his wayward appearance. Same goes for Theon who is supposed to be handsome. No offence to Alfie Allen but I did not imagine him in my head.

I know. I do love painting. And it had been a while since I had uploaded some (the last 3 only came in the last 3 months) But I am at a good enough stage where it's okay to put on hold whilst I give my other talents more refinement.
Art-Eli Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah that's true, in my mind i have many characters of many books which don't look like their description at all :D

anyway it's right that you focus on anything you're interested about in that exact moment, so keep following your passions :)
Hax09 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. It's been difficult to get out of this rut. I hope I don't fall back into the habit of planning stuff in my head then never doing anything about it later.
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March 19, 2014
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Canon EOS 550D
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Sep 25, 2012, 8:26:47 PM
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