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The fall of Rhaegar by ArthurGWG The fall of Rhaegar by ArthurGWG
"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died." Jorah Mormont

One of my favorite passages from the first book, the revenge of Robert Baratheon in the battle of the trident, and the fall of Rhaegar, heir to the Iron Throne and consequentialy, the fall of house Targaryen.
Always loved the description of the rubies falling in the river, naming it "Ruby ford".
Uppon reading the second book, i kinda feel sorry for Rhaegar. He aparently was a good man, not as strong as Robert unfortunately... No one got the girl in the end.
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Aner41 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
This is very good, one thing most people forget though is that Robert was also so wounded he couldn't ride, so it was Ned stark that had to go to King's Landing in his stead
ArthurGWG Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh i actually didn't knew that, but it makes sense.
tonyfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Die Rhaegar!!! Nice work!
ArthurGWG Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
mk456 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I loved this part for two things one. Robert being a beast instead of his future sad drunk and poor excuse of a king. I as well loved Rheager getting his cummopets. The man slighted his lady wife at the tourney for gods sake's he then cheated on her breaking his vows to his loyal lady wife. Caused a war that cost the lives of his children and his lady wife and the death of Lyanna which I have little doubt is what destoyed Robert and made him into a shitty king drunk. Whoaring was his best real problem but like he says he would have given up everything for her and I liked to believe he would have tried his damn best to do it for Lyanna. 

I don't know what's so sympethatic about him doe O.o Rheager I mean. His old man was crazy sure but after his death the throne would be his and Westeros could have avoided the rebellion. Still I hate him for his crimes and have no pity for him.

BTW Amazing picture the look on Rheagers face must have taken A LOT of time to get right. :)
ArthurGWG Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I think Rhaegar have a huge fan base for being the great "If" of the series...
If he managed to be a king...
If he killed Robert...
If he and Lyanna were truly in love...
If John Snow is his child...
And because he is a Targaryen. Apparently being from this family gives you immediate cool points.
Thank you for the compliments and yes, it was a pain to get this expression right. Ended up using a photo of my face as reference.
Turns out for getting a good realistic upside down face you need to pose upside down! All flesh and muscles shift when gravity pulls them to the up side of your head.
mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I do enjoy the pic well done good sir :D

and I get it why people like Rheagar fair enough on that but to each his own and all that.
ILoveAdrianaLima Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
ArthurGWG Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
dark-precipice Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is stunning!! :wow: Rhaegar's expression, and the flying rubies, and the water, and... well, everything else!
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