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The Princess and the Queen by Enife The Princess and the Queen by Enife
Commissioned by :iconhappyyeti:, this piece consists of the two fractions in the Dance of the Dragons which is the name of the main conflict in George R. R. Martin's novel, The Princess and the Queen.
From left to right: 
The Blacks -  Addam Velaryon or Addam of Hull, Ulf the White, Hugh Hammer, Nettles, Daemon Targaryen, Rhaenys Targaryen, Lord Corlys Velaryon, Rhaena Targaryen & Baela Targaryen, Viserys II Targaryen, Aegon III Targaryen, Joffrey Velaryon, Lucerys Velaryon, Jacaerys Velaryon and Rhaenyra Targaryen.

The Greens - Aegon II Targaryen, Helaena Targaryen, Jaehaerys Targaryen, Jaehaera Targaryen, Maelor Targyen, Alicent Hightower, Aemond Targaryen, Daeron Targaryen, Otto Hightower, Ser Criston Cole, Tyland Lannister, Jasper Wylde, Larys Strong and Grand Maester Orwyle.

EDIT: Thank you everybody for your kind comments and observations! :) 
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:iconrenzgarcia:
renzgarcia Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
Sorry, double post
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renzgarcia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Amazing job, but Rhaenyra's Velaryon sons shouldn't have Valyrian features, which was the reason why they were mocked as "Strongs"
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BB-CBS-Fan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Perfect.
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Dreamer-Out-There Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is freaking amazing!
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mrlopez2681 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
why is this image not showing larger than the thumbnail?
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Enife Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   Digital Artist
try now
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Clone95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Two things to nitpick, but otherwise perfect: AWOIAF has totally different conceptions of both Rhaenyra and her 'Velaryon' children, pretty much guaranteed to be bastards of Harwin Strong's lineage. Joff Lucerys and Jacaerys are all pug-nosed brown-haired boys, not unlike Larys on the Greens. I suppose they could've dyed their hair, though :P

I don't think Rhaenyra was intended to be so monstrous/feral looking. The image of her near her death in the book is one of composed regality - a beautiful woman who'd gone a bit round around her edges. That said - Corlys/Rhaenys? Awesome. Daemon looks fantastic. I don't know if the bastards besides Addam Velaryon are actually supposed to be black-haired, but I suppose a dragonseed is notable for a reason.

Helaena's kids? :'( 

So cute, so dead. You nailed Aegon II - All the jovial Santa-style appearance of Viserys I ruined by a pornstache and a scowl.

I'd like to think that the Blacks had the right- I mean, Criston Cole slit the Master of Coin's throat for disagreement - but Rhaenyra had a lot of wroth going on: and Daemon was a rat - but so was Alerie.




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TroutMaskBen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Oh. My. God.
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Stannis94 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
This is absolutely amazing and one of my favourite pieces of ASOIAF art, ever, for sure.

Reading the Princess and the Queen is so, so much easier with this picture. It really helps you keep the characters distinct in your mind. I love your interpretations of character appearances.

Are you planning to do one for the "prequel" The Rogue Prince? A lot of the same characters, although younger. It would be so helpful if you would!
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:iconenife:
Enife Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :) Perhaps one day, when i get the chance to read the Rogue Prince and have some spare time, i'll make it happen :))
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Azura-chan1522 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I've read the "Rogue Prince," it's good, but some things in the narrative didn't make any sense, I assume George R.R. Martin meant it to be that way.
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:iconenife:
Enife Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Yes, he's admitted to involve 'unreliable' narrators in his stories (such as Sansa in ASOIAF), so it could be deliberate. Could be a mistake too :D
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Azura-chan1522 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Ya! Gyldayn you jerk wad, I'm on to you!
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blueeyesaf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I just read it, it's only like thirty pages so if you get it from your library (like I did) then there's no monetary commitment and you can get through it in no time. Also just btw Joffrey Velaryon, Lucerys Velaryon, Jacaerys Velaryon all had brow hair and eyes, they don't explain their supposed lineage very well in the princess and the queen (I was confused by it when it's brought up once in the book) but it's made pretty clear in the rogue prince that they are in fact bastards fathered by Harwin Strong and don't resemble their mother much at all favoring their father's more common appearance.  
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Project5121 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Have reread "The Princess and the Queen"at least three times already. Love seeing all the characters on paper!....Or screen,lol.
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:iconenife:
Enife Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Glad you like it :D
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
 Please allow me to offer my compliments once again upon this very excellent image Ms. Enife - it's impressive, having read The Rogue Prince, to look upon this work and realise how accurate your guesswork was! (for very few of these depictions seem to require any major alteration, with the exception of Princes Jacerys, Lucerys and Joffrey of Dragonstone).

 Might I ask if you have been commissioned to depict those characters from 'The Rogue Prince' that belong in this 'Family Line-Up' as yet? (such as HG King Viserys, Laena Velaryon … and Mushroom!).
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:iconenife:
Enife Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the compliments once again!

No, i haven't been commissioned to draw them yet, but i'm sure if someone comes to me with the idea, it'll be as much fun as this one was to work on.
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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
 I hope and trust that it will even more enjoyable than you hope it would be! (and given the revelation of Mushroom's lascivious libels in 'The Rogue Prince' I suspect that it may very well be). May I please ask if you have had the chance to read the new 'History' as yet?
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rus-chel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
i beg you. Split it, it's hadrly visible.
And it's good to see all-together style.
More Targariens, more Westeros.
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Enife Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Click on twice, you'll see it close up that way.
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rus-chel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
it's not enough...it's not enough(
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Azura-chan1522 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I want to read this novel so much but I can't find it anywhere. I love this, it's really well done, I'd have to say I'm with blacks, Rhaenyra was rightful 
ruler in my opinion. Viserys I should have announced before he died to everyone important to the seven kingdoms who he wanted to rule, it could have stopped some of the strife. 
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Project5121 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Check on some torrent sites(TPB, Kickasstorrents),thats where I got my copy! Or if you prefer a paper copy(with lots of non GOT related short stories as well)then buy the book "Dangerous Women".
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Azura-chan1522 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks! I finally read it! Poor Jeahearys...
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Miss Enife, please allow me to congratulate you on producing such a magnificent group shot of both major factions responsible for The Dance of the Dragons; might I be so bold as to ask for a little explanation of the design choices underpinning this piece, please? (I would love to know how you worked out what each of these individuals should look like, given the relative lack of character description in 'The Princess and the Queen').Nod 
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:iconenife:
Enife Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
First, i try to get an idea of how old they might be, and if there's absolutely no information provided, i try to judge by the job they're assigned to do, or the people they hang out with. Then by their name, or origins (for example the Dragonseeds) i give them a general skin/hair/eye color in my head (so even if a person is a bastard, but has Valyrian blood, he has to have Valyrian outlooks, as those genes are considered dominant in ASOIAF). Otherwise if i lack information about their looks, but have something on their personality (even if judging only by what they said or their manners) i give them looks that imply that they're strict, cruel, nice or tired, and color them according to what color fits their character (thus the sullen look of Ironrod with his pale skin, dark hair and cold blue eyes, and that's why Larys looks like an average grey person - in his profession, it would be unfortunate to have flaming red hair).
While thinking of what their outfits should look, i was trying to give them clothes or armor based on their roles in the story. Those who ride dragons usually have very high boots, or metal plates protecting their inner thigh, and most of them are in their houses' colors, especially those who are more closely related. Some outfits were given by "default" (Kingsguard armor, City Watch armor, Grand Maester), some express the personality of those wearing them (Ulf the White has a pretty common clothing, but a bright scarf around his neck to imply that he's not conventional, Nettles has those tight pieces on her to keep her nimble without obstructing her movement, Alicent Hightower has most of her hair covered because she is more a matron, while Helaena keeps her hair long and let down, as she's still very young, only pinning part of it up to avoid the children's pulling.
More or less that's it, if there's anything you're still curious about, don't hesitate to ask! :D
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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
 Thank you very kindly for sharing your thoughs Ms. Enife! (I must admit that I do enjoy looking through your artwork, but I think that this particular pair of group-shots are a personal favourite, quite possibly the best that you have done to date!); might I please ask if you will be reading 'The Rogue Prince' a forthcoming novella that seems to be intended to act as a prequel to 'The Princess and the Queen' and which will likely feature a number of the same characters?
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Mesanthroppee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just amazing! I always wanted to see how people see Rhaenyra and her children from Laenor. I LOVE it))
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sam23bll Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Very cool! I am a Black so see Rhaenyra Targaryen and her family is just cool!
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NavyNate Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I really enjoyed this novella, and this team portrait.  I love this so much I wish I could create something like this. I could instantly tell who everyone was... except Jasper Wylde. (Who the hell is Jasper Wylde! lol)

If anyone wants to see how all these old school Targaryens are related, I uploaded a comprehensive Targ family tree to my DA Gallery. Be wary of spoilers all ye who enter here!
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Ladyofpayne Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work.
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nikoskap Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Brilliant!Clap 
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Bittersteel91 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Awesome! I can tell that you put a lot of thought and preparation into this. It certainly paid off!
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Enife Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Bittersteel91 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Epic!
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NavyNate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Is Nettles rocking Darksister?!? Daemon probably just wanted her to look extra stylish for the team portrait. If so, it was a SUCCESS!! !     I LOVE THIS!  :)
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
like the works
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DaenatheDefiant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
That couldn't be a better picture of Qeen Rhaenyra! She was robbed!!!
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DaenatheDefiant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014

Oh my god. The awesome.


The pure awesome.



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Togekaboom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
yes good
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AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
this is so freaking amazing!!! :D (Big Grin) La la la la Love 
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Enife Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
you're welcome, all the characters looked brilliant, keep up the amazing work :)
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Cozur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Fucking awesome. Would have liked Aegon III to look a bit sadder though.
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Er1nye5 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is crazy amazing!
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Wulf-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i like your drawing style!
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Dragonman14x Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent Work.
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westeroshistory Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
This is absolutely amazing, every one of them. A big thank you from me to HappyYeti as well for commissioning this piece!
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RhaenaTargaryen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
This is absolutly amazing... No words for it, just awesome :D
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