Burning Heart Tunic by johng
Stannis Baratheon takes his original house symbol of a black stag and places
in inside a burning heart.
Last year I illustrated his sword "Lightbringer" and was never satisfied
with the result. The scene from the books has the sword plunged into the heart
of a burning statue called The Mother. The Mother is one of the 7 gods and the
most obvious choice to render her was a wooden statue of a woman holding a child.
Unfortunately the statue was on fire, and a sword plunged through her heart
was also on fire. Oh yeah, the baby she's holding was also on fire.
The art director censored the card (and for good reason) so everything was
cropped out except the sword. Perhaps one day I'll get another chance to focus
on Lightbringer. Until then, this will have to do...