We spotted Jason Edmiston’s Game of Thrones masterpiece portrait and were instantly enthralled. A beautiful painting of the mystical Khaleesi character, Daenerys Targaryen, complete with her dragon babies. We are big fans of the TV show Game of Thrones for many reasons – it is well written, well acted and beautifully photographed with great special effects for the medieval-fantasy elements. The Daenerys character is played by Emilia Clarke, besides beings arrestingly beautiful, she is a good actress as well. (Imagine that!)
About the only bone we have to pick with the series is the gratuitous female nudity in almost every episode. In such a well done show, it only serves to cheapen it. Granted, many of the women look real – they don’t have the usual Hollywood bodies, thank you for that. But if indeed the nudity is so important, why not even it up with some male nudity as well – they have to get naked to have sex too, right?
That being said, the wonderful women characters in this series are strong warriors, full of wit, leadership, cunning and strength. We are completely hooked. Jason’s iconic and realistic rendering of Daenerys is gorgeous, capturing her beauty as well as her wounded soul. Not to mention the excellent execution of her multi-colored dragon offspring. It is extra special that he chose to gracefully obscure her with the fairy dusted misty clouds – tasteful and discreet.
A commercial illustrator since 1996, Jason is a traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolour paper or wood panel. His style ranges from realism to exaggeration, usually emphasizing the figure, and a certain degree of humour or caricature. His fondness for pop culture, especially movies and toys often creep into his work. Below, are some other sweet artworks we especially liked, by Jason.
LINK – Jason’s Website
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