"Jojen's eyes were the color of moss, and sometimes when he looked at you he seemed to be seeing something else. Like now. "I dreamed of a winged wolf bound to earth with grey stone chains," he said. "It was a green dream, so I knew it was true. A crow was trying to peck through the chains, but the stone was too hard and his beak could only chip at them."
"Did the crow have three eyes?"
Jojen nodded." - from A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Several months ago Deb Freytag over at Fantasy Flight games reached out with a job that was too fun to refuse. She wanted a card for the upcoming Game of Thrones expansion but different from the usual art they commission. This was meant to depict a dream and so she needed a more dreamlike style and said that it seemed like a good fit for me. I couldn't pass up the chance to put what I've been exploring in my personal work into an illustration for one of my favorite series so of course I said yes. This ended up being one of the most enjoyable projects I've done with Fantasy Flight to date. I'm very grateful for Deb keeping my work in mind for such a project and giving me the chance to stretch this style into an illustration. I really enjoyed working on this piece and am excited to be able to share it now!
Below are some thumbnails and color studies for the piece. Since I knew the window in the card was going to be an oval, I tried to design the movement within the illustration to fit the shape. It was also fun experimenting with some dreamy color palettes I don't usually get to try in this context.