Portraits of Ice and Fire: Part One

I’ve been a very absent blogger these last two weeks, apologies! It has been quite a hectic month and somewhere along the line, my photo ideas seem to have been misplaced. But for the last week or so, I’ve been toying with a themed series of shots and after a few false starts (trying to find appropriate prefabs proved to be a bust) I think I know how to do them. The basic idea? Portraits of various characters that appear in The World of Ice and Fire, the book that Ran and I released together with George R.R. Martin exactly a month ago.

So, this is the first such portrait, showing Rhaenyra Targaryen, one of the two siblings who fought over the Iron Throne in the Dance of the Dragons. This portrait is showing her towards the end of her life, not long before she will be devoured by her half-brother’s dragon, Sunfyre. She wears a rich, but more modest gown and several pregnancies has left her plumper than in her youth.

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The lovely gown is Luminary’s Miranda gown from the Geeks’n'Nerds fair, which features some lovely gold accents and beautiful gathered sleeves. The skin is Calaerneth from Imabee (I love this pale tone) and the hair is the Justine hair by the Muses for A Tattered Page and the jewellery is by Alchemy Immortalis. The backdrop is composed of drapes (and prefab) by Rustica as well as a candelabra by the Muses whereas the dragon is from Alchemy (and I need it in more colours!).

These portraits will not be straight out of SL shots; here I have applied some brush stroke and structure effects, and of course a frame. I expect the others to follow a similar pattern.

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