I got really pumped when Game of Thrones came up for this segment of our art staff's theme given Fantasy is my favorite genre. I didn't have HBO prior to the theme's selection. To get caught up on the series I went ahead and ordered HBO... spending the weekend's evenings catching up with Season 1. Great great show! Reminds me of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series of novels come to life.
At the time that I set out to create my GoT illustration a friend requested a portrait. Well... since I was in the Fantasy vibe I decided to turn her into an elf. Luckily she didn't mind and dug her portrait. Hope you guys enjoy it as well!