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Rhaegar and Lyanna by martinacecilia Rhaegar and Lyanna by martinacecilia
So *v*
Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, this is sort of a gift for :iconcrazycallisto: since it's her favourite ship.
For "forcing" me to finally read a song of ice and fire. XD

Ok, since their relationship is still relatively unknown I'll go for semi-canon with her being a sort of a tomboy and him being the lunatic charming married prince who abducted her starting a war.
She's upset having him favouring her, can you tell?! XD

And on a totally different matter. Every fanart I've seen of him depicts him with looooooooong silver hair. I can understand the silver, but is there some reference in canon for the length? I really don't remember it. So I cut his hair so he still fits in the "long hair" description (just in case I missed the reference) but at least he doesn't look like inuyasha and sesshomaru's lost brother.
I've always kinda hated the sephiroth hot shounen manga look.

characters from a Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
pencil and photoshop texture mine
used as reference: [link] by :iconracehorse87-stock:
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HAHA Sesshoumaru lost brother, so funny, still everything looks cool, except for Lyanna, shes kind of fat here and not so astonishing beautifull as descipted, and ye shes pissed but that is no reason to turn her intu Cinderella ugly sister.
martinacecilia Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh no, be careful with these body image issues, they are not healthy at all... if this is your version of 'fat' then your standard of 'thin' might be really close to dangerous. Also beauty is an highly subjective matter....
I leave a comment under this picture, but all your ASoIaF works are beautiful ande genuine.
and that's how baby jon snow apeared
Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar were madly in love with each other. He did not start a war to be with her. The Mad King did when he roasted Ned Stark's brother and father alive in their armor. Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are Jon Snow's real parents!

Beautiful artwork!
None of that is any more than speculation. For all we know, Rhaegar was just as crazy as his father and kidnapped Lyanna against her will. It's possible all she made Ned promise was to take her body back to Winterfell.
Lyanna isn't the type to be kidnapped, let alone from the middle of winterfell. She was a swordsman and expert equestrian, she'd put up one hell of a fight and make a lot of noise before going. If she was placed on the back of a horse she'd probably push of the person holding the reins then take off.
martinacecilia Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can see your point but even experienced soldiers can get kidnapped: she could have been poisoned or maybe restricted by 30 guards, or she followed someone she trusted and then surprised like that.... anything could have happened really...
She was in winterfell when said abduction happened. Only Rhaegar and 2 or 3 guys went, there wasn't an army. If she were abducted what would be there to stop her from making noise, sneaking out or pushing someone off they're horse and making a run for it. She was one of the best equestrians in all of westeros, she was a fighter and probably wouldn't just sit around and let something happen against her will if it was as extreme as the story implies. 
martinacecilia Nov 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
except that the fact that she was a fighter and one of the best equestrian of all westeros implies that rhaegar knew about it, and he could have taken preventive measures. say they poisoned her wine and she fell asleep or something like that, say the poison was strong enough for her to be transported for miles and miles without waking up and when she woke up she was tightly bound. And that is just one scenario, I could come up with more. Maybe he blackmailed her with something ('if you don't come with me I'll do something nasty').  
The point is that we don't know: skills alone don't allow us to make 100% accurate predictions. Jamie Lannister was one of the best fighters in all westeros and he still lost a hand. Loras Tyrell was amazingly good as well and see what happened to him. Robb Stark too. The Hound. Asoiaf is full of really good fighters and strategists who don't win in the end. There is a possibility that she went along willingly, but there's a possibility as well that she didn't. 
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