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Rhaegar and Lyanna by martinacecilia Rhaegar and Lyanna by martinacecilia
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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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Queen-Of-Typos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
By far the best of Rhaegar/Lyanna pics I see; she looks like a lady, but also like she could beat the crap out of you, a bit of Arya's looks as well, nicely done~ especially in the northern-appropriate clothing, fur, and darker colors, plainer dresses with not too much embellishments

I really didn't like everyone's dynamic of how Rhaegar and Lyanna were madly in love and stuff, because that doesn't excuse him from being douchey to Elia by not crowning her as his wife in front of everyone, you know?
izclark Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
agreed, i dont mind long hair but the luscious rapunzel locks seem odd :P
Amadeus-V Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't get why most ppl hate these two (specially Rhaegar). I mean, for all we know Robert could've been lying about Rhaegar kidnapping Lyanna. 
Sappheira Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
i love lyanna's expression. i hate this relationship with a force of a thousand suns, but nice art.
Gerosion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I like the pattern for Lyanna's dress and Lyanna's expression.
badassnewton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Rhaegar's right hand looks weird.
mk456 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I hope you join me on himbeing a dick ._. he starts a war and his lady wife and children are murdered. I hate him for that plus he caused
her death and Roberts deep depression that left him to be a shitty king. 
fantocan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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....
Ebemsa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I leave a comment under this picture, but all your ASoIaF works are beautiful ande genuine.
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
and that's how baby jon snow apeared
CountSantoGermain Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
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!
My-sanity-went-boom Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
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.
whilemina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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...
whilemina Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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. 
whilemina Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
How in the hell could he poison her wine? The northern people are extremely loyal, they would never betray the Starks. Even if she was poisoned how would they get her out without anyone noticing? What on earth could he have black mailed her with? There is no evidence that she had secrets that were worth getting kidnapped over. If it were a more general nasty thing what would stop her from telling her father or someone else? I know that good fighters are still badly damaged in GOT but she was in the middle of Winterfell, surrounded by loyal peoples and her family!
Azura-chan1522 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
You forget that everything of Rhaegar trumps Lyanna.
She could have realized that as the crown prince, he could have fucked her life and her family's is she didn't do as he asked. Also, we have no context of Rhaegar loving Lyanna, some people said it but it could have been something of denial since they desperately wanted to believe that Rhaegar was a good man and not mad like his father. However, I don't believe it was a kidnapping, I believe Rhaegar was obsessed with his predictions and realized that Elia could not have more children, so he needed a spare woman(the dragon has three heads). So seeing that Visenya was a warrior with pride, he needed someone like her, and since Lyanna was a wolf, she was perfect. So Rhaegar seduced her, and when he thought it was time, he got her to come with him. So I believe that Rhaegar did not love her, he only saw a an innocent girl he could convince to give him what he wanted. Rhaegar wasn't evil however, just blind sighted by his goals and fables.   
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
except northern people are not all extremely loyal? the stark get betrayed more than once by northern families? I don't know the first one that comes to mind is Roose Bolton I guess. Lady dustin is someone else who has a grudge against the Starks. And there are a lot of other examples in the north? if NOW in the narrative we can found people pissed off by starks it's not unbeliavable to find people pissed off by starks at Lyanna's time. Starks are not saints who inspire only faith and good thoughts and unrelenting love. 
for example, "Lyanna, I just gave this 6 year old girl I found in the kitchen a deadly poison that will kill her in 10 days of horrible pain. the only way to save this kid is to follow me to that tower where I have the antidote or she'll die" Do you think someone like Lyanna would ignore something like that or risk calling it a bluff? There are ways. There is no absolute certainty about this story unless Martin provides more details.  
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Raye-Shinigami Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps, perhaps. There are a great many of theories about this topic - personally I like to think that Rhaegar and Lyanna /did/ love each other. Though I'm open minded about Rhaegar being mad like his father, and truly the scoundrel Robert called him. We have our speculation until GRRM proves otherwise...
oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I love your design of the two, their faces and clothes and pose... And I totally agree with you, this long hair would be so impractical, I mean, he fights in tournaments! But still I had to laugh when you called him Inuyasha and Sesshomaru's lost brother. :D
EmaCamU Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
i still don't understand how this character was never compared to elric of melnibone, white hair, red eyes, dragon themed armourthey are practically twins
DamaNym Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Hehe, love Lyanna's face. She's like "DOES NOT COMPUTE" at the situation.
TheDrunkenWhaler Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I think he looks great actually, this way it's about the same length as Vyseris' was in the TV series.
Red-Mirror Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mettiti l'anima in pace, Robert. Lyanna e Rhaegar sono la coppia migliore (IMHO) di tutto ASOIAF...o lo sarebbero, se Martin si degnasse di darci un po' pił di informazioni. Pazienza. In ogni caso, ottimo lavoro: sebbene di loro si sappia poco, sei riuscita a rendere quel poco che sappiamo splendidamente. Applausi (e un fave) ben meritati.
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol io non sono neanche sicura sia una coppia. Grrm potrebbe chiaramente darci pił informazioni. si.
Red-Mirror Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beh, nemmeno io con certezza, ma il mio istinto di shipper ha dimostrato di beccarci il pił delle volte :P Forse fra venti anni (stima approssimativa), quando saranno usciti gli ultimi due libri, sapremo la veritą.
nerinaxodes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
beautiful, i love the expression in Lyanna's face!
vya Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
That“s beautiful!<3
angaloth215 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
This is beautiful... I love the clothing and the textures. Lyanna does not looked thrilled.... although Rhaegar doesn't seem to mind.

While I haven't finished reading ADWD, I've decided to view these two in a more sympatheic and romantic light, considering that Robert's murderous rage towards the ENTIRE Targaryen family struck me as a tad bit too dramitic... like's he's trying to convince himself that Rhaegar was a monster and Lyanna was a helpless victim. Ned and Catelyn aside, I think a ASOFAI needs a bit more romantic love.... and the idea that Lyanna would fall in love and run away with a married man and not be the typical damsel in distress seems a lot more interesting anyway.
Zombievegetarian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Love it
#1 their expression
#2 especially hers
#3 the clothe designs

All in all going to my favorites
ShoujoSharingan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I agree with everything you said!. And I love the fanart too, obviously. But I still hope Lyanna is Jon's mother :)
Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What are you talking about? Rhaegar IS Inuyasha and Seshoumaru's lost brother. That's what he meant by the dragon has three heads. It is known.
Pfft xD xD xD
Lovely piece! Their facial expressions are pretty awese. Whether Lyanna and Rhaegar were in love or not, they're still my favorite couple ^^
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD sadly that's probably true.
By the way, this is how I see Rhaegar right now: [link]
Exactly like that.

thanks by the way! :heart:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
(XD it's no wonder that I can't take Rhaegar seriously anymore. THAT VIDEO always came to mind while reading adwd!)
StarkArya Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful picture :)
Liczedo100 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
It's beautieful...
snoopygal5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Love it!!

Only (and I'm totally reluctant to bring this up about such a beautiful artwork) Lyanna looks a teeny bit cross-eyed... If you move the right pupil (her left) to the right, or the left (her right) to the left (your call!) just a little it'll look normal. Sorry, I'm just a little particular about eyes like that!!!

P.S. Rhaegar looks gorgeous. I think I have crush.
AlevBlack Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist
OMG!! The texture of her dress is so beautiful! *__*
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OmegaDevin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I want to know more about these two SO BAD. I love their expressions, and your Rhaegar is damn sexy, to boot! :+fav:
LilithAnnabelle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I love this oh so much! You did an amazing job :D
FataBanshee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
There's so little about Lyanna in the books. It make me kind of sad, because I love that Ned has said to Arya that they're both very similar. So I think Lyanna must have been very angry, I mean... She was beautiful, but she wanted to fight too, I'm sure she wanted other adjetives... I don't know how to express it. xD I mean, she was this beautiful girl the men talked with gentleness, seing nothing else but beauty and there were so much more in her. That's how I see it.
I can't define myself to a "Lyanna & Robert" shipper or a "Lyanna & Rhaegar" shipper. I will probably go for the second one, because I like all about "Fire and Ice" (i must be the whole Draco&Ginny thing. xDDDD)
InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
This is BEAUTIFUL. You've become my new source of inspiration!
arysani Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Love the style. And despite being a hardcore Rhaegar/Lyanna, I sort of like that (at first) she's not all over him.
Nazgi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Rhaegar is amazing, quite the capturing
Mirandolina1988 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Beautiful. Rhaegar's clothes remind me of prince Philip from disney's "Sleeping Beauty" :) .... I love it! IMHO I think the were in love... in a honeymoon at the Tower of Joy :* ! (Sorry I have too much love for Rhaegar)!
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They make a cute couple. :iconhurrplz:
Ceranko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Great piece. Such a tragic love story these two. George RR Martin is an incredible writer.
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