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This literally took me FOREVER. The lovely idea to do a pre-raffaelite looking Catelyn was :iconredcandle17:'s

Lysa Tully, Petyr Baelish and Catelyn Tully at Riverrun when young, before all the shit went down.
From A song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

(please don't bash the characters in the comments, thanks!)
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To start of, not here to bash, but to be constructive.

Lines: Your use of them in this piece brings it the people, setting, and atmosphere into a stunning reality.
Color: The colors fit each other perfectly, a harmony in the dull hues, nothing fighting to come to the front, which I find both awesome and somewhat disturbing.
Repetition in Expression: I find that they all seem kind of complacent where they are, and it makes it seem more surreal, especially with the faces showing more thought than anything.
Balance: Perfect!
Energy: It shows off a lot of hidden energy, that of the water, and the lighting of the castle in the back.
So all in all, I am praising this in this critique.

To give some advice.... (Since I have to...) Make the colors contrast if you want it to be more realistic....that and the expressions, it seems dreamy, otherwise. That's all I got. Amazing work.
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   General Artist
Woooohh.... :)
the-Loony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
omg you drew lisa tully? really? how could you go in for that!?

okay, kidding aside.
i just love how you threw the cloth folds and the positioning of your characters. both girls looking away from P. ... it fits, really.

i´m not so much in love with their faces and necklines (especially the girls´) the faces, i think, are a matter of taste. i simply find some of your other heads much more attractive, not only in terms of sexyness but in general. also ca´s not so convincing with such a overwhelmingly soft look. her eyebrows seem to be drawn back just too far. (i think she´s been a strong person before being married off to the north.)
on the other hand... ah well, anythings possible and after all it´s probably especially interesting to see her out of the tough mom mode. also i do understand that it comes with the style you chose for her. the pre raffaelite.

anyhow, what keeps bugging me when i give the picture time to settle, is lisas neck and jawline. it just looks so terribly hard, i feel that the transition from face to neck is missing and i´m not to sure about katlyns neck meeting the head in a proper angle and at the right place..

however, that are small issues and maybe you´ve already noticed them. Also it´s not always good to overanalyze pictures. they can easily loose their hidden beauty that way.
so i´ll just say this at the end: the overall composition is beautiful, especially the flowing gowns and hair.
i do like this pic a lot and it would be great to see similiar artworks from you in the future! :)
the-Loony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
beg pardon for all faulty names... it comes with audio books. guilty.
gagnorblu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
He used to be such a sweet child. Now he's a sociopathic power-hungry Player.
dot-dashlee Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
so beautiful. it makes me sad to look at this though...
Karly-Berri142 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love this! I think the way you paint is lovely specially clothes and the water like woooow :la:
Claudia-SG Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
uuuh bello quetto! *__*
Regendy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Aww, I love seeing things of Riverrun kids before the tragedy and dysfunction set in. Like other people have said, the muted colors make for such a lovely tranquil feel.
Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful pic!:heart: I love everything about it! It's nice to see scenes like these, of happier times. Well done!^^
Istriel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I was sure it was a ASOIAF fanart and then I saw the tittle Riverrun (I'm used to read it in french " Vivesaigues") and the description !! XD
This is lovely !
Petyr looks so kiiind and sweet here and I love the way you make grass and water
sketchditto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
A very nice idyllic scene! I love how Petyr is looking at Catelyn almost like a shy stolen glance at her (that is the intent right?^^)
There is something about Catelyn's head tho that I find a bit awkward, the way it sits upon her neck - other than that, beautiful! :)
cabepfir Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lo amo tutto e (ripeto) ti odio perché se avessi uno schermo utilizzabile lo metterei subito come wallpaper e non ce l'ho. Waterhouse sarebbe fiero di te!
biffyc7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Oh man, this is too awesome to describe in words
vya Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
That's wonderful!<3
theguiltyones Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is too pretty! love the outfits and your whole imagining of riverrun. it's just gorgeous.
Martafav Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist
The colors are amazing! =)
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D thank you!
nellethiel-aranel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I adore Catelyn...Lysa and Littlefinger can jump out a moon door. Both sisters are pretty and you can tell which one is which. I like how Catelyn is gazing away with a dreamy expression, probably longing for Brandon or Ned, while Petyr looks at Cat with a similar expression.
Harmleikur Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
song of Ice and Fire <3
I don't like Catelyn much, but I must to say thats look great :)
wikigiuli Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
magnifico! ambientazione, colore, disegni... tutto bellissimo! :clap:

(inoltre io adoro petyr baelish - ehm ehm...)
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
(mwahahah! anche io, non ce la posso fare con i personaggi moralmente ambigui, sono i miei preferiti.)
wikigiuli Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
ma prego, fiera compagna del Villain Funclub! XDDDD
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