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The Music of Dragons

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External Link A Data Visualization of A Game of Thrones. After all these years, fans are still finding unique and interesting ways to analyze A Song of Ice and Fire. Case in point: Misha has created a data visualization of A Game of Thrones. Each chapter is depicted by a block of colors, with colors determined by character allegiances and percentages determined by the frequency of mentions. Can you figure out what happens in each chapter based on its visualization? (Note: the linked image is large.)

External Link A 3D Westeros Map with Tutorial. Little people, Big worlds is a tutorial site that teaches its readers to craft sci-fi and fantasy related things. Leigh's latest project: a one-meter high, hand-built, and painted map of Westeros. It's as close to Stannis' painted table as Ice and Fire fans are likely to get, and Leigh provides all the instructions (in three helpful parts) necessary to make one yourself. The photo below shows off some of the map's finer details, but it doesn't do justice to the dimensions of the awesome, final product. Go check it out and see if it's something you're interested in crafting, too.

External Link ADWD Fan Art by Urukki Saki. We've already featured some of Urukki Saki's work in our art gallery. Now he has three new, stunning illustrations based on events from A Dance with Dragons, with more to come. "Bran's Monster" is inspired by an early encounter of Bran's; "A Thousand Eyes and One" offers another look at Lord Bloodraven; and "Groleo" depicts the biggest moment from the book.

External Link Lego Game Of Thrones. Our next entry for art week is slightly less conventional, but perhaps more fun: Lego Game Of Thrones. This website is dedicated to recreating characters and iconic scenes from A Song of Ice and Fire in Lego form. The Heart Tree below is one of my favorites, but I also love the minifigure collections for House Stark and House Lannister, and I can't wait to see what else this clever site will come up with.

External Link ASOIAF Portraits by Impsgramma. Art week on Tower of the Hand continues with the work of one of our esteemed members. For many months, Impsgramma has been drawing fantastic caricatures of her fellow TotHraki. Now she's begun a gallery of characters from A Song of Ice and Fire, including some rarely depicted legends, like Bloodraven (featured below), Lyanna Stark, and Rhaegar Targaryen.

External Link Fine Art and Portraits by Amanda Rose. Artist Amanda Rose has painted a series of beautiful character portraits, acrylic on canvas paper. The subjects include Jon Snow, Daenerys, Arya, and Tyrion from Game of Thrones. Her portfolio includes video of her painting some of these pieces. Prints, shirts, and skins are also available from her print shop.

External Link Events in the Game of Thrones. Jerome Cukier has assembled an interesting animated infographic of A Song of Ice and Fire. It breaks down characters into one of five factions (Starks, Lannisters, Antagonists, Opportunists, and Neutral) and visualizes how each faction's influence, health, and relationships change as the series progresses to A Dance with Dragons.


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