Like Tolkien, the Song of Ice and Fire Calendar has become a yearly art event to look forward to. Past editions included the excellent work of John Picacio, Ted Nasmith, and Michael Komarck. This year we are treated with a year’s worth of Marc Simonetti paintings of Westeros. This video shows a ten minute time-lapse of Marc creating the cover for George R. R. Martin’s 2013 Song of Ice and Fire calendar. Anyone who is interested in digital painting—or who just wants to be mezmerized for a few minutes—should check it out below.