Oct 2 2012 1:30pm

The Making of the Song of Ice and Fire 2013 Calendar

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.


Deana Whitney
1. Braid_Tug
Holy Cow! I'm dizzy!
and really impressed....
2. tolladay
Nice work. Somebody ought to buy that man a separate pallette monitor.
Chelsea Rash
3. Crashwriter
Gorgeous! How many hours did that time lapse cover?
4. Len Goldstein
Is this what cover art has come down to by computer? No one does painting by hand on canvas anymore?! I know, I'm joking of course I'm sure it's much quicker and easier by computer. But, I'll take the wonderful paintings of the late, great Frank Frazetta any day of the week. That is art.

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