Houses Targaryen and Baratheon

As promised, here is the second batch of A Song Of Ice And Fire sigils!

First, everyone’s favourite incestuous survivors from Old Valyria, the Targaryens.

Three headed dragon, red on black

No references for this one either, which I’m quite proud of. I do like the “official” series design, because, admit it, it looks badass. Unfortunately, it would have been impossible to get that circle into the rectangles I’ve been using. It wasn’t a particularly smooth design to make, as my original one fell into the trap of assuming ASOIAF dragons have four legs (they do not. Does that make them wyverns? Is there any solid classification of draconic fantasy zoology?) Then I misremembered the words, and charted “Blood and fire”, which meant I had a nice fancy capital B that I could then do nothing with. So back to the drawing board. Luckily, it turned out really nicely. I was wondering if the wings would look a bit too cluttered with all the line detail, but I think it looks OK.

And House Baratheon!

Crowned stag, black on gold

So, I had been trying all the way up to now to fit everything into landscape rectangles. They all vary in size by a couple of stitches, but I didn’t mind too much. And then, House Baratheon with their bloody rearing stag. Thanks a lot, guys. So for this I kind of borrowed some of the pose from the series design of the sigil but I did alter it quite a bit. I didn’t particularly like the crown around the neck (it took me a while to work out what it was), and as the crown was an addition by Robert when he ascended the throne, and he is a slapdash kind of guy, I thought he’d probably have been like “Yeah, give it a crown.” “Where?” “Eh, stick it wherever.”

And that’s about it this time. I’ve charted out the Tully trout, so I think next round will be the trout and the Greyjoy squid-kraken.

Watch out for Rue from the Hunger Games as well, because I finally have a picture of her on my computer!

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