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Jon Snow by JenZee Jon Snow by JenZee
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Detail of face/torso at 100% can be found here!

ZOMG!!!! And I'm back....again! Jenzee disappearing tricks :( Very sorry for my long absence! Here is my latest :) Darn you school!

Jon Snow our friendly "Crow" from the Game of Thrones books by George R. R. Martin... I've been wanting to draw him for forever, so here he is finally!

It bugs the poop out of me that all he official artists (for the card game, and cover art) make him look 30 years old... He's supposed to be 14 so I hope the youth-yness comes across in this painting :) I initially drew him with a sword and stuff, but it looked I changed it... and then I drew him with some blue roses (there's a significance to that if you've read the books....sorta) and well...then he just looked SUPER angsty so I just left him empty handed and twiddling his thumbs :). Like a nervous little boyyyy!!!!

As always, critiques and comments are welcome! Thanks for lookin' hope you enjoy!

Painter 7.0
No idea how long this took me. More han 30 hours.... I stopped for a long while before I finished it :/
Original: 1400 x 3600 px
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UrukkiSaki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is the best interpretation of Jon Snow among the artist I have ever seen! Great work! :D
jadedatmidnight Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I love your depiction of Jon...maybe more because most of what I see now seems to be of the actor who portrays him in the HBO show rather than the character from the book. Anymahoo, I agree with your blue roses thought and can't wait to see how his character plays out (unless Martin pulls a Jordan but doesn't have a contingency plan in place). The "Et tu Brute" ending from his last book was awful but greatness...awfully great?
silkycat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Artist
bradleykerr Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Great stuff! Wish I had your patience!
ginlouis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I just love the name and his expression... It's quite "snow-like"...
strain70 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
This is si real
strawbos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You should update that face and torso detail link! I really wanna know how you paint because it looks amazing!
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
very good
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love JON!!!!!!! GAH!!!!!!! IF GUYS WHERE LIKE HIM ID BED THEM ANYDAY!!!!!!!! oh i just love him! I flip through the books just to see when its his pov cause he is my favorite but im so scared for him!
NikkiMaudit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
WOW que lindo!
juliablanco Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wonderful piece is featured in my ''A Game of Thrones'' journal feature. Hope you don't mind :)
Kloyce Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
morrigann11 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome work!
Thank for your talent)
Nauzykaja Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Wicked O_o
Unbewohnt Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
simply beautiful...
AnneMoody Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
I like everything but the eyes, although with this piece of art, you can take as many 'artitst licenses' as you want xD I love your A Song of Ice and Fire works (and everything else really!). Keep up, you're amazing!!
great-thrones Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Super amazing. I agree 100% about the age thing - it's more than likely the artists have never read the book and only go off of what someone tells them (another person who has never read the book!) I think they should make a real attempt at getting FANS who are artists to draw it, that way nothing is compromised! This is beautiful work :D
PanjackHana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you can fall in love with him... :)
AKrukowska Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Love Song of Fire and Ice, need to get next book, but I'm not so good in reading in English, so in my hometown I'll get a copy..
ravenarcana Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! I love The Song of Fire & Ice!
deeMM Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
The best Jon Snow I've seen! :lol: And the only one that fits in the books' descriptions! love it!! =)
SKar11 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Martin himself directed me to this from his site. Very nice detail, but the skin colour and eye colour freaks me out a bit :O
rhasphody Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
One of my favorite characters! Lovely job on the face!
tsutar Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hair is fantastic
Althenya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
I FRACKING LOOOOOVE this series! My heart stopped when I saw this pic! I had never thought before to look on DeviantArt for some artwork for this novel but here it is and you've done such a FANTASTIC job! btw, do you know when the final book is coming out? I know I'm not the only one waiting!
dethXbunnie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Oh, nice painting, though the eyes are supposed to be grey black.
emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just realized that JOhn Snow was a very important guy who published a report on sanitary conditions in London in 1857 or something.
Beautiful painting though- absolutely fantastic!
ParanoidMan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
I have recently just started reading A Game of Thrones and Jon immediately became my favorite character.

Awesome work, this very close to the way I actually pictured him to look.
kir-tat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
His face is amazing! His eyes is really alive!
bombed Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
awesome...even the scar on his hand is there. but i don't think u should have went too far with the "icy" look.
still, this is the closest to the jon that haunts the imagination while reading the books.
SkrianatheLostSoul Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
!! It's a Lord Snow! xD (God he hated being called that. Good times, though. <3) I didn't think there was Song of Ice and Fire fanart out there. o_o Kudos to you!
malkaf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
the eyes look cool but they are grey-black. and the skin looks like its a statue of...(i think its ivory or marble in english). apart from that i think its one of the best a song of ice and fire illustration i have seen everywhere and the one i most like from now!
wow... keep the good work, you are great. i going to see your gallery NOW¡¡
EtherealMotives Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I have no idea who this is, but I love it. It's one of the best pictures I've ever seen done from the computer. No joke.
PaulReinwand Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic, and as stated, much more "true" to the novels than any of the official works. Always makes me happy seeing more fans for such a wonderful series.
duss005 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
saw this one your site first. that skin tone is amazing.
Adrianvalke Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
wow, beautiful!
and I love Jon Snow!
Dance-of-Dragons Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
werent his eyes supposed to be steally grey?
thats what i thought it said in the book....
Del-Borovic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is just gorgeous. I don't know anything about the character myself, but, the way you painted him just drew me in. I like how you went from a few different ideas- this lastly of him just holding his hands I think works the best.. something ghostly about him, but definitely it says a lot. I love all the bright highlights..! It's lovely how you can combine such vivid detailing and then letting some things fall back into to blurriness or obscurity, it's gorgeous. :heart:
Pastry-Avenger Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
The face is amazing! I especially love the eyes. You are very talented, my friend.

Maiowin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wo, so real! he seems wet
Heguy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME, I thing is the best asoiaf fanart i've ever seen, really.
It goes to favs and... yay! blue roses! *is happy with the fandom*
yammerz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
WOW, fantastic..
Lol @ the hands =P..yep, definitely looks youthful..
Femobot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really best portrait of John Snow i`ve seen. Keep up with a good work! :D
demonpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Nice stuff! I like!
Misao83 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
A different Jon... I like him..... I agree with you in the "age" theme......
Slayer730 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this an absurd amount. It is an instant +fav. Any plans for a print?
FatherStone Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Very beautiful. I like the quality of details and colours.
Dionizije Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing piece of art! Excellent! Lower lip is less visible than upper one, that is only critise
Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
What a beautiful picture! It looks so realistic! The shading is absolutely breathtaking, and the eyes, the eyes are simply amazing!
Illiamdra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
OMG this is the best rendition i have ever seen!!!
thank you so much lol i fell inlove with those books but no one ever does alot of art for them. and yah the Game cards don't realy live up to the books.
lol the blue roses idea was great but yah i could see how that could be takin wrong if you don't read the story.
you know my roomie (who also read them) doesn't belive the blue rose theroy!
who do you think will be Danni's Dragon ryders?? (stupid martin taking to long to come out with the next book!!))
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