The Battle at Blackwater 13 Englert

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Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:36 am

I am enamored with this print. Probably the best print of ships I've ever laid eyes on. Classic scene of the book without shoving GoT down your throat. I've seen a lot of dislike for the wall in front.. But as always things tend to look better in person. Plus I love the subtle touch of the silhouettes of Tyrion, Joffrey, and one who I'm assuming is the Hound
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:51 am

This is probably my favorite Mark Englert print to date. GID layer is impressive.

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:14 pm

I too, am quite excited for this print. This would be my second GID, and by far the most subtle use of GID I've come across in the short time I've been collecting. Very impressive work. I hope it doesn't fade.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:28 pm

I love how the GID layer completely changes the tone of the image...peacetime to battle. Great use of that effect, I'm glad I was able to grab one.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:31 pm

I love how if this were a Mondo GoT gallery piece/drop, it would've been THE piece to get. I loved Danger's and Richard's work, but this...this is basically what that show was missing.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:45 pm

This is my favorite use of GID I've ever seen. Fantastic. Especially considering that the wildfire is green ... couldn't be any better.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:04 am

I've got to have this one to accompany my JC Richard "North of The Wall" Just a beautiful piece of work. One of Englert's best IMO.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:05 am

Hellboy wrote:I've got to have this one to accompany my JC Richard "North of The Wall" Just a beautiful piece of work. One of Englert's best IMO.
Yeah, I'm pretty excited about hanging these two together.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:48 am

jrsheppa wrote:
Hellboy wrote:I've got to have this one to accompany my JC Richard "North of The Wall" Just a beautiful piece of work. One of Englert's best IMO.
Yeah, I'm pretty excited about hanging these two together.
I have both coming as well and I agree they should look great together. Really looking forward to seeing both in person but the Glow aspect of this print looks amazing form the images online. I can only hope it looks half as good in person. This secene was a very rememomable moment both in the book and TV show, great to see a visual represnetation like the TV show did in a art print. Also love how this print and Horkey GoT have no writing on them that says Game Of Thrones! Really excited now about how my living room is going to look when all three get framed! :drool:
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:00 am

ClaytonHopper wrote: Also love how this print and Horkey GoT have no writing on them that says Game Of Thrones!
I do too. I'm probably going to mat out the border of my JC Richard to eliminate the title. To me prints like these work better without them.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:02 am

Love the concept of the wildfire GID but imo that day image looks really flat. Increased contrast (an extra color maybe?) would have made the image more dramatic. Also rough stormy harbor appearing magically glassy with reflections? Rough ocean on an overcast day just doesn't reflect things like that at a distance so it's kind of distracting
More jarring imo is the comic-style silohuette in the foreground appears hand drawn in but many nature elements, water, coastline appear at least partly cloned in from photo sources. The style mix makes the overall image look more like collage instead of cohesive illustration. Looking at past prints this is obviously a deliberate choice, but the mix just looks off to me.

And not sure it's a plus that it doesn't have a logo anywhere, since it more highlights the fact it's not official ;)
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:48 am

pugsly wrote:Love the concept of the wildfire GID but imo that day image looks really flat. Increased contrast (an extra color maybe?) would have made the image more dramatic. Also rough stormy harbor appearing magically glassy with reflections? Rough ocean on an overcast day just doesn't reflect things like that at a distance so it's kind of distracting
More jarring imo is the comic-style silohuette in the foreground appears hand drawn in but many nature elements, water, coastline appear at least partly cloned in from photo sources. The style mix makes the overall image look more like collage instead of cohesive illustration. Looking at past prints this is obviously a deliberate choice, but the mix just looks off to me.

And not sure it's a plus that it doesn't have a logo anywhere, since it more highlights the fact it's not official ;)
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:56 pm

pugsly wrote: And not sure it's a plus that it doesn't have a logo anywhere, since it more highlights the fact it's not official ;)
I could care less about 'official'.. Its Art... plain and simple. Horkey's GoT print had no writing and he was commissioned by HBO/GoT for that print. So you do not need writing to make it "Official" or to make it good. It's actually a nice change pace since almost everything now has some sort of writing or tag on it.
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