House Martell of Sunspear rules the Dornish lands. I painted a snake skin pattern on my nails with the Martell sigil on my accent nail. The snake skin is reference to Oberyn Martell’s nickname of the “Red Viper.” I decided to go with a gold/brown color palette for the snake skin because the Dornishmen are known to wear light armor embellished with copper, shining silver, or soft red and gold.
I used piCture pOlish “Solar Flare” for shading on the scales. “Solar Flare” is a multi-chrome that shifts from copper to yellow-green to light gold to maroon depending on the angle and light source. I felt it worked really well on top of a gold base because it almost disappears when I hold my hands up at one angle, but then at another angle you can see the detailing of the snake skin.
Next up from my personal challenge of painting the seven kingdoms from Game of Thrones, House Tyrell of Highgarden. This design was largely based on Margaery Tyrell’s beautiful (well, some are questionable) gowns. She tends to wear baby blue/teal and in some scenes she wears an intricate gold rose belt. The rose is the sigil of the Tyrells.
I challenged myself to paint the main kingdoms from Game of Thrones a couple weeks ago. Here we have House Lannister of Casterly Rock. Gold is a common theme in the Lannister family, from their golden hair to the many gold mines they control. Their sigil is a golden lion on crimson.
“We do not sow” is the motto House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands. I decided to recreate an underwater wood grain in reference to their pride for their ships along with the kraken sigil in gold on my accent nail. Instead of applying a full coat of glitter as a top coat, I took a thinner brush and highlighted areas around the wood grain lines. The hex and holographic glitters do a pretty nice job of adding to the underwater effect. Continue for more photos →