Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi) - Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

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Dear lord, this is going to involve a LOT of weathering and ripping. We're basically going to make a top out of a potato sack, throw it down a chalk cliff, rub dirt on some old grey jeans, rip a buttload of leatherette up, stick a fit wig on my head and then bronzer EVERYWHERE uneavenly to look like one of the Dothraki horde. Oh dear. We'll see how this goes >< It's looking fairly simple, but the devil's in the details. At least there aren't any armpits involved.

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sjbonnar posted on 31 May, 2012 - 13:45
Can't wait to see this finished!

Brown posted on 4 June, 2012 - 11:28
Thanks :) Neither can I, I've just started it and it's a really fun one to make!

NixieThePixie posted on 4 June, 2012 - 20:49
Nice work on the skirt material! Looks really weathered!

Brown posted on 4 June, 2012 - 22:41
Eeeee thank you!

khaleesi posted on 10 June, 2012 - 18:54
excellent weathering on the skirt! and i LOVEEE your dragon :D

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Progress Journal

5th June 2012

Further skirt weathering

Added some boot polish (tan), yellow and orangey peach chalk to make it look like it'd been through the Red Waste - sorry for rubbish quality :/

5th June 2012

Painting Drogon

Finished :) He looks well fit - used black, brown, red and metallic copper acrylic paint

5th June 2012

Buying a dragon friend

So we went on another magical shopping trip, this time to buy more paint, and while looking for chalk for weathering we found an excellent dragon (see pic of him, part-painted) who looked like a good basis for Drogon :)

2nd June 2012

Weathering the skirt

Okay, so what I was really concerned about was the colour and effect of the material. I started with a khaki base colour (cheap wilko acrylic light brown, green, yellow and white), painted washes over of light brown, then grey-green, then darker grey. To give the 'Hey, I live in a desert' vibe, I wanted it to be dusty, but I'm cheap so TheCakeIsGone and I pilfered his mum's flour and then just really went to town. We then threw mud and rocks and splattered water on the fabric, then played tennis with it using the swords he'd made earlier, then rubbed more flour on the mud and played tennis again. xD We're so professional. It's also probably worth mentioning that I didn't use a paintbrush - I didn't like the effect. I smeared the paint on with my bare hands. It was gross, but also awesome.

1st June 2012

Material buying

So today was the magical fabric reconaissance adventure to Fabricland in Kingston. Bought some seriously flimsy leatherette (cream) for the skirt, and some fancy quilted calico for TheCakeIsGone :D Ate some spontaneous fried chicken and took it home to weather