Drawing Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi) - The Mother of Dragons

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I want to challenge myself I want to try and draw something that's quite detailed. Right from the start had an idea of how I wanted to go about composing this image and normally I would create some rough thumbnail sketches to give myself a few ideas. I started off by making a really rough preliminary sketch and started to plan out where I wanted everything.

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It was difficult to draw out such a small scale and create those details but I just carefully work out where to place the marks with the pencil and eventually it all comes together.

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Perhaps one of the most challenging things with this drawing specifically, was to draw in the eyes correctly. I had to make sure I was using a sharp pencil so that I could be more accurate.

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I tried to draw in the majority of her surroundings first so that I was confident with the proportions. I'm using a 4b charcoal pencil. I was able to get a range of different pencil shades and turns just by changing the pressure I apply to the paper.

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Most of the time when you create a portrait, it's the person you have drawn that should be the main subject that means you don't want your background to take away the attention from that subject. You don't want it to overpower the main aspect of the drawing. You should also look at how you have done the drawing. Look at how dark you have shaded in parts of the drawing. Think of the contrast it would have with a certain background.

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The overall drawing had taken me a long time to finish about eight hours, so quite a while to finish but I really enjoy the process of creating them and doing something different once in a while.

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Such a great talent you possess my friend. Steemit needs a very talented person like you in the community. Watching out for your upcoming post. CHeers!

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Thank you for your support! It means a lot to me! :) @hiroyamagushi

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you are very talented mate. followed u. i do oil painting, but i feel like im walking in mud! take my hand.
https://steemit.com/@expressionism
check my work if it worth ur resteeming. thank you

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Concuerdo con el amigo @hiroyamagishi, tienes un GRAN TALENTO. Yo diría que los ojos que dibujaste son más hermosos que los de la propia actriz. Igualmente la postura de la madre de los dragones es exacta, sin hablar de los dragones, mil felicitaciones amigo @vanansteam.

she's so beautiful, beauty, brain and a good leader in GOT.

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Yes she have everything, if only she was real ahaha

My favorite is emilia clarke
Great work man I appreciate your talent and efforts

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Well done ..
Nice .. Thank you for sharing your day with us
For more creativity .. Thank you for the photos

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Thank you for your awesome comment my friend! Wish you the best!

Wow , such a great talent you have 😊😊😊

Hey @vaansteam I love the black and white contrast you used to highlight the body of khaleesi. the design of her that you draw is extraordinary, I know its her but its your percepcion of how you look at her, 100 points for that.

I think also that the detailing that you did with khaleesi you didnt do it with her dragons, why? it was on purpose?, because i would love it see detailing dragons in the draw. in the series we look the beauty of Khaleesi that's true, but we also look at the impact of the dragons in the scene. and that would be interesting to rescue for your drawing. and finally I guess if you dark the background a little bit you could highlight more the shape of khaleesi. but thats and idea, idk what do you think of that, haha.

besides that idk how long you have been drawing, but I know that you are a really good artist. And you have the gift, use it! and keep learning and getting better every day!

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@ceheiberg thank you for taking your time to write this. Yes it did on purpose. Cause i want to focus more on her but you’re right the dragon does need more attention. I really appreciate your encouragement. Thank you very much!

Amazing work! You are very talented!!

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Thank you so much! Means a lot!

i like to draw too @vaansteam how about an art-off between you and me we both can draw something same and lets see who's better. just for fun

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your still alive? lol

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I think you are a bot, right?

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lol!! he escape from KFC

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@hassansteemit I never had anyone challenge me before :)

Very nice pick... looks like a modern type illustration of her.

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Thank you. Yes kinda modern :)

Initially the pet looks real but when we scroll down we can see the wood work

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Thank you for pointing that out :)

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Most welcome the picture are excellent

Wow, that's really great work. I'm not really a fan of the show (never saw it,) but the details are incredible. Good work!

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You should check it out. It’s pretty good :)

Beautiful art work @vaansteam love the passion u put into this drawing

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Thank you for your compliment @pricelessrita

Wow! So amazing!! How to draw like that

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I learned through practice:)

Great drawing

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Thank you!

fantastic drawing!

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Thank you!

wow beautiful woman, like an angel in heaven @vaansteam

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yes she is an angel

your biggest opponent will always be yourself. That is why the best way to overcome yourself is to challenge yourself!

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My competition is me Thank you for that :)

This is amazing, love the way her detail was brought to life even more in the last 2 pictures.
Perfect work of art. Upvoted and Resteemed

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I enjoyed working on it. Thank you

Great art. Resteem and Upvote @vaansteam.

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I really appreciate that @phogyan

I wish, if i can draw like you. You've done really well. I can see that, how hard you've tried, spending eight hours on that wonderful work and sharing the steps is really appreciable. And finally, you got your point, you enjoyed it. This is the most important things a artist does need. As a well wisher or like a friend i would like to say, try to focus on Light & Shadow.
Thank you @vaansteam

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Thank you for your word s of encouragement it means a lot! I will try to focus more on that :)

wow great art

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Thank very much

nice art

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Thank you

You draw great! I like what you do.

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Thank you! Glad you like them!

It is such a wonderful masterpiece! You make me wow all the time @vaansteam!

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I'm happy that you like my work. Thank you for the great support!

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Always liking your works. I am actually inspired by you in terms of art portraits but I still need to learn more. Haha. I am really far from reality. Hope to see more tutorials from you @vaansteam.

awesome work! well done with the different shadow and lights effects. I really like the balance of black, white and grey - fits perfectly as well as you managed to create a great plasticity. keep on drawing, very admirable!

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Thank you so much for your compliment

nice art work.... :D

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Thank you!

Thanks for showing all the steps--that is a lovely creation. You are so talened.

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Your welcome! Thank you the compliment. Means a lot! :)

Great drawing! I wish I could draw like this :p

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Nothing is impossible:)

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Very impressive art you making !
See you around ! :-)

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Thank you for following I shall do the same! I’ll see you around!

So rude and amazing!

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Thank you!

My first ever post on steemit that im going to resteem. Wonderful plate form for talented people like @vaansteam

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Oh wow! I am honor. Thank you for that!

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You are welcome

Cute Woman!Good Drawer.

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Thank you! Very nice of you!

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Thank you

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Thank very much!

An amazing drawing, I think only a small part of us has this gift, don’t stop and keep learning😍

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You must be that small part too. :) very well said!

That drawing is awesome ! I Love that Highlight Contrast ! I did yesterday a Fanart of GOT too ^^
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wow.. this is pro :D

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Thank you ! :D
It took me a very long time to finish it. :)

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it must be all day long

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Wow that is really Amazing!

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thanks :D

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Very impressive painting. I like it.

I would have never believed somebody drew this. You proved me wrong! I love it💗💗

Well it looks nice. So that's why only Khaleesi is really noticeable and the dragons aren't much noticed. 😁

What's the paper size by the way that you say it is of a small scale?

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Yeah you’re right maybe I should focus more of the dragons too. It’s not that big. I forget what size it was

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Ok then.

Woah. Very nice drawing. I’m a big fan of GoT and the details are unreal. Well done.

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Thank you very much! That means a lot!

This makes me happy! Wish I could hang it at my home :)

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Good Idea. I’m thinking of hanging it up my room :)

awesome! Where's the ❤️️ button?

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Your love ❤️ is good enough

Your drawing is quite good and it is trying to prick back to life a habit i have discarded since 1994. I use to be good with pencil too you know. Good job with the khaleesi.

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I hope to see your work

Very nice, you are a great artist! Keep up the great work! :)

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Thank you and I will keep it up!

Well you can erase Viserion now, that's for sure.

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Yeah maybe ahaha

Good luck in your work..

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Good luck with u too

Thats incredible.

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Thank you

This is beautiful... Would love it if i could draw like this... Maybe you can have an online tutorial

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I’m thinking of making a video.

When i see such a beautiful piece, it takes me back to the times of leonardo da vinci, michael angelo and the likes, how they changed the world with their works... Now i look at this and see our present has surpassed the former.

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I like leonardo da vinci such a masterpiece. Thank you for the compliment :)

What a fantastic job you have done! Love it!

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I’m happy you love it! :D

New on steemit. So glad I found your blog! That's some real talent you got there.

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Thank you so much!

It's crazy how you make your art sir and it's amazing. I'm also an artist and I just made my first post today, hope you would check it out and see some of my artworks too. Hope I could make art like what you do sir. Salute!

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Thank you so much. I’m sure u can too! Yes I’ll check it out!

Beautiful black and white photos. You are good at drawing with a pencil.

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I’m still trying to improve. Thank you!

Cool for the expertise of brother @vaansteam in making paintings using charcoal pencils. from the painting I see that the image of a woman has become the expertise of an @vaansteam, but I am very interesting when I saw some pictures of animals around women who are very clear picture and blend with other images. although in the painting is focused on women, but I see the existence of animals in the painting became the main attraction in the painting

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I wanted to focus more on the woman, but you’re right. I hope to see your art too :)

Amazing work with talented skill!

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I appreciate that :)

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Okay I will thank you so much!

Wonderful one @vaansteam. Keep it up.

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Thank you! I will! :)

You know nothing @vannsteam!

great work! Hahaha

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I’m sure you know more ahaha

Such great nice drawing @vaansteam

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Thank you

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Urvwelcome

Wow! Man that is a fantastic drawing. I hope you are able to have you gift creat and maintain a lifestyle for you. You’re crazy talented!

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Thank you! I really do enjoy creating art. As it is one of my favorite hobbies.

Long live the queen of dragons. Love her.

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Yes bow to the queen ahaha

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I want to be Jon Snow and find my Dragon Queen, haha.

Hello partner, step to greet and invite you to see my work, where you can see daily drawings, crafts and many creative things with different materials, and super easy to perform

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Thank you for that. I will check out your artwork!

She is a wonderful subject! I wish I could draw.

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Just takes practice. I’m sure anyone can :)

So beautiful artwork!! Love mother of dragons

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You’re like a mother of dragons yourself with all those dragons tattoo ahaha

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So I found the easiest way to be 😋

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Thank you! :)

Quien es la Khaleesi?

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Thank you

great art,thanks for your sharing

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Thank you for stopping by

I can't explain how much beautiful the images are. Really awesome.

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I’m really glad you like it :)

Nice. You gonna draw any video game characters?

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Yes do you have anything in mind?

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Kratos from God of War or Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid.

Waoooloooooo great to meet with artsts and pleaasure i am also an artist .and your work is realy fabulous love yur drwing and followed for your next work and i hope you willl like my arts .

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Good to meet other artist. Hope to see your work soon

I wish I could sketch like that! You are brilliant at the fabric folds. Who is she? (I'm going to look her up....)We had a big beautiful bright green iguana in our garden this morning - he would have been perfect on her lap :)

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Ah - I just checked her out - learned something new! Never heard of her but you've drawn a beautiful likeness...very nice.

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Thank you very much @handmaiden! Yes it’s also a great tv series. You should check it out :)

Nice post mr@vaansteam

That's some pretty good shading you got there.

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Thank you very much!

preety nice .......love your skills

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Thank very much!

wow its an fantasrtick pot,,..keep it up...im a\n artist ,..so i liked it so much..

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Thank you so much! :)

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Thank you agusnkvic! Very nice of you!

I wish I could draw like that. I could not wait for Season 8 and see what happens to the dead dragon.

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Me too. Waiting for it to come out :)

Her kingdom will be a feudal sosialist system ahahahah

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Ahahah yeah

I like this series, one of the best in the modern world. I generally like fantasies about dragons. Good drawing!

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I’m a big fan. I love fantasy

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And did you try to come up with your own original characters, or illustrate books in an original way? It is interesting...

I really liked how you draw women. So you like girls. Good luck in your work!

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I draw everything. Maybe I should start drawing guys too

Wow! Greatest artwork I've ever seen! Please don't tell me you drew that off heart! Anyway I won't doubt you if you were to say that, because nothing is impossible for such a talented artist like you ☺️.

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Thank you for the compliment! Ahaha

Really amazing drawing. I like the contrast, it makes the drawing look more alive and real. Contrast is something I usually focus on because it makes a huge difference.
I challenged myself to get better at making portraits. I've done some portraits in the past but I consider myself as a beginner. Have a look at my latest drawing if you like :)

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https://steemit.com/drawing/@realitycartoon/my-drawing-of-cameron-diaz-i-challenge-myself-to-make-better-portraits-original-art-by-realitycartoon

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I agreed. Contrast is very important. It make the drawing more alive and that drawing is amazing you’re super talented!

It's great drawing.... I'm impressed...