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Skirts and Dignity by cabepfir Skirts and Dignity by cabepfir
Cersei gathered up her skirts and dignity. "This must be very frightening for you. I shall forgive those words." (AFfC, p. 810, Harper ed.)

My entry for *Redcandle17's contest ASOIAF: The Bechdel Test [link] , asking to depict "two or more women interacting in any of the scenes from the books".

With this, I believe I've drawn Cersei more than any other ASOIAF character :D As for Margaery, I firmly believe in the theory she will turn out more evil than Cersei, and that this scene is only a foreshadowing of what she's capable of.

As always, I tried to be quite faithful, so Margaery was "barefoot and shivering, clad in the roughspun shift of a novice sister". Her cell had "no furnishings but a straw-stuffed pallet and a bench for prayer, a ewer of water, a copy of The Seven-Pointed Star, and a candle to read it by. The only window was hardly wider than an arrow slit."

Cersei was dressed with a brown, "soft woolen dress that covered her from throat to ankle, with only a few small vines embroidered on the bodice and the sleeves in golden thread".
Beside that, the "sky was grey and bleak", therefore in Margaery's cell there wouldn't be much light, even if it's morning.

For the basis, I followed *pettrybyos's tutorial [link]
Watercolour on Hahnemühle Bamboo 265 gsm.

A Feast for Crows (c) George RR Martin
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
 Queen Margaery: "But you said that you wouldn't be seen DEAD in these rags, so why can't I ..."

 Queen Dowager Cersei: "MINE! MI- damn, this stuff just tears at your hand; QUICK give me one of your rags to wrap my flesh-wound but so help you, if you give me cooties … "
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No, Cersei and Margaery don't inspire me crack, sorry.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
 I apologise, I think the little grey cells that form my sense of self-restraint were cracked yesterday and my sense of humour came pouring out through the breaches; I must apologise for allowing this to happen while perusing your most excellent gallery! 
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cersei is in my top three favourite characters; I find her condition in the cells pretty horrible and not meant to be taken as a joke at all, that's it.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
 I have to admit that I'm less than fond of her, but I do appreciate the last point; I can only ascribe my thoughtlessness to my deep dislike for the Queen Dowager and a fit of what falters halfway to being passable as wit! 
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LadyDeddelit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
davvero bellissimo lavoro in tutti i suoi dettagli, complimentissimi !
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
graziw :)
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NatashaKingston Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Love this, featured you here: [link]
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I love that chapter too :heart:
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moortjedoe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
oh my god, how do you watercolor? this piece looks absolutely fabulous! Also I love your rendition of Cersei, she's got just that face for our lioness of Lannister :)
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes, watercolours, I've used them for many years ;)
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Ramsay-Bolton Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing :) I love Cersei in that scene too. Well, I love Cersei in all scenes ^^
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! Thanks ;)
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xavor85 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
O_O
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
An excellent picture of a great scene.

I love the way the tables turn on Cersei so rapidly and by the end of the chapter, she is in exactly the same position as Margaery.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.

Well, I believe that at the end of the chapter, Cersei is actually in a worse position than Margaery, considering that the evidence is against her now.
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely. That chapter made me love the book so much.

Cersei is so delightfully camp.
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing illustration!!!!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, dear! :hug:
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh this was my favorite scene in "Feast"!! I too believe Margery will take them all by surprise!
Well done!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ahah, you avatar is fantastic!

Thank you very much! :)
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
=D
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TARPAP Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I like this very much, expecially the girl on the floor.
By the way, your signature is pretty interesting, it seems a reversed 3 :D
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
uh maronna e a cosa devo l'incredibile onore di vederti connessa su deviantart? A questo piccolo disegno? Ma Vostra Grazia è troppo generosa!
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holepunch Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I don't support the evil Margaery theory, but this scene was nice to read for Cersei getting called out to her face on her...unpleasant nature. I hope we have more moments like that in the future.

Cersei's face came out very well especially. =D
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. I re-sketched her many times before getting the right expression...
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Redcandle17 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This is great. :D And drawing Cersei so much is totally understandable; I totally have a girlcrush on her.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
There are 28 fanarts in my ASOIAF gallery and 11 out of them feature Cersei :D
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PrincessAndDragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Great work! :D
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
grazie! :blowkiss:
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Your watercoloring skills are amazing. I'm so envious of your talent!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahah, thank you. Much is only a bit of experience and practice ;)
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kethryn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist
This is so good! The interaction of the characters, the details of the cell. Marvelous work!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, moto! Are you preparing something to, for this contest?
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kethryn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Nah, I don't have the time to do anything elaborate. :(
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Pity. The theme suited you ;)
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evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Your watercolor work is amazing!!! Is the Bechdel Test referring to Alison Bechdel (comic book artist- I just gave a presentation on her graphic novel Fun Home)?
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, really? I *love* Alison Bechdel. I was lucky enough to attend a presentation of Fun Home in France and it was very, very interesting.

In any case - yes, the "Bechdel Test" for movies [link] originated from this strip: [link]

I quote from the first link:
The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man.
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evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Oh my gol. That is SO freaking awesome!!!!

I haven't had a chance to read more of your story yet- it's been a pretty busy summer. I'm hoping to get to it soon, tho!!

Thanks so much for the links! Just out of curiosity, do you happen to have any other graphic novels you'd recommend?
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)

Ahah, the fic is now ended and will be there when you have time ;)

Uhm. Good graphic novels. Apart from my beloved Craig Thompson, whose new work, Habibi, will be published in Autumn, I would recommend "Daybreaker" by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, anything by Blutch (possibly "Blotch") and by Bastien Vivès (but I don't know if they are translated), "Wilson" by Daniel Clowes, something by Adrian Tomine, and just everything by Will Eisner, if you haven't read him yet.
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evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Oooo!!! I can't wait to finish it!!! Hopefully I'll be able to get to it sometime this week.

Thank you SO much for the recommendations!! I've been reading a lot of stuff by Jeff Brown lately- Funny Mishapen Body, Clumsy, How the Cat Got Out of the Bag (to name a few). He visited my graphic novel class and I'm pretty much in love with him. He's geeky and awkward and super adorable. Plus he loves cats. :) I've also been getting into a lot of memoirs. I just finished up one called Kiss and Tell. It was pretty quality.

I haven't actually read anything by Will Eisner, which makes me feel like a horrible graphic novel fan. I CANNOT wait to read more by Craig Thompson!!! I ADORE him. <3 I just got two of my friends to read Blankets as their first graphic novel. :)

I'll DEFINITELY check out your recommendations. Hopefully my library carries them.

I can't remember if I already mentioned this to you or not, but if you haven't already read it, I'd highly recommend Blacksad. The art is absolutely GORGEOUS.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry, Ba & Moon's book is called Daytripper, not Daybreaker :facepalm:

Eisner is a monument - I just lurve his storytelling. I'll say to start with A Contract With God, A Life Force and Dropsie Avenue (maybe this latest is my favourite), then New York.

Blacksad is the one with a cat as protagonist? Or at least a man with a cat face?

I've read other French/Italian stuff lately, but I don't know if it's available there. :P
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evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Hello dear!!!
I am SO SO sorry that it's taken me so crazy long to reply to you!!!! Life has been kinda crazy and busy. :P

Blacksad is indeed the one with a cat as a protagonist. It's wonderful. :) All the characters are different animals, which sounds kinda weird, but it's absolutely fantastic. The artwork is gorgeous.

I've been going through the graphic novels at my library, so I definitely need to add your recommendations to my list of books to read. I hope my library has them- it's kinda slim pickings. :P
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droxy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this also looks iconic. Lovely!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, dear! :blowkiss:
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