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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 Apr 3, 2014  New member
 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 Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No, Cersei and Margaery don't inspire me crack, sorry.
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Libra1010 Apr 4, 2014  New member
 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 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 Apr 5, 2014  New member
 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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:iconladydeddelit:
davvero bellissimo lavoro in tutti i suoi dettagli, complimentissimi !
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cabepfir Jul 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
graziw :)
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:iconnatashakingston:
Love this, featured you here: [link]
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cabepfir Jul 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I love that chapter too :heart:
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:iconmoortjedoe:
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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