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Lyanna Stark

Mystery, forbidden love, secrets, promises, life and death...





A3 canson paper
Winsor and Newton Watercolours
Chinese Ink
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ASoIaF (c) GRRM



Lyanna Stark was a younger sister to Lord Eddard Stark and was betrothed to Ned's childhood friend Robert Baratheon, who was very much in love with her

Lyanna was present at the Tourney at Harrenhal. There she met Howland Reed and chased away his attackers. The tournament was won by Rhaegar Targaryen, who surprised all present by crowing Lyanna as Queen of Love and Beauty.

Shortly after the tournament Lyanna was apparently kidnapped by Rhaegar. Brandon Stark, upon hearing this, rode straight to King's Landing, and upon entering the keep he roared for Rhaegar "to come out and die." King Aerys had Brandon and his companions arrested. Shortly after his father, Rickard Stark, was summoned to the city to answer for the crimes of his son. He was immediately arrested himself and shortly after brutally killed with his son. This was a primary impetus for Robert's Rebellion.


In the war, Lyanna's fiancée Robert and her brother Eddard were important leaders, together with Jon Arryn who had been their foster father. The rebels defeated the royal army at the Trident where Rhaegar was killed. This decided the war.


House Lannister joined the rebels and took King's Landing killing King Aerys. After this Ned rode to the Tower of Joy in the mountains of Dorne with six companions, and found the three final loyalist members of the Kingsguard - Ser Arthur Dayne, Ser Oswell Whent, and Ser Gerold Hightower - guarding it. They fought, and only Ned and Howland Reed survived. Ned found Lyanna inside the tower, dying.


Prior to her death she extracted a promise, its contents as yet not revealed, from Ned. Her final words were "Promise me, Ned", a phrase that haunts her brother for the rest of his life.


Ned's daughter Arya is often compared to Lyanna in terms of appearance and personality.
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shickadelio Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
Wow! I love finding magnificent art of ASOIAF characters who we never get to actually meet/hardly see, and this is a prize piece!! So simple, so elegant. Easily one of my Lyanna faves! 🐺💙🐲 Keep up the awesome work!

PS - I definitely need to find some better emojis to rep people more accurately! Lol
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Thank you so much for the kind comment! Hugs from Ecuador :heart::hug:
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is so very beautiful. Love it! :)

I also like how you have taken the time and effort to write a brief summary of her character and how the war for her affection had served as a catalyst in the brutal world of ASoIaF.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I take great care in all my art and well, writing a bit about each character I paint is important to me. People can get an idea of who this is and why I did it... thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconnightingaleofthevoid:
This reminds me of the Final Fantasy character concept artwork. It looks absolutely fantastic!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you! I am not familiar with Final Fantasy, but I love the "concept artwork" you mentioned! That is my goal!
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:iconnightingaleofthevoid:
Final Fantasy is a video game series from Japan. Look up some of their concept art for there games, like Final Fantasy 9. You will see why I compare it to that.

You have a very similar style with this piece.
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:iconnightingaleofthevoid:
Here's a link to one image from the game I mentioned as well as the site it was from.

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Site: [link]

FF9 is towards the bottom.
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Polin-Sam Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Beautiful :)
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thanks so much!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thanks so much!
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sunjewel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Wow, love the colors and details!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thank you so much!
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Good work.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love her hair and her dress. Brilliant!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
thanks so much for taking the time to comment on all my ASOIAF artwork!
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IsabelOfShalott Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a very beautiful Lyanna :)
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Ravenhaven Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Beautiful!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thank you Gus!
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Whimsical-Artistry Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Pretty :)
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droxy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks liek Rowena Ravenclaw to me, =) It's a lovely composition and I love he softness of the costume.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Yeap, it is said by others too... thank you again!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I haven't read the books, but this picture is beautiful! :iconbigheartplz:
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
You should... really you should! Thank you!! :hug:
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Magic-1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
*Siiiiigh* :love:

She looks like to be a wonderful mythical celtic woman.

All of these little Details, the necklace and applications on the clothes!!! Amazing!

The Hair is flying in the wind, with beautiful Flowers on Top of the Head. :love:

And the background... :faint:

*press Fav-Button* Must have THIS!!!! :giggle:

Thanks for showing, an inspired Magic :huggle:
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Netti! Yes, you have a very very good eye. I took Celtic inspirations in this one. The dress, the neckacles, even the small details... it`s not easy, I`d love to try more celtic knotwork... I drew this one 3 times actually... I had no Control+Z!

Thank you for the lovely comment dear :hug: Now, must read this book!
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TillyMunson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Perfect. <3
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you vey much!
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Mirandolina1988 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Truly Beautiful....*_*
I am convinced that R e L were in love...
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you!!! Yes, R & L had to be in love... and that is so sad, but still, their love lives on J... I hope!!!
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Mirandolina1988 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Yes, I agree :P J.. is totally Rhaegar's son, and will save the world from the Others, that's my opinion! :)
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I was hoping he would be inmune to fire, but he isn`t, like Danny... maybe she can be of help to him... I think...

And maybe a certain someone is helping him, I think it`s his uncle, Benjen... I haven`t read all the books, I am only on book 3 so when I am farther on, I can make some theories... I love them!!!
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Mirandolina1988 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Not all the Targaryens are immune to fire :) and I'm sure that in the last two books George will reveal Jon's true parentage and power...(At least I hope so!) Meanwile, I'm sure you will enjoy books 4 and 5 ...a lot of stuff revealed farther on! Keep on drawing :)
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I hope I can read on, I am already close to pg 200 in book 3. Slow, but steady reading... love the books so far!!!! And I can`t wait to know about Jon`s parents... he is clearly a Stark... but who is the real father/mother?
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Lypten Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Are you an R+L=J fan?
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lypten Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:ahoy: I am guessing you are too!!!
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
My dear, this is splendid! It has all the smooth, magical, sparkling qualities of your digital work, but knowing it's watercolor makes it extra magical! That's a medium I ADORE. You're so talented, and you've grown SO much as an artist, even though you were fabulous to begin with. :) :hug:
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thank you Lily, it takes a lot of time and practice. I have so much to learn still...
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Well you seem to be learning more and more with each piece! They are ALL so gorgeous. :heart: It's wonderful that someone who inspired me years ago to start real art can still inspire me to continue improving. :)
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I am happy that you are still inspired and motivated. Art takes patience my friend and a lot of time, love, care... I have been neglecting it a bit, but I am back to drawing almost daily...
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Always, my dear friend! You're a huge inspiration to me! I've neglected it, too - only lately, but I have an Elements of Art class that is heavenly. Not much hands-on art, but a ton of discovery and studying.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Tons of practice and critique my friend... critique, constructive. There is no use if we don`t learn from mistakes...
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MrTonyNeale Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I thought she made Ned promise to take her body back to Winterfell. Did I miss something?
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I think the promise was something more important... but telling you would be spoiling it for you... or not?
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MrTonyNeale Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I just don't recall reading it is all.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
It`s all in between lines. Written in book 1 and 2 so far (I`ve only read those two). It is mentioned various times that Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna, and afterwards, after Roberth killed him, she was found in a tower dying by Ned. In a bed of roses with blood... and the promise me Ned. I think he had something to confess to someone... Ned but didn`t have time.
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MrTonyNeale Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I remember that much. Lyanna made Ned promise to take her body back to Winterfell and not bury her in the crypts. He buried her under a Heart tree. At least that is how I thing it happened. There was something that involved Robert but I cannot recall what it was.

Which characters do you find yourself rooting for? I am partial to Tyrion, Sansa, Jon, and Arya.
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