And Finally, How to Make Arya Stark of Winterfell Look Even More Badass

Over the past few months, we've featured Hugo-nominated artist John Picacio's fascinating tutorials on the process behind the artwork in his 2012 calendar for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, at last, here's the sixth and final process post — which might be the most exciting yet. For it features Arya… » 7/06/12 1:12pm 7/06/12 1:12pm

My Art Nouveau Vision of George R.R. Martin's Fiery Sorceress,…

June is almost over, and when you flip your 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar to July, you'll find Melisandre. My artwork for her is the focus of today's exclusive process feature here at io9. How did the flame-loving sorceress from Asshai become the icon for the hottest month of the year? Read on, and find out. » 6/29/12 4:30pm 6/29/12 4:30pm

Jon Snow knows nothing, but his portrait took a lot of careful study

In recent weeks, io9 has been the home of exclusive 'making of' posts for my George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar artworks, including Eddard Stark, Bran Stark, and Sansa Stark and the Hound. This week, I'm sharing some of the process that led to my Jon Snow and Ghost artwork. » 6/22/12 1:59pm 6/22/12 1:59pm

Game of Thrones meets Beauty and the Beast: My Vision of Sansa and the…

io9 has already featured 'making of' posts for my Eddard Stark and Bran Stark artworks for the 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar. This week, I'm sharing how I created my artwork for Sansa Stark and the Hound. » 6/08/12 3:46pm 6/08/12 3:46pm

My Vision of Game of Thrones' Bran Stark, Atop Winterfell

Last week, io9 featured a post about the making of my Eddard Stark artwork for George R.R. Martin's 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar. This week, let's have a look at the process behind my Bran Stark artwork. » 5/25/12 3:00pm 5/25/12 3:00pm

How I Brought Game of Thrones' Ned Stark to Life

John Picacio is a super-talented cover artist whose art has graced many of your favorite novels — but many people now know him best as the creator of the 2012 Song of Ice and Fire calendar. Picacio's iconic art has helped to capture the splendor and squalor of Westeros for many readers. Here, in the first of a series… » 5/18/12 7:00am 5/18/12 7:00am