This illustration follows the path of Arya in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I wanted to chronicle all of the death that she has encountered on her journey. I’ve included every target on her list and every person that she has killed. For every mark who is dead, I’ve included how they died in some small way (The Tickler’s many stab wounds, the bite marks on Weese, etc).
The burning holdfast in the bottom half of the illustration represents the attack on the nights watch by Ser Amory’s men in A Clash of Kings. The towers burning in the centre represent the Red Wedding at the twins. While these events were pivotal in Arya’s journey, I felt that by the fifth book, she no longer allows herself to dwell on the events that have transpired, she is simply overcome by bloodlust for the men who did it.
The decaying face and the skull both represent the House of Black in White in Braavos. They hint at the masks that Arya now wears.
Painting practice with Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth. Yep, it’s that time of year again… let’s just say awesome unlikely friendships and character development arcs and opposing colour schemes are some of my biggest weaknesses. (but Jaime, y u keep changing your hair?!)