Useen Westeros: Widows Watch


(ManuelGrad) #1

Widow’s Watch is my attempt to portrait the seat of House Flint on a harsh, cold, and barren shore. It seems life has left the castle, only the violent sea and lifeless rocks remained around that place. I tried to convey the feeling of loneliness, but with a hint of hope in the distance. Lady Lyessa Flint is waiting for something that may never come back.

This is the second of three pieces I did for the exhibition “Unseen Westeros”.
Here are the other ones:
Golden Tooth, Summer Isles
The main idea behind this exhibition/art-book is to show all the beautiful places of Game of Thrones we couldn’t see in the series. Me and over 40 artists worked on this ambitious project.
If you are interested in learning more, check out the website:

I used Blender for the castle, the environment is mainly matte painting.
The creation of the castle in Blender was surprisingly simple and fast.
Just combined Boxes and Boolean modifiers, no UVs.
Texturing and shading took me a solid 5 min ^^

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Breakdown and closeups:

Useen Westeros: Summer Isles
(Joseph F. Bielak) #2

awesome work


Beautiful! :slightly_smiling_face:

(Calzaath) #4

This is excellent!

(ManuelGrad) #5

Thanks very much guys, much appreciated!

(Bart Veldhuizen) #6

You’re #featured! :+1:

PS: I added a cropped thumbnail for a better presentation in the top row.

(RemTou) #7

Nice work Manuel!!
I had a look on your “Unseen Westeros: Golden Tooth” too. You got the lighting really well, I like it.

(ManuelGrad) #8

Thanks very much Bart! I agree, the automatic thumbnail wasnt the best, thanks for fixing that!

(Nitram_2000) #9

Amazing work.

As someone from the rocky shores of the real Westeros ( :wink: ), I can’t express my love for this enough.

Currently working my way through Fire And Blood and seeing stuff like this only adds fuel to the world.

Again, amazing stuff.

(ManuelGrad) #10

Thank you very much for that reply! Really nice to hear!

(pitibonom) #11

looks awesome !!!

congratz for the work !!!

too bad you represent impossible architectural things !
Come from an imaginary world :wink:

I definetely love it !!!

(ManuelGrad) #12

thanks! Glad you like it!

I have to say i unfortunatly doesnt know too much about architecture, is it impossible to build a castle like this?
Looks definitely like a challenge though ^^

(Bart Veldhuizen) #13

I featured you on BlenderNation, enjoy :slight_smile:

(ManuelGrad) #14

Its an honour to be included! Thank you very much Bart!

(pitibonom) #15

well forget abut what i said ManuelGrad x))
yes in medieval times it was just impossible to make such pieces of architectures.
It’s just a matter of means. today with steal and concrete, almost anything is possible but long ago, castles
were strong and tough only with gravity :))
but… as i said, forget about it, it’s just technique…
what you did is just beautifull :)) just pefect !!!