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Game of Thrones Family Tree

About a year ago, I was searching the internet for a neat, well-designed Game of Thrones family tree. I was looking for anything, no particular family, no particular colors. The only stipulation was that it had to be well designed.

For the life of me, I could not find any that made me jump for my credit card. So, I made the attempt to do it myself, and it was challenging. I hate to admit it but illustrations are not my strong suit. It’s probably because I find it painstakingly hard to not be anal about vectorizing the perfect curve.

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I went through many style changes. I was so close to designing a set of Game of Thrones character emojis, so close.

Emoji Dany

Emoji Dany

If-Everyone-was-Pink-and-Yellow Dany

If-Everyone-was-Pink-and-Yellow Dany

That-Last-Idea-was-Whack Dany

That-Last-Idea-was-Whack Dany

Final Dany

Final Dany

Then I thought, “well how many of these do I need to make?”; so I began mapping out the family tree of Jon Snow. Then I got super carried away, and realized that the family tree was complicated as fuck. In this case, I didn’t have the time to create that many character illustrations, and I knew what I wanted to scope it down to. Obviously, I would do Jon Snow’s family tree.

I cannot confidently say that this is accurate.

Yet, there were still 22 characters to illustrate. To illustrate them all and quickly, I decided to create a symbol set of heads and eyes to get me started.

🤔 It’d be interesting to build a Sketch Library with symbols and overrides with these items to create my character illustrations.

🤔 It’d be interesting to build a Sketch Library with symbols and overrides with these items to create my character illustrations.

My first round of illustrations.

Then came creating icons for each house.

Animals — they are even more challenging for me.

Animals — they are even more challenging for me.

After taking a break and letting the project simmer in my brain, I finally finished it. As my mentor would advise me, at some point you just have to finish it, and learn from the outcome.

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Honestly, I’m not totally happy with all the characters — especially Jon Snow — but it’s finished! if you see something’s missing or want to collaborate, hit me up!

Equally important, who’s excited for the final season of Game of Thrones? I can’t wait for the outcome of this moment.

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