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House of Black and White by LiquidSoulDesign House of Black and White by LiquidSoulDesign
After creating the sigil posters for some of the main House's in A Song of Ice and Fire series, I decided I wanted to create a sigil and motto for the Faceless Men of the House of Black and White.

"...In the center of the doors is a carved moon face ebony on weirwood, weirwood on ebony. Its grey stone steps lead down to the dock.."

I opted for the motto 'Valar Morghulis', I think this has to be one of my favourites so far.

Based on the works of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Saga
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The design reminds me somewhat of Polynesian art.
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Tomaolykos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I began reading A Game of Thrones, I felt instantly connected with the Night's Watch. After all I am not fit to have a family of my own, so the celibacy thing wouldn't be a problem. But after reading some of Jon's chapters, I concluded that life in the Night's Watch was not that great. Then, the Faceless Men were mentioned during the Small Council's meeting as possible perpetrators of Daenerys' death. After researching about them, I felt a greater affinity to them than to the Night's Watch. Firstly, in terms of religion, I share their faith that there is a god that has many different faces depending of who worshipes hi. Secondly, I sometimes feel I have an assassin's soul. My favorite online game series is Sift Heads, about a mercenary who kills for money. The life of a Bounty Hunter is very appealing to me, and that's why I love Mandalorians in Star Wars. I can watch hours upon hours of deaths in movies, unless the killing takes too long. And in the later years, I've seen so many signs of Humanity's decay, that I sometimes wish these people would die, or be killed ala the Wanted. And not that rare, sometimes I wish that I could be the one to roll the dices in this wheel of fate.
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Seeing Death on screen is one thing, but have you actually ever taken a life before? If you actually enjoy death and suffering that much if you have, you have issues. I'm a soldier, you see, and I thank god every day I was not forced to make that decision to take another life, or that I was never sent off to the war and became responsible for seeing my friends and myself home safely. I know many that did have to take lives, and they DO NOT enjoy it. It came down to survival, that's it. My life or there's.
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bennadrom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god! this is amazing!
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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Doytoro Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Good Designs! Can I print this in a shirt?
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would rather you didn't. If you want it on a t-shirt you can get it from my RedBubble account
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Doytoro Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Artist
Okay, thanks.
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Donra Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Most excellent! It has so much depth. I am drawn into the eyes. All of your others are also very impressive.
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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DemonBlue Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
All men must die
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Valar Dohaeris :-)
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RoseLoveCry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing to me :love:
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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artvanda Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Excellent.
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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Narcissa714 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Love this!
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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kimnugentp Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I have been trying to order this design in a hoodie from Red Bubble and have been told they are having a "hoodie shortage". Is there any way of getting this design in a hoodie before Christmas?
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InsoLENTinsO Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Arya Stark is my favorite character. I she dies I'm not reading the books anymore. I feel chills looking at this sigil.
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully Mr Martin won't do that! I have a feeling Arya will be one of the onlys ones left standing at the end!
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bethmora Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
valar dohaeris :)
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:-)
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Ruriko21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Cooooooolllllll~~~ +fav
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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crisurdiales Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Superb! It would look great on a t-shirt!!
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the comment :-)

I am gradually getting some of my work onto t-shirts at RedBubble I'm hoping to get some more up soon so stay tuned :-)
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SiriusCrane Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Writer
All of them are amazing! Although you forgot about House Frey. [link]
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was going to do a sigil for the Freys but I hate them lol!

I will probably get around to doing one eventually but I am in no rush :-)
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SiriusCrane Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Everybody does! But they are important to the story. How about House Umber?
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really wanted to do one for House Umber but as Giants don't exist in heraldry I have found it quite hard to reference. I also don't know how George RR Martin interprets the Giant (is it a Giant from beyond the wall, or is it a big man) as there is no definative description.
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OpumMOTC Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I'm fairly certain that Martin refers to the Giants beyond the Wall, not just a big man. I'd like to see how you do it.
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SiriusCrane Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, the giants are described in the books like this: [link] and several artists interpret them like this: [link] So, basically, something that resembles a Yeti.
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Dragareb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Fantastic! :D
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Great designs, not only this one. Well done!
Is there a reason why is weirwood colour different on the ebony side? Ebony is also darker on the weirwood side, hmmm.
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I actually have another version of this where the ivory side is darker and matches the colour of the ivory side of the face. I lightened the ivory side to give a whiter look to the ivory but I'm not sure it has worked. I may upload the darker version soon :-)
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It looks a bit maori! :D
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He was inspired by Maori designs :-)
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KyderArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. I love your sigil posters, all of them. Kind of weird having it say "Game of Thrones", though, when that's only the first book. I guess it's for people who have only seen the series. Great work, nonetheless!
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LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)

When I originally started the poster series I used the 'Game of Thrones' tagline because of the TV Series. I have tried to change it since I have picked up the books but the bottom of the poster doesn't flow as well as it does with the 'Game of Thrones' tag.

I may change it if people would prefer but it would mean an awful lot of editing ;-)
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