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Prince Doran Martell by InTheArmsOfUndertow Prince Doran Martell by InTheArmsOfUndertow
Prince Doran Martell, regent of Dorne and father of the princess Arianne Martell. Doran suffers from gout, so he is presented to us like someone who is in pain constantly, and is hardly able to walk. Therefore, he is always sitting, with a blanket on his knees and enjoying the peacefulness of the gardens.

He reminds me somehow of Marcus Aurelius, my favorite Roman Emperor. Given his taste for peace and the simple, beautiful things of life, he could have written the famous Meditations. Too bad that his own country is claiming for blood and revenge instead of peace and meditation. How will Doran cope with convulse times?


Uuh..In contrast to Asha, I really like how this turned out. The background is crappy, but I thought it would be better to do something instead of leaving it blank.

Doran Martell is a character from the A Song Of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Very probably my single favourite depiction of The Prince of Dorne!
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AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Amazing art. House Martell are my favourite family from a song of ice and fire. Doran sort of looks like General Tullius from the elder scrolls v: skyrim 8-)
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cabepfir Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the peaceful atmosphere, and the colours :)
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Grazie mile! I just love to imagine Doran in a quiet, peaceful garden, enjoying the sun and the smell of the sweet oranges. Sigh :_D
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cabepfir Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's very lively. I imagine him looking at the sea from the front porch of his chambers.
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Le-Saboteur Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
First off: another picture I really love. I adore the Martells, they are probably my favourite family (including the Sand Snakes, obviously) out of the books.

Doran is a pretty badass guy, it would be cool to see more art of him.

Secondly: new Avatar episodes? O_O *runs off*
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Haha, did you like the new episodes? ^^
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Le-Saboteur Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
YES O_O

Yes, I did. Suki, woot! The ending with the girls was awesome, I was totally not expecting it.

/fangirl.
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alciha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Hrmm, I know I've seen at least two other versions of Doran fan art floating around, but I have to say I like your version the best so far. I think it's because you've made his hair light, but not gray. You know, just great color choices all around.

Dammit, you're making me want to draw this guy, now. *laughs*
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Oh, please, do. I'd love to see your take on Doran. He's an interesting character, and there's not much fanart of him. You'd do a beautiful job for sure.

Btw--Avatar's new chapters! I just watched them. Omg.
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alciha Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
YES new avatar! I know. I have to say, episodes without Aang or Katara may just be the best ones yet.
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Haha, sad but true. I don't dislike either aang or her, but without them everything seemed more substantious. I don't know if that word exist. English is not my first language, and Wordreference is not working right now, so I'll take the risk ;)
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MilesMoses Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
by the mother,the warrior and the stranger!!!
I love doran(in fact I love all the martels)
he is some kind of the good-natured tywin^^
and not weak at the same time!!!
I also see him as a great ruler
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Welcome, fellow Doran fan! He'd be a great ruler indeed. I think we all were surprised to learn that he wasn't a weak-tempered man. He's just so smart! I am glad you like my take on him ^^
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jekaa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
That's a great pic of Doran! :clap:
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Thank you!
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jesatria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
This is quite awesome. There just isn't enough artwork of Doran and there really should be. He's one of my favorite characters.
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
You're absolutely right. I searched for Doran Martell here in DA and I was shocked to learn my pic was the only one! That's not fair, poor Doran. He's a very interesting character. Now I'm in sort of a Martell frenzy, so I think I'll be doing all of them.
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jesatria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Excellent! You should also paint the reveal scene when Doran tells Arianne the master plan. There's like NO art of that, which is criminal in my opinion.

Do you have a livejournal? I've got a community there called Do Me, Oberyn, for lovers of Oberyn & all things Martell/Dorne.

[link]
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Oh wow. Yes, I've got a LJ account, my name there is Holofernes : D. I'm joining your community right now. I've just seen the "Our Prince Charming is bisexual and has eight bastards" and I know I have to join.

PS: I'm doing a Queen Nymeria, just for Dorne fans.
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Wolfsister Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
He is like Aurelius isn't he? i think he is the biggest badass in these books. i just the big revel at the end of book four. if anyone should rule the seven kingdoms it is this man.
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Agreed. Doran would be a very good ruler. I was shocked too when I learnt he had been conspiring and scheming to bring back the Targaryens. Poor old man with gout? Not Doran.

But I'm digging Stannis for the throne. He'll never get to rule, we all know that, but if I were to fight for one of the aspirants to the throne, I'd be going for him.
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Wolfsister Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
i just don't think any of the people who are pinning for the throne are going to get it. mark me on this it is going to be someone who doesn't want to be king and will do a wonderful job at it.
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
haha like...uuhhh Jon? ;)
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jesatria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
That is perhaps the one thing that would turn me against the series & get me to openly denounce it. Jon needs to stay on the Wall & HONOR HIS VOWS. I believe that GRRM is a better writer than to write something so horrifically cliched and contrary to the rules he's established in his own universe. One thing that's so special about asoiaf is that it does not follow many of the conventions/cliches that we see in other fantasy novels. Jon on the throne would reduce it to so much run-of-the-mill fantasy crap.

But anyway, I really don't mean to threadjack. Yes, Doran would make an excellent king. He is very rare for a ruler in Westeros: he is compassionate & cares deeply for his people, but is also extremely cunning & skilled at the game of thrones.
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InTheArmsOfUndertow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
I agree. Jon should stay at the wall and as you say, honor his vows. For Westeros throne, I'd dig Stannis or Doran, though we know it's gonna be Dany.

Ugh, the truth is, I don't really care about Jon Snow. From all the characters of the saga, he is the less interesting to me.
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jesatria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Me too! I don't find him to be an interesting character at all.
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Wolfsister Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
i hope so but Doran would be better.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
my new favorite of yours! oh how I wish I could do clothes like you.
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