Art That Captures The Imagination

24 Jul

Art That Captures The Imagination

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega, for those of you visiting for the first time. I am a writer of Fantasy, Suspense and Thrillers. I do, however, have a tendency to mix a little Romance, horror or humor (among other genres) into my stories.

I love art, creativity and beauty, and I know these come in many forms. In my quest to build my author platform, I have met and befriended a group of incredibly talented individuals. Writers, poets, artists and even singers who are masterful at what they do. I feel blessed to have found them, and I would be selfish if I kept the beauty, artistry and creativeness of their craft all to myself.

So for the next few weeks I will be featuring their art, writings and music along with my own work on this blog. I guarantee you will enjoy every bit of it.

In today’s post I will feature a talented artist name Erin Coldrick. I came across one of Erin Coldrick’s illustrations on Google+, and I was mesmerized. Those of you who know me are aware that I love the HBO series “Game of Thrones” (okay, I’m obsessed with it). I asked Erin if I might see more of her work, and it turns out that she loves the series as much as I do (we’re kindred nerds). Her drawings are marvelous to say the least, so I was compelled to show them off here on my blog. Even if you’re not a geeky fan of the show (like I am), you can still enjoy the skill and creativeness that went into these beautiful pencil drawings.

I added a few quotes and other elements from the show for dramatic reasons (further establishing my geekiness).

Erin Coldrick has been an artist for over twenty years. She loves working with pencil, but has also experimented with color painting. She lives in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, with her handsome husband of nine years and their beautiful eight-year-old daughter. Erin has been a tattoo artist for the last thirteen years. She works out of her own shop.

Ancient Elements Tattoo
1630 Burntcoat Road
R.R.#1 Noel, NS

I hope you enjoy Erin Coldrick’s stunning portrayals of characters from the fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

WINTER IS COMING.  The North remembers. There is no shelter from the storm. Fear cuts deeper than swords. …and not a soul to hear. Can a man still be brave when he is afraid? That is the only time a man can be brave. ~Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen exiled princess of the Targaryen Dynasty, Kahaleesi, a queen of the Dothraki and mother of dragons. "I do not have a gentle heart. I will take what is mine with fire and blood."

Daenerys Targaryen exiled princess of the Targaryen Dynasty, Kahaleesi, a queen of the Dothraki and mother of dragons.
“I do not have a gentle heart. I will take what is mine with fire and blood.”

Arya Stark

Arya Stark of Winterfell

Tyrion Lannister and Bronn

Tyrion Lannister and Bronn
Tyrion: “I understand the way this game is played.”

Sandor Clegane "The Hound"

Sandor Clegane “The Hound”

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont  He gave up his lands to serve the Night's Watch.

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont
He gave up his lands to serve the Night’s Watch.

Night gathers, and now my watch begins.

It shall not end until my death.

I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children.

I shall wear no crowns and win no glory.


I am the watcher on the walls.

I am the fire that burns against the cold.

The light that brings the dawn.

The horn that wakes the sleepers.

The shield that guards the realms of men.

I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch.

For this night and for all nights to come.

The Wall

The Wall

Game of Throwns flow chart

25 Responses to “Art That Captures The Imagination”

  1. yobial3 July 24, 2013 at 1:39 am #

    A great talent I really enjoy this sort if art. Everyone I know is into Game of Thrones. In Australia we can only get it on pat TV which I do not have. I think I am going to have to download it. 🙂

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 24, 2013 at 1:59 am #

      It’s a great series. Very interesting, and it keeps you on your toes. Erin Coldrick captured my favorite characters perfectly. Go ahead and download it. 😀


  2. Dyane July 24, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    Gorgeous images. Goooo Canada!!


  3. Teagan Kearney July 24, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    GUEST BLOGGING to be, or not to be? That is the question. My answer – definitely a big yes! Beautiful artwork and love the poem. Thanks for sharing both.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 24, 2013 at 6:30 am #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Teagen. I agree, guest blogging is definitely a do. 😀


  4. dishofdailylife July 24, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    I have never seen that series but the images are amazing!!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 24, 2013 at 6:28 am #

      Erin is definitely a talented artist. If you like Fantasy you should check out an episode. 😀


  5. Jennifer Kirk July 24, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    A truly wonderful post Vashti, Erin’s art is gorgeous – I especially like the way the she has drawn the ryes of the boy:-)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2013 at 12:20 am #

      Hi Jennifer! I think you mean Arya. She’s actually a little girl, but in your defense she is pretending to be a boy, and is dressed like one. This is one of my favorite also. 😀


  6. coldrick1979 July 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing my artwork. I very much appreciate it! You’ve done a beautiful job!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2013 at 12:14 am #

      Erin, you’re the one that have done the beautiful work. I just framed it. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work. 😀


      • coldrick1979 July 25, 2013 at 12:14 am #

        I forgot to give you Jorah Mormont too.


  7. now at home mom July 25, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    I’ve never seen the Games of Thrones but I’ve heard a lot of great things about it 🙂 & wow! her art is beautiful, her drawings are amazing; very talented lady 🙂 Go!Go! Canadian Girl (I’m from Canada too)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2013 at 5:14 am #

      Haha! Yes, Erin is very talented. I love her work. You should check out a few episodes Ingrid, that’s if you like Fantasy. The show is very entertaining. Wow! I know a lot of awesome people from Canada! Woo-hoo! 😀


  8. Susan Harris July 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Unfortunately, I do not have HBO. I used to draw all the time and got A`s in high school. Too many years ago. But I could never get the human form right, or even the face. My 12 yr. old granddaughter can and will be a master before she`s out of high school. or so I believe. 🙂 These are wonderful renditions of the show. (I have watch at a friends) I hope she continues her excellent work.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      Susan if you’ve got talent you should continue to draw. As with almost everything ‘practice makes perfect’. Wow! I would love to see some of your granddaughter’s stuff. I believe Erin will always draw. I think she loves it too much to stop, and she’s been doing it for quite a while already. Thank you so much for stopping by! 😀


  9. Lambent Aspect July 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Nice art, depicting a very honorable history.


  10. Vanessa July 26, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Amazing post..I really like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 26, 2013 at 1:55 am #

      Thank you Vanessa! Sure, send me your bloglovin’ link. I like your sense of style. 😀


  11. Judy August 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    These are beautiful pieces of art. It is so nice to here again Vashti. My husband is a fan of G.O.T. It is a nice TV series.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Hi Judy! It’s lovely that you’re back. I ran across Erin Coldrick’s sketches on Google+, and being a huge fan of the show (Game of Thrones), I felt I had to share them. I hope you showed them to your husband! 😉


  12. Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger August 14, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Your blog is so vibrant and detailed. I literally feel like I just stepped into another world. I have never seen the game of thrones, but got trapped here anyway but the vibe and feel. Off to find another post of yours to actually read {smile}


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 14, 2013 at 3:52 am #

      Hello Kendall,

      Your words moved me. Seriously, comments like yours is the reason I blog. Thank you for the kind words and for putting a smile on my face. 😀


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