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Sandor Clegane by Vestergaard Sandor Clegane by Vestergaard
~Solarward asked me really nicely to draw a front-view of Sandor Clegane, so I did.

There's a part in the first book where he's described wearing this horrible tunic with a leather dog's head sewn on the front. I imagined it like something Mrs. Weasley lovingly knitted for Christmas.

I know old burn scars wouldn't look like that, but the visual image I got from Sansa's description is worse:

The left side of his face was a ruin. His ear had been burned away; there was nothing left but a hole. His eye was still good, but all around it was a twisted mass of scar, slick black flesh hard as leather, pocked with craters and fissured by deep cracks that gleamed red and wet when he moved. Down by his jaw, you could see a hint of bone where the flesh had been seared away.

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musical selection
paint tool sai >> ps cs5
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gogo211 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
this is still the most realistic/true-to-the-books depiction of the Hound i've seen. great work! :D
chronolexia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Awesome work :) +++
crazyashley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sandor is the definition of awesome BAMF....
....his wardrobe is not :iconnooplz::iconswagplz:
Anomi-Lala Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Wonderful, I love the Cleganes!
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This depiction of Sandor Clegane is perfect! Absolutely perfect!

I could definitely see him squatting before poor little Sansa with a torch in hand yelling "Look at me!"

Absolutely LOVE this badass character! :)
MyCowJustDied Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
he looks like he's German descent :D cool
CourtneyTrowbridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
I can't believe I haven't commented on this yet! I was so excited when I first saw this - it's exactly as I think Sandor should be depicted and to date the best/most accurate fan art I've seen of him because you were successfully able to make him look brutish and hulking, but didn't remove his sex appeal for certain lady types (like moi!). He's still good looking, but less obviously so...I love it, and you are amazing!

Also, the comment about his outfit - ha! Stitched leather dog head applique...definitely a Mrs. Weasley design. I hope there's a doggy Christmas version with little bells on an Fair Isle sweater.
dead-lovers Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
awesome. :D

maybe those are his pajamas?
therealmoke Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
your artwork was featured here: [link]
i really love this, one of the best sandor fan arts i've seen!
frenchiegal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this picture as to me, it's how Sandor would look. Not some romanticized version :x
Nachan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
this make my fangirl heart totally happy and content!<3
Vestergaard Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
He is so fun to draw it's almost criminal. I'm glad you like it. <3
Nachan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
that's for sure!XD I have like a milion doodles of him, lol!:P
Vestergaard Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Dude you need to post them immediately! I would be so excited to see him done in your lovely style that I can't explain it in words!
Nachan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
ahah, omg, those are just some stupid stupid doodle, I assure you!XD I'm still hoping to have the time to do something better! btw I could try to post a few of them somewhere, in the next days and show them to you... just as a thanks for the lovely art you yourself created!:D
DocteureCrane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's my favorite non-pov character! Well done!
Vestergaard Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Mine too. I think he's everybody's favorite non-pov character. Or he should be, hahah-
DocteureCrane Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've had some say Littlefinger. Although he is very interesting, nobody beats Sandor!
chloecloverlove Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Wow!!! awesome work, that's just how I imagined Sandor!
sorehma Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
*grins* When I read the part about the tunic, I thought that it probably was his favorite tunic, a gift perhaps which someone made for him ages ago. Seems I'm not the only one.
Mafer Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hah that is aweome
terroristCookie Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh he is such a sad character ... but one of the most awesome ones too :D "I'm no knight. I spit on them and their vows." heehee :) :D
terethia Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Haha, I love the sweater! This is a really great piece.
HeilyAens Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
he's the best sandor clegane I've ever seen!!
Murielle Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
You force me to imagine Mrs. Weasley making horrible ill-fitting sweaters for any vaguely un-loved character in all existence now. Every one with a poorly designed and not entirely always in good taste little cutesy cartoony emblem for the owner.

THAT TUMBLR IS AWESOME. Nice musical selection btw.
maudt Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best Sandor renditions I have seen around :)
Solarward Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Omgsh this so awwwsome!
No words, just a fangirlish stupid squeeeeee!!!
I'm so happy, that you paid attention to my words. *reverent*
And your Sandor looks exactly like this - angry, not-handsome-not-ugly-not-a-dream-of-the-girl.
You mentioned, that you're watching HBO series. Don't you think, that they did a good choice for the role of Sandor? I only a bit dissapointed, I cant see him more often. For example, I have not watch the 5 episode yet, but I don't like, that it was Petyr, that told Sansa the Hound's story. In the book that was such an emotional scene...
SuzetteRGreinwich Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I dunno who this guy is, but ouch, his face. D:
His face looks really great! In a really gruesome way.
silima13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Terribly ugly - and don't get me wrong, this was a praise! Your drawing shows him as the cynical-psychopath-killing machine who he is. :)
inside-under Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oi, why doesn't his face look this jacked-up in the show? It would be sooo sick!

And seriously, I love this. I don't care whut a bunch of 14-year olds think, and you shouldn't either. They're 14. They have no taste. Don't feel pressured to draw anything but what you want to draw!!

PS: I'm gonna buy you that shirt, kay?
Mudora Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
This is AWESOME - I've never seen a completely painted piece like this from you... it's great! The texture, the lighting... it's way cool.
Rakin909 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Awesome, the scar looks really scary and horrific.
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional
That music rocks! But I rather hear this cleaner version: [link]

BTW good job on the painting =)
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