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Sand Snakes by Sir-Heartsalot Sand Snakes by Sir-Heartsalot
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The eight bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell the Red Viper of Dorne. They're a fan favorite, not mine personally, but to each his own.


Obara Sand, Oberyn's oldest, and beefiest daughter. She inherited his warrior's spirit. She wields a spear and a whip, presumably only one at a time. Maybe she attaches the whip to the spear and spearwhips people to death. Spearwhip™.

Nymeria Sand is Oberyn's second daughter. Also known as Lady Nym. Also known as Mad Madame Nym. She inherited his charm and beauty. And probably his legendary ability to get freaky.

Tyene Sand inherited her father's penchant for poison, as well as his venomous biting wit. All in all the short end of the snake. She's also treacherous, which in this saga is like saying she breaths oxygen.

Sarella Sand inherited hisssssss desire to freak out the squares. Hiss.

He has four younger daughters, named Elia, Obella, Dorea and Loreza. Pick whichever ones you want to assign the names to they're totally interchangeable.

I am what you'd call not happy with how this turned out but...I just had to say goodbye to it. I don't find the Sand Snakes particularly inspiring to be honest, and I think this reflects that. I took my best shot though.
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:icongunnar-santos:
Really awesome. I won't say anything about Obara because I think you've seen enough about that haha. One question though, why did you draw Tyene in a Septa-esque style? Is it because her mother used to read to her from the Seven-Pointed Star? Or did I miss something in the books?
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:iconsir-heartsalot:
Also, forgot to say this because it's a spoiler but she basically IS a Septa.
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:iconsir-heartsalot:
They say she is just sort of proper. Not that she literally is a septa, I was just going for a feel.
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:icongunnar-santos:
Ahh, I guess i didn't pay much attention on my reading then. I definetly need to re-read.
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:iconhastur66:
The Sands of Dorne! :D
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:iconarfarfpsycho:
ArfArfPsycho Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really great. Love the sand snakes.

The only qualm I would have is that Obara is only near thirty. She looks a great deal older than that here. But bravo regardless. :)

And your descriptions are second to none :')
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:iconsir-heartsalot:
Yeah, that is true. But when a character is described as ugly, it just sparks something in me and I have to make them as unappealing as possible. I was going for a more leathery look but she does look like she's 60. 

Thank you! I hear that from time to time but I never remember what I even wrote.
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:iconjbrav88:
Nym can get pretty freaky. She mentions that when she heard that Oberyn had died, she was in bed with the Fowler twins. Sounds kinky enoug already, but if you look in the appendix it says that the Fowler twins are girls.
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:iconsir-heartsalot:
Say whaaaaa? Talk about tasting the Dornishman's wife!
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:iconplantashes:
The descriptions...so funny! The Sand Snakes aren't my favorites, but they look awesome here
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