The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Last year I got the opportunity to work with Fantasy Flight Games on one of their projects: The Game of Thrones LCG! Its been a dream of mine to work on something for Game of Thrones, a goal that I didn’t think I would reach so soon. The card I was assigned was “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”, a song that appears several times throughout A Song of Ice and Fire (see lyrics below). Fantasy Flight Games wanted something that looked like a tapestry, so this piece is a little more medieval-y than some of my other work. Lots of fun to work on, I learned a lot while studying medieval stylization. I’ll post a few more pictures when I receive the physical copy in the mail. Here is the product page on their website.

 

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Thanks to the lovely team at Fantasy Flight Games for the opportunity!

 

“A bear there was, a bear, a bear!
all black and brown, and covered with hair.
The bear! The bear!
Oh come they said, oh come to the fair!
The fair? Said he, but I’m a bear!
All black and brown, and covered with hair!
And down the road from here to there.
From here! To there!
Three boys, a goat and a dancing bear!
They danced and spun, all the way to the fair!
The fair! The fair!
Oh, sweet she was, and pure and fair!
The maid with honey in her hair!
Her hair! Her hair!
The maid with honey in her hair!
The bear smelled the scent on the summer air.
The bear! The bear!
All black and brown and covered with hair!
He smelled the scent on the summer air!
He sniffed and roared and smelled it there!
Honey on the summer air!
Oh, I’m a maid, and I’m pure and fair!
I’ll never dance with a hairy bear!
A bear! A bear!
I’ll never dance with a hairy bear!
The bear, the bear!
Lifted her high into the air!
The bear! The bear!
I called for a knight, but you’re a bear!
A bear, a bear!
All black and brown and covered with hair
She kicked and wailed, the maid so fair,
But he licked the honey from her hair.
Her hair! Her hair!
He licked the honey from her hair!
Then she sighed and squealed and kicked the air!
My bear! She sang. My bear so fair!
And off they went, from here to there,
The bear, the bear, and the maiden fair.”
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