Jean-Baptiste Monge is a well-known illustrator, concept artist and character designer. He’s particularly known as an artist who does a lot of otherworldly characters. especially fairies and wee folk. So it’s no surprise he drifted into caricature when he sought to capture Peter Dinklage in his role as Tyrion Lannister for Game of Thrones. Jean-Baptiste lists Brian Froud, Alan Lee, an Frank Frazetta among his early influences. On close inspection, you can find homages to those artists in this piece. Jean-Baptiste exaggeration extends beyond just likeness and into the expression of the character. Tyrion’s story is not a happy one. His tired expression and his dead eyes hint at the complexity of this character.
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