An Artist Has Drawn The Cast Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ In Tim Burton’s Style And It Is Beyond Epic

Tim Burton is famed for his gothic, often grotesque, but nonetheless poignant movies like Bettlejuice (1988) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). His directing is undoubtedly influenced by his incredibly unique artistic style.

There’s something otherworldly about Burton’s drawings. A little known fact about the director is that he started his career working for Disney as an animator, but lost his job because his style was too out there for the company.

Because Burton’s style is so distinctive, many artists have picked up on its defining characteristics like wide eyes, oversized heads, and long, spindly limbs and used these features to emulate his style. One of these artists is Andrew Tarusov.

The Russian-born artist is a massive Game of Thrones fan, and he decided to use his talent to recreate the Westeros characters that we have come to know and love into Tim Burton’s style. You’ll never look at the Night King the same way again.

1. Daenerys’ dragons look just as terrifying in Burton’s style…

2. John Snow remains a real trooper…

3. Taruso has got these two down to a tee…

4. Even as a cartoon, Cersei is not someone to mess with…

Of all artists to achieve fame, few have a style as distinctive as Burton’s. Disney is a movie powerhouse with a set style, but Burton has consistently remained true to himself and the visions he has of his characters.

It’s no wonder then that most characters can be successfully reimagined in this style. Whilst Burton’s animations are creepy, they are cute in their own right and retain the menace that we have come to associate with the Seven Kingdoms

5. Witches seem so much more magical when they’re animated…

6. It looks like Joffrey has come back from the dead…

7. True to form, even animated Littlefinger is a total creep…

8. I just love the fact that Tormund has baked Brienne a cake…

If anyone other drawing style was applied to the cast of Game of Thrones, I doubt that it would be as effective. There’s something caricature-like about these pictures, telling us everything we need to know about these characters.

Like caricatures, the characters’ proportions have been emphasised. The picture below is a effective example of this technique. Hodor is an even bigger giant, and it exaggerates just how much of a protector he was for the helpless Bran.

9. Bran looks like a raven here…

10. Love can be found in the strangest of places…

11. Size doesn’t matter in Westeros…

12. There are no words to describe this other than brilliant…

Tarusov’s drawings of Game of Thrones characters in Tim Burton’s style have caused a storm online – especially the Night King. Just look at that baby! However, this is not the first time that he’s emulated Burton. He’s also remingined Disney movies too.

After posting this incredible series, Tarusov asked his Instagram followers if they would like to see more drawings of Westeros in Tim Burton’s style, and the answer was a resounding yes. So you should keep a close eye on his Instagram.

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