This was a birthday gift for a friend who was a big Game of Thrones fan and sometimes playfully referred to herself as ‘mother of cats’ (she has two cats called Merry and Pippin). So I imagined what that would look like and came up with this. It was really challenging to find the various elements (taking sneaky shots of her cats, using bits of GoT stills) to compose it. Also, it was quite fun trying to create a likeness despite sketching in miniature for her face. I was really satisfied with it though and couldn’t wait to see her reaction. Coincidentally she shares her birthday with Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen, “mother of dragons” in the show).