Game of Thrones will return very soon for its highly anticipated fourth season (watch the new trailer here). What better way to prepare yourself for the carnage than to reflect on all the glorious blood that has been shed thus far? Robert M. Ball has been working with HBO on the "Beautiful Death" project, a series of original illustrations inspired by the scenes that make the show worth watching.

The description on the site explains that, "like the scenes these depictions are inspired by, each piece in the collection contains several layers of detail, symbolism and lethal significance." Enjoy the complex and beautiful artwork above and head to to see the new pieces as they are unveiled on the days leading up to the new season.

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[via FastCoCreate]