Worlds as fantastical as Westeros don’t exist on our planet – not entirely. Though Game of Thrones films at some otherworldly locations, even they need a little help to match the locations described in George R. R. Martin’s books. That’s where VFX comes in, and Karakter Studios provided the majority of the concept art for the shots in season two. They created visuals of Blackwater, Qarth, Harrenhal, and more; all the images are just gorgeous. Their rich designs contribute an immeasurable amount to the finished product.
See more stunning examples after the break (click to enlarge).