Simon Beck walked all day and night through the French Alps to create the House Stark emblem, measuring two and a half football pitches.
And, with just a compass and a set of drawings as his map, Beck, who is renowned for using land as his canvas, trudged a total of 64,800 steps on snowshoes for 13 hours to create the massive direwolf.
Beck created the work of art by ‘measuring a skeleton of accurately plotted lines that go through the drawing.’ Once he had enough points measured out, he walked around in a ‘join up the dots process’.
The following day, I don’t really know what it’s going to look like. And there’s always a feeling of anticipation. I walk towards the edge and look over, and there it is in front of me. You see it for the first time. You never forget that feeling.
As part of a promotion for Sky Atlantic (which airs GoT in the UK), Beck says he chose the direwolf as a tribute to – SEASON FIVE SPOILER ALERT – the fallen Jon Snow.
Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett told the Guardian, it was the ‘perfect tribute to a truly epic TV show’.
Season six will debut on Sky Atlantic at 2am in the UK on 25 April.
And, if you can’t stay up that late on a Monday morning, the premiere will air again at 9pm later that day. Just watch out for spoilers!