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Fantasy Classic: The Barbarian by Erulian Fantasy Classic: The Barbarian by Erulian
....between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas....

Robert E. Howard ( The Phoenix and the Sword, Weird Tales 1932)

Another image of my "Fantasy Classics" ...hope you like it.

Enjoy and Render On, my friends 8-)

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Teufelseinhorn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot 8-)
TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love his dramatic pose and the hazy atmosphere, those lens flares looks spectacular! Fantastic character and scene!
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, appreciated 8-)
TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're quite welcome! :nod:
JovenDragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Incredible. Just incredible, a great homage! (that's the right word? U^^)
Erulian Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Digital Artist
It is the right word...thanks, appreciated 8-)
MarkH3D Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent image! Good work on the character and pose. I like the placement of the light between the horns.
Dragonia27 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Yay! I finally have the time to comment on this as I would like. ;)

Wonderful, first off. I really like how he is ready to leap off the page at me. His gaze is so intense, I would really hate to be on the wrong end of it. The axes have lovely detail to them and I like the two different colors that are used for them. Perhaps one has seen more use than the other? Or maybe he claimed one as a prize? I like that I can see the scuffs on his boots. It's a strange thing to like, I know, but it shows me that he's actually used to doing some work instead of just putting on the gear to get the girls. Great job using different textures on the different pieces of clothing that he wears. Because of the way that his hair moves, it's like this shot was taken mid-run, which is a fabulous thing. The sun in the middle of the horns made me giggle, actually. It gives the impression that he carries it with him all the time and that amuses me. It's as though the sun could be another weapon, as if the two axes and muscles weren't enough.

Now onto the things that caught my eye a bit in ways that they could be worked on for the next picture. There were two things: first, the lights going down his torso/groin area. All in all not that bad. I'm guessing that you were trying to create a similar effect that I've seen with a lot of pictures where there's a string of small lights going in a straight line. Ordinarily not that bad except that these lights, in a fantasy setting, could be mistaken for fairies. Then I have to ask myself: what is the fairy doing next to his groin???? If the little lights are fairies, the question still stands. The thought made me laugh a bit. Perhaps magical reinforcement/shielding? ...Anyway, sorry. The second is the lack of shadow on the guy himself. The sun is behind him so we should be seeing his shadow on the ground...unless someone gave Peter Pan steroids and his shadow ran off again.

But, overwhelmingly, this is a great work. I really enjoyed looking at this for the couple of hours that I did since it was posted before I could write a comment on it. You did a great job on lighting and the proportions were what I would expect to see from this character type. The leg muscles are a bit scary but that's just a me thing. It's been a true pleasure watching the work you've done over the past year and this piece is no exception. He is unique and wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing him. :)
MarcMons007 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very good model.
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