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ROUND #181:: Cú Chulainn
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Alexander Nanitchkov

Photoshop; Wacom
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progress soon in my sketchbook [link]

Cú Chulainn is an Irish hero from Celtic/Gaelic culture. He also appears in Scottish and Manx storytelling. He was a knight of the 1st century and often compared to Achilles in Greek Mythology. When enraged he would become a ‘bezerker’ as in Viking culture. He was slain in a fight and like El Cid in later history, was propped up in an heroic pose, spear in hand to strike fear into his enemies even after death, and it was only when a raven landed on his shoulder that his demise was revealed.

He was seen as an Irish hero, riding a chariot, and defending Ulster against usurpers including Queen Medb of Connaught and even appeared to Saint Patrick as a ghost.

Cú Chulainn‘s appearance is open to interpretation, but he is described as clean shaven, young ( he died at 27 ), and some tales tell he had seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot. And seven pupils in each eye. There is much description of him on his Wikipedia page, as there is of his life. There should be plenty of inspiration there in his adventures for an interesting version of this mythological hero.


the Morrigan:
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The dwarf Casagrande.
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Quick one.
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He is called a thief, a murderer, an assasin and less kinder words, but give to him a chocolate cake and you see how he is a sweet person.

He is my RPG character, and trust me, he is the good guy! Well, sort of...

Made entirely with photoshop with so many hours I forgot when I start doing him...perhaps I'm drawing him since my birth.

Thanks for view!

PS.: Full view please! :D

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Ele é chamado de ladrão, assasino e palavras menos gentis mas dê um bolo de chocolate para ele e você vai ver como ele é um doce de pessoa.

Ele é ,eu personagem de RPG, e acredite em mim ele é o herói! Bem, mais ou menos...

Feito inteiramente com Photoshop com tantas horas que eu esqueci quando eu comecei a desenhá-lo...talvez eu esteja desenhando ele desde meu nascimento.

Obrigado por ver!

PS.: Full view por favor! :D
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I wanted to work on painting some original characters again but then I realized I already had some decent ones started--it's just a couple years ago I didn't really know how to push them farther so I just called them "finished sketches" and left them alone.

So this is me revisiting an old piece for fun...


Not saying it's super-polished or anything now (couldn't really find any good clothes references for what I wanted :P) but I thought it made for an interesting contrast. ^^

12/26/12: he is still changing!! xD
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When he had promised their father to look after Dylan, Aidan should have known it was nigh impossible to look after anyone in the midst of a battle - even more so when the one in question despised being looked after.


Pencil lineart and Photoshop colouring.



And gosh, it's been a while. I wouldn't be too surprised if this would actually remain my only submitted image for this year. O.O The baby is fine, I have another two months before she joins our not-so-little-anymore family... but she objects to drawing a lot more than her brother did. Keeps kicking if I sit at the table for too long. Bad girl. ;)


Find out more about "The Rhyddion Chronicles" here! [link]
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A character design for a scrappy medival mercenary character
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:iconsmolin:
Originally conceived for a ConceptArt.org CHoW in which I was unable to participate, I figured I'd finish it up. According to what I read there, "berserker" literally means "bear shirt", so I took the idea of a guy who uses bear parts to scare his enemies. Thus the bear skull and claws on his back. *shrug*

I did a lot of experimenting with texture in this one, laying it down early and strong, and building up on top of it. Also my first outing with Photoshop CS5, which is a huge improvement over my old CS2.

Thanks to *jbcasacop for his excellent texture brush tutorial and to =Smoko-Stock for his great textures.

Comments & criticism always welcome!
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"Medieval II Total War Teutonic" fan-art.
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Sikelgaita redux. She was an 11th century Norman/Lombard princess who fought in battles against the Byzantines.
Will probably change/fix things next week.. kind of rushed it..

Oh and a huge thank you to :iconbeezul: for the new brushes! You are the best! go check out his stuff right now :D <3
Textures from cgtextures.com <3 <3

This image has recently been licensed by ShadowEra, an awesome CCG you can play online! The card is named "Assumed Command". [link]
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