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Am I the only one that thinks the new Dante figure looks a bit like Frank's Conan? 
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MikeDedes's avatar
You are right! Nice render!
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winterwolf797's avatar
Now that I've looked up Dante 7, yeah, I can see it. He's got the early 20th Century "strongman" build, so it's closer to the really old Weird Tales illustrations, I think, but he definitely makes a great base for any Frazetta-style Conan. The Ace Books paperback Conan the Adventurer was my first Robert E. Howard book as a kid. It had as a cover the painting this is inspired by. You've done a great job here. :)

Come to think of it, Dante would also be a good base for an Ernie Chan-style Conan, which is very similar to Frank's, but has an almost American Indian-look to it, too.
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Thanks, I think Frank's Conan is also a little American Indian through the face as well. The new Dante actually reminds me of  Earl Norem's Conan a little bit through the face and I actually had an Earl Norem inspiration piece also while doing this and used it for the facial expression. 
winterwolf797's avatar
OMG  You are awesome! I think I've fainted.

For some reason I couldn't remember/didn't remember/suffered-brain-damage-and-totally-forgot Earl Norem's name. Thank you for reminding me. w00t! 
Linwelly's avatar
Lol, yes that works!
TabascoJack's avatar
Classic book cover style from that era.  Well done!
deathbycanon's avatar
Thanks Jack, that's what I was going for. :D 
JoePingleton's avatar
pure awesomeness
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