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Prince Ludin - Defiance
I made this for the Banner Saga fanart contest by Stoic Studio in 2018.

I always wondered why prince Ludin uses a spear and not a sword like his father. A sword would seem a more kingly weapon.
I imagined there must have been a day quite a while back, when he decided to oppose his father's expectations openly. Probably didn't do him much good then.
So my name for the picture became: Defiance

This is the corrected version. For the contest I accidentially forgot to activate one color adjustment layer for Arberrang ^^,

The picture took far too much time, about 40 to 50 hours. About a fifth of that went into the composition and early sketches. I knew the story I wanted to tell, but went through several iterations of composition and poses until I settled on this variation. After some fruitless hours of finding the right pose references, the program Daz3D helped me a bit with getting poses and perspective mostly right. I'm still not quite happy, but the portrait orientation of the page (instead of landscape) was an unexpected obstacle to my ideas. All the lineart was drawn with fineliners on paper, then put together and colored/shaded in Photoshop.

Persons in the picture: King Meinolf, some guy, Prince Ludin.

('some guy' was initially supposed to have more resemblance to Rugga, to indicate some kind of family relationship... but I wasn't sure when Meinolf and Rugga had their falling out.)
Sollte jemand aus Hamburg oder Umgebung über diesen Eintrag stolpern: Gibt es in Hamburg einen Stammtisch von Leuten, die gerne Zeichnen und Malen, aber sich dabei nicht unbedingt als kulturell hochwertvolle Über-Künstler mit Hang zu bedeutungsschwangerer Chaotik verstehen, sondern einfach nur Spaß am Schaffen von Bildern und Austausch mit anderen Menschen haben? Oder hat jemand Lust auf Treffen?

(Es scheint zwar einen Stammtisch von Comiczeichnern in HH zu geben, aber ich bin weder Comiczeichner, noch verdiene ich mein Geld mit Zeichnen... würde mich da also wohl fehl am Platze fühlen.)


Patrick Fittkau
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Current Residence: Hamburg, Germany
Favourite Music: Toundra, Banner Saga Soundtrack, Journey Soundtrack, Woodkid, Summoning, Mundi Ensemble, VNV Nation, Dead Can Dance, Erdenstern, Queen
Favourite Game: Journey (PS3, PS4)
Favourite Animation/Anime Characters: Sokka, Zuko, Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender); Nausicaä; Black (Tekkonkinkreet); Robin/Nightwing (Young Justice); Rick & Morty
Favourite TV Shows: The Expanse, Community, Babylon 5, Firefly, Young Justice, Rick & Morty
Favourite Books: The Expanse (James S.A. Corey), Dresden Files (Jim Butcher)


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TKRabe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke dir nochmal für all die Favs! Flying Away 
hubertspala Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks lots for the favs :)
Thanks for the +fav 
Feuerwicht Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank für den Favorit, es freut mich dass es dir gefällt!
EllenorMererid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave :)
CutiePei-Mei Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave~!
millimao Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
little-cruel-thing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fav :hug:
Dulliros Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Schön, mal wieder von Dir zu hören.
Schön, dass Dir St Elias Mountains gefällt :w00t:
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