Illustration done for "Northgard" (Shiro Games).
The goal here was to illustrate each the first of the three clans you can choose in the game.
You can find more information on Northgard's facebook page www.facebook.com/northgard/
Early access scheduled for feb. 22nd on Steam : store.steampowered.com/app/466…
It's really befitting of that king/guardian archtype that shows up in fantasy sometimes and I love it.
And then you have the light behind him giving a nice dose of contrast which not only prevents everything from melding into the same shade but makes the deer glow and hammer home the mystical quality.
PS I hope you don't mind if I use this as my phone background. I wont use it anywhere else, I promise!