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Flag Bearer
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By Lizkay   |   Watch
Published: March 2, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Lizkay
"Aus der 'Sage der Tapferen'
--und so stieg Gerrit entlang der Hänge gen Gipfel, den Banner der Königstadt geschultert, den Wind und Schnee im Rücken, das treue Streitross trittsicher mit sich, erreicht er die Spitze des Berges. Auf einem Vorsprung stehend reicht er dem Himmelsvolk die Flagge entgegen, kein Sturm kann sie beugen, kein Hindernis sie stoppen, denn dieses Zeichen währt ewig in den Herzen jener die er verließ... --"

English:

"From the 'Tale of the Brave'
--and finally Gerrit reaches the mountainside, the banner of the king's town resting on his shoulder, snow and storm against him, his loyal steed for him, he reaches the top of the mountain. He raises the flag up to the sky, nobody can defeat them, nothing can stop them, because this sign lasts forever in the hearts of those he left... --"

sounds A TON better in german... Anyway, most of you will remember this image from the sketches I posted here for help and crits ( [link] [link] [link] )
Describes a Scene from the 'Tale of the Brave' which is a required reading in Äladhal, a basic book telling the story of how the people of Ädras became free and got their first king of the new country etc. etc.

Anyway, I do hope you like the final outcome, was really fun working on this, I used a different style for the painting in the end, as I didn't want it to end up too 'polished' there are still some sketch lines visible in the final artwork, but that is intentional ;)

FULLVIEW = :heart:

PS.: there will be a step by step file of this just need to prepare and upload it, will add a link later ;)

PS²: Step by step file is here:
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OlaNaTungee's avatar
OlaNaTungeeHobbyist General Artist
das ist so unglaublich schön...
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Danke! ^__^ :heart:

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OlaNaTungee's avatar
OlaNaTungeeHobbyist General Artist
dein Stil ist unglaublich... da ist so viel Energie in deinen Bildern!
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MustangRider2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang. amazing! :dummy: *fav
Davidpoet30's avatar
may i use this in a story and a campaign
Rasa88's avatar
Rasa88Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing Lizkay, I adore all of the detail you cram packed into this and the atmosphere you've captured! Want skills now please <3
Lizkay's avatar
LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Many thanks! :heart:
One of the rare paintings where I followed the sketch lines..mostly ;) and it was fun! :w00t:

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AesirChronicler's avatar
Gosh, this turned out to be extremely awesome! :heart::XD: Makes you really appreciate a good, evolving sketch and feedback^^ :la:
That flag sure is massive and well- decorated^^ *Wants one! :dummy: Also, the horse's expression is something that really caught my attention, it's very dynamic and filled with emotion. ;)
The shading/coloring of the horse is most phenomenal and it has very soft feeling on it :) Hmmm, I would have expected Gerrit to have bit more clothing in such a cold weather, but since he's the flag bearer, he has to wear that ceremonial outfit and get flu while at it? :D

Marvellous work, I really love the final outcome Lizkay! :w00t::heart:
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
and I even made his shirtsleeves rolled up ^^; well guess he's just really stressed in that situation, no time to feel cold XD

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AesirChronicler's avatar
You're verrry welcome! :XD:

You did? Owh, I didn't even notice that at the first glance!^^ =P Well, I suppose that's kind of a true, simply no time for cold! I would be pretty stressed too, if I were in his boots. ^^;
There be a step-by-step file later? :) *Really can't wait for that! :heart:
VixieArts's avatar
VixieArtsProfessional Digital Artist
This turned out awesome! :nod: Instant fav! :heart:
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart: :glomp:

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MummyMetallerProfessional General Artist
This is awesome :horns:
Lizkay's avatar
LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :w00t:

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wasiak1994's avatar
Amazing pic! Very dynamic!
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Many thanks! :heart:

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BlueStarRanger Traditional Artist
Nice. But, he kind of reminds me of Killik from Soul Calibur!
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MysterMismProfessional Filmographer
I love seeing how it progressed. It looks great!
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D

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Duzloo's avatar
DuzlooProfessional Interface Designer
Yai! Er ist fertig! :la:
Und was für eine wunderschöne Colo. Gefällt mir sehr!
Lizkay's avatar
LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Danke! ^__^ :heart:
Ein Schritt für Schritt File kommt auch noch ;)

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Duzloo's avatar
DuzlooProfessional Interface Designer
Klasse! :w00t:
Gryphon24's avatar
Kudos to you! It's beautiful. It sure was a real treat watching it made from scratch.
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

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