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The Sword of Radhost

By michalivan
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Hi Guys !
This is a cover I just finished. It's for a re-edition of fantasy novels I did covers for about six years ago (my first ones). So this is actually new version of this cover: [link]

This is one of the first images I've been doing after Berlin Made Symposium where I had my portfolio reviewed by Marko Djurdjevic, Coro and Esad Ribic. They gave me a lot of useful critique. So I'm trying to develop my illustrating abilities. I'm trying to use less effects and concentrate more on the painting, composition and anatomy. Hopefully in some time I'll get better and faster. Looking forward on this road, but it'll be a hard one :)

Hope you’ll like the image. I may change something after some time (it’s too fresh now to see all the mistakes). If there is something you don’t like please tell me.

edit: I edited the picture a liitle, corrected proportions of the rider, gave it a little different crop etc. thanks, for the comments and crits!
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An-Old-OtakuHobbyist Writer
Nice updating from the orginal!  :thumbsup:
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ZabithWolfStudent Traditional Artist
heh, funny idea. maybe this guy was rider, before somebody chopped off his head. *hint hint*
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Zak05Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again very nice my friend:)
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Juliano-PereiraHobbyist Traditional Artist
belo trabalho!!
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Great color. Very good work.
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Solios-czStudent Traditional Artist
This look great, like the main page of book written from Juraj Červeňák
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It's amazing!
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Rogan sa veru vydaril :))
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TaniaAV Traditional Artist
GReat job!!
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woah! awesome (:
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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :speechless:
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HalHefnerARTProfessional Digital Artist
This fucking rocks! Such emotion, movement and awesomeness. Great use of a limited color pallet. Technique is awesome too. Love it!
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KxG-WitcheR Digital Artist
this is great, I like how you use bold and fine brush strokes... sharp and soft ones too. Great composition use of colour and character.
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JpskylineHobbyist Digital Artist
wow your really good, you should consider sending Magic:The Gathering some of your completed works, might just get your art on a card or two
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CarlosTelecasterStudent Digital Artist
wow amazing....
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The red in there is pretty epic. I like it :D
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Dynamite!!! Beautifully Done!!!
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Dream-of-ThisStudent Traditional Artist
I love the emotion in this piece, I feel both man and horse express fierce determination and agression. Very well done, colours work perfectly to complement it. Fav!
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hood-lordProfessional Interface Designer
Amazing! I really loved the expression! seems so aggressive as if it's coming to you next!!
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That-Random--ArtistHobbyist Digital Artist
cools lighting!!!
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