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By Wieringo
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There's no real rhyme or reason behind this sketch... I just had a fleeting sense of one of those arrogant emperor-types who also take on the mantle of 'grand military leader'. So I sketched this piece up from that impression....
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
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Arminius1871Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture!

But I compare an Emperor (Kaiser) more with a noble and wise man leading his fatherland
to the best. There were bad and good ones in history.
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You captured the 'self-enlightened despot' quite nicely!
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FortuneandGloryProfessional General Artist
one word, awesome!
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LeSoldatMortProfessional General Artist
this is amazing. he looks so great <3 love it.
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BagradaHobbyist Digital Artist
kinda reminds me of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV
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I regret that I could not give praise while you were alive. May you find next what would most benefit your soul, whatever that may be. The more I think on death the less I am sure what it means, but I hope I will come to find it is not to be feared. Whether you wanted rest or a new life, I hope it is yours. From what I can tell, you were an inspiration to many and a terrible loss at such a young age.
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ladyfieza Traditional Artist
Wow.... he sure 'feels' like an arrogant emperor.
eminkey2003's avatar
The pencils are wonderfully neat. Are those mechanical pencils? I love the texture-so hard and scratchy, but was that just an effect of the scan?
JRay007's avatar
Nice. Reminds me of a character John Byrne might have drawn. I really like the dog.
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I don't think you need a reason for awesome stuff like this. :clap:
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SpiderGuileProfessional Traditional Artist
You're truly impressive!!! The posing, the doberman, the costume reference and your suggested background are awesome!!
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I like the flow of your lines.. your style reminds me of Chris Sprouse as well :)
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marciotakaraProfessional Artist
awesome :) good as always...
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beaux-artworxProfessional General Artist
Long live the emperor..!!

this is just perfect..!! :D
Filby's avatar
Very nice! Makes me think of the Kaiser.
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jusdogProfessional Filmographer
Your imaginations is out of this world Mike...
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alanrobinsonProfessional Artist
Extremelly cool
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core-eHobbyist General Artist
Killer piece. The pose is on point, you definitely nailed the feel of arrogance from him. The dog has that I'll bite your leg off feel of protection. Great work.
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"I'm the very model of a modern major general..." That's all I have in my head after seeing this. Nice job on the sketch.
Phandagart's avatar
You pro-guys take it so easy, 'it's just a sketch'...
Man, it's full blown art for us normal guys. :)
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RoboworksProfessional Digital Artist
Freakin' perfect as always brother! Great work!
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ChristianNauckProfessional General Artist
Perfect scene! The dog looks great, too!
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