Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Warrior King by Yacrical Warrior King by Yacrical
My first submission of 2019! Truth to be told, I actually made the sketch for this already in December but I only just this week managed to get around to colour it in. The reason is that I wanted to take time off in December, but also because I was very forgetful with my belongings :^).

I wanted to convey this sort of heavy but realistic power. I was sort of inspired by the game For Honor and its slow but heavy and meticulous combat. I also wanted to put in a lot of effort to the pillar breaking beneath the guy; I wanted to refrain from covering any difficult spots with smoke or debris. I think this way the result will also be better and more believable if nothing is left too unambiguous.

Also, I've found that in general a direct sunlight is more difficult to pull off than more ambiguous, soft ambient light. There's no telling which one is better, and it usually depends on the context. Here I think clear skies and nice sunny day contrasts nicely with the violence.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ROAR!!!!!!

I can so feel the power of this - I love this - and you got the smashing pillar to a T!!! I can feel that :D
Reply
:iconmercenaryblade:
MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Now that's a badass for you!
Reply
:iconel-spoggerino:
"Normies get out, reeeee!  Fucking cucks, lawl, free Kekistan!  Deus vu--"
Reply
:iconvonpipkin:
vonPipkin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
The details on this badboy is awesome! Love the all the little visual cues for movement that just makes it a super dynamic picture. Also, tiger warriors. What not to like.
I think you pulled off the light really well, and I'm guessing it can be difficult for a number of reasons, but I'd list one of those as the sharpness of shadows and determining exactly how prominent they should be.
Reply
:iconyacrical:
Yacrical Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I have only just recently started using more direct and sharp lighting; I really like drawings that get the drop shadows just right! It's really difficult tho, so I'm very glad to hear that you think I managed to pull it off :3.
Reply
:iconvonpipkin:
vonPipkin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I have such trouble with those as well. In general, I feel like they can be very difficult to study and grasp, but yeah, I certainly think you pulled these off very nicely :D The bold lighting gives it such presence in my opinion.
Reply
:iconhydromelking:
HydromelKing Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This warrior is a fierce beast !! Splendid work ! Clap 
Reply
:iconhavickart:
HavickArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool tiger
Reply
:iconbeastdragon:
BeastDragon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
If you close your eyes and hear closely, you will hear the crushing of the bones of that knight
Reply
:icondmedium2:
DMedium2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
“Spectacular!”
Reply
:iconxxdat1guyxx:
xXDat1GuyXx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Wow 😮 Amazing painting
Reply
:iconseizedvanlight:
SeizedVanLight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Looks very beautiful. Could easily be a artwork from Guild Wars 2 Charr race. :P
Reply
:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Looks smashing!
Like, literally :XD:
Reply
:iconzaqla:
Zaqla Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
I absolutely love this. I love the stance of the Conqueror ;) Can actually see the power behind the legs in this and that is something allot of people tend to forget. Power like this starts with the legs. This is why you never skip leg day people! And I really like the minimalistic detail in the background that could draw away from the actual focus point, being the fighters. Everything in this draws me to the middle. It's just great.
Reply
:iconyacrical:
Yacrical Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! The background shouldn't draw too much of your attention but it should be interesting enough not to feel empty or lacking
Also, I liked conqueror but the damage was a bit lacking in my opinion.
Reply
:iconzaqla:
Zaqla Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Oh.. A friend of mine played Conqueror and no matter what I tried. He always kicked my ass sideways. Conqueror is really good at stunning and countering. He is a real boss on the field that is really difficult to stop, imo. He is usually my third or second option. My alltime first is the Gladiator. I just love the style and the combat of him. Even though the Gladiator is two proper types put in one, the Retiarii and the Hoplomachus. Which is a bit odd, but works.
Reply
:iconthadal:
Thadal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thats a king i would follow to battle
Reply
:iconyacrical:
Yacrical Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019   Digital Artist
Also give belly rubs :^)
Reply
:iconsiliconshaman:
SiliconShaman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Yup, that's gonna leave a bruise..
Reply
:iconyacrical:
Yacrical Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019   Digital Artist
'tis but a scratch!
Reply
:iconmadwolf8804:
MadWolf8804 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty awesome, man. :)
Reply
:iconwolfguard22:
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Very cool piece.
Reply
:iconjesterlafou:
Jesterlafou Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
great job, merveilleux !
Reply
:iconthescentless:
TheScentless Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Student
I love how this painting shows alot of omph in it! I totally think you succeded in replicating the same "power" that makes For Honor´s execution animations so satisfying :) Keep up the great work!
Reply
:iconpascol98:
pascol98 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
I agree it has a lot of visual "omph".

P.S: For Honor is terrible, get out while you can lol
Reply
:iconoliviamerteli:
OliviaMerteli Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
That tiger looks so powerful! Great work!
Reply
:iconpepiczech:
PepiCzech Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutly avesome. Great work.
Reply
:iconultrarodimus:
UltraRodimus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
The Romans put tigers into the arenas for use in staged hunts and battles... Oh how the tables have turned this time XD
Reply
:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
Reply
:iconechomoto:
Echomoto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Love the atmosphere
Reply
:iconekoi1995:
ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the soothing colors of these in contrast to their dynamic and hysteric rage! :heart: it's just so interesting
Reply
:iconyacrical:
Yacrical Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019   Digital Artist
Contrasting colours with themes are a nice way to make drawings more interesting. I could've gone for some overcast, smoky and fiery arena and it could've worked, but I feel that it might not have been as interesting visually
Reply
:iconekoi1995:
ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! ^_^ 
Reply
:iconekoi1995:
ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah take that gladiator! That's for fighting tigers in the arena! :XD:
Reply
:iconguilty-10-games:
Guilty-10-Games Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Niiiiiiice!!!!
Reply
:iconphantomracer177:
PhantomRacer177 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
So amazing and medieval like. This does convey violence, war, and battling after all. :) 
Reply
:icongrace-zed:
Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome! 
Reply
:iconvandallord:
Vandallord Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
very cool
Reply
:iconrosewitchcat:
rosewitchcat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
cool
Reply
:iconstlorca:
STLOrca Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
YESSSSSSS
Reply
:iconlolisfur:
Lolisfur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Ouch
Reply
:iconl1qw1d:
L1qw1d Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
also good for lovers of Guild Wars franchise
Reply
:iconlakemannen:
Lakemannen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Damn! That raw power! :-O
Reply
:icondentlos:
Dentlos Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how much this will cost in damage repair?
Reply
:iconvinsky2002:
vinsky2002 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
oh, cool artwork --- the fella is dead :O_o: I think :confused: 
Reply
:iconhellbeholder:
Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that guy is very very dead.
Reply
:iconlovexpoints:
LoveXPoints Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Student Artist
Epic Heart An amazing work 
Reply
:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Professional General Artist
What a great piece! I love this! :love:
Reply
:iconsouvillaine:
Souvillaine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know when I spoke to you, I've had high expectations on what your new artwork will be. And looking at it now, I must say, you managed to even surpassed them. This is an outstanding artwork with tremendous quality, being both dynamic and impactful, steady and fast and you have worked so cleverly with colours and shading here, it is... stunning to say the least and... I- I'm honestly not knowing where my praise for your artwork could end, at the moment, I just keep staring at it, seeing the reflected light, the tint of blue carefully implemented in the shadows, the reflections on the belt and the ripped clothing.

If this isn't a sign that I should take more working hours for my works into consideration and take your suggestions to heart, I don't know what is.
 I will keep this as one of my wallpapers, if you don't mind, okay? I want to gaze upon it a little more... and you keep it up, I hope! :D
Reply
:iconyacrical:
Yacrical Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019   Digital Artist
I really want to sincerely thank you for your heartfelt and generous comment! I'm very glad I could live up to your expectations, (Maybe if you had seen the sneak peek, it would've lowered the hype a little bit ;) ) so much so that you've decided to use it as your wallpaper! (btw if you have higher resolution monitor I can get you a larger version of the image.) I did compose it so that it could work as a wallpaper so I'm happy if anyone finds any utility with this painting :D.

To the thing you said: I don't think you should ever take any suggestions I give you at face value, even though I try to be as helpful to you as I possibly can. Actually, any advice anyone might give you should be taken with a grain of salt, because you are unique in your own ways in terms of art and what might work for me might not work for you at all. I have been given advice that was utter garbage but I have also been given advice that has been immensely helpful, and I'm certain that in both cases the person giving the suggestions had only good intentions. I only have experience with myself so I have a bias when it comes to giving any suggestions. However, I'm very happy if I have managed to inspire you in any way! I believe that you know what's best for you and your art, and how you will become the very artist you strive to be!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 11
Image Size
1.0 MB
Resolution
1920×1156
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
7,813 (2 today)
Favourites
1,261 (who?)
Comments
72
Downloads
99