Slayer dude

Slayer dude

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Slayer dude

Title: Slayer dude
Pixel Artist: JJ Naas  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 173 points)
Posted: 4/13/2014 11:55
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    60 faves    0 avatars

Hi! First pixels to Pixeljoint. I've been on and off on Pixelation for many years. Anyway, I was challenged to do a pixel art barbarian with an axe as a FB profile image so this is the result.

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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/22/2022 09:19

I rediscovered this awesome piece and also rediscovered that I'm a big idiot. I apologize for my comments below. I don't even know what to say.

This slayer dude is awesome.

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/27/2014 15:09

I find the scars and veins really really amazing. Awesome!

chipg4 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/29/2014 19:59

Nice style

JJ Naas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/21/2014 06:55

Thanks for all the nice comments. I enjoyed pixeling this piece a lot.

CELS: Nah, just a Finnish dude with a regular finnish face.

Fairy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/20/2014 19:00

You know, I've come across this piece a couple of times now while browsing the gallery. And honestly, I'm annoyed with myself for not commenting on this before. This is really fantastic work. Your palette is simply incredible. That stark contrast with the lighting and shadow on his body is just..!

He's like a combination of Kratos and Dante. Very yummy.

Neela (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/17/2014 13:24

I really like the colors and lighting. Very vell done!

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/16/2014 13:10

Thought of Frazetta seein' this, which is great!

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/16/2014 08:07

That's very well done. I like the subtle greens, a Frazetta staple.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 4/15/2014 02:40

Well, now I'm curious. Are you a girl or just a dude with feminine facial features?

Because if you're a girl who just drew an Arnold Schwarzenegger Conan-clone based on her own face, I think... you may be the first in history. 

huZba (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/15/2014 01:01

Very crafty. I like how low the loincloth goes.

JJ Naas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/14/2014 23:29

The reason why it looks slightly feminine may be because the face and hair part is based on o photo of me. ;)

The way I did this is I had photos taken of me under a bright light to get a suitable Frazetta -like lighting. I also attached some weights to s tick so I could pose with a suitably heavy prop axe. Then I used various other photo references (mainly Arnold) for the rest of the body, since I'm far from my comfort zone when drawing muscular dudes. 

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 4/14/2014 20:33

There's something about the face that looks slightly feminine to me. It may be a combination of several almost insignificant things. The nose looks a slightly small and pointy, the lips look slightly pouty, the cheekbones are slightly pronounced... at least in my eyes. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks so.

In every other way, this looks superb.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/14/2014 07:29

Reminds me of the intro of GODS.

Awesome image.

Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/14/2014 07:24

Well... hello there handsome
Very appealing colors (among other things)

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/14/2014 02:49

Awesome entry!

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/14/2014 01:38

Awesome stuff...

JJ Naas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/14/2014 00:52

Actually the GODS axe barbarian was the inspiration behind this.

shmupstick (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/14/2014 00:45

Someone should do a Gods follow up and use this as title pic. Super nice work!

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 4/13/2014 22:02

Nice. The lighting and colours are really dramatic.

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/13/2014 21:44


JJ Naas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/13/2014 21:42

Oops, I missed the full size image. It's now up.

LunchPolice (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 4/13/2014 19:19

Nnggghh SO RAD

Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/13/2014 17:46

You should post the full version off of your deviant!

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/13/2014 17:17

very good work!

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/13/2014 12:57

This very nice! The stark lighting is impactful and I love the palette and the rendering of the face. ♥ I'm not sure on some of the dithering, though. I think the piece doesn't really need it, but that might just be my opinion. :p

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