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.
I find the scars and veins really really amazing. Awesome!
Thanks for all the nice comments. I enjoyed pixeling this piece a lot.
CELS: Nah, just a Finnish dude with a regular finnish face.
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.
I really like the colors and lighting. Very vell done!
Thought of Frazetta seein' this, which is great!
That's very well done. I like the subtle greens, a Frazetta staple.
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.
Very crafty. I like how low the loincloth goes.
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.
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.
Reminds me of the intro of GODS.
Well... hello there handsome
Very appealing colors (among other things)
Actually the GODS axe barbarian was the inspiration behind this.
Someone should do a Gods follow up and use this as title pic. Super nice work!
Nice. The lighting and colours are really dramatic.
AWW YEAH THE FULL VERSION IS EVEN BETTER /TOUCHES MUSCLES ♥♥♥
Oops, I missed the full size image. It's now up.
Nnggghh SO RAD
You should post the full version off of your deviant!
very good work!
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