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Barbarian King by PReilly Barbarian King by PReilly
This piece just started off as a face study (it was originally a monk.) Gradually I started changing elements (got rid of the monk's hood, added some armor, scar, long hair, etc. )...This was the end result.

Hope you guys like.


PR
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:iconmumblealice17:
mumblealice17 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Could you do a full portrait of him?
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:iconnear000:
near000 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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:iconpedro-elefante:
Pedro-Elefante Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
such amazing piece!
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:icongarrettadderley:
garrettadderley Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
beautifully done
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:icondroultrinnin-61:
DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
He is not scared, he is angered I think, someone has just caught his attention and it spells woe for them!
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:icondroultrinnin-61:
DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Beautifully done! Subject is so well captured! Love the colour you have used & the way you have used light.

the look in the eyes is confronting & the hair is so well done! Love it!
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:iconsrath47:
Srath47 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Digital Artist
love this picture, bought a book that had it in, so i figured id fav it, nice gallery btw.
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:iconz-lot847:
Z-LOT847 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
its real dramatic and the scar makes him look sad. this is really good!
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:iconmewannalearn:
MeWannaLearn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Nice to find the artist Patrik Reilly! You have this work in the book "Fantasy - Fantasy Art Now" Volume 2, General Editors Aly Fell & Duddlebug, Foreword by William Stout.

Ay page 30 Warriors! "Barbarian King, Personal work Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter! Haha!

Wish i can be goo as you guys.. but kek bit amateur here.

Take care!
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:iconbashibozuk:
bashibozuk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
it is really good, but i think the eyes are too close to each other and that lessens the dramatic effects.
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:icongrizzlyjoe19:
GrizzlyJoe19 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Student Artist
His face tells a brutal story.
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:icongarrettvfinazzo:
GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me of the short dude from beowulf that winds up becoming king.
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:iconandirilien:
Andirilien Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
lovely expression and light around his eyes
Another great one
fav :)
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:iconcoltchr:
coltchr Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I love!
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:iconiith:
Iith Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
absolutly stunning composition and color. you make it apear easy. You're one of the best. truly. keep going!
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:iconcarcharadon:
Carcharadon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
I'm reading R E Howards Chronicles of Conan atm and this fits the mood nicely. Could be old king Ozric himself!
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:iconsssssam:
sssssam Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
woooowwww fascinating work ! good job man !
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:iconfaustsnake:
FaustSnake Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
It's Conan as a grandfather.
Well done :-)
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:icon12jack12:
12jack12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your highlights are very well done
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:iconguayasamin:
guayasamin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
awesomeeee!!!!!!!
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:iconjabberwoc:
Jabberwoc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
So much story in one picture! Age, wisdom, hard graft.....another masterpiece, Sir!
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:iconmavor:
Mavor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
This turned out nice, man. The textures really read well.
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:iconremiismeltingdots:
RemiisMeltingDots Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
nice but too dark not enought point of light just on the nose
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:iconjoshwmc:
joshwmc Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Awesome, love the shadows, very cool. :thumbsup:
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:iconyoru-no-ookami:
Yoru-no-ookami Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Writer
nice job
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:iconpurple-twilek:
Purple-Twilek Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
It's amazing :heart: That coloring is WOW!!! :D

And isn't it awesome when something turns out completely different than you expected? :D
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:iconhasansgrafix:
hasansgrafix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work..
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:iconmrtomlong:
MrTomLong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
i like the crazy look in his eyes! :D
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:iconharrybleiter:
harrybleiter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Reminds me of Harald Blåtand, the old Viking king. Beautiful work
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:iconamitsadik:
AmitSadik Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i really like it :)
good work.
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:iconazure-corruption:
azure-corruption Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too soft,isn't he?
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:icondadam:
dadam Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
what can i say - it's great (i know, it's not constructive ;P)
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:iconiddi:
iddi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
I love the feeling in it, but it could've been a bit scrisper on the edges :)
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:iconto-design:
TO-Design Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks really cool could be a character in a game :)
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:iconzofian:
zofian Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Wow! I love the illustration quality to it, and how the attention to detail grounds it down. The hair.. *-* I love it, I'm currently struggling with my digital self-portrait right now due to the hair. Hope you don't mind if I possibly use your style as inspiration, hehe. :)
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:iconnegative-infinity:
negative-infinity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
excellent and professional looking work. i could easily imagine this in an rpg book
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:iconzeriab:
ZeriaB Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
ohhhh shit this is amazing :D
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:icon000face:
000face Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
thumbs up !
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:iconcybogoblin:
Cybogoblin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
It's not pulp, nor a raygun, but it still looks FREAKING SWEET!
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:icon972deviant:
972deviant Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Student
very nice dude
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:iconsnoepws:
snoepws Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
brill :)
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Love those brush-strokes! Great study! :)
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:iconcookie-splinters:
Cookie-Splinters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Gawd yes, me luuv :love:
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow, he has got a strong personality!
Love it!
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:iconoshiri:
oshiri Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Woah... my mind has been blown away. Again.
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:iconn8dogg5k:
N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece here.

I like the work on the hair and the scar particularly. They both just have such a 'natural' look to them I guess.

Keep up the great work!
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:icondelaronde:
delaronde Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
OK dude....you are one of my favorite artist for sure man ! lol.
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:iconone2hit:
one2hit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Pretty sweet! Just wish there was a little more color variation.
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:iconlost-mae:
lost-mae Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
damn superb!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
strong piece, in every aspect- i like the expression as much as the strokes which fit perfectly to the bold character!
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