Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Barbarian Warrior

    Hi there!

    This is a piece Im currently working on:

    Name:  barbarianLineart.jpg
Views: 3133
Size:  481.1 KB

    What do you think?


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Thanked 164 Times in 106 Posts
    Looking good! Crits:
    His right leg is stepped aside too much. Make it closer to left one. Also it is in same angle as the sword; that's not good. Disregarding his muscularity and badassery, the upper body is too wide.
    Check out this painting for more inspiration and reference

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Preston, England
    Thanked 22 Times in 20 Posts
    I think you've done a good job with the design although I think you need to think about the character a bit more. As soon as you see this piece you dont think that hes barbaric or uncivilised only due to his pose and especially his facial expression, he seems thoughtful and or emotionally scarred. The stereotypical emotions for a barbarian would be rage or lust, primitive emotions. His armour and sword fit really well as you can see him skinning the animals himself for their fur although his metal armour seems too well made, try just having a metal plate strapped onto various places of his body? Im not sure if its a style choice but his upper body is a bit too large and he doesn't seem to have a neck, his head needs to be a bit higher up and his trapezius would be bulging out if hes so ripped. Also his hair and the fabric on the top of his sword are blowing one way whereas his cape is blowing in the opposite direction. His right leg looks a bit unnatural with his kneecap facing us when the left is facing 90 degrees in the other direction, its a hard pose to pull off in real life. I hope this helped I really do think you have a nice image here, I look forward to seeing the finished piece.
    Last edited by JackGriffin; March 8th, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Thanked 162 Times in 106 Posts
    I LOVE the expression on his face - makes me think he is actually a human being, not some 70's comic book stereotype - really well done, please don't change it !


    oh, the cape - where does fabric wave like that?

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Thanks for your comments and suggestions!

    I changed his left leg as well as his kneearmor there. Furthermore squeezed his torso a bit. You
    were definately right: he was tooo wide I also gave him more neck and move his head a bit

    Thanks for your suggestions!
    Thats a really great painting you are showing me... makes mine feel so ......... small

    Thanks for your critic. You are absolutly right about the character. I dont want to offend you and maybe
    Ive choosen the title wrong: but do I have to fulfill the expectations one considers to be "barbarian"? I think
    "yes" If I would be in a production environment and my client wants it to be that stereotype. This is a
    personal piece and the drawing guided me to this pose and character. It was more an accident to do him
    this way. While drawing I thought of him as a warrior that is "not really into" war. He actually wants to be
    with his family etc. So war is something he has do to in order to keep his family save. Maybe more like a
    "soft" Leonidas.

    Thanks! I made some corrections to the cape too... hope this is better!

    Also did a quick cleanup pass. I think Im ready to paint now.

    Name:  barbarianLineart_corr02.jpg
Views: 1169
Size:  506.5 KB

    Here is a value sketch (actually I did this before):
    Name:  conceptSketch.jpg
Views: 1170
Size:  299.3 KB
    Last edited by asuryan; March 14th, 2013 at 01:02 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. b&w barbarian
    By wunts in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 3rd, 2011, 09:26 AM
  2. Barbarian Warrior FINISHED?
    By Dread_Reaper in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: November 7th, 2010, 07:59 PM
  3. Barbarian WIP
    By Razorleaf in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: April 17th, 2010, 07:14 PM
  4. the barbarian roas and the warrior whispers
    By daybolis in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2006, 01:35 AM
  5. Barbarian WIP...
    By Tensen_Vil in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 18th, 2003, 04:28 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast