This is a late birthday present for my friend and incredible artist (line art, ink and color, yup) of "Denim"
Long overdue, as I promised to do this quite some time ago, but still...better late than never, right?
So, hey, there's million mistakes (I'm not Frank Frazetta, that's for sure, lol), but all in all, it turned better than I thought it will...All done digitally, including the original line art. Officially, it's my fifth big work with the tablet. I think I have improved, definitely. Or better said, bear with me, I'm getting there in my own pace
There's a story behind this...once I even tried making a "Conan" fan fiction, so this is a scene from it. Shadowy figures in the back are the "Watchers". They are half shadows and don't have much grasp with the material world, so use the ravens to contact the "material beings" (like Conan).
Our barbarian here is challenged...Watchers need someone to bring them something they call a "Secret", but only the strongest, bravest warrior can fulfill that task. So they asked Conan to pass a test first and prove his strength and bribed him into it with what he likes the most: gold, of course.
He needs to cross the field of growing bones...on the field, warriors were betrayed from their own leaders and died in vain. Their curse is still upon it and their bones keep growing from dirt, capturing anyone who would try crossing the field, sentencing him/her to slow death by starvation and thirst.
And the bones are considered sacred, so no one outside would come to help...of course, Conan was never famous for having scruples, so he finds no reason why not just cut the way through the field. And it goes though, even for him, but it goes
I used two stocks as a help here...neither fully, but still I think some credits have to be given.
Body position: [link]
Many thanks to both.
I hope you like this