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The Mercenary by alanlathwell The Mercenary by alanlathwell
A piece of character concept art.
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:iconmaddog1996:
Maddog1996 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail and the colour are just perfect in capturing the character, keep on the great work.
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MichaelAliensBiehn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Erinnert ein bisschen an titan Quest.
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:iconcactuskim:
cactuskim Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
This is just stunning, I love the power you have captured with this art work.
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:iconvermana:
vermana Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Another great piece of art. :P
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:iconnairad:
Nairad Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Writer
this looks amazing. great work
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:iconkofaile:
kofaile Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
dude... love the work, and this one... my fave :)
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional
Thanks Kofaile, much appreciated!!=)
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:iconmaxchong7:
MaxChong7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome is the word!
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:iconomegatigon:
OmegaTigon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
:star::star::star::star::star:
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:iconamandanieto:
amandanieto Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Wow!
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:iconmonchiken:
monchiken Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool coloring and Cool Design !!!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Hi ...alanlathwell ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
The Mercenary
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
best regards:heart:
.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
[link]
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:iconpeteamachree:
PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Great
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:iconlemniskate:
Lemniskate Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Does the helmet also have holes in the front so the guy can see?
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Vagabond-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Hi there.
I am making a strategy/ card game for my final year project in the University of Kent (UK). I was wondering if I could include this artwork in the game.

The project, at this stage, will be available for free and naturally you will hold all the rights for the image and will be creditted for your work.

If in the future there is a commercial release of the game, we can make futher arrangements if you wish.

Please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks.
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional
Thank you for asking, but I'm afraid that I must say no for copyright reasons!!
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:iconkit1:
kit1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like this picture and the rendering, but if I can offer a bit of constructive critisism?

If you were to stand up in this position and lean back, your shoulders and waist would still not be at this angle. You would overbalance. Generally, your shoulders don't go back behind your buttocks, unless you have the muscles of a pro-wrestler. :)

It feels like your man is standing with his stomach thrust out, to push his shoulders that far back. I can see that's not supposed to be the case, but it is a small critique on an otherwise amazingly rendered picture.
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional
Thanks Kit,
I think you're right, I tried to distort the pose for dramatic effect, perhaps I over did it a little!!:stupidme:
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:iconredmist81:
Redmist81 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
tHAT'S SO GANGSTA! DIGGIN' IT!
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:iconmajeed-q8:
Majeed-Q8 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is digital O_O
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional
It's a bit of a mix of digital and oils on paper.
Thanks for the fave!!=)
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:iconmedo1o0o09:
medo1o0o09 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
amazing details :)
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional
Thank you!!=)
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:icondaandric:
Daandric Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Is he left handed or right handed? Coz the arrows and sword tell me he's left handed and the bow tells me his right handed.
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional
To be honest I didn't think about that, but now you mention it...........
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:icondaandric:
Daandric Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
well then I hope this may come as reminder one day :3
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
like the style

how have you done this.. that it looks like painted on a real canvas
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional
Thanks!
It's an oil/digital hybrid, you just can't beat real paint!!
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
woohoo :D

okay, great stuff dude

you did the highlights digitally right?
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:iconkavalier:
KAVALIER Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is so realistic!
The feeling of oils in the background with the realistic look of the mercenary is awesome =)
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:iconalfonzzz105:
Alfonzzz105 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome design
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greatblade12 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i drew a martial artist with a staff. really was trying to focus on musculature and a dark warrior nit my best but better than most of my other art probably.
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greatblade12 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
CONCEPT ART. OH COOL I REALLY LIKE CONCEPT ART! do you do any video game concept art. i would be awsome to see all the characters in the book in a epic action game. include the mercenary and i will buy it!
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CurtisZecker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Wonderful work, would love to see more on the same subject.
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:iconserveris7:
Serveris7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
:wow::wow: that is really amazing work on this pic, I really :love: it a lot!!!
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:iconvolcannah:
Volcannah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love the color scheme and the realistic treatment of metal and leather. Great piece!
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:icongrimoire-of-the-sage:
This is gorgeous; breathtaking even!

Excellent piece of work and it is obvious that study of the human body has paid off for you(or I assume you studied some human anatomy for your art in general)!
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Pietroigor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Awesome picture!
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:iconyewhral:
Yewhral Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Did you made any tutorial for colouring? ;)
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:iconalanlathwell:
alanlathwell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional
I have a book coming out in the summer, keep an eye on my journal for updates, cheers!!=)
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:iconyewhral:
Yewhral Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Hell yeah! That's a very good news
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Keraelk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
my favorites ever !
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:iconwarrior536:
Warrior536 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
either the arrow quiver is not on the right shoulder or the bow is in the wrong hand. he cant pick up an arrow with the same hand he holds the bow.
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:iconwanderbot:
WANDERBOT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
i like this sweet! good Job
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Arman-Hunt3r Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
this is absolute!
great equipment +fav
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:icondragon-eyed-one:
Dragon-eyed-one Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work +fav ^^
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emperorsss Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
NICE WORK !
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:iconnogen:
nogen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Cool character..i love this piece..What is this anyway..?
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:iconthaddeous:
thaddeous Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Cool armor, I love the detail.
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Superb work on the anatomy, light, textures and atmospherics.
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