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Aka sketch #45. For today's daily sketch! Trying out some story telling.

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:iconrealmwright:
Realmwright Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not all battle ends in glory.
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:iconthesleepywolf:
Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I'm always quite jealous of artists, and not only for their talent. If you can draw a decent picture you can tell a story with that single scene while writers have to write the whole bloody story, which might not get finished since we pass out drunk halfway through. And you've got a whole story up there; bloody battle in a snowy clearing, most his army killed, him mortally wounded, and most likely about to die as well.
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AlShareef1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
reminds me of skyrim
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:icongipgm2:
Gipgm2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
"We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
Ulysses BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

"But yet with breath that sill remains
I rise but once again---"  Gipgm2


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:iconsquishyisback:
SquishyIsBack Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist
A picture is worth a thousand words: This would make one hell of a story
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:iconjiang-shi:
Jiang-Shi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did he lost his arm? o_o
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:iconchinesegongfu:
Chinesegongfu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
非常帅,血天战斗。
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:iconundoubtable:
Undoubtable Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
He's got arms in hand and he's getting up. Ain't defeated yet.
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Defeat is meant for the guy standing!
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:iconundoubtable:
Undoubtable Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Knock a man down and not even persuading him to stay there in the process. That is kind of a fail, though, isn't it? "Bro do u even slay?"
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:iconaoekrossboy:
AoEKrossboy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fallen Warrior: "HA, This but a scratch!"


Great work as always. Are the mountains painted by hand?
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Nope, for the backplate i've used a photo paint over and paint it, the rest is all painted.
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:iconthegobo:
TheGobo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Reminds me of Diablo 2 for some reason.
Still, quite well done.
Love the effect of the snow
:D
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That was the inspiration actually, was looking at the blizzard artbook
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:iconthegobo:
TheGobo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Fantastic
XD
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:icondigitalartio:
DigitalArtio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Amazing work! His arm is cut off? I see blood around the area and what "looks" to be a stump. 
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Might be! I didnt want to define it as much :)
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:iconsamtodhunter:
SamTodhunter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
How is this a sketch? lol
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its actually kinda rough but the filters hid it :/
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:iconhoytriva:
HoytRiva Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Mother of biceps....
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, went a lil overboard
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:iconrazort300:
razort300 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
cool
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconijustloveit619:
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
His arm is so short 0_0
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:iconsamtodhunter:
SamTodhunter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
it's in the snow
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:iconijustloveit619:
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is that so :o
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:icondjwassabi:
djwassabi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Fantastic sense of setting and emotion... very well done
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlastbullet2:
lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Awesome
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnamo911:
Namo911 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
First thing that came to mind was Woad King Darius from League of Legends. Might just be me, but nonetheless, phenomenal piece!
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words. :)
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunningly good.
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsrixtoja:
srixtoja Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
"My head is bloody, but unbowed."
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice phrase, fits the painting!
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:iconsrixtoja:
srixtoja Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
It's from a poem called Invictus by William Ernest Henley :) And yeah his head is bowed but it sure looks like he's getting back up...!
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:iconporecomesis:
Porecomesis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Very haunting.
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkruger:
kruger Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
This is a very nice piece!
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontimska:
Timska Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
niceeeeeeeeee
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:iconjohnsonting:
johnsonting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot!
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