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my third king conan cover by Andrew-Robinson my third king conan cover by Andrew-Robinson
This is my third cover for the 4 issue King Conan series "The Phoenix on the Sword." I go to work from a passage by Robert E. Howard and this is what I saw.
Acrylics, watercolors, gouache and inks.
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:iconjeffdelierre:
jeffdelierre Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so damn good... Really fantastic piece all-round. Can't stop looking at it!!
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PaulBannykh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
That`s really great. Looking on this drawing I hear Howard`s applauses
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ClaytonCooke Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This is so badass. Best Conan I have seen in a while.
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
fuckin' cool :peace::D!!!
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JawaEater Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wowwwww
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gushergon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Amazing work!!!
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing Man!!!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Spetacular! Congratulations for the beautiful job... Very success for you!
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:iconmarkraats:
MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Great piece!!!
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:iconblaine-mueller:
Blaine-Mueller Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student
Conan pitted against lightning hurling sorcerers is the best kind of Conan.
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:iconmemed:
Memed Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
inspiring job sir!
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evnaccd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
man just fantastic. you sir make all of us better, a level to strive for :stare:
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benitogallego Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is just amazing! Great work man!
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HowdyCapitan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
the lighting in this piece is amazing!
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:icontorei:
torei Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Love this alot!
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:icondruje:
druje Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! Amazing! Seeing the thumbnail, I thought it was digital. Beautiful rendering!
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:icongreenestreet:
greenestreet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
INSANE!!!
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BillReinhold Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional
Really excellent!
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:iconrugely:
Rugely Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow!
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jrs2345 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
That foot is pretty EPIC. Nice work as usual.
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Jovan-Ukropina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional
Fantastic stuff!
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lightning strikes! :hooray:
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RodgerHodger Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Worthy of the cinema this one!!!
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J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
This is AWESOME!
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shockwave-b2635488 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Love the colors on this piece. Very Epic!
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome indeed!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
So awesome!!!
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jasonbarton Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant work!
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:iconflavianos:
flavianos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
this is a true masterpiece! realistic and cartoony (the expression) at the same time, grreat!
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:iconfuredo:
Furedo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Great great great!!!
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:iconmfreiheit:
mfreiheit Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
If i had seen this as a kid it would've blown my mind
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mfreiheit Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, I love the composition. very powerful work
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Great work!
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SteveChanks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I wouldn't even know where to start in dissecting all the greatness in this piece.
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Chat-Field-Pirate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Amazing works man. Any chance of a play by play some time of your process with painting?
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Andrew-Robinson Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
well actually i have a couple examples here on deviant art. there's the poison ivy print, a conan piece and amidala piece. these cover the initial sketch, pencil drawing, under painting, final painting and photo shop.
but like a lot of painters i'm on it about 70% of the time. the other 30% i am hit or miss. and i'm referring to choices made on the palette and application of paint-thick, thin, wash, dry etc. but sometimes in that crazy 30% things happen which i didn't expect. this can be frustrating at times but it also leaves room for mystery and growth. you know the artists journey and all that.
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Chat-Field-Pirate Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I did see your examples. I am on the part of the artistic journey with a day job. Trying to break into it full time, So some days I don't have much time to play around with the watercolors and gouache. So I try to learn more and find ideas to play around with. Your work always inspire a spark in me.
I need to master that 30%, getting better but still kicking my ass. I was wondering if you could list some of the materials you use. I saw you use Hoblien ink (I love that stuff, just like tar!) Just curious on the paints and brushes you use. Any information is like a jewel to me, thanks again. Any chance of an art book form you next year as well?

Greathouse
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Andrew-Robinson Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
well i also use holbein gouache and watercolors. for most of the painting process i use cheap brushes except for a few nice ones for inking and painting with watercolors. get a nice 1" flat brush for watercolors. also scharff makes great brushes for inking. i recommend the size 4 round for getting excellent feathering and line work.
if you have the money get golden acrylics. i also like liquitex.
i've painted on plywood, found surfaces like doors and closet doors. however most of the time i use watercolor illustration board- preferably strathmore or arches.
if you want to learn about color choices and you don't have a lot of time, do a painting in b/w. you'll have all the textures of a real painting and then you have the freedom to try out many different color choices as well as value choices with photoshop.
i'm working on a new sketchbook for next year and also a color art book. i will definitely advertise here as soon as they're ready.
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Chat-Field-Pirate Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks for the tips on the materials. I do have the added bonus of my day job at an art store. I have never tried that brush out though, the Scharff. I have mainly schminckes watercolor, some holbien and Lukas watercolors. Lukas makes amazing red and pretty cheap. Then I go that Holbein acryla gouache. I like them but got a lot of learning ahead of me. I have never thought of painting on wood though.
That black and white is a great idea and something I will try out. Great to hear about the books soon. Thanks again for the advice, it means a lot for you to take a second out of your day.

Greathouse
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
outstanding cover art! :thumbsup:
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sebastien-grenier Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fucking great!!
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GigiCave Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional
I LOVE YOU MAN!!!
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:iconeyari:
Eyari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
fuckin awesome :0
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Trobino Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
amazing work!
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Kamenliter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome painting....love the composition...all the Conan covers are great.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Artist
you're really flexing that frazetta muscle! very nice.
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madtiki Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
jeezus, brother. That is one sweet painting.
peace
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voltorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I always love a good Jack Kirby fan, great work.
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RobertGill Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Love this.
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