gonna collect some refs of real vikings and old germans
some ref for those who want to make a female one
"Art cannot be modern, art is eternal." Egon Schiele.
count me in
this is my start... and my choose
Sweet I'm doing this one. If anyone like heavy metal then listen to "Sons of Odin" by Manowar its about Viking Berserkers. It'll get you in the mind set.
Update. Definitely changing the weapons to fit the "viking/norse" period. Hope the rest is not straying from the brief.
Color update, I think I’m moving away from funny to a darker look. Not sure where to take it
sourfruitjunkie nice start
Paolo13 this looks majestic, I love it, looks like a chieftain. I like the loose vs. the details in the face, nice with the ornaments too. Looks Norse
B-Man nice one, I like the idea with the priests. Yepp, Janjager is my brother
Zilrion awesome mood in your pic , looking forward to see more
OliviaM haha not sure what’s going on but very funny , the facial expression is great
ChrisProof nice, the pointy hat and black beard almost makes me think of a pirate captain.
NoShot a different take, I like it, he really looks wasted.
ARRGH just awesome anatomy! Is that charcoal?
JanJager yeah that’s a real berserker jumping over the ship rail
tbaldree fantastic faces looking forward to see more
General crit that applies to a few of the entries so far: The poses don't look particularly berserk or terrifying as the brief calls for. When I see a guy just standing there in a neutral pose, even if he's dressed in armor, berserker is not that word that comes to mind.
small update. I think I'm gonna stick with this pose and see how it turns out.
EDIT: replaced with slightly updated version.
Last edited by NoShot; December 6th, 2010 at 11:58 PM.
a quick one...
never taken anything that far that fast
well, but still WIP
if you guys are interested in vikings, there's a pretty cool comic named "Northlander Vol 1: Sven the Returned"
and for the extra viking berserker mood: Amon Amarth^^ did help me a little...
JanJager verrry dynamic! needs more viking and he's good to go (berserk that is of course...)
ChrisProof pirate viking. Think it's the beard and the skull on the chest
nicopen no viking. google some pictures. 13th warrior is a good movie if you want some slightly more realistic viking stuff. The axes are fantasy/dwarven and way too big
Zilrion yarrr... perhaps let him raise the other hand, too... dunno
B-Man Cool arrangement! You might want to take a closer look at his arms, especially the left one (with the sword) looks off to me (too long?)
reginanegra Oh noez! pelt-panties, they're so 80s! Outrageous! In the name of Odin get the poor man some proper clothes!
Partisan That is one epic guy! but sadly no berserker :'(
Paolo13 That is one epic guy! but sadly no berserker :'( (yes I know copypasta)
60'' That is one f#cked up guy... What did you give him... seriously...
sourfruitjunkie that update rocks, love the headgear
Jager Funny guy But I think he's missing something that makes him more norse and more berserker... Could also be a native american shaman or something like that... except for the Thor's Hammer thingy
zwei keep it up! looking good
NoShot Nice improvement in the pose. The axe still doesn't quite fit the viking setting... so do the kneepads. I like the stoned out of his mind idea... interesting take on the topic. Dunno if it's only me, but I'm missing that little violent spark that makes him go berserk...
LETS DO THIS.
Here're a few sketches I did after class. Still don't know what kind of fur he'll be wearing. Muskox is kinda silly. Maybe the elk or the ibex (spelt ipax on the sketch cause it's mad late). Or I'll just go with a bear.
Lemme know what you guys think!
Dana's HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF sketch blog
a start... think its a bit overworked and outta wak so far...
thoughts and help on the pose?
the work is looking great on here so far. looking forward to seeing the progress this round.
Nice one this CHOW. I'll definitely work hard on this one. This is the kind of stuff I like to do.
Anyway, this is my initial sketch, but I really don't know if its looking good so far. Any comment would be very, VERY helpful!!!
Great works guys. Maybe in the future I'll post a comment about everyone's works.
Hmmm imma go with a spear, it seems to have been quite a popular weapon in the viking era. Or so the internet tells me...
this is awesome! trying myself out on this one as well
Playing around with a pose and some first initial figure scribbles. Fiddling with exaggerating the features, expression, and stature a little more.
Nice stuff everybody!
Hellfire - that looks like it's going to turn out sweet! It has a very 'stalking through a burning village in the snow' sort of feel, embers and snow blowing around him. nice.
Dranyer - love the pose! 2nd is my favorite.
Jager - the creepily freakish take is neat
Paolo13 - really dig the massive feel of the character, huge and bearlike.
Last edited by tbaldree; December 7th, 2010 at 03:44 AM.
Penpoint - here is a thought on the pose.
It seems a little to me like he is leaning too far forward - like he's diving onto them rather than getting ready to bash the crap out of them - it's hard to envision how is legs are extended below him that doesn't feel like a dive.
I did a quickie rotate and paint to put him in a bit more upright position - if you want to depict the moment before the strike, then he'd be more upright. You lean forward as you swing, but the 'windup' position is more vertical or back.
Anyway, just a thought - might be a crappy idea
This is the painting that springs to mind when I think about the arms outstretched moment before attack that you ahve going on- even though it IS on a horse.
With my first post I'd like to participate aswell with a berserker slaying a dragon.
welcome to CA LordTrilobite
"Art cannot be modern, art is eternal." Egon Schiele.
First trys, I want to find a more dynamic pose, too.
Plus, I have problems with drawing faces, may be because I don't really have a feeling for the pen, plus, I always had face problems...
Now crit the shit out of me!
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