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Bivoj the Demonslayer by michalivan Bivoj the Demonslayer by michalivan
My new digital painting (took quite long, no free time for it). It's rather classical fantasy stuff. Cover for a fantasy book based on character Bivoj from Czech legends. He's kind of a local Conan :). All done from scratch in Photoshop.

you can find tutorial for this image here: [link]
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EinarMichaelson Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I. AM. SPEECHLESS.
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Alsii Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
nice work
Thank you!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... perzo ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Bivoj the Demonslayer
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
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ShinigamiSith Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I have to admit that you are quickly becoming one of my favorite artists I rank you along the lines of Kerem Beyit, Steve Argyle, Jason Engle and Luis Royo...

You have a great talent.
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is so beautiful... I like the colors, composition and expression here. And it looks quite traditional, thatīs amazing. :)
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Krokuta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
really nice piece!
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:iconiancjw:
iancjw Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
stunning
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:iconsaniika:
saniika Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
To je uzasne! Tu knizku som si kupila - dost rozhodla ta obalka pri rozhodovani.

Je to skvele najst to tu na DA.
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lonely-style Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
nice depth on this pic
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lonely-style Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
awsome ^^
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:iconowll:
Owll Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
You are amazing! I love your style - beautiful lights, details, dynamic...
You're my favorite artist on DA :heart:
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:iconpeterszmer:
PeterSzmer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Brilliant artwork!
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WolfmanJ Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Czechnian Mythology eh... sounds like something that I could get into.
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it's interesting, altough I don't know how much you can get in English. But in recent weird tales magazine is a fantasy story by the author (J.Cervenak)im doing this covers for.It's based on East European Mythology as well
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bernalilo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Your art is like a combination of classic and modern style. I love it!
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krysolet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
thats great just like from legend :D
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Arioke009 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Really great art mate, love the textures you create, so unique. Well done!
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HorseRotovator Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Beautifully done!

I can feel the movement in his body as though they were my own bones, and the lighting brings about a very heroic image.
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RenieDraws Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very painterly style, i would say his figure looks a bit stiff, but there is really no problem with the image. very good work!!

I could only be nitpicky.
I say his right shoulder looks too low and maybe a couple of foliage sillehoutes hanging from the trees above to better frame the character would be an improvement.
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lucid-light Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
supr, ses fakt borec!
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asrael-me Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
dude, im gonna love you just for ur beautiful work:)
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michalivan Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:blushes: hehe, thanks :hug:
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DesolAngel Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
so real love it .. i`m waiting the tut.. bye
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! the tutorial is here [link]
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Kirk-Mints-Studio Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Cool!
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BlahBlahBalah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Wonderfuly done! I love the contrast, the lighting is amazing.
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mesitka Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Uzasne, skvele barvy, jako ostatne vzdy a Bovij ma zajimavou tvar, zadny typicky hezoun, ale zajimavou a muznou (: A kanec je spravne strasidelne desivy a slintajici, brrr...8D
... a Bivoj dredy..? Nebo se mi to jen zda... XD;

Jen se mi nejak nepozdava jeho prava ruka, nevim, jestli by ji clovek dokazal tak vytocit...
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michalivan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Som rad ze sa ti to paci a s tou rukou mas pravdu, dnes ju opravim, uz sa na to chystam asi tyzden :D
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mesitka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
... ja se uz asi tyden chystam na veci jako je uceni nebo editovani... ruka je o tolik lakavejsi 8D

Myslis, ze bych z tebe dokazala vyknourat nejaky wallpaper s Bivojovou tvari pekne zblizka?:3
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michalivan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
jasne spravim ti ten wallpaper. Teraz sa mi ale nechce :D a mam este nejaku robotu. tak niekedy cez tyzden.
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mesitka Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Ou, diky moc (: Heh, nedovolila bych si jeste prudit na rychlost, kdyz jde stejne jen o vyzirani tve dobre vule XD;
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Loks11 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nádhera, možná je to moc conanovské ztvárnění Bivoje, ale i tak naprosto super paint
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cute-little-vampy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, so rural... and I've always been very impressed by the detail you manage to put into your pictures.
I'm really looking forward to the tutorial
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DSil Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
Fantastic! I love the splattered, impressionistic background and the glow around the spearhead. Very dynamic stuff.
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Angel-Bella-Donna Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW - that is astonishing!
Very good colour work. :clap:
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe! greaT! love your wok man!
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vileation Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:featured your great work here
[link]

if you want it to be removed, just note me :nod:

=):horns:
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youkobutt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
It's incredibly beautiful, the strokes and lines of color to make up the forest, his outfit still sharp even though it fits with the painted feel. I can't wait to see the tutorial, it's really gorgeous!
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Kitsuru Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing image!The pose is just perfect o_o And the colours are nice too!<33
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sherwin-prague Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As Nyemi wrote - Bivod had slained boar with bare hands... but maybe this is just a start of the fight :-) I like the color scheme and the "action" in the scene. Well done!
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
waiting for the tut.
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konyesz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Photographer
NICEEEE...:D
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fuchsiart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Great action great lightings great brush strokes... great YOU!!! :D
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michalivan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :) I'm glad you like it
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EliteMasterChief Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
awesome dude!
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larkin2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Nice painting. I love the textured backgrounds in your pictures, and the lighting too. Do you use 'dodge and burn' for that?
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michalivan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!.I use dodge a little, but just in the layer settings not the actual tool. I don't use burn at all, I don't like it. More answers should be answered by the tutorial for I'm doing. It will be posted here on weekend
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larkin2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Cheers. I'll look out for it.
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Muppetosis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
The back lighting really drive home the darkness of the characters and scene.....the boars not really a character, but you get what I mean. The tute should be awesome.
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burningflag Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
That boar kix ass! Bruute! As cypherX stated, yes, his right arm is a bit misplaced. I like the celtic ornaments on the Bivojs rock and the slighty suggested forest in the background.
Lookin´ forward to the tutorial, I was a proud beholder of your workshop recently, during our "samurai evening" at my home, can´t wait to see more!
Rock on!
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