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Bogatyr by michalivan Bogatyr by michalivan
After a long time something new from me. This will be again a cover for a fantasy book (by slovak writer Juraj Cervenak). It is a fantasy novel based on old russian legends about Ilya Muromets and Bogatyrs. If you want know more about them check out this: [link]
Thanks for watching!
Done in Photoshop with wacom
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amhara2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student
Nice work!
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arschpo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
:headbang: :headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme::
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have days when I feel like this.  :(

Ah....., downtrodden and tired that is.  Not swinging a spear or anything although there are times........  :no:
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chrisliv18 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
This is an evocative piece!  The background compliments the rider well.
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temnik-13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
in Russia love this art.
awesome.
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Krofia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Awesome piece :D

Even more, bacause It's perfect for this russian song by Aria www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gs6Ge… . I didn't find english translation unfortunatly.... only spanish :)
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HellswordPapercraft Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Something really bother me about this : the only thing that comes in my mind is "WOOOOOOOOW !!!! *o*"
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Lims-Kraghma Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing artwork!!!! and the book sounds good :)
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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e7paul3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Nice work. Love it.

Hello from Russia.
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
First off, the horse is beautiful, the mane especially. And two, the background is brilliant, it reminds me of the desert.
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Diyriko Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Круто! такой сильный дух чувствуется...
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an absolutely gorgeous piece.

Your use of colors and contrast is such a feast for the eyes.

Truly brilliant work. :)
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the-noble-seven Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
wow...this is one of my favorite pieces on da. so nice.
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IceQueenAzure Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the vibrant colors of this piece.
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michalivan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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IceQueenAzure Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sooo beautiful! gonna fav all bogateri on DA
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michalivan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ilidrim Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I love this picture.
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Writer
This image has GREAT texture! And it looks like you MADE that texture with your own digital brush strokes, so kudos!
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KolaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! that is amazing! are you russian?
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:icondigitalartaficianado:
That is so cool! I love the dramatic lighting contrasted by the despondency of the character and his horse. Your work carries such weight.
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goodbyegoodboy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Илья Муромец всех побьёт
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love it!! Really excellent job!
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Reyiel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
i love this! it is wonderfull, i love the details and the ligth effects.
the only thing that disturb me, it the size of the hoof of the horse, it seems too small for the size of his articulation.
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thandav Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow great
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KawaiKawaii Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
This is amazing, the detail is really fine, especially on the face and even the horses face. The atmosphere, and colours and everything is just perfect. He looks like he's coming from the afterlife to kick some butt.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, :+favlove: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it :)
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nejo233 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
simply breathtaking...luv this 1 :)
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TheNov Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
здорово нарисовано!
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Number14 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Great art.
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SandyW860 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Realy well done!
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Dorudgar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Great! concentrate and you'll forget real life and get sucked in the work.
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the sketchy texture here. Looks very warlike, with the texture and the background colors. Great lighting reflecting off his armor and spear. Nice work.
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Darkblacky Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Woar, what an awesome work.
It's so perfekt
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MortalityandLethe Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
instant fave :winner:
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amigo2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Great work. Is it possible to purchase this painting. or receive a picture so I can print it on canvas myself? Tried to sent michael ivan an email myself, but his emailadress was invalid.
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Elia-Style Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Really nice work!
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MrMahoo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Great work!
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Hillfighter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Nice, the Russian knight
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Gixajin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Grear stuff
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mike-reiss Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolut fantastic image!
I just love your work!
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student General Artist
You should have a look at what the Ospreys have on the Scythian confederation and the oil paintings plus search for Europa Barbarorum for RTW and MTW2; you would like those mods if you are a Total War player (steepe horsemen are like deadly tanks).
I'm not acquainted with Ilya, but ohh by Sajuuk, man the painting is awesome, keep the horsemen coming!
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Iarnsaxa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I love it. Is this Ilya, then? I'm presenting a paper on Ilya and Svyatogor soon ^_^
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mk-kayem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
amazing, great work bold and beautiful... it's a perfect bookcover! *favs*
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:iconnowio:
Nowio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
amazing work!
i like the colors
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Neolight Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Gratz on Expose....
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Romaneck Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
It reminded me immediately of medieval total war II Novgorod´s heavy cavalry.

I guess since the drawing is based on russian backround that I am not really familiar with.

He looks like a Boyar Son
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