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The Axe of Bronze by michalivan The Axe of Bronze by michalivan
This is a color illustration for a fantasy story with characters from Greek mythology. It will be published in local sci-fi/fantasy mag. It was a faster work than my usual cover stuff.
Made from scratch in Photoshop CS3

some B&W ilustrations for this story can be found here:
[link]
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:iconblackcruzex:
BlackCruzeX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
CHARGE!

Keep up with good work! :)
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:iconsemperliber2011:
semperliber2011 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Marvellous! The tones here are splendid!
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
What are those creatures?
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:iconelydor:
Elydor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! Where did you learn to draw like that? Did you study it? :O
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank! I studied industrial design and learned digital painting by myself (with the help of books/mags and internet)
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:iconguiba:
Guiba Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Epic!
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
What is he fighting?
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:iconjamescloudy:
JamesCloudy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
This is amazing
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:iconrisk45:
Risk45 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I love how fluidly crisp the color tones are together.between the armor of the warrior and the dead it's got a nice flow to it.
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:icongiannisk:
giannisk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic
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IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconakeidamos:
Akeidamos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Nice!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... perzo ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... The Axe of Bronze
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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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Great work, congratulations and thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconiaenus:
iaenus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Fantastic
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:iconsandyw860:
SandyW860 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
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:iconyoggurt:
yoggurt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
An incredibly dynamic scene!
Only one I should mention - the warrior must be left-handed to defeat the foe
Or he's a god in martial arts with shield :lol:
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Great artwrok. Gooj job.
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:iconzehhrenato:
zehhrenato Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
great.
very good.


God bless you.
:)
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nadav-y Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Hi there :)
I've featured your work in my journal here - [link]
take a look if you like :D

have a nice day and week,
N.
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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:iconnekranea:
Nekranea Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
fantastic piece, I love the color and the brushstrokes!
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:iconkavalier:
KAVALIER Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing dude, amazing.
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:iconvergil93:
Vergil93 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
very good painting, great job! :wow:
The atmosphere is remembering at 300
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:iconmugshotpro:
mugshotpro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is just Brilliant!A real sense of movement and a wonderful color scheme.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:icon300plz: :)
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:iconthordi:
thordi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here ;)
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:iconstarcraftor:
Starcraftor Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Axe-fighter FTW!

My personal preference for the weapon aside, the picture is amazing--the perspective really makes the axe-warrior look incredibly dangerous, more than enough so to wipe out the advancing (presumably undead) horde. Really an incredible picture!
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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Great work, congratulations. Oh and nice B&W ilustrations too (I loved the boat from afterworld) :nod:
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:iconvegaboralis:
VegaBoralis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Writer
The contrast in the colors is excellent. Did the axe-fighter get off of the Argo and the dark-colored one get off of the dragon-bone ship? This looks like an epic-battle waiting to happen. Very nice.
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah it's all from the same story but no the axe fighter wasn't on this ship he was just one the bone ship when he was running through some caves and visited world of the dead, if I remember it correctly. But there was a big epic battle at the end :D
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:iconvegaboralis:
VegaBoralis Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009   Writer
Epic battles are required for fantasy, especially at the end of the story. Haha...
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
amazing
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jay-man666 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
i love the dark feel to it. awesome job.
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:iconestcado85:
estcado85 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
love the contrast, golddigga :D
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:iconfaisalart2006:
faisalart2006 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
woowwww....amazing workk...i m fan....
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:iconfaisalart2006:
faisalart2006 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
woowwww....amazing workk...i m fan....
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:iconmarmoto:
marmoto Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
awesome !
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:iconiivanov:
iivanov Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
amazing !
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Great energy here, excellent capture of momentum and haste amidst this battle....

Excellent lighting, very dynamic piece....
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This piece is such a great education. It is so exciting how selectively you deal with details and light.
Great job!
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Hello there,
Your stunning piece of work, has been featured in my latest News Article : Stunning Digital Painting You may find this one, here : [link] So hopefully, you'll have a look at it and enjoy and maybe even a little :+favlove: will be wonderful !
Thanks for your support, again congratz !

Regards,
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
:)
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draco12343 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
you are amazing
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Anticlastic-J Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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xR3vengex Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
i love you
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks
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