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Cover for a fantasy novel. This is very popular series in Slovak and Czech Republic (it's also been published in Poland and Russia). I'm acctually doing covers for it my whole illustration career. Hopefully one day it will be published in english as well (there are some talks ;))
On this cover I tried to combine my new approach to illustration with my old style. I think it worked quite well. There will be more in this style soon

Hope you will like it
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:iconvaleriyasegal:
ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Photographer
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:iconcomic-burn:
comic-burn Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional
amazing!
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Henryconnor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Hey! My name is Henry! Im a senior concept artist in games and am now making the leap into graphic novels. I need a colorist to color my work (asap) and would love to either (A) commission you to paint 5 pages or offer you a percentage of the kickstarter launch. please let me know either way! theinternationaliam@gmail.com

Thanks!

-Henry
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intense :D
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:icongonzo1the1first:
gonzo1the1first Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
unbelievable...
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:iconxsandra97:
xSandra97 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I love it!
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StefanieOdendahl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! this is so dynamic! the colors and the lighting are also totally great!
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:iconfichot:
fichot Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
beautiful.
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:iconmaehedrose:
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
A lot of really great fantasy art on your site here; you'll have to let us know if this series ever makes it into English.
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:iconvladimirschmidt:
VladimirSchmidt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wo-hooo!
Someone won´t be missing dinner with Odin in Walhalla! :-D
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:iconmarinamaral:
marinamaral Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are definitely an inspiration to me.

I have no technical knowledge, and I'm trying to study alone to advance.
If u want, i have a job posted in my gallery.

I hope one day to be like you. :love:
Thanks for sharing your talent. xxxx
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:iconaroh:
Aroh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Must be nice to be able to live off as illustrator :D
Your works are fantastic.
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, so far it's been nice. hopefully it stays like that :)
Thanks a lot!
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:iconthesymono:
TheSymono Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing!! :D
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing short of astonishing!
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:iconvicentet:
VicenteT Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job man!!
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:iconrokushoxxx:
rokushoxxx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo beautiful....
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:iconbr50:
br50 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Love the feel of the painting, very cool piece!
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:icondartgarry:
DartGarry Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
superrrr
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:iconvaruik:
varuik Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
love how you pulled of the bow=)
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tallsharpe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional
Like it?! Mannnnn, Lovin' it!! Great work!
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:iconarkaotic:
Arkaotic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I'm sorry but I can just about drool for people who do lighting well, and you sir.. Are one of them.
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
You did a very lovely job, powerful stuff.
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:iconmikenike8701:
mikenike8701 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Incredible light and colors, and the content captivating.
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:iconrochadesigner:
rochadesigner Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
PERFEIÇÃO
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional
Dude, you really kicked some serious ass on this one! :thumbsup:
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:iconjacacent:
Jacacent Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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:iconaguzze:
aguzze Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Tis a lovely piece! Only wish you had a tutorial of it O.o <3
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:iconprzemoc86:
przemoc86 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Utterly distrurbing and beautiful. Watching such pictures makes me glad I've joined dA.
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:iconrawwad:
rawwad Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great masterpiece bro!
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:iconsmashbrudda:
Smashbrudda Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
NICEEEE
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grundalug Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i know you can't judge a book by its cover, but this one looks good. i hope it makes it's way to an english version. never had the capacity to learn a new language.
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Sketcher-ART Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nádhera vedel som že to bude super :D
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Fantastic artwork! :clap:
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XavierLardy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Congratulations ! "Drakkar" has been voted "Warrior of the Week" -> [link]
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much Xavier! I appreciate it
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Amazing sense of action and use of light. Great piece!
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Efude Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perfektne :) chvilami mam pocit ze ich vidim hybat sa na tych buracajucich vlnach
Osobne su pre mna Tvoje ilustracie k Červenakovi jedny z najoblubenejsich z tvojej tvorby
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Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great style!
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:iconcrudecross:
CrudeCross Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
This looks amazing! Reminds me a lot of the Scandinavian sagas!
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ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
krása....
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
outstanding work!
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elartwyne Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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crtam4fun Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
It has great lighting. I can't keep my eyes off it.
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:iconvr85:
VR85 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Incredible work...again :)
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BrandyWoods Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image!
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shaunamobley Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! I love the chaotic feel you achieved with the environment and you reeeaaaalllly make me want to know all about this archer guy. He looks awesome. Do you read the books as well when doing the covers? If the books are half as awesome as this picture is I hope they do get translated to English!!!
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michalivan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I usually don't read them, but on these I comunicate a lot with the author. He's practically art directing it. Usually he's just finishing the book when I'm doing the illustration, so sometimes it happens it changes something to fit the illustration as well :)
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Draugwenka Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You BEST! :)
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michalivan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
diky moc :D
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