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Bogatyrs by DanilLovesFood Bogatyrs by DanilLovesFood
Internship work.

I did an illustration about the heroic heroes that show up in russian folklore stories and epic poems.

But I didn't intend to do traditional armors from that time, just kept this within my own liberty. Perhaps I'll do some character designs of the old armors someday.(Vikings,Varangians or Huscarls)

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LoginTrap Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
They are just generic fantasy warriors, fighters or whatever. There is nothing in particular to call them Bogatyrs. You could as well call them Samurais or Knights.
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thandav Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
exlnt
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DarksteelWimbat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I love your background, which seems to be really inspired from Victor Hugo's paintings (or the whole impressionism movement).
Nicely done ;)
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DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh, I didnt know about him before, thanks for mentioning him!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
well done! :thumbsup:
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Great work!
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clrscr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
they're great ))
but without description i would not say that they are bogatyrs, 'couse their equipment is totaly different from original and from what they were
bogatyrs were much bigger and stronger, they had outstanding physical and spiritual power, but this three looks just like common variors //
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DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Digital Artist
I was able to have my own libery over how the warriors looked. I didn't intend to make them look exactly like they looked in the oldtimes in Russia. I found it amusing giving them whatever armor I liked to draw. But they are big and strong : p its just from a perspective from where they look small and puny. I like to do that in my works, drawing small people or creatures to show how big the world really is around them. Scale.
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clrscr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I really like your works, allmost all of them. And this one is good to. But still from how thouse three looks - from their outfit - i can tell that two of them are somewhere from Rom and that one between them... i just don't know where did he came from whith such armor. Have you read tales about Ilya Muromets or another bogatyrs? They are pretty famous in my country. But if i show someone this picture i bet no one will guess that this three are bogatyrs. That what i'm talking about - as wariors - they are good, but as bogatyrs - they lose. And where is their beard? Each of them have one.
You may change their outfit, size and content, but it's like you took superman and changed his looks, proportions and suit. Will that character recognized as superman? )
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DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I get what you're saying, They would indeed need beards. Sorta like Huscarls or Viking Warriors. Do you recommend I should change the title to something else, I sense this is a misleading content now.
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clrscr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I'm really glad to hear this. About bears - kind of vikings but without pigtails - just common bear. And for your notice about vikings - [link] this is our ancestors. Vikings came in territory of Eastern Europe inhabited by Eastern Slavs in 9th century. Which title is better for this one - i don't know, but we thought about it and decided that it can be somethink like "Strange Shaman, Roman and Sauron in the middle" (Family photo among the rocks) xD
Hope it doesn't hurt you. I'm just kidding about title ))
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DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I like that you told me about Varangians, new content to be found with this name in google. Thanks!
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clrscr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
You're welcome :3
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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taughtbyabadgermole Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like their design! And the rest of the greenery and flowers. i don't really like how they all have only spears (not that it's a bad thing, jut my personal opinion)
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DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you like it. I agree, the spears are to much. But they are cavalry, after all. The best cavalry used spears, to stay untouched by blade at least and pierce the strongest armor in one hit. They also acquire swords, which are sheeted.
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taughtbyabadgermole Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh lack of obvious knowledge for arms and medieval military, thankyeh for the info! i read about them too which makes this even more awesome
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jennymajeske Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
even from the thumbnail i could tell that landscape backdrop was stunning! the colors are just right!
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DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thankyou, glad you like the colors. I wish I would start using other colors already, I feel like I use those colors to much in all my work.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This looks awesome!
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This is great :judge:
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whendt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
great digital painting
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Treebios Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student
I really really love your style and colors :)
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gregshepherddesign Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
great!
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This looks pretty good!..
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