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#1 K4rglos

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:16 AM

Hi everybody; I´m an illustrator from Spain; and I want to show you some of my works here. Here´s my own vision of Solomon Kane; hope you like it.

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If you like it and if you want to see more of my works; you can see it on the following links:

http://cerothehero.blogspot.com.es/

http://monstercharles.deviantart.com/


Thank you everybody and sorry for my bad english.

Edited by K4rglos, 11 April 2012 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:42 AM

Hi everybody; I´m an illustrator from Spain and I would like to show you some of my works here. Here´s one illustration that I made a few years ago inspired in the tale called "Demon in a silvered glass"; originally created by Doug Moench and illustrated by John Bolton... Hope you like it:

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Here´s Brule; The Pict; hope you like it:

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If you like it and if you want to see more of my works; you can see it on the following links:

http://cerothehero.blogspot.com.es/

http://monstercharles.deviantart.com/


Thank you everybody and sorry for my bad english.

Edited by K4rglos, 30 March 2012 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Really good stuff! I would like to ask you a question, and I don't want to put you on the defensive, but this has been a bone of contention on these forums for a while and I want to get an artist's perspective. Why did you choose to put armor on Solomon Kane even though he doesn't wear any in the original story? I'm not judging whether it's an inherently a good decision or bad, but there are some forum members who take the poisition that any artist's depiction should be 100% faithful to the original text, and I would like to hear your thoughts on it. Do you think your picture would have been just as good without the armor?
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#4 K4rglos

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:45 AM

This is a story of King Kull against werewolves beautifully drawn by John Bolton and scripted by Doug Moench whose title is head of this drawing that you see. Kull is marrying a bride who comes out and due to a series of horrific events, he becomes involved in this terrifying adventure that I remade. Hope you like it.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

I'm not annoyed at all for your comment. On the contrary, I'm glad to be asked and I thank you for your opinion. I wanted to give a different perspective from the usual Solomon Kane seen before. I intended to respect the character's essence and give my own vision at the same time. I put the armor for different reasons: first, he's a 17th century man fighting supernatural forces, ghouls and elemental demons. Here he is confronting vampires, but it could be also living dead or werewolves, therefore he can be harmed. I considered necessary he should be ready and protected against bites. It's not full armor, just fragments of it, because Solomon also needs freedom of movements. For instance, he is just wearing a gorget to protect his neck. The second reason, I must admit, is that I also wanted to let my imagination run free. That's why I also added the scar on his face, to give him some harder edge. But most of all I thought he needed some kind of protection and I'm sure he should have found some parts of armor in his travels so I documented on 17th century armor.

Hope you got your answer. Thanks again.

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Edited by K4rglos, 31 March 2012 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

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This is a simple sketch of my vision of the Robert E. Howard tale called "The Devil in iron"; hope you like it.

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Edited by K4rglos, 09 April 2012 - 11:13 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:11 AM

IMHO there should be nothing "mechanical"-looking about Khosatrel Khel. He looks natural, his movements are fluid and flexible. This is part of the unnatural horror of the concept. Remember, Conan was at first deceived, expecting his sword to be effective.

Otherwise, it's a great illustration.

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#8 K4rglos

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Yes; you´re right. In fact I tried to mix natural anatomy and a little bit of "mechanical" looking as you said; but just a little bit. Just tried to make another different vision; my own vision. But you´re right; I let my imagination run (too much) free... Khosatrel Khel might be look natural so Conan expected his sword to be effective. I will upload as soon as possible another illustration of the same tale.

Sorry for my bad english and thank you for your opinion.

http://cerothehero.blogspot.com.es/

http://monstercharles.deviantart.com/

Edited by K4rglos, 10 April 2012 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

Here´s the illustration that I made a few years ago about Robert E. Howard tale called "The Devil in Iron". I wasn´t satisfied at all with the final result and I´m still not being satisfied; but I have to be honest; so I show my work and I´m opened to people opinions who knows about this character... Well; here you are:

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http://cerothehero.blogspot.com.es/

http://monstercharles.deviantart.com/

Edited by K4rglos, 10 April 2012 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

I like the concept, it is original. But Conan should be in the picture too.

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#11 K4rglos

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

I uploaded an illustration about the same tale on the same board where appears both characters called "The Devil in Iron illustration".


http://cerothehero.blogspot.com.es/

http://monstercharles.deviantart.com/

Edited by K4rglos, 10 April 2012 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

I discovered this character when I was a little kid, from "Savage Tales of Conan" comics (these were of my brother; now are mines) and I liked a lot; so I made this illustration some time ago. This character is when Conan was 15 or 16 years old. As you know; this queen-witch tortures, kills and raises the fallen warriors transforming them into her minions... Hope you like it and sorry again for my bad english:

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http://cerothehero.blogspot.com.es/

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Edited by K4rglos, 11 April 2012 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:09 AM

This is my own version of Toth-Amon; the Stygian Wizard... Hope you like it:

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Edited by K4rglos, 12 April 2012 - 01:12 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Nice work, K4rglos! I see your pencils, but is the coloring done on computer?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Yes¡ That´s it; it´s colored by computer. I use a digital tablet and Corel Painter IX.

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Edited by K4rglos, 12 April 2012 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

This is Brule in pencil version; hope you like it (I forgot to upload together)

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Edited by K4rglos, 12 April 2012 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Nice work indeed Kar, and allo amigo.

I liked most of your work in colour, it is fresh and strangely beautiful in a way I cant explain. The pictures seem to stand out, not sure if it is the minamilist colouring you chose, but it works well, especially in the Sol Kane piece. My fav is the Sol Kane btw, at first I thought it was Conan, then after looking I spotted the old style gun in the belt. You pencils seem very 2D (side on view, front view no angles), but when you colour them they come alive, especially the pict one.

Chrs for sharing these.

PS: Have you evered coloured someone elses work? I would love to see you do some colouring of a Comic art page. :)
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

Thank you so much Dave. I try to do the best as I can; but not always get what I really want to do; this is my problem. So you´re right; I must to work hard on my pencils; I must to work the light and shade a lot to get a good drawing.

P.S: I haven´t coloured any artist work yet; but this is one of my next projects. I´m going to colour a Conan illustration tale who a Dark Horse artist has made recently.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

Here´s the pencils (a quick sketch; sorry) which I made two years ago about the second part of "Demon in a silvered glass" where we see King Kull fighting against an army of dead:

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And here´s the final illustration I made then. I don´like the King Kull expression (it´s not well executed) and how I resolved the elements behind him; for example the mist or the other zombies who are behind of the principal zombie (who inf fact has a comical expression) but well... Here it is:

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Edited by K4rglos, 16 April 2012 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:19 AM

Here I show you Khemsa the wizard from Robert E. Howard tale "The People of the Black Circle". This wizard is telling to his love Gitara how will betray his masters... Just a quick sketch:

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