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#41 TheDarkslayer

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:32 AM

Sounds like a good idea. I'll check youtube out.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

That's my cue.


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

great vid kortoso- i seem to recall showing a vid to my make believe class of third graders a guy doing forward rolls as well...know the one? there can't be many armored calisthenics vids up there....probably not going to be the next tae bo sensation lmao.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

That's my cue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmFvQAEelM

wow, if I started wearing armor instead of clothes, I'd never have to hit the gym again. that's fitness!!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

Does anyone worry about images of armor on bare skin in arctic or desert conditions?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

I've noticed a tendency for "armor" in movies to be made out of rubber or something. That's in John Carter, also in Immortals, where the hero takes off his armor, I think, and its basically a car floor mat.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, that's always bugged me; I can tell the difference between steel and pyrex.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

You'd think with all the post-processing magic they can do now in films, it wouldn't be so obvious. Concerned with bigger details, I guess.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Hello to all fine gents here!
I'm new to the fore and found this forum just by chance and by reading the posts, man what a fiery crowd. I'm an illustrator...professional?...well, I don't put bread on the table with that, so I guess I'm way behind your expectations...but yes, I'm an illustrator of sorts, I do sci-fi and fantasy...and YES, Conan is one of my favorite characters, even if I am a 52 year old fart, My martial arts days are behind me and I tend to regard the world now with a kind of a cinic look.Therefore, subjecting my work to you guys, would be a lesson in FLAC. You see, you would destroy my stuff...but nevertheless it would be interesting to read what you would say about my endeavors unto the fantasy realm in general and the Conan realm in particular. Don't be kind or try to be nice...bring in the iron and fire and let me weep.
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Ok. why do I do what I do, concerning armor...I have studied armor since forever...I have hundreds of pictures of medieval armor and actually I have a nissei friend who makes medieval armor and another one, a westerner who makes japanese swords...go figure....

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

welcome dog brother, I LOVE the chick with the gun.
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In essence, we believe that the work of any creative artist -- writer, painter, illustrator, musician, what-have-you -- is a unique expression of an artistic point of view. It should not be appropriated or altered by others without the artist's consent. No other writer has Robert E. Howard's unique point of view, and no other writer knows what Howard would have done with his character had he lived. Upon his death, his canon, the expression of his artistic vision, became fixed. Tampering with it now is desecration."

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

p.s you got some great pencils. why so much 3D?
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"All Art Is Martial"- RZA

"Our basic purist premise:
ROBERT E. HOWARD, ENTIRELY ALONE, WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM ANY OTHER PERSON, CREATED THE CHARACTER CONAN OF CIMMERIA. NO OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS SHOULD BE INTRUDING THEIR WORK INTO THE VOLUMES OF HOWARD'S CONAN STORIES.
In essence, we believe that the work of any creative artist -- writer, painter, illustrator, musician, what-have-you -- is a unique expression of an artistic point of view. It should not be appropriated or altered by others without the artist's consent. No other writer has Robert E. Howard's unique point of view, and no other writer knows what Howard would have done with his character had he lived. Upon his death, his canon, the expression of his artistic vision, became fixed. Tampering with it now is desecration."

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Thanks man...a pleasure to be here...hell a honour to be herem my dog brothers
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:59 PM

p.s you got some great pencils. why so much 3D?

p.s you got some great pencils. why so much 3D?


that was a phase...I don't know man...just trying new media and trying to get in the market, but alas it's hard as hell and the competition is as hard as it can get even though I have seen really bad published stuff...not that I am any good, but jezzz, in some of those instances I believe I could fare better
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:28 AM

well that is unfortunately one of the issues in any creative field- sometimes shyte floats!
"I live, I BURN WITH LIFE, I love, I slay, and am content."
"Here's to brother Painbrush, we drink to his Shade..."
"All Art Is Martial"- RZA

"Our basic purist premise:
ROBERT E. HOWARD, ENTIRELY ALONE, WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM ANY OTHER PERSON, CREATED THE CHARACTER CONAN OF CIMMERIA. NO OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS SHOULD BE INTRUDING THEIR WORK INTO THE VOLUMES OF HOWARD'S CONAN STORIES.
In essence, we believe that the work of any creative artist -- writer, painter, illustrator, musician, what-have-you -- is a unique expression of an artistic point of view. It should not be appropriated or altered by others without the artist's consent. No other writer has Robert E. Howard's unique point of view, and no other writer knows what Howard would have done with his character had he lived. Upon his death, his canon, the expression of his artistic vision, became fixed. Tampering with it now is desecration."

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:12 AM

Hehehehe...you can say that again...but hey I do what I do and really, I don't care about the market...I can do all that just for fun and as long as some people enjoy what I do that's enough reward...I'm past the "money earning" phase...I lead a simple but full life and couldn't care less for fame or fortune.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:02 AM

Hey, Gaijinn, as long as you don't care about the market, or fame or fortune, take a look at my Conan screenplays (see my signature for the link). I would love to see you illustrate them, and I promise absolutely no fame or fortune. There is no possible market for my Conan screenplays.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

Does anyone worry about images of armor on bare skin in arctic or desert conditions?


that's what bugs me the most in movies, they almost never wear gambeson under plate
or mail

& believe me gambeson are a must when wearing thos type or armor
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hey, Gaijinn, as long as you don't care about the market, or fame or fortune, take a look at my Conan screenplays (see my signature for the link). I would love to see you illustrate them, and I promise absolutely no fame or fortune. There is no possible market for my Conan screenplays.

Hey, Gaijinn, as long as you don't care about the market, or fame or fortune, take a look at my Conan screenplays (see my signature for the link). I would love to see you illustrate them, and I promise absolutely no fame or fortune. There is no possible market for my Conan screenplays.


Brother, before I even subscribed, I had allredy taken a peek at your scripts, and yes, we may still do something together...just for the fun of it...no fame nor fortune, maybe even no glory, LOL, but fun, for sure.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Here's another look at armour in comics, from the new X-O MANOWAR#1 drawn by series artist Cary Nord of Dark Horse's CONAN fame:
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:58 PM


p.s you got some great pencils. why so much 3D?

p.s you got some great pencils. why so much 3D?


that was a phase...I don't know man...just trying new media and trying to get in the market, but alas it's hard as hell and the competition is as hard as it can get even though I have seen really bad published stuff...not that I am any good, but jezzz, in some of those instances I believe I could fare better


Welcome. You might want to try Comic Art Commissions and put up a profile at least.
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I'll check your art out later. I have a series of books that I love getting art done for.
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