"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and in the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars -- Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet."
-The Nemedian Chronicles
Ages ago, my dear friend *marvelleftw
requested a Conan painting from me. Being a Conan fan myself, I've being doing Conan sketches since then, trying to paint a decent Conan. This piece started as a practice. I drew a pose of Conan on a horse from "The Savage Sword of Conan" Issue 9 story "The Curse of the Cat-Goddess" illustrated by Pablo Marcos. I changed the pose a little while drawing and started painting it. The more I added details and painted, the more I liked it. This took me very long to finish, I worked on it on and off nearly whole week. I still want to polish some places, add some more details, but I made myself stop at this point. I made this piece big 5906x8268 px (50x70 cms) with 300 dpi resolution, so that *marvelleftw
and I can get a poster from it
I hope you like it as I do
Ps CS3, bamboo tablet