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Conan the Barbarian by ArtofOkan Conan the Barbarian by ArtofOkan
"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 :D
I hope you like it as I do :)

Ps CS3, bamboo tablet
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
You forgot the last lines:

"It is I, and I alone, who can narrate his story. Let me tell you about the age of high adventure."
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ChrisTobey Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Well done man. it really embodies the stature of Conan.
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ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :) Glad to hear that.
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wonderful strong image, nice colors choice too
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) Nice to hear that from a good artist like you.
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Youre most welcome mate
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cemac Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Thank you for being a member :heart:
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm honored! Thank you so much! :hug:
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cemac Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Earned and deserved :heart:
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Dragkness Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeaah so heavy!! love it
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:icondani-castro:
Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
EPIC!
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
you're welcome!
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ManOfLaMancha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man... Fantastic.
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconshezkah:
Shezkah Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Wow...

Have a Llama :3
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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Shezkah Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
It's a great piece.
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Siegfried40000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome illustration of an awesome hero !
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, Conan is the greatest :)
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OnFire77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Thats bad ass!
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, he is :)
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Nephire Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here : [link]
Amazing piece . :) :hug:
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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ostojaification Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I am also big fan of conan and i must say this is a piece of art!
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it :)
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in hangaroundtheweb.com
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pukkadj Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
This is really great. Captures the essence of Hyboria.
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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DoodleWithGlueGun Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
And happy birthday! :D
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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AngeloDeCapuaart Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
very good
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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:iconplinius:
plinius Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great muscle details.
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
A superb work !
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Awesome detail & concept, beautiful job this!
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:iconartofokan:
ArtofOkan Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much:)
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StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
You are most welcome my friend. It also reminded me of another artist called Ken Kelly, a Frazetta student (lucky bugger), awesome picture!
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Nordic-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the horse! it looks so brutal somehow.
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ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! Glad you like it
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NevroticAngel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo: you've been featured here [link] :woohoo:
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ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Somedink Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
You really captured the feel of the Savage Sword series!
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ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks:)
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leseraphin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Beutiful piece my friend, you did a great job ;)
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ArtofOkan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot:)
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Alligatorr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
I know it is a little bit late to give you this message, but it is still important for you to know that: I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of October . You can check it out here: [link] & here: [link] . :clap: If you have seen this already, well done, if not, take a look. :D P.S. And, please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the News Article. :thanks:
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