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Digital painting created in Photoshop CS5 with a Surface Pro 2.

It's Fan Art Fifteenth again! I absolutely loved the first two seasons of Vikings that aired on the History Channel, so I decided to paint the protagonist, legendary Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok. Fun tidbit: I am supposedly descended from the semi-legendary Viking, Bjorn "Ironside," one of the sons attributed to Ragnar. 

A full time lapse of the process is available on my YouTube channel here!
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SomethingEveryDay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Hi from reddit!  Saw your post on the "show your art" post.  Very cool!
minielche Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
CrooksandCrafts Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I found you initially on youtube through your process paintings. I commented on this video, asking you to check out my page and maybe submit to a few questions or something. Just wanted to say, I love your work! You have some awesome style and the techniques you use are really helpful to me personally. I haven't quite demonstrated the knowledge in use yet but I will. Thanks!  
minielche Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I checked out your gallery and am very impressed! The face on "MelPaintFinal" is beautiful. Very realistic.

I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have as best as I can.
CrooksandCrafts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds great! Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, I really appreciate it! I guess I can write up some questions or something and send you a note, unless there's an easier way for you? Either way, I'll start organizing my thoughts so you wont have to sift through any garbage to get to my point haha. As far as MelPaintFinal is concerned, I'm sure its apparent that I spent all my time working on the face and when it got down to everything else, I kinda rushed it to be done with the thing. I generally refuse to submit something that I'm not 100% happy with (I know I know, impossible), but in this case, I was really starting to dislike the process and I wanted to move on to a piece that I wouldn't have a problem messing around with a bit more...I think if I had a better understanding of how to achieve certain effects without color-choosing each pixel, Id have an easier time of it. But that's why your tutorials have been so helpful. I just need to start applying each lesson to its own study, to solidify the idea for use in my paintings...
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Submitted on
July 15, 2014
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