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Nikolai The Lion by theDURRRRIAN Nikolai The Lion by theDURRRRIAN
while i sit on an illustration here's MOAR CHARACTERS!!!

here's nikolai... an honored soldier who refuses to shave......

hope you guys like it :D more to come
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BlueChord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Hah! Lumberjack couture is such a nice look! I love that the hair matches the grizzled and battled tested clothing~Love 
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Alfihar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I like this a lot, the colours are great.. but as a fencer i have to tell you the sword is ridiculous.  Swords aren't clubs.. they are delicate refined weapons. My personal longsword weights about 2kg which gives you an idea of the weight.  Also a hilt that long just makes it MUCH easier to be disarmed
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
haha yea i know what you mean! the thing is too big to be swung around properly or used efficiently in battle. this is fantasy art, however so it should have some elements that feel nonsensical to make it look good. i do prefer things to look practical but i find if you ground a design too much in reality it gets kinda boring :P

anyway, if im designing more normal looking swordsman i'll definitely keep what you said in mind :)
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Kairo121x Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I actually feel the sword would be fine with just a longer blade (to be in proportion to the hilt). I'm a swordsman as well, and not all swords are meant to be lighter weapons. Some of them, yes. But not all. Many swords were used to crush armor, or even kill the horses of cavalry soldiers. Greatswords were used to crush opponents with brute strength. Lighter swords are best used for one on one combat, with either light or no armor. Bigger and heavier swords are good for destroying armored opponents.
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streetlight17 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Quick question, am I missing something or is the tip of his sword made of cloth?
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
lol i guess i didnt draw it clear enough. it meant it to be broken (so the sword was originally longer) and the tip was reforged cuz a good soldier doesnt go out with broken equipment XD
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streetlight17 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Ahhhhh, that makes much more sense.
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Moustachezzz Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Your designs look a lot like Guild wars 2 art, which is really amazing by the way. I just love it (specialy this one)!
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KimSokolov Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My name is Nikolay and i agree! BM smiley :abbath: Headbang Emoticon 
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DyedZinc Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lumberjack couture all the way!! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
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RAVENxSORROW Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lumberjack Couture is my favorite. But, seriously, all of them look great. But what else should I expect from theDURRRRIAN?
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Exzriel Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His face reminds me the vocalist of Kings of Leon
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The-animaldoctor13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
lol thats my middle name so naturally i love it
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NekoThunder Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Keep them coming until I pass out!
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Gillbait Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat sword...
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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Binum Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how I wish you'd take commissions soon :D :D 
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
i do actually.... just small ones though cuz i do have a lot on my plate most of the time XD so yea, send me a note or email regarding what you want
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Binum Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooooo
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
This is very awesome :D
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MasterVule Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!! So awesome!! :la:
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Jakon-Rytight Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Wonderful design, though i feel sorry for whatever his cloak went through, it's shredded!
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Zephind Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lumberjack couture, awww yiiisss!
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Magran Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
If you keep this up, my favorite's list is going to be full...
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artratene Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
VERY MANLY.  Man the beard makes him look so manly. So cool!!
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Magith1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shaving is for babies. Real men have MAN BEARDS.
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CommanderFlynn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hate you... Like...really hate you.
I've been debating if I want to be more stealthy/agile or focus on heavy armour and a warrior and I thought I made a decision.
Nope - I see this an it's looks so AMAZING
like really...UNF! I want one
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
everyone wants a piece of that beard XD
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KazanDragneel Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your characters are simply amazing. Love the Lumberjack Couture!
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PicUnrelated Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your character designs are scrumptious *u*
This handsome fellow is no exception!
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okamifuyu Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
The middle unshaven one is perfect!
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deradevil4 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the second a lot since the cape makes him look eic. Btw is this for a game case that would be nice and the dezine matches games like Dragon age
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
haha I WISH i could do character designs for games but no one wants me XD anyway, these are just for me. its something im working on here and there
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deradevil4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they'd really want you, i mean you are an awesome artist and your art is on par if not better than most official art I've seen.
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sakuyasworld Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love the outfit designs!!
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DAbrevaya Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Freakin AWESOME!!!!!
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Hipocoloco12 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
amazing <3
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Yian-garuga-anonyme Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I love the lumberjack couture, amazing. 
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runixzan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Lumberjack Couture looks badass!
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blueeyes42 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Dude this is amazing! +fav 
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