Tuesday, October 10, 2006

By Crom, I'll...


...I'll....( "what" was never generally discussed. At least Roy Thomas didn't feel it was necessary to finish that sentence. ) Conan usually punctuated things with the end of his sword!

I noticed there was a big lack of barbarians getting posted at the UrbanBarbarian Blog so I decided that needed to be remedied quickly. This illustration is a bizarre combination of cartoon meets Frazetta. Obviously, a little Buscema thrown in for good measure. No one illustrated a better Conan story than Big John himself. He captured the character so well you could read the Cimmerian's inner monologue without reading the word balloons. What an artist...!

44 comments:

Goobeetsablog said...

great!

nice expression on him.
good mix of materials as well.

-brian

UrbanBarbarian said...

Thanks Brian. Pencil, ink, marker and white out pen! I don't fool around on my off time!!

ruralbarbarian said...

This has earned you a short reprieve from a crushing defeat at Gold's. Soon enough, Mecca's warriors will hear your lamentations.

Chris Gardner said...

Jesus Dan! I just can't manage to put the words right, I'm such a fan of the line and ink in general, your confident lines are so damned good. The silhouette of this guy is fun and cool as all hell. Your brushstrokes are beautiful, if you drew a graphic novel in this manner, I'd beat people over the head to get it. Great expression too, just a great sketch. You're using a brush pen? I've got to draw Conan now, you've inspired the heck out of me. Good stuff!

Pipocalavera said...

ahaha Nice face!! he seems to be holding his breath!!

But you've drawed the contained anger in his face.

UrbanBarbarian said...

RURAL BARBARIAN: I thought this might quench your savage thirst for manliness!

CHRIS: Not to turn this into a love fest - but I feel the same way about your work! Your ink line and ability to cross genres/styles is incredible! Can't wait to see your Conan sketch! I did this one at a Drink and Draw evening a while back. I don't draw enough of the Robert E. Howard stuff. What's wrong with me?

UrbanBarbarian said...

PIPO: Mayhap some wench gut punched him and he's sucking wind! LOL!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Crom's Guts that's nice!

RobSchwager said...

needs more carnage!!!!!!!

marco's blog said...

Yeah!! that's such a great picture!! love the white-out bits.

Howard Shum said...

Cool piece, Dan!

DW said...

I really love your work! :)

Jesse said...

He looks a bit grumpy.

UrbanBarbarian said...

DOMINIC: By Mitra's Sacred Girdle I appreciate your kind words!
ROB: True that. Hopefully he's thinking awful thoughts.
MARCO/HOWARD/DARYL: Thanks guys!
JESSE: He does sort of. Perhaps the barkeep has run out of mead!!!

ruralbarbarian said...

I'm still waiting for the check for using my likeness in this piece.

Bobby Chiu said...

oh this one's sawwweeeeeeeT!

Rapp said...

He looks soft. I bet he has a lot of back fat.
He does get props for wearing my cut-off shorts, though.

UrbanBarbarian said...

RURAL: The check is going into wig money. You're blond hair makes you a sickly Elric at best...!
BOBBY: !!!
DAVE: I know... Only a measley six pack. There's gotta be an extra two abs somewhere beneath those rolls of fat he's sporting. Conan's a slacker... Why do I like him anyway?

Lucho said...

exelent work congratulations!!!!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

You draw half naked men purdy good!

Mike

END said...

Wow. Dan - ya killin it over here man. I'll be dropping by more often to see what ya got cookin...

j. said...

Again I say "Please draw a Conan comic."

j.

Aaron Sowd said...

Nice! Very Jeff Scott Campbell!

Ben Reynolds said...

this is friggin sweet!! I don't know how you found a shirtless picture of me for reference, but good job regardless!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

He did not care any more... life and death... the same. Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury.


Great piccy !! C R O M !!!!

Jontxu said...

Fantastic!, i was a long time without any time to visit you, and come and i see a lot of awesome draws, congratulations.

Alina Chau said...

Great attitude!!

Jo Bling said...

Nice work, by Crom! Has a groovy pen n ink roughness to it!

Kelsey said...

My God is the every lasting sky! Your God lives beneath him. HAHAHAHA!

I'm only going to take this so long, before I start demanding comics out of you. You think I'm kidding? I'll sic Ivan on you and you'll have no choice.

ruralbarbarian said...

I hope you notice, Danny, that this image is one of your highest commented posts. I think it's obvious that your public demands more barbarian and less... cough... urban.

mr paul said...

Mr Danny, it really seems Crom is behind you giving you inspiration for your creations. Congratulations.

MR PAUL

PD: Drink and Draw is there any better combination? I think just one!

Hans said...

Awesome Barbarian!!! Cool design and the white outline makes him pop really nice against the background.
Great stuff as always!

Take care,

Hans

sedyas said...

Crom! Fantastic Conan! Nice style.
And the blue girl is awesome.
Dan, you rocks.

Cheers
-Sed

Fabio Lai said...

Great brute attitude.
He seems Conan's brother, I'd like to see him in other poses: chopping a dragon head, fighting with some monsters and so on.

RobSchwager said...

um, helloooooo...?!?!

WE WANT CARNAGE!!!
WE WANT CARNAGE!!!
WE WANT CARNAGE!!!
WE WANT CARNAGE!!!

Dang it Dan... you can't post a pic of Conan and NOT have any carnage!

OK, by 9am tomorrow I want 3 new drawings on my desk.

Traditional Conan themes.

1) Conan slicing off the head of some witless goon with a nice bit of arterial *splorch* shooting out the side.
2) Conan waist deep in the blood of his vanquished enemies.
3) Conan surrounded in a bevy of sultry babes, who are all "polishing his sword". *wink wink, nudge nudge* (Buckets of blood optional on this last one).

OK, I have spoken, now make it SO!

Travis Christian said...

By Crom, how do you get the text to appear ABOVE your image. Mine ALWAYS appears at the bottom!

Greyhawke said...

rockin! Looks great Dan. For some reason it is reminding me of J. Scott Cambell. Probably alot of similar influnces.

william wray said...

Crom! time for a new post.

chia said...

What a drawing! I think I just crommed in my pants!

martin wittig said...

Damn....Tooooo coool!!:)

UrbanBarbarian said...

Thanks guys for all the comments! Rob, I'll have to go with some of your suggestions. The logic behind all of it is too overwhelming for me to disagree with. But for me, Carnage is always sensabible.

UrbanBarbarian said...

TRAVIS: I'm not sure. That's how it always lands up. "I was lucky with the order." Clint Eastwood from The Unforgiven

RobSchwager said...

"Carnage is always sensible" - Dan Panosian

I might have to make that my new signature.

HEH

UrbanBarbarian said...

I love it!!!!