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Bard the Bowman by AbePapakhian Bard the Bowman by AbePapakhian
My take on the famous dragonslayer. Another pencil sketch that didn't get past this point.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It's not a bad beginning. I can see where you had a few issues with positioning, details & the like. Still, if I saw a guy at Faire in this getup I would have to salute him. For some reason I always tend to think of Bard as being dark-haired, but maybe that's just the residual influence of Rankin-Bass? :D (Big Grin) 
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This was done a long time ago. It started out as a sketch and evolved. His hair can change easily, I just liked the blonde bearded look.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I did like his fuller, less trimmed beard. Sort of saying that Bard is a descendant of rulers, so he takes some care with his appearance, but he is too busy to trim up a pretty goatee. :) (Smile)  The beard also seems to give the sort of serious attitude necessary to handle Smaug's reappearance, since he is the wet blanket of warning.
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Mansfield114 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
nicely done!
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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djial Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waow pretty cool :noes:
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Rideo18 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great picture!
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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MariaB9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My deepest admiration for this work, it is beautiful!
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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MariaB9 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.
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tosheii Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This is my kind of Bard...veteran bowman extraordinaire
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Cool version :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I think it looks amazing! This is the first picture I've seen of Bard :)
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Artigas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
That beard come up really well for the character, I's impressive how he looks like a real person.
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LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great image, what story does he come from.....:star:......?
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is from the Hobbit. The famous dragonslayer.
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LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanxs for that, really brilliant......:clap:
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