My take on the famous dragonslayer. Another pencil sketch that didn't get past this point.
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?
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.
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. 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.
waow pretty cool
My deepest admiration for this work, it is beautiful!
This is my kind of Bard...veteran bowman extraordinaire
Wow, I think it looks amazing! This is the first picture I've seen of Bard
That beard come up really well for the character, I's impressive how he looks like a real person.
Great image, what story does he come from...........?