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BARBARIAN RIDDLE by moonxels BARBARIAN RIDDLE by moonxels
a barbarian (maybe it's C....?) is facing his final quest....
what will be the outcome of this confrontation?
I'll let you decide...


edit: thank to my mentor (C.Cearley) I've completely repainted that one from scratch, I wasn't happy with the first version, and he really helped me to rethink the scene.
I think this time it's really doing justice to CONAN, by CROM!
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:iconlordstevie:
Lordstevie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
He drop kick that robed guy. Because he´s Co... named barbarian
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:iconjoepingleton:
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Filmographer
Great job
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icondapatches:
daPatches Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
reminds me alot of Frank Frazetta's stuff (not just in subject matter!)
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
now that's nice, I love Frazetta so much, but I don't try to immitate him :) it would be impossible and useless anyway
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:iconjm665:
JM665 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't help but think of one of the Conan stories where he's facing a great sorcerer who's just began channeling a horribly powerful spell that will end the world. Conan settles the dispute as soon as it's started, with one throw of his sword into the spellbinder's chest.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
good Conan !
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
La lumière est une merveille :wow: Quelle superbe travail!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
merci beaucoup (comme d'hab)
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconthierrycravatte:
ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 'wizard' is really great, intriguing and weird.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconthierrycravatte:
ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure !
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What is best in life? "To slay your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!!" :D Nice painting!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconkaru619:
karu619 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely better!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah,
thanks dear!
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:iconndgmtlcd:
ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Wow! This version is much, much more powerful than the first version. The difference is amazing. It is not quite as amazing as the difference between your first version of "At the Mountains of Madness" and the second version, but it is close.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, now you are a true fan!
yes I think so too
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconcskadoz:
cskadoz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
The hooded specter's evil laugh sent chills up Conan's spine. "Good, very good! You will make an excellent apprentice!"
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
exactly what dumbledore would have said in LOTR!
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:iconcskadoz:
cskadoz Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   General Artist
ha! :highfive:
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darkangel2582 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
nice wok :D
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconndgmtlcd:
ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
He could be Fafhrd the barbarian, looking for his buddy the Gray Mouser, and the hooded guy could be one of the many gods of Lankhmar.

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But Fafhrd has red hair and he's usually better dressed than this, so it has to be Conan.

If I follow the true spirit of the original tales by Howard the outcome will be very bad for the hooded guy and Conan will get the treasure but at the end of the story he'll lose everything but his clothes and one of those two swords.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure it would end in a bloodbath mess and that Conan would clean his swords with the sorcerer's clothes!:)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it. :) Barbarians are awesome (especially Conan the Barbarian)!!! Great work!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Branstock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Filmographer
Hey! you're a really REALLY good painter, seriously. But I think this isn't a good work, not for you. In fact, your last works have something lacking on them. I guess that something is going on there, more deeply. Please don't take it as a rude comment, I admire your skills at painting, I'm just pointing the feeling I get of your newer works.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I tend to agree with you but I'm changing the way I'm painting! :)
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:iconbranstock:
Branstock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Filmographer
thanks for the book suggestion! :D
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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nitegrafix Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Jeezus... this is really really good. . .
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconperoline:
peroline Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Magnifique ! T_T
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconkaru619:
karu619 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice...
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot dear
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Wonderful work. :nod:
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot dear
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
:glomp:
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Mothman234 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
nice work. i like the composition. the defensive stance and the "elder's pose. the coloring looks great.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
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fosspathei Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love it!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Maybe it's C....or maybe not.

I believe that when "C" is asked "The Riddle of Steel",
he is supposed to stand before Crom himself, and it is he (Crom) who will personally ask the riddle to "C".

I don't think Crom looks like this.
(Hey just do a DA search)
So maybe it's not "C".

But, in other lore of gods like Odin, Zues and such,
they have often disguised themselves like this.
So I suppose maybe it could be "C" in this pic.

I'll just go flip a coin and decide that way way.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way that you're thinking!

I don't know about Crom, I think it's an emissary or some kind of sorcerer priest ,but I've never saw him..so...

;)
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