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Barbarian with Sword & Shield: drawing exercise

drawings of barbarian with sword and shield

As I try to maintain my self-discipline, I’ve been making a point to do some drawing every day… or as often as possible.  I won’t necessarily be posting everything I draw each day.  Some of these drawings will just be practice for my hand, and will be absolute garbage in every other respect… those drawings I usually won’t bother to save… and I really wouldn’t want to show them to you… so too bad.

But whenever one of these drawings does show some promise… then I’ll save it, and look at it for a few days… and then maybe I’ll decide to post it here… either that, or I might decide to go back and work on it a few more times, and then post it here.  I’d like to see myself posting something new every other week at a minimum… once a week would be even better.

This is one of those “drawing a day” exercises that I decided to save and post.  I started out intending to sketch an exaggerated male superhero figure – ala Mr. Incredible (you can still see that basic shape here, with the huge barrel chest & tiny little legs)…

But pretty quickly, the figure I was sketching started to remind me of the terrible Northmen (aka Viking Raiders) from the animated film “The Secret of Kels” (btw – that film is one gorgeous piece of animation [IMDB page here]) and so I ended up morphing my drawing from a superhero into a barbarian warrior.  And then once I’d drawn the basic figure, I decided to try him out in a few action poses.

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