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Sonja Cover Sample by Harpokrates Sonja Cover Sample by Harpokrates
Ahhh, feels good to get a bit gritty.

so I am making up a quick portfolio for an upcoming con, and thought I would revisit some of my old demons. I did Red Sonja sample pages for my first portfolio review two years ago, and what a review it was. I don't think I have ever had my dreams crushed so heavily than that first con experience, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. For all the aspiring artist such as myself, if you don't think your good enough to do reviews, and your waiting until you get a little bit better before you dive in, then you're wasting time, just do it! You will learn so much from that first con experience and you will come back a changed artist the next time! :D

Hope you dig the picture :D
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:iconhenrycarreno:
henrycarreno Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   General Artist
Mmmmmm after the first experience, I didn't want to come back. Awesome work you have. 
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
lol THanks :D
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:iconsalvador-raga:
Salvador-Raga Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Agree!
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:iconga-ren:
ga-ren Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
'Dynamic Tension' would describe this one I think! Great Cover, I love the figure work and your Gallery.
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks :D glad to hear it.
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:iconvoblin:
Voblin Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The movement and dinamic illustrated perfectly. I love your live works.
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Thanks :D Glad you like it yo, had alot of fun with this one.
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:icontonton-jojo:
tonton-jojo Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
the pose is dynamic
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
:D thanks!
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:iconsire64:
sire64 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you're looking to attract work, covers aren't needed. That being said - this piece is kickass!
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jotazombie Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Artist
great work, I just have uploaded some flats using this pencils and *jo-inks inks [link], only sharing purpose for the flats so I hope you're ok with that.
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Absolutely! Thanks for flats yo, this turned out great :D
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:iconrobtorres:
RobTorres Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
can i ink this for my portfolio? O_O full credit as always!
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Have at it! I would be honored :D thanks!
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:iconjo-ink:
jo-ink Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Here ya go bruh! [link]
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:iconadamlumb:
AdamLumb Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tension you've created between your elements. The viewers eyes bounce from Red's face to the antagonist to the skulls and back to Red. Good composition.

Adam [link]
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Hey thanks :D I'm happy to hear that, I have been trying to work on my composition and such
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:iconadamlumb:
AdamLumb Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
excellent work! :thumbsup:
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:D thanks friend.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
you're welcome :ahoy:
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:iconabsolutejackass:
absolutejackass Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love it! as always! :D
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
thanks yo, glad you like it :D
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:iconmortiscia:
Mortiscia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! :D
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:D thanks!
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Excellent lines Jay!
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grimagix Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
brother :omg: this is freaking awesome Jay
man. I always been a fan of yours and love your work,
that will never change man :D
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
lol thanks yo! yeah you were one of the first people to actually like my stuff on this site! Thanks for all the love over the years :D lol
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:icongrimagix:
grimagix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
yvw Jay and its my pleasure to watch you grow to a strong artist, in a few yrs you be with the top artist in the world :D
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Hey thanks man. I appreciate it :)
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:icongrimagix:
grimagix Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
anytime Jay yvw
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redsonjaart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I hope this will be better received for you, it is great. I am wondering about her right hand, which I'd guess would have been chained like her left, but seems to have been pulled from the wall. An extra chain length is something I'd expect on the right hand manacle, to match the upper chain on her left side. It would help showing she's slowly breaking free, but will it be in time to stop the wizard?
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Oh fuck yeah. Good thinking! :D thanks yo!
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:iconsaltybird:
Saltybird Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Amazing!! Great job!!Everything is stunning. you just yourself a fan from this picture.
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Hey well thank you friend :D glad you dig it!
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:icondianote:
Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I've always loved Red Sonja and this is an excellent illustration.
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Me too, she is one of my faves. And Although im all about sexy ladies, I would love to redesign her armour. lol
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:icondianote:
Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
You're right! But everything else is top-notch!
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TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahaha awesome :'D
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks yo. Glad you dig it :D
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SeanE Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love your highres to this to get inked and to colour someday...

sean AT seanellery DOT com

cheers
Sean
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
As would I Sir. I shall throw it in the comic team up group and hope that it gets snagged up for inking. :P Ill let you know if it does.

thanks! :D
Jay
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I've been waiting for something like this from you!:)
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Oh right on :D I'm glad you like it, How things been going? I haven't been real active on DA for a while.
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I hear you there! It's been a busy couple months for me as well....and unfortunately my inking has been put last:( Trying to get myself back into the groovy groove tho!
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
well it looks like your jumping right back in. Those inks over Lee's superman were fantastic! Keep it up and I'm stoked to see some more work :D
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thank you:) trying to....
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:iconjo-ink:
jo-ink Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll take a swing at it :dizzy:
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fieldhockeyfan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Really nice
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:iconharpokrates:
Harpokrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks :D glad you dig it
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