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Björn Ragnarsson - Vikings

The warrior Björn Ragnarsson from Vikings Tv series.

The idea of drawing a male character integrated into an environment was a mini personal challenge that I really wanted to do, a level up in which to kill two birds with one stone. Try to draw a cold environment, put snow, wind ... I really enjoyed doing this illustration. Later I started to do some backlight effects. These are the two versions of the illustration (Image A and B).

For some time, the technique I'm using is based on stains. With the black brush at half opacity I stained the canvas determining the pose and the composition and from there I build the figure with color. Trying to get my illustrations to have more detail thanks to the work of color and stain instead of the profile and the realistic virtuosity that I always pretended in the university, I like that hyperrealistic intention but in animation I learned that it is not practical and that you can get more impressionistic and fresh results based on stains and text.

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Lighting test. An experiment!

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Lighting test. An experiment!