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Thracian Pirate

December 10, 2021 07:56 GMT

I designed this pirate character for my Concept Art studies at university. He is grounded in the Thracian culture, with some fantasy artistic license. I’ve still got to shade him, and add colours. Thracians are rustic people, but good warriors. They adopted some of Greek civilization, and were also influenced by Persians and Celts.

Thracian Pirate Character Design

As rustic people, the Thracians worshipped Dionysus Sabazios (god of wine and wilderness), Bendis (huntress goddess similar to Artemis), the god of music Apollo, the Thracian Horseman, and Ares (god of war). They didn’t recognize the hierarchy of Olympian gods and worshipped them all as equals. Solar gods were worshipped at the mountains, and Lunar gods in forests.

Thracians had bad rep as barbarians and pirates. They were often mercenary soldiers in the Greek world, and many were slaves. Some notable Thracians are the musician Orpheus, who charmed animals, and the rebel Spartacus.

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Anatomy Sculpt

November 27, 2021 19:54 GMT

Here’s a sculpt that I did in ZBrush, using ZSpheres to create the initial mesh, and then building up the muscles on top. This mesh is for my character Helios who is the Titan God of the Sun.

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Acrylic Paintings

November 13, 2021 09:13 GMT

Dryad, acrylics on A4 paper.
Dryad Acrylic

Apollon Akesios, the avarter of evil. I painted this in acrylics and chalk pastels on A4 paper.
Apollon Akesios

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