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SedgeII Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
awesome
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Such beautiful piece and the detail, especially on the leather lamellar is staggering! The sword detail is amazing, reminds me of the findings at gjermonbu (if that's the correct spelling?) :)
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yes, the sword is based on a replica of the Gjermundbu sword. The replica was made by Patrick Bárta. He has made replicas of many historical swords such as the one from Sutton Hoo.

Just for you to know, I've been following your work here for a long time. Keep it up :D
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Nuwer-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks most awesome!  ^^
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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totuio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
:happybounce: :happybounce: 
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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totuio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
DO THE MARIO! 
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Aladdin-kun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
ODIN BIDS US PACE!
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:D
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hardtack Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent detail work in this piece.
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:iconjfoliveras:
JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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KimberFromm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Could this be any more perfect??
:D
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:iconjfoliveras:
JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yes, it can always be more perfect :l
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KimberFromm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
I understand that bit.
But still, stellar job.
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconjfoliveras:
JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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BigHossHackworth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Ready to slaughter those monks on lindasfarne ?
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Could be.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Filmographer
Great work. Especially on the sword, a real-life design!

Still, why didn't you make the lamellar armor steel?
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The sword is based on a historical one: Gjermundbu, from the same grave as the only known viking helmet. The reference here is a modern replica of the Gjermundbu sword made by Patrick Bárta
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Filmographer
Much much more polish would you have to put on the lamellar design to portray steel plates instead of leather? 
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Agacora Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Lamellar armor was made out of boiled leather
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Filmographer
It was, but not only out of boiled leather. The principals behind the armor were also applied with steel, both in Norse as well as Chinese and Mongolian armor. There's a comprehensive pdf on the top of the search results: www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=… To substantiate the Birka lamellar mentioned: www.gdfb.co.uk/25-birka-lamell…
Leather would have been FAR more normative, given the time required to force and thong the steel plates into a protective vest, but we can definitely confirm steel lamellars were typical of the Viking period. According to the pdf the Byzantine empire didn't start to implement lamellar-type designs until after the Norse were introduced to the empire, but it offers no citation. Still, a paper trail is better than none. 
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fairly sure lamellar could be made out of either leather or steel. I assume that leather was just a lot more affordable.
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Nice detail on the Daneax.
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When are you gonna do that Cuman you were talking about?
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Someday. When I spend 2 weeks on each piece I have to be a bit selective. I would like to include the Cumans in my book, only if they already existed in the late 10th century, I still have to do more research on that (the book would be about Vikings and their contemporaries)
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both Cumans and Pechenegs were around during the time of the vikings. The Pechenegs are described by the Byzantines as fierce enemies of the Vikings and Rus and were constantly harassing the trade along the Russian rivers.
Both the Cumans and Pechenegs had a quite simmiliar appearance.
Another often overlooked people in the east were the Jewish Khazars and you also have the Volga Bulgars, not to mention the many Slavic tribes.
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You've finally convinced me to make the Cuman / Pecheneg. I've already done the rough sketch in a "going to cut some flesh with the saber" pose.
I can see this one will be fun to paint.
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Looking forward to see your take on a horseman.
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
oops! I'm doing him on foot, in a dynamic pose with saber and shield. Someday I will start doing cavalry, someday...
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad. I'm not claiming to be a master at drawing horses, but i have drawn a couple i'm very happy with, and they are really fun to draw once you get the feel for it. So i very much recommend to add horses to your drawing abilities. Since few things on this earth is more striking then cavalry :D
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I actually have a sketch of a mounted soldier waiting to be painted someday. Although it's not a steppe warrior.
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InfintyTemplar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  New Deviant
what material is that armor made of?
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Boiled leather
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's Lamellar armor and it's most likely made of interlocking platelets of bronze, iron or sewn rawhide.
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
another great piece :D i like the level of detail, for example how the fabric of the tunic beneath the gambison is clearly visible :)
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JFoliveras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much!!
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