I started this about 2 weeks ago and worked on it as much as possible, probably 30 hours by now and I'm sick of working on it even though it needs some work still. I may revisit it or I may not so I'm posting it as is, I'll update it if needed.
I played D3 at Blizzcon and it was awesome, can't wait.
Wow, comments already. thanks!
It's not supposed to be realistic, the thong is for your enjoyment, not her's. And the boots...yeah they are dark, but I don't want you looking down there anyway. But I should change it so it's not hard to figure out. Thanks for the input.
This is awesome! This is hella badass! I think its interesting tho that yu show from the back and not the front, but it does provide an interesting "mood" if thats the correct word. The usage of color is excellent, well applied, and realistic, yet not dull. Your use of light and shadow is great too, I can really tell where the sun is and what time of day it is. The armor looks badass too, especially with ths skulls, and the tattoos are creative. Dude, this looks professional, keep it up plz make more barbarians!
Thanks for the comments guys.
The hair comment pissed me off when I realized that wasn't the final hair I had done for the piece. I flattened the final image but must have lost the work I did on the hair somewhere, I went back and found a save file with the finished hair still on a separate layer luckily. Thanks Krow.
The nose isn't supposed to be a nice ideal nose, I wanted her to be a little more rugged looking without making her look too ugly so I gave her a Roman (and maybe been-broken) nose. But what makes a person attractive is of course very subjective and I welcome the opinions.
This is an amazing piece of work. I especially like the use of colour in the overall composition.
Just one thing - she looks like she has an ass to be in the modeling. The in-game model shows a woman with VERY wide hips (barely in line with a realistic hips/chest ratio in woman). Almost as if she was blessed with a body that would bear many children in her life time instead of taking photo sessions.
This, despite some of the technical errors (which weren't even your fault - eg: the hair being clumped), easily beats anything I have ever made. Very nice stuff. I hope to see more Diablo stuff from you in the future.
Only thing that bothers me is that she's wearing a thong. Dunno why anyone would wear a thong in the thick of battle, I'd think she'd just use a loincloth type deal like the male Barbarian. Unless you were trying to go for sexual appeal or something, which is a different matter entirely (but one that I'd rather not comment on )
Thanks for the nice comments guys! Again, I welcome the critiques and opinions but one thing which may help you intellectual folks when looking at it: It's not supposed to even remotely resemble what a real woman fighter would look like or wear when she goes out to kill ogres! It's supposed to be fun to look at! Yes the waist is too small for a real warrior, yes the thong probably wouldn't be her favorite thing to wear around, her boobs are too perky, the sword would weigh a ton, Ogres don't exist!
This is truly an awesome piece OP. Really great job dude. Hair, nose ,everything is just great. I totally get what you mean about not making her an image of perfection- really great work.
I still do think that the ass just stands out a bit too much...sorta kills things in a way by taking centerstage. Perhaps some lighting changes could help Again ...one of those things you can't REALLY be unhappy with though lol.
And indeed- it's just fan art- not the end of the world lol Fun to look at indeed! Good job again.