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Harald Haarfagre II by isissousa2 Harald Haarfagre II by isissousa2
I have painted Harald Hårfagre a couple of years ago for the first time. It was a nice painting to be one of my first in digital technique. A year and a half has passed, and I started to think about a new version for this character/history figure.

Now, half a year later (yeah, been chewing this idea for 6 months!) the new version is done! The palette is more natural and the composition is more emphatic. I also think I could give him a better expression.

Find out about Harald Hårfagre (Fair hair) on Wikipedia:
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You can also fins this illustration on the September (2012) issue of the German Metal magazine “Legacy”. It is the background of an advertisement with 5 Norwegian bands: Tomorrow’s Outlook, Antares Predator, Subliritum, Cyclophonia and Harm.

Painter 12, Wacom Intuos 3, Fine Tip Soft airbrush, sponge
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Adebel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Wow! Amazing!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Adebel! I am glad you liked it! ^.^
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Bibi, thank you soooooo much! I am very glad to see it featured there! <3 A big gift :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're always more than welcome, Isis :love: I'm glad to show one of your
wonderful work in our feature.
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work, dear Isis, love it :love:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Bibi, you're so kind :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure, dear Isis :love:
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nathie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Harald 2.0! You made an update! Hehe! This looks cool, I loke the darker color palette! But I like the first one too! :)
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Nathie! Indeed, I thought I had some issues to enhance, so did this new version! But I bet I will make other versions with time. I like the first, too, but I think I should have worked better the expression :)
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Digital Artist
wowwwwwwwwwwww this is amazing my dear :love:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Crhista! Thank you sooooooo much my dear hehehe :D Sorry my delay, have been without internt for some days ! :)
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Issis have no problem, at the moment no time for DA
we renovate the kitchen :love.:heart:
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ZawArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Northern lights!!!:faint:
Oh and this guy is great too!:D
:ahoy:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Darek! Northern lights are cool :D I am glad you liked this piece! ;) Cheers!
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muddychickn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks fantastic
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, thank you so very much :D
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PatchKatz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! He looks so expressive, and the helmet doesn't get in the way of that.
Awesomely fine job you did here d:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Patch :D That's exactly what I tried to do,to make the expression come out of him, and I am very glad it worked :D Cheers!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Epic portrait ! :squee:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Neranella! It makes me glad you think so :D Cheers!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
:huggle:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just Brilliant as always!! :heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Karin, så koselig høre dette :D Thanks a lot, dear!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love::iconmypleasureplz::clap::heart::iconglompglompplz:
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
very beautiful!:clap::clap::clap:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Muito obrigada, Roses :D
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Mas do que merecido!
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, my dear!
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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d3fect Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Digital Artist
very beautiful technique. the light and shadows are fantastic
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, thank you so much! :) I tried to make a "nothern lights" atmosphere here in a way :)
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Allucard9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow! Another great work, Your works are perfect, harmony of colors, lights and shadows are wonderful.

:peace:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My friend, thank you so much! It is a big honor to hear such words from you! :) Enjoy your sunday!
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maravilhoso, Isis! Eu gosto das duas versões! :dance:
Mas essa ficou ainda melhor!! :clap:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
July, valeu! A primeira tava legal, mas achei inexpressiva e com as cores muito forte, mas ainda gosto bastante dela, mas essa eu gostei mais :D hehe
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DeserkeR Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nice! I wrote a story about Harald Hårfagre and the battle of Hafrsfjörd 4 years ago for a Western History course and I must say this would've been a great cover image for the document!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, would have been nice it this was finished at that time :D Thanks for sharing! By the way, love History ;)Cheers! :D
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near000 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, thanks a lot
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent art work.
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my dear!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork!!!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Cavami Thank you so much
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! :tighthug:
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FGStnr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Francois Keep up with your nice concepts
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