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Ares: God of War

lt_roberts30
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Another one for the repetoire of Greek Olympians. First Zeus, then Poseidon, now a son of Zeus - Ares.

Ares has always struck me as an arrogant, powerful, and fierce fighter (as his station in the pantheon implies), so I wanted to get all of this across in the image. The lighting is inspired a bit by Frazetta, but the details are all me.

I gave him a companion, an armour plated hound that looks like a cross between an armadillo and some sort of jungle cat. I took the DAZ Gargoyle Hound and tweaked one of the texture maps, adding a displacement map to pop the armour a bit more. Quite happy with the result.

Hope you enjoy and please do click to get the full view of the smaller details I've worked in.

Cheers!
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Apr 3, 2011 12:02:43 am
Brilliant detail and Bold Power behind his bloody look Awesome render!!

by zhaanman Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 1:38:40 am
This is absolutely perfect.
The Ares as he is in my imagination.
I especially like the arrogant expression
and his hound adds to the general atmosphere.
Bravo!

by odile Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 2:02:18 am
A great image! Now do one of Mars. (Just joking!)

Funny thing: the ancient Greeks (like the Romans) were mostly blond and brown haired. The darker haired genetics occurred later.

by PSDuck Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 3:51:42 am
Awesome character ! Excellent !

by rogue29730 Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 4:01:47 am
great character with excellent pose and postwork

by Krid Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 5:13:28 am
Fantastic work....!!!

by RodolfoCiminelli Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 5:47:24 am
Excellent!

by rbowen Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 6:29:58 am
This is really good! Love the lighting and his hair is amazing!

by JenniSjoberg Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 9:17:41 am
Very Nice!!!

by chevybabe25 Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 9:25:15 am
This is just fantastic! Very Franzetta but with your very unique style shining through. I love it.

by MSSF Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 9:36:29 am
Fabulous. You so nailed him, and I love all the details. What a gift! Thank you!

by nfredman Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 12:36:54 pm
Excellent character!

by drifterlee Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 4:50:57 pm
Great warrior!!

by CATMANDO Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 9:10:11 pm
Excellent

by Tracesl Homepage »

Apr 3, 2011 10:26:39 pm
Fantastic image here, fabulous pose and POV, a gorgeous piece, congratulations!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Apr 4, 2011 7:52:49 am
And this god is in full motion now! He's amazing!

by MKeyes Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 4, 2011 7:56:52 am
superb lighting and texturing of the main character and the dead dragon? you really captured the swagger and arrogance of ares there :-)

by perilous7 Homepage »

May 10, 2011 5:17:27 am
Frank Frazetta lives on!

by EdsArt Homepage »

Jun 22, 2011 12:45:02 am
Absolutely masterful presentation! Great work on all the details, Ares' expression and pose are priceless...
Vashek

by vapo Homepage »

Jul 25, 2011 9:49:25 am
Absolutely fantastic.

by aubedo Homepage »

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