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The Distinguished Mercenary by ARTOFJUSTAMAN The Distinguished Mercenary by ARTOFJUSTAMAN
This is a friendīs portrait a promised him long time ago. I started this portrait, like a year ago but I quit because I didnīt have the technique enough to finish it with the quality I was trying to reach. This past summer I decided to restart again but I didnīt have enough time to paint it in one time. I was coming back to it at my free time and not very often( I have to admit) but finally I finished.

Jose, sorry for the delay, hope you like it.

Comments and favs are welcome. Hope you like it.
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belvane Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I chanced on this piece while googling Lukas Notaras (or Lukas Notaras, the historical figure) - turns out someone used this image for their character portrait, and that it had nothing to do with the historical figure I was after at all. Nonetheless, I find this a perfect depiction. I can see it's three years old and I can see you've improved a lot since, but I think this is a superb piece and it touches me - his expression, the muted, somewhat rough technique, the facial features. You say this is a portrait for a friend? There is actually somewhere out there in the world someone with this face? This somehow makes me happy. 

Your note under the painting says 'hope you like it'; I hope Jose liked it, and I sure as hell do. Made my day. 
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ARTOFJUSTAMAN Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your kind words. I will tell my friend about your comment when I see him.

Best regards.

Toni.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
He's looking very posh in his armor :)
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NonieR Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Very nice! So few people can paint/draw a friend in in another role; either the face or costume/pose suffers. And it's nice to see a fantasy artist do intelligent men's heads, rather than just the aforementioned bishis, crazed berserkers, Ancent Wizards (don't any of them EVER shave?), Foulle Traitours(tm) and Aragorn from the movies.

(And yes, if it isn't clear, I like your art for its own sake and not just because of your different drum.) :)

Wish I had time to browse your whole gallery now, but I'll be back.
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ARTOFJUSTAMAN Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Iridias89 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. Nothing more to say.
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ARTOFJUSTAMAN Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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monchiken Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful coloring as usual :clap: !
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Distinguished indeed. :D
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ARTOFJUSTAMAN Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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