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Robin Hood by Hideyoshi Robin Hood by Hideyoshi
I think this is my most succesful figure portrayal so far, at least I am happy with it.
It's always fun to interpret historical characters and make up stories around them in your images :) Squeezing in my take on this popular fellow before Russel Crowe's incarnation hits the silver screens so to speak :P This is the current CHOW topic btw.
Didn't have any references (except for the bird) but I realized that my figures benefit hugely from sketching them out first which I usually don't do... (compare the first horrible WIP image oO)
It's funny, but I only realized later that this bird is actually called a 'robin' in english. Maybe my subconscious was at work ;)
Not sure how long it took, something around 8h I think...

Here are the WIPs:
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!!
BWByars Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is very good. I like the "tracking" pose. I also like the mark on the tree. I assume the silhouettes are his "merry men"? Or have the Sheriff's soldiers caught up with Robin?
Masterofhisuniverse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I'm liking this. It's dark in the foreground making hood and the robin much more pronounced, light in the background giving the guards (i say guards because the look armored and have swords drawn.)in the background a much more ominous feel. It's like he knows they're coming for him and hes not worried about it or he's going to allow them to take him. Any way great piece
theanimallover246 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the small details like the robin watching over him, the paw print on the tree and the people in the back ground. and how you relate the picture to his name ; robin ( robin on log ) hood ( his hood is up )
very creative i wish i had the amazing skills you do! <3
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
theanimallover246 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did you spend on this piece?
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
around 8 hours
theanimallover246 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well its worth it, looks like you spent AGES on it... :L
ZIMIZME Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I love this! I can't even begin to describe how awesome this is!! Is that looming danger in the background? The light background makes the darker shading of him and the river and the tree and robin look more pronounced and makes you really focus on him :)
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! Glad to hear positive comments about this piece :)
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