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300: Helm of Leonidas by dimastelian 300: Helm of Leonidas by dimastelian
Greetings! I just bought myself a wacom tablet and the above drawing came up after aprox. 3 hours of work (and after seeing the movie "300" twice :D). It represents the weary helm of Leonidas the spartan king which lead 300 soldiers and fought against Xerxes and the hordes of Asia.

I've also attached the reference image from which i used the helm model itself and colors.
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Chris-Bowman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Damn....I wish I could paint like that with my tablet -_-;

What techniques and tools do you use?
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dimastelian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Thanks for your reply :)

Well as I said in the description I used Paint Shop Pro 9, and the little image in the picture's corner as a reference.

I used a texture to give the helmet that worn and dirty look and a simple brush, 2 layers: one for the sketch and one for colouring, and a lot of free spare time... I actually started over two times because the sketch wouldn't turn out the way I wanted...

Also the helm's hair was made using Smudge, and It turned up ugly in my oppinion...
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Chris-Bowman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Well, it looks good to me :P

Thanks for that, I'm going to see if I can download PSP 9 somewhere now :D
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AlexMuadDib Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Digital Artist
As i sad early on the forum, great work, keep it up and post some more !!
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dimastelian Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Thanks! :D Deja lucrez la o scena din 300, sper sa iasa ok.
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dimastelian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
-for the helmet I used the textures from Paint Shop Pro, and different Brush Variance Settings
-to create the "hair" I used strokes of black, grey and white and finished them off with "Smudge"
-the dried blood stains were made with brush size & position variance and smudge.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad at all :D Ai folosit ceva texturi sau brushes?
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist
Wow. That's incredible...very realistic. Don't suppose you've got a tutorial on doing armor/metal and the like?
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dimastelian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
I just bought the tablet yesterday :) so... no :D
I'm thinking of remaking the above drawing and record it. If it happens i'll let you know :)
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist
Hehe That'd be cool.
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