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Vasilis Zikos

"The Sword and the Stallion" by Vasilis Zikos

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This is the front cover of the illustration I made for Moorcocks book about the hero Corum

26 Oct 2002:-) Nataliy Nirrael Klymenko
Ammmmm... The horse's legs are a bit too long. But overall picture is good! And one more thing, I guess while getting such horrendous wounds horse just can not stay so calm and nonchalant as it is in your work I would made it with widely opened wild eyes and showing teeth in pain-fear grimace. But! It is only my own opinion (have spent to much time working with horses). maybe it is some magical kind of horse ~_^. Keep up great work!

:-) Vasilis Zikos replies: "Actually it is a magic horse. As for the legs I am not so sure, I used a pic to draw it. As for the pain, you are right, it is just that I thought this pic was a moment before the horse had time to react. Hmmm, maybe it would be nicer if I had it responding...Thanks for the nice thoughts..."
26 Oct 2002:-) Verónica Falke
Again.. The colors are so great.. And the technique and composition.. Wonderful . I love it

:-) Vasilis Zikos replies: "Thanks for the praise Veronica!"
27 Oct 200245 Scott 'Frocta'
Wow! This reminds me of the story of how Odin got struck down by lightning when he held up his sword in battle and was slain by the lightning.

:-) Vasilis Zikos replies: "Here, Corum is not struck down by the lightning though, it is more for dramatic effect! But it is nice to be inspirational..."
13 Dec 2002:-) Christopher 'Topher' Allen Shepard
This was really a book cover! Outstanding!
1 Feb 2003:-) Francis Ryan Mahoney
Wow. The original looks much nicer than the version of Corum that went into Barlowe's Fantasy.
20 May 2003:-) Saul Wilcox
Wicked. Damn wicked.
9 Oct 200345 Adam
15 Sep 2006:-) Nico Kastepohja
Odin riding to Ragnarök. This your "Corum" reminds a lot of Odin...
30 Jul 200845 Megan
I like the green guys an all of the swords.
11 Jan 201045 TwindaughterofArtemis
I like the horse stepping on the green guy.
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'The Sword and the Stallion':
 • Created by: :-) Vasilis Zikos
 • Copyright: ©Vasilis Zikos. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Champion, Corum, Elf, Elric, Eternal, Illustration, Moorcock, Warrior
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Man, Men, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Photo-/model based compositions, or photorealism, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Acrylics
 • Inspirations: Michael Moorcock
 • Views: 4258
 • Resolution: 495x700

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