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Bearded Axe by Colin-Ashcroft Bearded Axe by Colin-Ashcroft
Here's a concept for a Bearded axe based on the viking culture/fantasy. Been tied up on real work for a while so I created this for a portfolio piece. I hope to move on to some more crazy fantasy designs in the near future! Thanks for looking!
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ShadowDragon22 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Very nice! I love the patterns and details, it looks great :)
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it;)
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samloopy700 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
hate to be a nit picker, but those notches are wrong... It's 4 notches then the line, not five.
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wrong? I'm sure not everybody does it the same way! There is no rule that says you have to do it this way or that, I imagine people understand what it means! I like to do things different, after all...this is fantasy;)
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samloopy700 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
lol sorry. Sometimes i just see these things and have to say something.
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha no worries. We all have our own ways of looking at it! Conventionally, you are probably right. I'm anything but conventional ;)
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely piece! You've really got the textures down. And the contrast between the icy-cool metal and the warmer handle really makes it pop. I really like it.
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment and thoughts! This one was a fun piece. I quite like to play about with the warm and cool contrast in my work from time to time! 
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Gaunjee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like this fantasy axe
the way it slightly bends is probably my favorite detail, plus the notches at the bottom and really interesting.
you did a great job on this
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comments, glad you like it. Yep, this was fun to create!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The stick seems a little bit fragile.
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I tried to make it look a little worn and damaged, maybe this adds to making it look fragile? Thanks for your comment anyway!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it just seems a bit too thin.
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well  it is a fantasy axe as apposed to being a concept for a practical axe. I oversized the axe head itself by quite a lot so it might make the handle look on the small size in relation to its thinness . I also made parts of the handle thinner/worn where I imagined might get a lot of use by the hands. Normally on this type of axe in real life the axe head is very small compared to my version and the handle is also very thin. they try to keep the weight right down. 

Thanks for you opinion anyway, appreciate it! 
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then.
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Takeda999 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Very Nice Indeed!
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Really dig it... love the added touch with the notches! =D
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, a lot of people seem to like the notches. It was one of those finishing touches!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Nice :D
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks , glad you like it and it!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Indeed :D
And your very welcome as well :)
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Colin-Ashcroft Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I mean't to say: Thanks glad you like it.

There seemed to be an echo.....haha.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Lol X3
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