Back in the familiar world of Iridar, Bram the northern barbarian brandishes his sword. This character appears in a lot of epic fantasies; he's "Barak" in David Eddings' "Belgariad" series. Bram saves the hero's life and acts as a devoted mentor and protector, even to the point of losing his life (but he is resurrected from the dead by the good sorcerers). He's huge, fierce, and has a big red beard. He likes to drink and fight, and is more intelligent than he looks. He is the one who dispatches the evil sorceress and eventually is sent off to restore the Kingdom of Orm with his princely hero and the hero's bride, who of course is the Queen of Iophar.
This is another in my series of character concepts from "The Flame of Iridar." There are plenty of other sketching possibilities and I would like to do some action scenes as well. Ultimately I will create a sample finished cover which I will add to my digital portfolio.
Bram of Iridar is ink and markers on sketchbook page, 3 1/2" x 6", February 24, 2014.