I've always had such a super hard crush on Bernard and among all the (studly) men of Alera, he stands out because of his character and general hunkiness. Amara is a lucky bi-...chick Really love all your Codex Alera artwork, your Canim look exactly how I imagined when reading!
I LOVE Jim Bitcher's book, and i think so many people focus on his Dresden series that they skip over his first work, Codex Alera, which is also pretty good when you read more than just one chapter. Thank you for this awesome art!!!! ^_^
i tend to imagine bernard a bit more like sig curtis from fullmetal alchemist, but i like this too. and brutus looks amazing! i have half a mind to use this as an exhample next time i try to do a realistic peice!
I fav'd this ages ago but only just realised IT'S FROM MAY FAVOURITE SERIES OF ALL TIME!! Love how you have interpreted his fury, i always saw it much the same, maybe smaller and thinner, but rock hewn none the less, but if possible do more furies (mainly because i love this series :3) haha but i think seeing the fury of Alera with sextus would be pretty cool (ofc... this is my late night ramblings so feel no need to pay any heed... however that did rhyme... which is kinda awesome XD haha) anyways, i have rambled on too long. Bottom line - awesome drawing.
First thought: "Holy Sh*t, that's bigger than a horse" I love the attention to details and how HUGE brutus looks. As in the series he is compared to a small horse/pony. But I think this suits him much better.