Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant NikosBoukouvalasMale/Greece Group :icongreek-history: Greek-History
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 1 Year
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 39 Deviations 746 Comments 6,858 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Lethal if Mixed Up by NikosBoukouvalas Lethal if Mixed Up :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 34 68 Stuck in the Wrong Age... by NikosBoukouvalas Stuck in the Wrong Age... :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 66 26 Byzantine Comic Page 45 Colored by NikosBoukouvalas Byzantine Comic Page 45 Colored :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 16 14 Byzantine Comic Page 44 Colored by NikosBoukouvalas Byzantine Comic Page 44 Colored :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 8 8 Byzantine Inn scene 3 (colored) by NikosBoukouvalas Byzantine Inn scene 3 (colored) :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 12 4 Our Emperor Signed no Treaty... by NikosBoukouvalas Our Emperor Signed no Treaty... :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 82 35 Bad memories... by NikosBoukouvalas Bad memories... :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 13 17 Chlodvig and Theodosius (for Akitku) by NikosBoukouvalas Chlodvig and Theodosius (for Akitku) :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 67 26 Portrait of Bohemond by NikosBoukouvalas Portrait of Bohemond :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 66 29 First Commission by NikosBoukouvalas First Commission :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 41 25 Valour of the Archontopouloi by NikosBoukouvalas Valour of the Archontopouloi :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 58 8 Doodle: Stavridis Face by NikosBoukouvalas Doodle: Stavridis Face :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 13 5 Quoting the Alexiad. by NikosBoukouvalas Quoting the Alexiad. :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 43 32 WIP: Remembering past glories by NikosBoukouvalas WIP: Remembering past glories :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 22 3 Patriarch Sergios of Constantinople meme by NikosBoukouvalas Patriarch Sergios of Constantinople meme :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 23 10 Phokas Meme by NikosBoukouvalas Phokas Meme :iconnikosboukouvalas:NikosBoukouvalas 25 6

Groups

Activity


Lethal if Mixed Up
Bonus points if you can tell me where each figure comes from. This is a little joke about how similar traditional cloths in the Balkans tend to be and how everyone here quarrels about who came up with which piece of clothing first... Also we hate each other...
Loading...
Stuck in the Wrong Age...
I've seen quite a few people here on DA, whose work I've been enjoying, drawing historical or Tolkien characters, drawn as modern age people. So I decided to have a go myself with the characters from my comic Daniel and Bardas... Well kinda... The issue they are discussing isn't exactly modern...

The joke is shamelessly ripped off the webcomic "Poorly Drawn Lines" (spotted in a Polandball thread somewhere) www.poorlydrawnlines.com/comic…
Loading...
Byzantine Comic Page 45 Colored
Some of my colored pages. This was my first attempt in this particular lighting and I am not all that pleased with it, but at least the page looks decent. 
Loading...
Byzantine Comic Page 44 Colored
Some of my colored pages. This was my first attempt in this particular lighting and I am not all that pleased with it, but at least the page looks decent. 
Loading...
Byzantine Inn scene 3 (colored)
Some of my colored pages. This was my first attempt in this particular lighting and I am not all that pleased with it, but at least the page looks decent. 
Loading...
A few days back, I went to print my black and white comic pages so I may start coloring. I had brought my own paper but apparently they could not use it (first time this happened) so I decided to print 10 experimental pages with their own paper (which was preeeeetty expensive) after they assured my it was ideal for coloring.

Long story short, I've been struggling with the bloody thing for days now and I came to the conclusion that this is the second worse kind of paper I've ever had the misfortune of working with. The color will just not stick and I keep working on the same page for ages! I cannot afford to do this since I have to meet deadlines.

Hopefully I have found a solution: I will use watered down black ink to capture the tones in greyscale, and later add color digitally using the hue/saturation tool in Photoshop. I've never done this before. Hope it works, otherwise I will have to throw these pages away!

Needless to say I'll print the rest in my own paper at all cost.

deviantID

NikosBoukouvalas's Profile Picture
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconyellika:
yellika Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama, watch and fav!
Reply
:iconcristianoreina:
CristianoReina Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch Blow kiss Rui Kiss Icon 

if you want, followme 

also on  Youtube icon www.youtube.com/watch?v=p (Razz)eWWQ5…

and Tumblr Social Smiley Tumblr icon  kri25.tumblr.com/
Reply
:iconnikosboukouvalas:
NikosBoukouvalas Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Your welcome, but I do not have a tumblr nor a youtube I account.
Reply
:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, this just looks like way too much fun: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkDDBL…
Reply
:iconnikosboukouvalas:
NikosBoukouvalas Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
Ah yes! I think it was the Russians who tried it first. However there are medieval swordsmanship/HEMA schools popping all over the world. There is even one here in Peiraeus!
Reply
:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't that so cool?! I should probably look into joining up with a HEMA club :D I just looked up if there were any near me and it looks like there are 3 in the area, which is pretty neat! :D
Reply
:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just discovered a Japanese artist named Hiroshi Yoshida today, and I thought I'd share: www.google.com/search?q=Hirosh…: I think his block printing works are just awesome! He traveled about a bit too, so there are some cool images of, say, the Sphinx and the Taj Mahal in there as well. 
Reply
:iconnikosboukouvalas:
NikosBoukouvalas Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Very interesting. Some of his works remind me of Ivan Bilibin. Do you know him? He was a Russian Illustrator but he had strong influences from Japanese Ukiyo e.

I have to admit, I feel a bit guilty sometimes because you introduce me to all those awesome artists and I've not returned the favor a single time :(

So, uh... Here is a guy I like (and met in real life): his name is Dimitris Skourtelis. He is a Painter/Byzantine Iconographer who's been illustrating the Acritic Epics. Here is Digenes vs Charon 

1.bp.blogspot.com/-0w_zXwWLppo…

And here are some other works of his: www.facebook.com/skourtelis.di…

www.facebook.com/skourtelis/me…
Reply
:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do know of Ivan Bilibin; I like his artwork a lot, but some of the illustrations are a little too flat-looking for my tastes. But then again, they are illustrations to, so they have their own stylization that's appropriate for the subject matter. :D Hah, actually, I found this picture: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/5… I didn't know that was by Ivan Bilibin. Some of my friends had that picture hanging in their parents' house, and I always rather liked it. :D Nice to know who the artist was. :D

Oh hey, don't feel guilty about it. :XD: I always like to try and share cool art with other people (especially artists)!

Oh cool! He has a really cool style!

I found this by looking on his page: www.facebook.com/WarGodsWarSai… Pretty neat!
Reply
:iconkalashnia:
Kalashnia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Your works are just epic:) (Smile) must explore them more often:happybounce: 
Reply
Add a Comment: