The FREEBOOTERS chronicles the exploits of Axus the Great, all-but retired from his career as the most celebrated warrior of an exotic, ancient world. Having survived a life of perils beyond imagining, Axus, past his prime and living large (and larger) off his considerable renown, now spends his days, by turns merry and melancholy, as proprietor of his inn and tavern, The Ram & the Peacock, regaling his patrons with tales of his glory days.
The transition from word-beater to innkeeper and celebrity is not an easy one for our hero, whose exploits have been scaled back to occasional forays with his band of brigands to harass the local Kaliph, all in search of the thrills of adventures past. Into this whimsical tableaux of barmaids, brawlers and tourists that populate the Peacock and it1s host city, the opulent, infamous Shahariza, rides the young seer-in-training Aran Ana-Kashan. He bears news that his hero Axus' arch foe of old, the unspeakably terrible Ammon-Gra, is on the verge of being resurrected, threatening the very existence of all that is known. Reluctantly, the aging Axus, in the company of the stalwart remnants of his fabled Red Brigade, along with the young naif, Aran, finds himself drawn once again into the maelstrom of the ultimate adventure - saving the world!
Today you are challenged to ink the image linked to featuring pencil roughs by the great Barry Windsor-Smith of his character AXUS in his prime!
The deadline for this challenge is Monday, January 23, 2017!
The sole image you are to INK can be found via the link below--good luck and enjoy the challenge...s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7…