Sunday, December 2, 2012

Barbaric Brawn's First Anniversary

He's alive!  Well, technically animated.
Hey, guys!  Today is the blog's first anniversary online, and I wanted to give a big thank you to all of you out there who have been awesome enough to keep coming back or for sometimes leaving a comment.  I always appreciate them.

I started up this little muscle haven on the Internet because of my love of barbarians and their raw and rugged sex appeal.  Since then I've branched out a bit more and added more modern men to my lineup.

The first two characters I created for Barbaric Brawn were Tuskar and Kugo.  To celebrate this first anniversary, I thought it would be fun to give you guys a look at what these two studs were like in their prototype phase.

Since these pictures are very wide, you may need to open them in their own tab/window in your browser or download them to your computer to see them properly.


The story of Tuskar vs Kugo originally began with Tuskar (who was the original owner of the Axe of Legend -- which later became the Axe of Power) seeking adventure across the southern continent of Africa.  His exhaustive journey through the hot jungles eventually brought him to a tribal village of black men.  Hoping to seek shelter for the coming night, he entered.

But the chieftain, Kugo, and the big-bellied N'kaku protested his intrusion.  They would not allow outsiders from the north to stay in their domain.  Angered by their arrogance, Tuskar challenged the black men to battle!

Having wrestled and overwhelmed the white barbarian, Kugo and N'kaku soon defeated him and claimed him and his axe as prizes.  The wise man of the village recognized the Axe of Power and knew that his people would soon prosper with its rumored properties.


All of this was a bit too ambitious for me in the beginning, and because of tech limitations, the village and everyone but the titular fighters had to go.  Kugo's model was changed to be a clone of Tuskar's and a revised story was written.  Oh, and for some reason, I had originally called Kugo Nubios -- and then later Kgosi!  It was only days before I created Barbaric Brawn that I renamed him to Kugo.


A bit of further work turned Tuskar and Kugo into what they eventually became.  Thanks for sitting through this bit of history with me.  I had fun going back to these pictures and looking at what things were like with this story a little more than a year ago.

If the next year is even half as fun as this one was, I'll be a happy Lucky Stallion.

20 comments:

  1. 아주 훌륭한 작품들이입니다! 고마워요!

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    1. 감사합니다! 내 작품을 좋아 난 행복 해요!

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  2. Congratulations! I'm glad to read you're still having fun, because your blog is excellent.

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    1. Thank you! I've definitely slowed down my post count since earlier this year, but mostly only from a fear of burning out on it all and giving up entirely.

      I'm happy to know that you guys are enjoying what I do.

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  3. You did such a good job animating! How'd you go about that? I so look forward to what you come up with next! :)

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    1. Hey, thanks! I actually used the free/demo version of AniMate found in my 3D studio. It's limited in what it'll let me do, but with a little fiddling, I managed to get Tuskar to move a bit for me. I would like to graduate to the full version sometime in the future.

      Thanks for your kind words and for sticking with me!

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  4. great artwork and storylines THANK YOU

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  5. OMG, I thought I was losing it when I caught he picture blinking from my peripheral vision. ANYWAYZ.
    Happy first anniversary! Thanks for your awesome contribution to our fantasy time!

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  6. Your characters with bigger bellies are AMAZING.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy them. I'm a muscle guy at heart, but I do like guys with bellies, too.

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  7. I LOVE a guy built like the Hercules Farnese...a thick,muscular waist is sooooooooo manly...

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  8. Put HUGE NIPPLE RINGS on him and lead him around

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  9. Liking your blog, love your muscle men models. wish you made them vs different body types especially if they win against the muscle guys. I like the contrast.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. As for body contrasts, I'm open to doing different body types (like my ogre Thud seen here), but my preferences mostly lie with big muscle vs big muscle.

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    2. Cool, also like to see these guys go up against some tentacles monster/plant. Especially he man. When I was younger I loved it when fought monster like that. Can I ask what program you use to make these great men??

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    3. I'm using DAZ Studio at the moment.

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  10. What can we say but congratulations!

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