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Barbarians need sleep too by humon Barbarians need sleep too by humon
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I swear, it's The Hobbit that has made me want to draw so much fantasy lately.

This time a barbarian woman sleeping against a tree with two human men. I don't have a story behind this yet, so any suggestions as to what is going on, how they ended up like this, or the relationships between the characters?
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ToastyTim Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awww. very beautiful 
Finja-ohne-N Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh that explains so much. i spent so much time staring at this wondering the fucks going on now XD 

totally agreeing with ud-the-lmp haha
Jykell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They took the humans for Snu-Snu! but not the fatal kind.
Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Barbarian women regularly raid camps and villages, stealing all men and boys of sexual maturity back to their camps for both pleasure and propagating the race.  The reason is because male barbarians are so full of bloodlust they are constantly waging wars and killing each other off, oftentimes leaving a literal draught in men for the women to have babies with.  The kidnapped men are then distributed among the barbarian women depending on their their calibur in fighting ability, with the strongest, toughest, eldest, and/or battle hardened barbarian women having not only the top picks but also the most husbands.......though they try to keep the number of husbands per barbarian woman reasonable, as to prevent infighting among the husbands and other barbarian women attempting to steal them.

Here, one barbarian woman is accompanied with her two human husbands who she brought along for a hunting trip to share with some new blood.  One husband is obviously not tired just yet.
FreakRay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The thing is, all men like that idea.
WildDogChild Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Though Barbarians (a race of half giants) are normally quite cruel towards humans and often enslave them, a few befriend and even fall in love with a human. In this picture, I think a human male (possibly an anthropologist or explorer?) is cuddling with his Barbarian friend (and protector?) and her child.
Nazarite07 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I wouldn't mind belonging to a barbarian woman :)
doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist
That eyepatch is SEXY.
donkeyfly69 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Too cute! Love this.
HaiThereFriend Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
This picture gives me a slice of life/fantasy feel. I would like to think the man merely chose to live with barbarians because he likes it there or merely wanted to experience a different culture. Over time, the grew to become fond of a particular mother and son and became sort of another father other than the boy's real father, which he grew to be great friends with. I imagine that barbarians are called as they are is because back in the day when everybody was becoming civilized, they saw how "uncivilized" these people were, therefore, gave them their name. I've also noticed that her breasts are rather small, or at least proportionately, so i thought barbarians have girls, when they're young tightly bound their chest, unintentionally impeding breast growth? I also saw that they are sleeping against a tree which makes the impression that they're a nomadic group of people. I'll leave the rest to you Humon!
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
gothbot9000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Artist
what would be cool if all the men in there world where captured. and then put in big group cage's. the brunet was a warrior that was caught. and the blond a towns folk kinda guy who was about to be put into a arranged mirage when his town was ravaged by her kind. both the men meet up and try to make a plan to escape but slowly the brunet falls in love with the blonde. when they think they are about to escape they get chosen to be a prize in a battle. after being cleaned up and pampered like woman they eat and gathering around the barbarians daily with some other men one girl see's the brunet and likes his fighting spirit but also likes the blonde because of his soft nature. she sees that they are in love and confronts the brunet who thinks lightly of there love. during the battle that finally arrives to win one of them she wins the brunet in combat.she fell in love with him which is against the rules. the barbarians are similar to amazons. means that she can not submit to a man , this makes her week and the week are not allowed so her eye gets cut as a mark she is no longer with the clan. as her and the brunet are leave the girls home land, the blonde sneeks out to be with them. she says she will help the blonde back home and the brunet who's in love with both of them decides to tag along. the girl is a soft spoken wise person but lets her anger get the best of here. the brunet is afraid of commitment because of a prier relationship so he can be a jerk at times towards the soft blonde but is truly in love with him just is using the girl as a excuse to keep his hart from being hurt again. and the blond is a simple man he dos not like to fight but will if he has to also is very cute at times with out even knowing it
russianlearner Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
idk... i can see the one on her arm as a potential son, but the other guy's looking a little too fondly at her for him to be a son..... maybe it's just me overthinking it, but yeah, still awesome no matter what (before i saw the son comments, I had the idea that the barbarians raided a village and those two were her.... uhm... sex slaves?... who actually start liking her....?)
damiankesser Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Why does it seem like the guy on the left is staring longingly at the guy on the right?
GaggedBoy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
When I see this Iīd like to imagine that the two guys are prey from a raid, who got very used to their captor and donīt need to be tied up anymore...except for fun ;)
AwsomeLittleKitty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think that she saw them in danger, and took them with her, and the one on the left is happy that she saved him.
NightElohim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Death by Snoo Snoo!
CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
The two men are lifelong friends, never staying in one place twice and travelling town-to-town as soldiers of fortune... Who had the misfortune of walking into a kingdom mere moments before a barbarian raid. The man on the right saw his friend hopelessly outmatched by the invaders' chief, feathering him before he could land a killing blow. Both were summarily taken to be executed but were saved by a shield maiden, moved by their deep and far from brotherly bond. She took both men as her thralls, to the protest of none: the chief was a cruel brute.

They resent her at first, though she treats them well, and warns them against the wilderness at night. That doesn't stop the one on the left from convincing his companion to literally escape her grasp. Though she's maintained an impassive, gruff exterior all this time, the barbarian's fallen for both men. Swiftly tracking them down, she barely saves them from a troll, at the cost of her eye.

The one on the left is now admiring his work on it... and eagerly waiting for them all to get their strength back.
RasputinNightRose Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your explanation the best.
AskoII Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely got the feeling that she is very nonchalant about the human men but still very possessive if someone tries to take them away from her or hurt them. And I guess that the two humans came from a village that the barbarian attacked and she took them, although they were scared of her at first (from all the stories they've heard about the barbarians) they slowly get used to her and start to need her to get protection and food, kind of the stockholm syndrome. So they feel that it isn't so bad with her anymore.

Well, that was my thoughts and feelings from the picture anyway ^^;
VaguelyCreepy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
No suggestions, but I can't deny this is a surprisingly cuddly scene.
TheRemixMaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the one on the right was recently captured and is one of those guys who are frantic and constantly worried. The guy on the right is always trying to escape, though he finds himself starting to rely and come to enjoy the Barbarian Woman's presence (though he won't admit it xD).

The one on the left, however, enjoys this lifestyle and chose it willingly. He is a smug character, who 'knew' that the guy on the left would give in eventually.

>:D Mwahahaha. It's a broad idea, but I'm sure you'd make it your own, if you choose it x)
duckington Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it seems to me like the man on the left is in love with the man on the right secretly but the man on the right has a amazon woman fetish so he ran away to be her slave so then the guy on the left followed him in the hope he would fall in love with him instead of the amazon woman
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I do think that's sexy, one woman having many men - in the sense her hole must get quite a workout. 8-)
shellinzky Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I see a maternal relationship here. Mayb the barbarian woman lost her own children and adopted human ones to fill the void. Emporer penguins do it all the time
Ananomouse Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I don't specificly see romance but definitely a relationship. Maybe best friends regardless of race and gender? Camping out?
Oceanafields Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I like this idea. I immediately felt BFF vibes when I saw this....but with a backstory.
shiftedsoul Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Omg pllllease draw something from the hobbit!!!
Dewgonair Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I would just say it was a long day and she's being protective of them subconsciously in her sleep :3
xIceLolitax Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Will we be seeing any more of the Viking woman and her husband?
Inbalwolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
For some reason, I keep imagining that the barbarian woman adopted these two as babies, and now, they have grown up as small but still fierce warriors. Who are also huge mamma's boys. Maybe it just reminds me of mother grizzly bears that take on orphaned cubs and raise them along their own. They way that they're nestled feels very "cub-y" to me. Something like that.
Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
They look so warm and comfy. X3
catwoman1199 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i say she and the barbarian men raided some bandits who had those two humans as prisoners and were going to kill them. The Bar. men were going to leave them there after the raid but the woman decided to take them with her and perhaps return them to their village or maybe wanted to train and fight with the barbarians. after traveling with her for a while the human men started to like her and perhaps the one looking at her in her sleep has secretly fallen in love with her.


the took them after the raid to keep them as sex slaves
kurotsuki224 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe the barbarian saved the men or their town from invaders, and the men either swore allegiance to her or fell in love with her?
BlackPurls Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
To me, it actually looks like a father and a son with the mom (father is awake and looking at the (presumably half grown since mum is so big) son). Like a sweet family portrait where they all fell asleep on their equivalent of a couch. Dad was abducted by the tribe because he is good at some menial task (like fletching or leatherworking) and this barbarian woman became unexpectedly attached to him, eventually having a son with him.
neoxkais Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I think I like this idea best
XxAshxX7894 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I get the feeling like they are her adoptive little brothers and that she would do anything for them but she hates to admit that, kind of hiding it . . . idk that was my first impression >.<
bloodsuckingmonster3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're family! The boy on the left is her son, the one on the right is actually her daughter, (she's going through a "stage") and they're all going to visit Aunty Barb...and raid a village or two along the way! :D
moonstar26 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the guy on the left looks to be her lover the one on the right like a friend amazing picture
Seiberwing Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I like the fond look on the face of the one on the left.
Meigimaru-star2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking that the two men might have been in a very bad, somewhat spiteful relationship with each other before the barbarian women came into their lives. Maybe the two men fighting over the same girl and during a village raid all they can do it bicker and fight with each other instead of defending the village. Then the barbarian woman saw an opportunity to gain two docile lovers, if they would only get along. TL;DR: After a bunch of sex, angst, and crying, they eventually become happy.
JubiIee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well if barbarians aren't brutal with their men (I'm not too sure on that factor) They could have multiple lovers? Or maybe she adopted them and they're her ike her sons? XD
But if they do capture en and use them as slaves, thats one too. But they look so nice and happy together I doubt that. Or maybe she's a very nice master to her slaves.
LittleLinnemann Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is it a barbarian man or woman next to them.... and if it is, does the men of barbarian also have sex slaves? Are they men or woman?
semois Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
first thing that shot to mind with me was that at least one of them probably has some medical skill, so he would have been a handy pickup (seeing her eye)
i don't think they'd just randomly pick two guys so i'm partially seeing them as two brothers...but that could go wrong at some point seeing as she'd just be helping them form some incest bonds. so perhaps just good friends?

and what big strong women doesn't want a soft cute lil cuddly bear that cooks cleans and takes care of her more simple needs?
chronogirl08 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The were obviously sentenced to DEATH by Snu Snu! [link] But miraculously survived intact!
halfbloodwolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the one on the left loves her but cannot please her alone since she is a barbarian. So when she captures the one on the right, he convinces her to let him live. then he (the left one) helps the other and shows him how to please her and that she is not as bad as everyone thinks. after some hard times the one on the left comes to trust and love her as well.
Acrynie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do they have to be human? Couldn't they be elves (from another kind of universe or Norse mythology) or Hobbits =) they could be small men wanting to become warriors and who end up with barbarians and get to like them after all even if they're being bullied around because of their small size^^ and they are protected by this big brute of a barbarian woman. Looooove your art and will always be thankful for all this dream you give us everyday with your talent and imagination!
Elglin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Yes, he really seems to be well here. And the other needs protection.. Two brothers maybe?Yep, two brothers (the blond's the younger). But they don't do anything together; I think like Bamicma they are just happy like this^^
vixenchild333 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well the darker haired man seems to like her...
azamystic Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I think her hairy legs are my favorite part of this picture (not that the rest of it isn't great!)
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