No its not Conan. Not his face anyway. It’s a fan of Conan though. A couple of friends of his thought it would be a great birthday gift to have his portrait painted as Conan the Barbarian.
As i made this commission job, i had a pretty bad reference photo of the guy, and as was finished and the painting was already handed over i took a second look at another reference, realizing that the nose was way of. After a a night of annoyance about it, I actually took the painting back the next day and made some quick changes to the nose before finally handing over the painting (again).
That’s being committed to your artwork…