What is best in life? Epic Barbarian Art!

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It's Friday — which means it's time to party, sword and sandal-style. To help you get into the right mindset for a properly barbaric weekend, we've painstakingly assembled some of the most glorious barbarian art on the internet. Including lots of Conan and Red Sonja, but also tons of other great sword-wielding heroes.

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Here are 28 of our favorite barbarian artworks!

Top image: Dymitri, via ConceptArt.org. Cover for one of Emmanuel Collot's books.

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"Barbarian," by Mr—Jack, via Deviantart.

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"Barbarian King," by Shiantu, via Deviantart

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By Seaver Liu, via conceptart.org and Growing Pains Art

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By Steve Argyle, via conceptart.org

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By overdrivezero, via Deviantart. Also known as Hellfire, via Conceptart.org

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By Matt Betteker, via Coroflot and Conceptart.org

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"Bear Warrior," by Revolution-77, via Deviantart

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"conan the barbarian," by moritat, via Deviantart

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"Conan fanart," by livingrope, via Deviantart

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"traveler barbarian colour Wip" by Brolo, via Deviantart

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By Parsakoira, via ConceptArt.org

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By phrozac, via ConceptArt.org. Entry for Dark Horse's Conan Fan Art Cover Contest.

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"Lonely Warrior," by MarcSampson, via ConceptArt.org

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By kekai kotaki, via ConceptArt.org

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"wolfskin," by perzo, via DeviantArt

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By toasty, via ConceptArt.org

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By nebezial, via ConceptArt.org

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By Michael Ivan (a.k.a perzo) via 6d6

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Concept for Blade of Darkness, by Jose Luis Vaello Bertol, via cghub.com

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"Berserker," by Daniel Clarke, via cghub.com

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"warrior girl," by pelzo, via Deviantart

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By JShamburger, via ConceptArt.org

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By wiggers, via ConceptArt.org

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Entry in Drawing Jam #68: Conan, by Rake, via cghub.com

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Entry in Drawing Jam #68: Conan, by TheWalker, via cghub.com

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Entry in Drawing Jam #68: Conan, by mdzone, via cghub.com

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Entry in Drawing Jam #68: Conan, by Jeromo, via cghub.com

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