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Arena Sands by thegryph Arena Sands by thegryph
The last historical illustration sample I'll do for a bit.

Painter/PS, as usual.
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centaurfreak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
wonderful job
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured this in my Journal :)
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Shirabelle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
YOu're Style is Amazing!
Perfect Picture!
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TheRealNeix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Awesome, but I do agree with the others regarding the foot. however... it is amazing. Bravo!!
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AdamHunterPeck Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL color!

but I must agree with the others about that impossible foot (heel would have to be off ground at such an angle) and that there's hardly any dynamic energy to the poses. The gladiator's hand touching the man's chest is so gentle, like a loving caress; it needs to be strained, and with the appropriate arm/body weight behind it. I imagine you had real people pose for you - I'd suggest that you get them to act out the scene in action a few times before posing, and really get those muscles clenched and bodies strained... faces too. Perhaps watching 300 would provide ample inspiration for extreme expressions.
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thebigtimber Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow another great one!! I love the colors and the way they are presented
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dangercook Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like the detail in the piece, but I agree with some of the critical comments about the position of forms and lighting. What caught my eye the most however, is the Gladiator-on-the-ground's left foot. It looks like a right foot and is not at the correct angle. I think it'd be coming more "out" at the viewer. The back arm with the bloody sword doesn't seem like it's going into the distance, but back instead, making it look a little too short. Overall this could be a really great piece with a few changes and anatomy tweaks. You do some really fine work :)
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sovereign Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Wow, that's amazing, loving the action and scenery. :D
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a786 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
details and renedering is good...buts it seems some conflicts with body weight issue ..especially the person lifted upwards....well there were my observations...
u doing gre8:)
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Anaxi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece, I wish I had the discipline to finish something this quality :D
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jozisars Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
thanks for posting this.
umm ... as far as the bodies-of-motion, the placement seems a bit absurd or silly. it looks like two action-figures frozen into their positions; then drawn, painted, and renderred. some of the renderring seems out of place, when comparing studio lighting to outdoor lighting. instead of backlighting the legs, you should work on natural shadows for the bodies and background. the renderring of this piece as a whole makes me think of concept work than a final piece. there can be alot of things done to improve this piece significantly, but it first takes the enthusiasm of doing more work and training thy self to see more than a picture as a whole. i know you have talent, and i've seen it in your other works, so i won't ragg on you anyfurther.
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