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.: Spartan Hoplite :. by krysdecker .: Spartan Hoplite :. by krysdecker
well, got the idea of this one, playing Rome: total war, using the spartan hoplites ... *_*

he might be not historically correct, cuz it's kinda hard to find a solid font for this kind of reference ...

he's standing after a battle, resting, figuring out what to do, stuff like that :P ... the only parts really colored are the arms, neck and legs, the shield i just applied the color, but did not give it the real treatment ...

well, i'll update it during this week, comments apreciated :)

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done some pieces of his armor .. i'll adjust the contrast, and some problems with shadow and lighting these days ..

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some more stuff o.o

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i've changed the shield, this is the model, i still gona paint over it (it was a shit to make circles and etc to make it perfect o.o) .. got rid of the breast plate .. i think it's cooler whitout it ...

the spear also is just the base color, still gonna make the details ... and of course, finish the background ...

ps. oh yes, the original size is around 4000x6000, doing it on painter 9, oil brushs ... and this is not the entire piece, there some other stuff and backgrounds ...
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ArgosAjak Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I remember those boots things from somewhere else but i cant remember where, were they inspired to you by something else ?
krysdecker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i honestly dont remember what inspired me at that moment lol
lux-39 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
Great ..

p.s. maybe you should try with some other color in background (maybe some light yellow or black.. )
krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i finished this .... soo much time ago o.o ... theres a reason this is in the scraps page lol
jasonh1234 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
He looks sad that his feet are missing. ;-)
madoguy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
that rules tons of detail. amazing!:D
madoguy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
that rules tons of detail. amazing!:D
xjumxjumx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
very cool.
shows how tough we Greeks are :]

actually, i'm from what used to be Sparta.
heh :3
MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice pads.
shadowcatxavier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh! Have you seen 300?
krysdecker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not yet =p
shepherd-michael Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
this is really awsome. you should do some more like this.
WolfixZythos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Instant Favorite......keep up the good work

"Go and tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
That here, obedient to their laws, dead we lie."
Simonides of Ceos (556-468BC),
hobito Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005   General Artist
that is freakin sweet. good job
Raftand Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
hesir Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
Great work... It's good to see another historical illustrator on DA... I actually put out a forum thread asking if there where any others a few months back with the intention of putting a DA "historical art" club together but not one taker emerged...
You might also want to check out ~mayney's stuff [link]

As for reference, Osprey publish some great historical stuff... [link]

Great work, look forward to seeing more...

krysdecker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought about giving him one of those .. kinda envolving him ..

but it would be rugged and "after battle" like the rest .. i'll see what i can do about it :P
Aranthulas Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
lookin good! oh, just a suggestion, he should have a crimson cloak! maybe torn apart from the rigors of battle =D
Aranthulas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
sorry for double post, but you can usually get some stuff about the cuirass just by googling it up. id love to see how it turns out man
Aranthulas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
ahahahaha!!! yeah!! awesome! this is my typa stuff! lol
starstriker1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
Looking good... finish! I command you!
igbarros Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
cara, tah ficando MUITO BOM!!!, mas cuidado com uma coisa soh, a cabeça tah um pouquinho achatada, mas soh isso, tah ficando foda
krysdecker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pois é, reparei isso agora, é que esqueci do detalhe do queixo aparecendo um pouco por baixo do elmo, ou vou aumentar um pouco o elmo pra ficar mais proximo ao ombro, pq realmente da dando a impressão de cabecinha pequena ...

vlw o toque
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