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© Alan Hawley Art 2013.  I plan on doing a hawk painting next for all of you that are wanting another bird piece.  Stay tuned, I should have something posted in about two weeks.  Been super busy with teaching!

I talked about color theory choices and reference in this blog post if you want to check it out:  www.alanhawley.blogspot.com/20…

Or my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/172984712…
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Given 2013-11-01
Legionary by *Alanpaints ( Featured by deshrubber )
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amriod Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Great scratch detail on the armour!
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DarkItIs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Absolutely fantastic!
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Nora-Ella Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fantastic masterpiece!
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:iconjelk1:
jelk1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The purple tones look great. Gives me some ideas for some Roman soldiers I'll be painting!
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Darknimbus3 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Looks awesome! :D
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
This is awesome and so historically accurate too!
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice painting yes,historically accurate?Not really.
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Eh, I see what you mean but still.
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:iconmeto30:
meto30 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations for the DD!
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:iconalexandr-87:
Alexandr-87 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great!
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:iconpetervonhesse:
PetervonHesse Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
pretty cool
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
"Nobody better touch my wheat!" :)

Seriously, nice picture.
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Made me lol.  :D  Thanks man!
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Is this Rome on another planet or something?
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, this illustration is actually for a story that's been running through my brain.  So it is set on another world with ancient cultures much like our own.
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HailMyself Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
An Empire has end, but they voice still echo until today.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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CleverMessenger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Romans are kickass. This is awesome bro! <3
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah they are, thanks man!
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CleverMessenger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No prob y'all deserve comments! <3
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chirimeos Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Lorica Segmentata Heart 
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:iconzimone88:
Zimone88 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! Greetings from Rome!
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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YamiBloody Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks good.
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RomanMan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE the Romans. I'm hoping to write a fiction story based on it, wondering if you would mind me using one of the legionary pictures as a cover, all credit give to you of course.
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This illustration is actually for a story of my own so I can't let anyone use it for their own projects.
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RomanMan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is fine, thank you for the sentiment though, I would very much like to read said story once finished. Once again thank you. Good luck with your story.
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
congrats on the dd! QwQ
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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APC227 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The impressive appearance of this ancient soldier is outdone only by the execution of your art!
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, much appreciated!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove: Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! You too!  :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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vivi-krystal-addams Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
O.O .... So real! XD
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Zarabardes Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013

Awesome. Lorica segmentata. You got away with using cool colours for the figure and warm ones for the background. Very effective.

 

I enjoyed your blog too. Your method is rather like what Maxfield Parrish used to do. Does not work so well with clothes, though, because each type of cloth has its own way to fall and fold, and sometimes  you say to yourself: 'Wait- the princess is wearing cheesecloth?' That happens to the brothers Hildebrand.

 

I've been painting in acrylics for years too, but my paintings do not reproduce well. And I no longer get a kick from making them, or pen drawings. Now I'm doing mainly little things, cartoons and such, merely line drawing with digital colouring, and hey, I'm having some fun.

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Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man, a lot of other people have mentioned Maxfield Parrish as well, I'll check his work out.  As far as reproducing acrylics, it can be difficult, you may have to do some adjustment layers in photoshop after scanning the painting.  Certain pigments can become way too saturated or desaturated.  The blues in paynes grey become very saturated after scanning and I sometimes have to adjust it in photoshop.
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Sinije Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous work! :o
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, appreciate it!
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done :D
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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! This piece is AMAZING & SPECTACULAR! Love it! I love the details and the background, too!

AWESOME WORK! :)

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:iconalanpaints:
Alanpaints Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you dig it!
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:icontarmahartley:
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :)

I hope that you have a wonderful day! :)
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MahMaraBahBar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I think pilum in his left hand, would be awesome ;p...
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Erozja Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
:iconcongratsddplz: :heart:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun :happybounce:
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