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Roman Soldier by KEGO44 Roman Soldier by KEGO44
This was a preliminary paiinting I did for an MMO that my company is hoping to put out called Gods and Heroes, Rome Rising.
We recently purchased the game which was well underway from another company that is no longer around. We are hoping to finish it up and release it.
Anyways...long story short, I love the genre, and have had fun trying a looser painting style... somewhat in the style of Frank Frazetta, who I have an even greater appreciation for...
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Blueniyt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I'd like to use this, how do I get permission?
What kind of cost?
Thanks
B
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KoslovR19 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chido!
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TypingSchmuck Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Incredible.
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ryanN1220 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture :D 9/10

Reminds me more of greeks though as romans had squared, scutums not short rounded targes, auxillia had oval scutums, also a roman helmet, with a crest is only for centurions not legionaries, and the crest is transverse from ear to ear generally. also, he has no segmentata.

BUT THIS AINT NO HISTORY LESSON!
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angelcreative Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
the helmet, the sword and the shield are not roman... the painting is amazing!
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alexhigh Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I always assumed they chose red for garments in order to disguise blood stains but I could be wrong on that.

I like your pic but it's a shame more rpg/mmo's with this theme aren't made without the inclusion of magic etc. To me the subject matter is more than interesting enough by itself with the inclusion of made-up elements.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Its just one of those things I guess. In movies it fine to keeps it as realistic as possible( These are among my favorite movies btw), but for whatever reason it seems necessary to include magic and mythology in games unless it is Age of Empires or Civilization. I guess it comes down to casting the biggest net possible to attract as many people as possible.
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NourhanB Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Photographer
I think you got the sword and shield wrong.. they had short swords and rectangular shields..
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
They did have square shields but also had round sheilds too. You are right about the sword and I have changed in in a revised version of this image which I will be posting later.
Thanks for the comment :)
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NourhanB Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Photographer
Oh yeah.. I think auxiliaries used to carry round shields..
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SweetOctopiewriter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So cool, hey I'm wondering- did they know that red is a very attractive color? (not in the sexy attractive way but it catches the humam eye more)
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
You know, I don't know exactly...but I think you would be correct. Red seems to be such a symbolic prevalent color in so many cultures that could create the color in dyes and paint, that I would think it would be the same with the Romans.
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SweetOctopiewriter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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Immortal45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Artist
very cool big fan
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
That's cool to hear! Thank you!
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the-last-resort Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
i would totally play that game

good job by the way
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slayerofegos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Interface Designer
We are looking for artists for our FaceBook game. Paid work.

Here is our FaceBook page link: [link]
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CoolsportCHB Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
That is just....gorgeous. RIP Frank Frazetta.
I love the colors, and the way the jaw is coming off the skeleton.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I apreciate his work even more as I get older.
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Archangel42400 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
The classical Roman sword is a Gladius, the armor is called Lorica Segmenta, and the shield a Scutum. There are variations on all of that through Rome's history, but that is what is traditionally considered "Roman", and what you will see in movies like Gladiator. Type in any on google image to get a look at it.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Thank you for the information. Very appreciated.
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Raze-n-Burn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Great pic. Shame you got the sword and shield wrong but who says things need to be historically accurate. Nice work.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Sword is wrong, not so sure about the shield though...they did have round shields that were held in the middle I believe with one hand. But that was just 30 minutes of research. I will get around to changing out the sword :)
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Raze-n-Burn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
The small round shield might be for cavalry soldiers.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I did modify the painting and added in a more correct sword. I'll post the image soon after the game is released.
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mercilina Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Wow! The colouring and lighting in this pic is simply stunning. I'm loving the way you've done the metallic armour. It's obvious quite a lot of work as been done with this.
Great job, this is a very impressive piece.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
a lot of work..and was alot of fun to paint up too!!! ;)
Thank you for your comment!
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mercilina Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
:)
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coreylansdell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Kelly!
Love the lighting and the composition! Really great stuff!
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
thanks Corey...hope you are doing great!
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Blood-n-Goar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Even though it is not, I believe that it must be said. "THIS IS SPARTA!"


A Very Awesome Pic. That is why it goes in my Awesome folder. :D
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I can't argue...I can groan, but I can't argue :)
Glad you like it!
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Awesome work here
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Thank you RedWingsDragon :)
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scarecrowstudios Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
love the colors, very rich reds. love it.
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
throwing in the odd overlay ( or softlight layer) in photoshop really brings out the color sometimes :)
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rudyao Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
its so amazing my friend coooll!!
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KEGO44 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Thank you ~Rudyao
I'm continuing to become more comfortable with painting and enjoying it alot. :)
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rudyao Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
ooke kego keep it up!!!!
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