Civilization Falling by mrhook

Civilization Falling

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Added: Jun 08, 2003
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Artwork Description

This is a self portrait depicting myself as a Roman
foot-soldier who has just lost a battle in the ongoing
struggle against civilizationary decline. I did a fair
amount of research on ancient Roman military history
to make the armor look as authentic as possible.
Otherwise, this painting is done in a more "painterly"
style than most of my other acrylic pieces.

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mrhook's picture

Thanks, one of the best visual resources I've found for ancient armor is "childrens" illustrated history books.

mrhook's picture

Thanks, the ruins are based off an actual photograph of rubble still lying around somewhere in Rome.

I used a photo reference for myself as well, but I wasn't wearing any armor at the time. Smile

Guest's picture

That brings chills down my spine! I'm listening to Sanvean and it just makes it even more chilling!

chrissyk's picture

Wow awesome! I think the armor design looks perfect.

christar's picture

Love the armor design, and the ruins in the background.

Art at its best.