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Show your Roman artwork
(03-09-2016, 12:27 PM)Lord Hobbers Wrote: I’ve just come across this thread and there are some fantastic pictures here! I love seeing people’s artistic interpretations of the ancient world.

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James Ajiduah

Great detail in the paintings. Very impressive.
AKA Tom Chelmowski

Historiae Eruditere (if that is proper Latin)
Here are some of my illustrations for the 'Hollywood Romans' series in 'Ancient Warfare' magazine.

The series details the evidence, or lack, of behind the Roman military costumes in the epic movies beginning with Caesar and Cleopatra in 1945 and carrying on until the present day.

What were the costumes based on? Were all Hollywood Romans red? Which actor hated wearing 'skirts'? In what film did the extras eat the props?

The answers to all these and more can be found in the series, which now has a new home in 'Ancient History' magazine.

Some of the paintings are based on well known actors and these photos taken at WalesComicCon recently show some of the upcoming images. One painting of James Cosmo is actually not finished but the film it is from will not feature for a few issues yet.

However can you guess what films or TV shows these three costumes were used in?


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"Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream" Edgar Allan Poe.

"Every brush-stroke is torn from my body" The Rebel, Tony Hancock.

"..I sweated in that damn dirty armor....TWENTY YEARS!', Charlton Heston, The Warlord.
Ha ha ha, I like it!
Okay, strictly speaking he is Etruscan.  But close enough, right?

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Daniel DeVargas

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