This is an illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a dutch publication. It depicts a battle between the lightly armed but battle-hardened Almogavars of the infamous Catalan Company and the French Knights of the Duchy of Athens. Guess who won.
This is the last commission I did for Medieval Warfare Magazine before I took a break to welcome my first child.
Also known as the Battle of Deptford Bridge during the Cornish Rebellion which erupted some years after the War of the Roses in England. Here Lord Daubeny leads a division of the Tudor forces in a frontal assault on the bridge held by the Cornish forces.
Since this battle took place at the close of the 15th century I wasn't sure about the style of armor they'd be wearing since around this time the german 'Maximillian' and Renaissance styles where also starting to appear. In the end I settled for a more War of the Roses look figuring they'd still be wearing what was popular during that English civil war and not so up to date with the latest styles yet.
Joan, la Pucelle, French national heroine, born 600 years ago- probably to the month, although her exact date of birth is unknown. A valiant maiden, hearer of voices, inspirer and leader of victorious armies. She turned the tide against the English in the 100 years war, and transformed the dynastic struggle that marred her land into a war of national liberation. She raised the siege of Orleans, captured various fortresses and bridges, and facilitated the recovery of Rheims, enabling the coronation of her prince, the Dauphin Charles, in its cathedral. After her capture in 1430 by Burgundians, then allies of the English, she was sold-out and subjected to a travesty of a heresy trial (which, however, serves as a record of her boldness and astute mind as well as apparently sincere belief in her voices and their divine origin). Ultimately Convicted of nothing more heretical than wearing male clothing, she was burnt at the stake aged only 19. (I hinted at her fate here by the reflection of flame in her armour.) She was subsequently exonerated, and regarded as a saint and martyr. Except, that is, by the likes of Shakespeare (Henry VI Part 1) and Dennis Wheatley (The Devil and All His Works), who perpetuated the enormity that she was a practitioner of the dark arts.
Other Britons had more respect...
"Joan was a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years." Winston Churchill [link]
A good outline of Joan's history on the Catholic Encyclopedia: [link]
"The Voice from whom you ask counsel, has it a face and eyes?"
"You shall not know yet. There is a saying among children, that 'Sometimes one is hanged for speaking the truth.'"
"Do you know if you are in the grace of God?"
"If I am not, may God place me there; if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest in all the world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God. But if I were in a state of sin, do you think the Voice would come to me? I would that every one could hear the Voice as I hear it. I think I was about thirteen when it came to me for the first time."
A piece I did back in 2012 for Medieval Warfare Magazine.
I'm not steeped in German Medieval history but I believe Worringen was one of many battles fought amongst Germans and men of the "Low Countries" within the Holy Roman Empire. The politics and fragmented nature of the empire seem to land itself quite frequently to internal conflicts between its autonomous rulers. This particular battle is between the Duke of Brabant (left) and the Count of Luxembourg (right) over the possession of the Duchy of Limburg.
After the Roman Empire ended, and the huns caused the peoples migration in Europe, three germanic tribes followed the call of the romanized celtic Britons on the British Isles, as mercenaries against the Picts from the north. But these three tribes, who were the:
Jutes from North Denmark Angles from the border region between Germany and Denmark, and the Saxons from North Germany
did not only fight for them, but also started to settle over there. Most of the celtic Britons were driven away to Wales, Scotland and Cornwall in the following decades. Later on the Anglo-Saxons, as they´re called, did also move to the plains of Scotland.
And they will several centuries later create the biggest empire that ever existed on this world.
Viriato, leader of the Lusitani who was famous for resisting Roman occupation of Western Hispania (Portugal). Here he leads the Lusitani in an ambush attack against a column of a Roman legion in marching order. Such guerrilla tactics are commonly used by the Lusitani and its the preferred style of warfare in the rugged terrains of the Spanish peninsular.
This is my first Ancient Warfare Magazine illustration.
This scene is attached to an article about Trajan's campaign against the Dacian's and depicts a group of Roman soldiers attacking a wagon convoy made up of woman and children and protected by a handful of Bastarnae warriors wielding the fearsome falx. As protection against these weapons Roman legionaries wear additional right arm armor called a 'manica' and reinforced helmets, which became a signature look for Trajan's legions in Dacia. The Roman auxiliaries, as depicted on the side, were more lightly armored.
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This map depicts the Roman empire in is completeness, i.e. not divided into east and west.
This map depicts the Roman Empire in the 4th Century A.D. and the known world around the empire. The Eastern and Western Empires are illustrated as well. Note: Placenames on this map are not designed to represent actual roman provinces as administrative divisions, but are purely geographical entities.
I used a whole bunch of other maps as reference material, some of them from the early 19th century, and an old book of ancient geography.
This is my vision of the Great city of Constantinopolis in the end of 6th century, capitol of the Byzantine empire. It was biggest and richest city in the world, and its still impressive to visit. This picture was done for the new game Attila total war, and I spend maybe too much time on it. Any comments welcomed.
This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.
I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!
Of the ten pieces I did for Warfare I think this is my favorite one. This scene takes place at the Battle of Kashyyyk during the Second Galactic Civil War where Galactic Alliance forces clash with Confederate forces made up of Bothans, Wookies, Hapans and the Jedi Order. The battle rages around the Anakin Solo, commanded by Jacen Solo (secretly Darth Cadeus), as she bombards the planet surface of Kashyyyk from orbit with her forward long-range turbolasers.
Other things to note in this piece is the never-before-seen Wookie Owool Interceptors making attack runs on the Anakin Solo and the Stealth X fighters flown by Jaina Solo and the Jedis in the foreground. There are also some XJ3/XJ5 X-wings flying about and for those who are wondering about the Mon Calamari Cruiser, yes, it is an MC90 class.
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Early concept for the game total war: rome II. After the long siege the city was conquered by Rome and later razed to the ground. It was an inspiration for the actual battle map and the atmosphere. Didn't have much time for this so done in quick style.
Concept art painting for the game Total War:Rome II. The ship is a roman commanding ship from the late period, joining the battle of Actium.
The design is based on various historical books, reliefs and a bit of my imagination, because we really don't know how the roman ships looked exactly. There aren't many visualizations or paintings of this big ships, which were about 60 meters long with a crew of 600 men. I was really glad to paint such rare thing.
all done in photoshop with wacom intuos. About 2 weeks of work.
P.S:this version is slightly tweaked from the one used on game articles, only recently I got some time to play with the finishing touches and it looks better I think.
First of the series of concepts done for the game Rome 2: Total War. I was trying to make something quicker so decided to stay with this sepia and sketchy style. It was a bit experiment but I liked it at the end. The scene is a final phase of the siege of carthage, when the Roman legions broke inside the city and fought against the Punic defenders on elephants.
Concept art for the Rome II. Siege battle in the Middle East some two thousand years ago, when the Roman legions are trying to take the Persian city. My most complicated work recently, especially the characters were a pain to do. All done in Ps + wacom
Set I. [link] ***upd - the second guy from the left is not Stalin, it's Budenniy. [link] ***upd2 - em, there's no simbolism in FDR or flag. ...But I like angry patriots, who see some misterious simbolism,hehe >: D
There's some crappy things happen with V7,so....download for a full size -___-
This is a one-sheet poster I did for Radical Publishing's Assassins a while back. A highly fictional and fantastical take on the medieval Crusades, its shows Richard the Lionheart and Saladin fighting side by side against hordes of assassins.
I did this piece last year for the Medieval Warfare Magazine issue focusing on the Burgundian Wars where Charles the Bold made the mistake of picking a fight with the Swiss and got his ass kicked. Clearly he didn't get the memo from the Germans and the Austrians who learnt never to mess with the Swiss less they finds themselves on the receiving end of a bristling array of sharp pointy things.
Swiss pike tactics inspired birth of the German Landsknecht and Spanish Tercios and would see dominance until the advancement of modern field artillery.
Long time no post . Figured I'd post one today. This is a remake of an old painting WIP I had a while back - i lost it a long time ago but i finially got a round to finishing a new version for it. It took about 48 or so hours all in all to complete.