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Emperor140509 by CrankBot Emperor140509 by CrankBot
i had been offline for too long, but i had also been working on a few illustrations for some teen/childrens' books.

this is quite possibly one of my personal favorites on a new book on Byzantine Emperors, soon to be published...

pencils and PS...
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ChillFella18 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
glorious greeks
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:iconnikosboukouvalas:
I don't know if you are still active, but I just want to say this is a very nice, atmospheric illustration. The way the emperor stands out, the equipment of the soldiers (the helmets especially)... everything is perfect! the one thing I cannot understand is the reflection effect. Is there a body of water somewhere in there?

P.S.: May I ask which emperor is the one depicted here?
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retroborg Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome!
I love your dark-themed depiction of the Emperor Basil II and his cataphract troops after the Battle of Kleidion!
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done.
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tzatzios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
σπουδεα δουλεια ρε φίλε,σε παραδέχομαι!!!!!!
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syfyrytr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Crankbot, I like the verticality of the repeating spears grounded with oval shields, almost machine-like. The use of reds to lead the eye to the main figure is crafty and not overused.
I am publishing soon and looking for an artist for the cover. Are you open to such a proposal?
How can we discretely contact. Your organic spaceship originally caught my eye.
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DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
The old Roman empire will not back down it seems.
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Marcodalidingo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic artwork!!
this book, where can I buy it?
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krstovukoje Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Very good work.
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HxFxF Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
looooove this! great colors.
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Sigma253 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Awesome, it reminds me of very late Byzantine Imperial soldiers and Emperor? please let us know what the books are, would love to pick one up.
you might want to check out [link]
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retroborg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a dark-themed depiction of the Emperor Basil II and his cataphract troops after the Battle of Kleidion!
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BAHSoMallias Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Po po! Eisai apisteutos! Mono molybia kai pc? (Photoshop?)

Poso xrono afieroses se auto to sxedio?
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Galhad Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
When I've seen it... at the very beginning... I thought I was by Sergio Toppi!! Great illustration!!
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hellboundhappy Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
At first the pink in the armor threw me off a bit. But I have to say, it works wonderfully with everything! You did a great job. I look forward to your future work.
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sbmaniac Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
ti ginete arxigie?
Se ida exthes (kuriaki) stin aeropagitou.
Den sou milisa giati skotona anthropo .....
Molis eixa teleiosei ena rantevou kai einoun se katastasi :steaming:
Esi ti kaneis?
Dev se pira kapio til sxetika me auta pou legame giati apla den exo kanena neo akoma...o k. Giorgos pou sou elega den mporei tora na valei lefta opote, apla perimenoume...
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CrankBot Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ok, lol...
den se eida ka8olou..
sxetika me ton k. Giwrgo...as perimenoume...
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Red-Rus Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh! Nice)
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Veinctor Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
wraios! :XD:
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zfumer Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK I DNT HAVE ANY FANCY COMMENTS... I AM JUST GLAD UR BACK! I'VE MIZD SEEIN UR ART! THIZ IS TRULY AMAZING!! CONGRATZ!!
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dimitriskoskinas Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing my friend !!!!! EVGE FROM ALL MY HEART ;)
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nickv47 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing. I like the airy way you illustrated it, no hard lines on the people; capes, swords, and spears fading in and out of the back ground. The red/gold color scheme is also nice. Great work.
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angstronaut Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
oh, man. that's spiffy. is that like, carthage or something?
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Rutenator Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
That's a truly amazing illustration. Loose and controlled at the same time.

We'll have to wait and see if history repeats itself and EU falls like Rome did after the massive expansion.
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