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Spartacus by Cyzra Spartacus by Cyzra
This is loooong overdue, my tribute to Andy Whitfield who played the original Spartacus. Andy passed away on 9.11.11 from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

I really wanted to paint this to try and get better at painting the gritty nature of men, and of course Andy was the perfect model to try this out on. plus it helps that he's absolutely gorgeous and I can stare it his picture for hours on end =P
anyways, hope you enjoy this as much as I did ;)

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:iconangell81:
ANGELL81 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
amazing work
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darcimarie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
You should consider putting this print on society6 offering different product options for which it could be printed on. Shirts, tote, bags, phone cases, ect.

It's too brilliant not to offer fans in product forms!

Hugs,
Amy :)
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
love this show, great work here
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jennypoussin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
wow great level of realism!
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:iconbossie-boots:
bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist
The best spartacus i have seen superb work :love:
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spocksbrain88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THis is truly a masterpiece. WELL done!
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:iconbrijaymetal:
Brijaymetal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Rest in peace Andy Whitfield.
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:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
beautiful I love andy
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP Andy. Beautiful tribute.
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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SunFading Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Stunning piece of work! He will always be missed,but never forgotten :/ love you Andy
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:iconjetteroheller:
jetteroheller Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Amazing job on this! :)
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:iconchaliosa:
Chaliosa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Oh hello gorgeous. To me he is the only Spartacus besides Kirk Douglas.

You did a beautiful job on this. Great tribute to Andy.
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Anna! This is amazing. His skin looks great! And you really captured his likeness perfectly!. Bravo! :rose:
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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assassin-10 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
very good job
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:iconnucleararbitor:
NuclearArbitor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
gritty nature of men... lol
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, indeed, just the way i like 'em =P
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F-a-o-l Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Beautiful. I love it. I think you rendered perfectly his rugged look and the emotion behind his eyes, which I liked so much. This is a nice tribute. And you art is geting better and better all the time . I am always impressed.
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear :) I get lost in those eyes, lol!
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! :heart:
He is so gorgeous *dreamy eyes* I was a big fan.
You did a great work!
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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themightyjbowski Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Losing anyone is a great loss, especially someone who is talented and nice as Andy Whitfield.
Maybe he wasn't in the business long enough, maybe he wouldn't have lost himself and become
not as good of a person. You always wonder how ppl will handle the spotlight. At least in the
end, he remained true to himself. I love Spartacus, but I think as hard as it was, it's wrong to
carry on without him. The prequal worked. But they should have left it alone after that. Great job
on this Cyzra. As always, you impress. :-)
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Makkovar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was Shepard at first glimpse...
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
hmm pretty! Great job! :D
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks girl, i worked so hard on this!
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AngelMorrigan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely love it, loved Andy Whitfield ever since I saw him in Gabriel. As always, you've done an amazing job, the textures and attention to detail are stunning. Excellent job, Anna. :)
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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SilenceGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work for a great tribute!
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconxiraus:
Xiraus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome work, RIP Andy he was missed in season 3 =\
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ex-pol Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
RIP Andy. An example of how to fight that f**kin dicease...
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Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he is missed, that is for certain.
You really captured him well.
Thanks for sharing.
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
indeed he is :'( and thank you!
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:icondawnsknight:
Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome.
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maxmillean Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this came out great.
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traydaripper Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Way to go!! This is awesome!!!
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:icondawncaller:
Dawncaller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Spectacular.

<3 Whitfield, Spartacus just isn't the same without him.
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:iconcyzra:
Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you know it took me about 4 episodes to get used to the new guy. i'm totally digging him now too though :) =P
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