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Spartacus
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Published: April 10, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 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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ANGELL81's avatar
amazing work
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darcimarie's avatar
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's avatar
love this show, great work here
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jennypoussin's avatar
wow great level of realism!
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bossie-boots's avatar
The best spartacus i have seen superb work :love:
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spocksbrain88|Professional Traditional Artist
THis is truly a masterpiece. WELL done!
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Brijaymetal's avatar
Rest in peace Andy Whitfield.
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sandra30's avatar
beautiful I love andy
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SunGryphon|Hobbyist General Artist
RIP Andy. Beautiful tribute.
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Cyzra|Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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SunFading's avatar
Stunning piece of work! He will always be missed,but never forgotten :/ love you Andy
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jetteroheller's avatar
Amazing job on this! :)
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Chaliosa's avatar
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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Cyzra|Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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CarrieBest|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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Cyzra|Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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assassin-10's avatar
very good job
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NuclearArbitor's avatar
gritty nature of men... lol
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Cyzra|Professional Digital Artist
lol, indeed, just the way i like 'em =P
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F-a-o-l's avatar
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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Cyzra|Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear :) I get lost in those eyes, lol!
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0Snow-White0|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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Cyzra|Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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themightyjbowski's avatar
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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