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BambooChicken623's avatar

I hope I can get to this level one day... lol

DusanMarkovic's avatar

Just work and you will for sure :)

MarquisAmon's avatar

Top shelf art here. :clap: :trophy:

MeanChocolate's avatar

Wow... Amazing ^^

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Gwaylar's avatar
The crossbow is a bit anachronistic but it doesn't detract from the piece.  Amazing work.
flo463's avatar
I just looked on the wiki, the crossbow already existed since antiquity, the Chinese kingdoms were the first to use it, followed the Greeks and Romans themselves!

Greeks: The first appearances of crossbow development in Europe took place in ancient Greece during the 5th century BC. AD
The gastropheteer is the ancestor of the crossbow, but it is a siege weapon

Romans: In Roman Antiquity, the Cheiroballistra, also called manuballista (literally ballista in hand), is inherited from the model of the Greek oxybelas, it is thus about a crossbow with torsion. This model would have survived until the 10th century.


besides the scorpions were giant crossbows, so the Romans knew and used crossbows.

nothing anachronistic therefore. :) (Smile) 
Gwaylar's avatar
All the crossbows you reference were siege weapons and not representative of the weapon depicted.  The weapon in his hand is more akin to a Genoese crossbow (centuries later) moreso than any Greek or Roman design.  The Romans relied more on bows unless they still retained the gastrophetes as you mentioned.  The Chinese did make the first hand held crossbow but it was more designed to launch rocks though it could also fire bolts.

I repeat:Great drawing and that detail does not take away from the skill.
DusanMarkovic's avatar

I totally agree, Roman didn't use it in that period, but this is commission, and they order it like that :) Thanks a lot! :D

Gwaylar's avatar
Love it, faved the previous edition of it, and thank you for the attention to detail in the armor.  
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You are welcome :happybounce: 
SketchMonster1's avatar
Sensational work. His armor is amazing as well as the color design. Awesomeness.
DusanMarkovic's avatar

Thank you so much! :D :D :D

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Wow, great scene, the mossy stone is awesome. Dind't know that Roman soldiers used crossbows, but there is one mention, even if it is a vague one. Bravo!
temus's avatar

they didn't the crossbow was know in europe only until the middle ages since the mongols who invaded europe used them...

DusanMarkovic's avatar

Thank you so much my friend :) I think they didn't use it, but the commission was like that :)

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