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Leader concept for Civ 5 Gods and Kings expansion. You might have seen this floating around. It's about 2 years old
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RenewedEden's avatar
This makes me so happy~ I love that there's art of this game on here <33 Though it does look more like Eric to me, this is a wonderful design for him.
WorldOfMiddle-earth's avatar
Your skill in art is very great! Well done indeed.
The-Artful-Cadet's avatar
A stunning piece of Art! i like how you colored his shiny amour
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VictorTran's avatar
I love the color technique, as if the portrait was from the renaissance age.:) (Smile) 
ironsides11's avatar
Great work with the armor :)
Cynic-pavel's avatar
Wonderful! I like his armor.
Gabbanoche's avatar
I do belive u havent got a clue what u where drawing? cus that sure as hell aint Gustavus Adolphus...
heres how the monarch really looked [link] dont get how u got that to that...?
RenewedEden's avatar
Also may I mention your links are paintings, so they may also have been inaccurate for all we know.
RenewedEden's avatar
(I know this is old, but...)
Um. So the game isn't completely realistic, and mind you, it's a concept for a GAME. Almost the whole thing is alternate history, and fanciful reimaginings.

And honestly, this Gustavus and the real painting of him... are definitely the same person, at least I would've easily recognised them as each other.
Bel-Irkalli's avatar
It's flavour, nothing more. Go learn to better apply spelling and grammar, develop critical thinking skills, then come back and restate to us your most valued expert opinion.
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now listen here you idiot! doesn't matter how good he draws or how bad i draw, or my grammar. im gonna explain it to u really simple because u dont seem that bright... GUSTAVUS DIDN'T LOOK THAT WAY AND IF UR GONNA DRAW A HISTORICAL FIGURE FOR FUN OR FOR MONEY(ESPECIALLY FOR MONEY) U BETTER GET THE DAMN FACE RIGHT. and NO its not "flavour" its like drawing Hitler Asian, u what guys to draw Lionheart or Churchill wrong? i dont think so..

if u look att the Swedish king [link] Erik u might se why this annoyes me.
Bevan-Ravenswing's avatar
Yeah, I'm with Bel-Irkalli -- you have some bloody nerve complaining about ANYONE's accuracy or "getting it right" when you're the next thing to illiterate.

"if u look att" indeed. This artist has more talent in his nut sack than you'll ever have in your whole body.
Bel-Irkalli's avatar
Oh also he got paid money for his, according to you, shit art. What bout you?
SharksinSpace's avatar
My image of Gustavus comes from book series by novelist Eric Flint... for some reason I thought he was blond though. Thank for making him look so good or they might not have put him Gods and Kings.
JanBoruta's avatar
Well yeah, this is more Erik XIV than Gustavus Adolphus, since his beard is long and not a short pointy one, though the moustache is spot on. Nonetheless, this is an outstanding piece that helped create a unique Civ5 leader. Great job!
lobanenkov's avatar
it is Gustav II Adolf ? then what's happened with his beard?
lobanenkov's avatar
It is Gustav II Adolf ?then what's happened with his beard?
kelsinan's avatar
It is extraordinary! Great work! Gustavus is certainly one of my favourite warrior-kings of all time. I hope you depict some other great captains of their time!
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