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What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity...

Finally, I've finished my first real first digital painting. Done in Painter.

I wanted to depict a common roman scene, as we could see in the world I've re/created, the roman world of the small city of Conimbriga, 2000 years ago. She is Clarisse, and he is Carbone, sister and brother. This is the moment before the fight that this gladiator have to make. If he win - better to say: don't lose his life - during three years on continuous battles, he earns the freedom, and therefore, will be able to buy is sister from their master.

This picture could be a wallpaper ;)

Don't ask me how long did it take me to draw this, I don't have a clue, but a lot of days.

EditMay 2005

I had this in mind for quite a long time now: to change a bit this pic. So, I changed many little details, did a recalibration of the lights and shadows, worked on a bigger format. I prefer now, it's better for my portfolio, and for a print too :)
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osyris Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
My friend, you post no more here! I would keep up more with your blog but my French is well... except for a few romantic words I can decipher, I'm dumb to French. Hope all is well for you.

Anyway, I was reading this deviation's description and feel compelled to write. Not sure when or where the story will go, but this work is superb for more than just the visual. I wish permission to use them (their name, more specifically) in a story that tells what happens before, during, and after his battle. (This, of course, is if they do not already have such.)
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joriavlis Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a vague idea of what hapenned. I would love to read something about that, an other perspective will be great. And yes, i'm not posting any new art, because I don't have any new art. Is kind of sad, but i do have to much work now... and lack of motivation.

But i will do something. thanks for waiting, osyris, you are one of my oldest friends at dA, i'm really gratefull for that :)
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osyris Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Hopefully my work might help you in that regard. Thank you for the opportunity. I cannot say when it will be done but it should be a good short story. May the gods watch over you and inspire you to new heights. Let the virgin sacrifices begin!
:lmao:
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yA .. Lots of days ...

imagino que sim ...

Vale a pena ver os dias que estão ai traço a traço .....
É preciso paciencia e ter calo .. estigma de verdadeiro artista para isso .......

Mas sem duvida que meu jovem trintão .... xD
Tu estás a melhorar ......
A olhos vistos ...

os meus parabens rapás !

Força ai !

Fico de olho em ti tá.

Ruben
RPGSI Studio Admin
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erlkoenig Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful, and you put so much emotion in it. Their facial expressions are just wonderful.
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
I love the hair and the eyes and the lighting is enchanting here. Painter it is??? *suddenly wishes she had money to spend* I love your attention to detail, and that you paint the whole picture, including a background. That takes real care and attention and patience, which I suspect that a lot of dA artists don't have. ^^
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one was one of my very firsts done in Painter, before that it was in photoshop. Well, You could always try the demo version of painter, I think, they give a 30 days trial at their site (I don't know if it's still the case).
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Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
I'm using photoshop. I might look to see if I can find it.
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop is really a good software also, but for a guy like me used to more traditional techniques, Painter was really what I needed: the oil brush it's fantastic :)
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Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
I agree. I'm a painter by nature too, and I will never stop using the oil paint brush... Even if I only use it ones or twice a year. ~_^ It's funny, i use photoshop like I paint. I just use the layers tool and start coloring as if the mouse were a brush. lol.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Ok changed my mind since you have so many amazing Roman pieces :) I'll feature this one instead of the DD. You're amazing, carry on!
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Lunie-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Superbe dessins *o*
J'adore ^o^
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci merci :w00t:
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Neo00 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
A imagem está linda mesmo :D e começas o teu artist comment com a minha citação favorita por isso EXCELENTEEEE :D :+fav: :D
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Também és fã do gladiador? :hug: obrigado :D
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Neo00 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
MTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO mesmo :D :hug: e tu mereces :D
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fredconv Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
salut

je sais pas si je te lavais dit masi j adore ton style :)
lineart et colo et compo sont top :)
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InsaneSmiley Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
'Tis a great submit, yet again...how do you develop into the final product? Like do you had sketch the linage first, or you just start it all in photoshop or something?
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joriavlis Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw on paper, I scan, and colour it with painter and photoshop, that's all ^^
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chaotic-chick Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the detail is incredible
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joriavlis Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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chaotic-chick Featured By Owner May 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome
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sugimoto Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Professional
really really really goooooooooood!!!! congrats
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snp-box Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
Encore une fois, bravo! *___________* J'sais pas quoi dire d'autre, c'est trop parfait. ToT
(Taing, son grain de beauté à la fille me stresse... >< *Prend une pince à épiller et lui arrache XD*)
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yasminkov Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
This is really nice Jori...didn't see it before ^^; very good though
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
:jawdrop: wow, the COLOURS! the story!.... can't wait to see more!
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disney-evans Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
I love that you do the realistic settings for some of my favorite time periods. These are really beautiful works :) Thank you for these beautiful paintings, I love seeing them :)
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joriavlis Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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TopazWolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just beautiful! I love how she looks almost carefree hopeful how she believes in him, yet he looks troubled lost in thought.. the color and the light shade this is just amazing! You awe me with each picture *bows*
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lavish717 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
perfect, just beautiful!!!!! i really love it!!!!
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Reizend-Unsegen Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
nice ^.^
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AstreaEvania Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Hehehe...I thought they were lovers...Silly me... ^^;

I thought the Romans' treatment of gladiators was not so good that they received pillows and animal rugs to rest on. I'm just being picky, I really do love this one. :aww:

Oh, you wouldn't be able to tell me what type of gladiator he is would you? I know there were the different kinds, but really my memory and mind have all but turned to mush...
—Æ :blackrose:
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say here that I don't really know myself what type of gladiator he would be, since he have a particular style of fighting, the same unique style of Marine in Modus Vivendi. The both use light armours, similar to a retiarius (trident + net ) but they don't use trident and net, but a very huge special sword (a spatha, sword of cavalry men, but even longer).

I would say a persecutor, maybe, since we don't have many infos about those ones, hehe. Han, as he is a Lusitanian guy, but with barbaric ancestors, I must say he also uses fight techniques from his hometown and ancestors.

Yeah, all those people of mine will be on a comic I will eventuaylly draw someday.

Oh, and some gladiators were free men, even citizens and stuff. Carbone here is a slave, but is not in prison, he could go outside whitout problem, the slavery in ancient Rome is not similar than let say the XIX century one. This is really a miscunception nowaday people have :)

Sorry for the bad english :XD:
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AstreaEvania Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
*eats up the history information* Mmm, tasty. :chew:

I think you're right in that the gladiators weren't the worst treated "performers" in the (insert Latin word for circus-thingamabob here). That's really going to bother me. I hate it when there is a piece of information which I know I know but can't remember. Something like naumachia, but that was for the mock naval battles. I'm sure you know the word I'm rambling about. I do tend to ramble sometimes. ^^; Anywho back on topic, I was reading a very interesting book on gladiators, or rather about the spectacles that went on in the colosseums. There were some interesting accounts of how prisoners/criminals were executed which made *me* shudder. I, who have read many a true-crime novel on psychopathic killers and horrendous crimes. So yeah, Romans, interesting people but I do prefer the Greeks.

Now my interest on gladiators has been piqued, and I wish I could find that book to re-read. I looked all over the house, but there are so many books scattered everywhere that it was impossible to find. And I just saw it recently too... My memory has so taken a turn for the worst over the last 6 months. Must be the lack of stimulation. Very frustrating though, especially to one who is used to having a most excellent recollective ability. But here I go rambling again... I tend to do that during my fits of insomnia.

And your English is not bad at all. Should we have had this conversation in French, I think I may have mistook the Latin words for obscure French ones. I never really did learn anything about ancient history in French. Or in English for that matter. From the education system that is. I've found out the only way to learn would be to skip through highschool to uni, or just read and read and read. And I like reading. I hope you do because I certainly did say alot in this comment. Much more than I intended. Please forgive me. ^^;
—Æ :blackrose:
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AstreaEvania Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
Marine... I wonder if that's pronounced anything like...Marina... o_O The last historic personage I found who shared my name was an Amazon queen... XDDD

And I can't wait to see the beautiful ship scene. I doubt you could have finished it already but I have 5 deviations in my watch pile... *runs to check* =D
—Æ :rose:
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love to read :)

Yeah, to know a lot of languages is really userfull, I can do my researchs on History in a lot of different docs :XD:

I think Gladiators were an important part of the roman History, but not the most important. What I want to depict on this future comic of mine, is a true portrait of roman society back then. When we say roman, we must think of it as a multi-cultural society. For example, Marine was the daughter of Marin of Tyr. Tyr is a city in phoenicia, nowadays Lebanon. They had roman citizenship, and this Marin guy was a geograph (he really existed). Now, I assume they lived in Alexandria, the city of sciences, (Alexandria's Library), and ALexandria was a greek city in Egypt.

I think all this shows us how different and multi-cultural roman society were, and this is somehow one of the things that marvells me the most about roman times. It's so rich, so various, that I have an incredible liberty to do what I want with my comic.

Okay, I have to draw this ship leaving the harbour of Alexandria now o_o
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AstreaEvania Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
Marine... I wonder if that's pronounced anything like...Marina... o_O The last historic personage I found who shared my name was an Amazon queen... XDDD

And I can't wait to see the beautiful ship scene. I doubt you could have finished it already but I have 5 deviations in my watch pile... *runs to check*
—Æ :rose:

P.S. I forgot to post this as a reply. :ohmygod: Dunno if it shows up if I reply to myself... I need some caffeine so I don't do silly things like this...
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
replying to myself: not persecutor, provocator hahem, sorry :XD:
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mario-freire Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:gallery: SEUS TRABALHOS SÃO MARAVILHOSOS :worship: FAV+ NO ATO PARABENS.:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: T BREVE MEU AMIGO DE PORTUGAL.
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WolfOfSahara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Really nice. You have the whole environment planned out and developed evenly. Did you use referrences? Sketches?
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Aha! So this Clarisse is the same as the young woman represented in your latest artwork? The one sipping from the cup I mean. They share exact facial and body looks after all. =D

Yes, another great one. I'm sure glad you were noticed with the daily dev, or else how might I have found these? You earn my highest salute for showing so much dedication in your works. The backgrounds truly are impressive, especially the careful taken in this one to make those plants just right. Great expressions on the siblings. One admiring, the other cautiously contemplating or just scared? I know if I were him, I'd be worrying about my health for what future things may bring. The colours flow very nicely too.
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, it's the same girl, lol. You did catch his emotion: really worried, as a gladiator could be before a fight, of course. Damn, I have now so many ideas to put in paper / screen, will I be able to do so? :o

Lol, thanks :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it would be interesting to see more of the same from these two characters. Creating a continuum of their story, seeing how Carbone fares in his impending battle and whether there is any tragic consequences thereafter. Makes a good emotional journey that. Whether if he lives or dies is entirely up to the author, and then there is always the chance of making the viewers cry. XD
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thematrixishe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
pretty.............i dont thing roman/greek girls wore clothes like that especially slaves
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It exists two kind of slaves. The cultivated, well treated slaves, living mainly on the cities, and the poor slaves working on villae, farms. She is from the city. Ancient Romans had a lot of those cultivated slaves, that were teachers for theirs sons, for example (a lot of greeks, for example, were made slave with these purpose...). So, many slaves have decent outfits. Know, I agree with you, I don't think either that they could have such sexy clothes, but, hell, they could have done it technically, so, why not use a bit of fantasy, since themselves liked fantasy :)

Thanks :)
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thematrixishe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
yes, her sexy outfit increases the beauty of the work dramatically
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Silvermare Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Another incredible piece!

May I use this as a wallpaper?

I love the hot color scheme you used on this. The red sets an ideal tone for the setting, and the pale gold and black that you used against the bronzed skin seems to speak of their individual personalites. I love the incredible amount of detail in this!

I also sense a great deal of love between the two central characters. There is a story behind this, the picture radiates it, and I would love to hear or read the full tale.

Excellent work! I actually prefer this one over the one that one the featured daily deviation honor.
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joriavlis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those two brothers are deeply caring for each other, I'm glad that you find this link between them on this pic. :) Of course you may use it as a wallpaper, I'm much honored, this is with no doubt the greatest of honours a pic of mine could have :XD:

My Victor comic project is waiting somewhere that I have the guts to draw it.... :|

:XD:
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Silvermare Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This is now the wallpaper on my desktop!

Thank you.

I look forward to reading your comic or manga when it is up.
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