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February 7, 2012
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PENTAX Corporation
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PENTAX Optio 33L
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F/4.8
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Date Taken
May 14, 2003, 10:04:26 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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The Year of Jubilee by KristinaGehrmann The Year of Jubilee by KristinaGehrmann
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The year is 1500, and Cesare Borgia celebrates the state and his family by leading a triumph procession through Rome.

I'm not sure how many figures are in this painting; I stopped counting at twenty-one.
Ever since I was a teenager I've had a secret crush on giant, pompous, oversized, overcrowded historical paintings (yes, yes, I know that cramming lots of people into a painting doesn't automatically make it good), or pretend-historical paintings. There's a huge painting by Hans Makart in the Hamburg Kunsthalle that I'm in love with :D

Ah well. My next one will be much, much simpler. I must focus on the fundamentals of drawing; perspective and anatomy especially. Still got a lot to learn and it's gonna take time; please bear with me.

Medium: Photoshop and Wacom tablet
Time taken: About 30-40 hours, not including wasted hours of procrastination and time spent on searching references.
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members will see your art and thank you for being a member :heart:
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chasiki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lively! You can almost hear the cheering of the crowd. I really love your work, it's always so beautifully detailed and well-rendered.
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Anne-Towner Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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elessal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student
all your works are amezing! i am so looking for this kind of art! dont ever stop please!
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maherartist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So good art
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Giovanni-Dandolo Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
It amazing, well done
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JCapela Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great wok :)
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ajishrocks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
awesome!
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FallingDark Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it! Romantic portraits are awesome, I agree.
I must admit that I hear the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood trailer music when I look at this. :D
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is amazing. It must have taken forever to paint! (And true, lots of people in a painting doesn't necessarily mean it's good, but in this case I think it does :P )
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