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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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MrCountdownical Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
All your work is absolutly stunning!! Love I just wanna press "add to favorites" on each one! You really are talented! omfg 
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) The buildings are referenced from photos I took in San Gimignano.
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GoddessNemesis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh goodness. I love the soft lighting in this piece! Say, are those Florentine buildings in the background?
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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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NOBODY-KNOW-MY-NAME Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great canvas ! From the first glance, I thought of the paintings of Breughel
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mintwinter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing *O* WOW
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Your Beautiful Art  has been featured in my Journal
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Geschätzt 30-40 Stunden, verteilt auf mehrere Tage oder Wochen.
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Perplexville Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
great work^^
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angelrose112 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
wow sagmal wie lange brachst du eigentlich für so ein Bild?
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Bellasmina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Beautiful, really beautiful.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
A Stunning Masterpiece!!!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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kyotaneko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful!! So nicely done- the details of texture on the building are incredible! I find those kinds of things can get very tedious, you did a great job! I love your perspective, the view point to me on this makes it so interesting!
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daydreemar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
You always seem to come out with the most worked-at, detailed art I have ever seen on dA. I applaud your determination and skill.
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Gael9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav. This is amazing work!
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chieri Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very nice, your technique looks quite good in my humble opinion. i can hear the crowd cheering! keep 'em coming :)
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Dousey11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Amazing!
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Maripon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Schöne Szene!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's not in Ancient Rome but in the 16th century :) Thank you!
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Netheb Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
My only critique would be about the buildings... It's not quite the Ancient Roman architecture ;) No offence ! This looks great nevertheless :)
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Vielen Dank :D
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Die vielen Leute hast du aber auch bemerkenswert individuell wirkend ins Bild gebracht! Finde ich echt super gemacht. (Und ich kann mir vorstellen, was für ein elender Aufwand das gewesen sein muss...)

Auch die Gebäude sind toll geworden. Ein echt starkes Bild.
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dvitola Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danke :D
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nathie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Echt wahnsinn mal wieder! ^__^
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD So many people mentioning AC, haha! It's not a fanart, but yes, I was REALLY impressed when I tested the game. Maybe I should have included Ezio somewhere ;D
Thank you :heart:
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xiuhua Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
I can't think anymore! This is very breathtaking and beautiful! You make all the details: flower petals, people, buildings... The color is also great! :love:
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zkytanni Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist
That's a crazy coincidence: just yesterday I was at the Kunsthalle, and even before I read your picture-description, I thought of the same painting, that I think you mean.
So your goal to copy their style was obviously successful ;)

The difference in them is just, that those pictures are mostly drawn from the front, while here you show mostly the backs of the people in the foreground. That's interesting too, because first I scanned the roofs for Ezio (who I will always relate to Cesare^^) and now I think we see it from his point of view^^

And I don't even know if this is Fanart for AC or not, because it's epic on its own. Great work!
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loaves Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Tell me you are joking when you ask us to bear with you! This is amazing!!! It almost looks like a photograph!
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Searleit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Well, from what I recall back in those days it was unapropriate for a lady to sit on a horse the way men did (it changed in XIX century).
But anyway I love your work :) and hope to see more fine pieces of art in the future.
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Illu-sab Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
fine work!
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lessdeviant Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ! Stunning work, great atmosphere and absolutly worth the time spent. Hut ab ! :)
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love complexity of this image. The buildings, the people, overall the entire procession is beyond stunning.:)
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clay-dreams Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love a good historical epic, whether in art or book form. You did a great job capturing the feel of the era. The costuming and composition are great. So much to look at here. Cool!
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suresh1234 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work. artist of the week
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. I want to be in this painting somewhere. Everything about it is so impressive.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D Yes, those buildings were quite a pain in the butt.
Pshhht, they aren't in Rome at all. :D They were referenced from my own photos of San Gimignano XD
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tehUb3r Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic.
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thomasmuse Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Artist
WOW - this is just amazing!
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