Ripenses were the same frontier troops during later Roman Empire as Limitanei only their duty was bounded with guarding rivers.
Awesome wrok, Pavel! Really awesome! Complimets ... the ship Pavel! The ship is super-extra-arci-ultra-awesome!
Excellent, especially I like the dragonfly <br / />
The Roman navy, despite performing vital logistical duties from Iraq to Ireland and integral to the Pax Roma in the Mediterranean for century after century, was quite often sneered at by the more conventional Roman soldiery. It was less like the US Navy or the UK's Royal Navy and more like the US Coast Guard (or the US Army's logistical/transport "navy").
Awesome as usual Pavel! Love the Navis Lusoria!
Excellent work, Pavel! You have excelled yourself here and I am already being inspired to write!
Really glad to hear it .I'm still struggling with toning down my bright colors-and I think this newest painting is at least little bit better in this sense than previous works.
Yes I agree. You know I think you are onto something though with the colours as the period was one redolent with colour and tone. It is shocking to our modern eyes. The addition of dirt and wear is the way to go, I think, though: rough men in worn-out clothes, perhaps?
Magnificent work!!! Thank you very much.
Is this the Danube or the Rhine border?
The metal on the helmets looks awesome, as well as the perspective.
For me this is very colorful which kind of makes it a little unrealistic.
But you have a lot of skill, when it comes to humans, proportions and perspective.
Yeah I hear this often its my biggest problem and I have this always on mind when doing something new but it's a tough fight.I think this one is little bit better then my earlier works in this sense.
Will the awesomeness ever stop!? Ahhhhhhhh!!!!
I hope I will be able to continue with this(and doing it better and better)as long as I can breathe
Dude for fuck sake this is a masterpiece!!! Osprey Publishing should give you a holler!
I think the same :-D!...now seriously-Thanks,really good to hear something like this but I have still a lot to improve.
your welcome! i think it is mind blowing, with the bug in the air and water on the oars... totally mind blowing!
well there ain't much to improve on this one anyways, you should be proud