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Battle of Carthage I by RadoJavor Battle of Carthage I by RadoJavor
First of the series of concepts done for the game Rome 2: Total War. I was trying to make something quicker so decided to stay with this sepia and sketchy style. It was a bit experiment but I liked it at the end.
The scene is a final phase of the siege of carthage, when the Roman legions broke inside the city and fought against the Punic defenders on elephants.
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LancastrianKnight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Artist
The siege or battle of Carthage lasted 6 days from what I read... 6 days... You'd think the romans would just plow through but really in ancient sources it said that it take them entire days just to take single streets and districts, and when the romans were peeping the final assault on the 7th day the Carthaginian surrendered... Cept it didn't save the city from being looted, burnt, razed, and possibly salted.

But it really shows how both superpowers of that time excruciatingly hated each other.
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Kira-the-God Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi ! Excuse me, can I use this picture as a part of picture in my T-shirt?
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FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Carthago Delenda Est
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:iconreetish:
Reetish Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Photographer
very cool!
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
War Elephants vs. Triarii. I love the Triarii which they are useful shock troops and anti-cavalry units to handle from horsemen to war Elephants.
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mate888 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Just, awensome
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Oh my! What a great composition you have here!
Looks great! :clap:
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
wow... i love it! and this sketchy approach actually conveys better the mood of a battle, in my opinion.
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Your figures are flawless...each one a study in itself. And the buildings and the shadows...a phenomenal piece of work.
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ejkaull Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
I cannot imagine how terrifying it must have been to be on the ground in this battle.
Amazing job and thanks for the history lesson.
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GreatBigThing Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Wow this is bloody amazing :D
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jochannon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Cool!
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deviantart-bryndis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I loved your work for Empire, and am looking forward to seeing your phenomenal artworks for Rome II.
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I'm looking forward to Rome II. It's going to be great!
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Liberated-Gus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Awesome work! all your works are impressive! i hope become a master like you some day! :D
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dmavromatis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I watch your amazing work on total war series for some time now. You capture the game's mood in a great way.

Congratulations, again. You have my dream job! Really looking forward for the next piece for Rome 2. Maybe the massacre at Teutoberg forest???
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
wow that look so amaznig :)
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kalnaf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
It IS just a legend. And salt was among important trade materials. They didn't mass produce salt to throw away like that back in the days.
However, the Roman re-built Carthage was not the destroyed Carthage actually. Roman Carthage was several miles away from the dusty rubble ruin of the original Carthago.
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Phil71 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely done. I like the styling...simple but it communicates the whole setting and story line very clearly. Although it is monochromatic it is rich in details and I find it very intriguing.
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Skvely koncept, to osvetleni je paradni
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guillaumeleclerc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And as a quick sketch, it is awesome. Yet, if you ever want to put your hands to finishing this piece, do so: There is much liveliness in this painting and I would enjoy the result with much appreciation, I'm sure.

Keep on the good work ^^
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
who knows
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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vanhelz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesomely amazing art concept! :D




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CrazyJohn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
uuuuuuuhhhhhh mazing!
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riickard Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
greta work hope to see the finish
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Mr-Sloow Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Realy beautiful work !
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richardtorres21 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
u should try to get in concept art with a good animation studio u deffinately are selling yourself shorter then what you really are.
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Correction :
.......there is (digital?).......

Damm my bad speelink
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TheRisen13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rome 2? Awesome! :) Rado - you make this game even more interesting!
Great Work. :)
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
ALL your artwork is breath-taking *Radojavor Their is (digital?) paint in your veins I think!
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N1ghtAnge1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that's amazing. I want this game.
I like the sketchy style, it looks really good :D
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Another amazing work of art. I love the detail.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
something very similar is there.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I hope that the fall of carthage is not boring subject. Actually it is quiet sad story.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
you're right. I could do more of the destroyed and war torn features. Just it was ment to be just some quicker sketch.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you. It not much know about the look of the carthage so I must use my imagination.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
there was a siege going on for two years, with lot of ancient artillery.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was worse, the whole city was massacred.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
that's nice to hear.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I got more if those done. just waiting to be published by CA first.
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janedj Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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guillaumeleclerc Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would argue for arguing sake, that senator and nobles would only have more junk to leave lying around ^^ But I do understand your point and it is a valid one. Depending on the level of organization left in the city, people might have even cleaned this part of the city: after much of the initial chaos was done.
But don't forget that often, the worst enemy of a city in siege are it's own inhabitants. Thieves and looters run wild when all of the city's forces are concentrated on the walls. But again, I might be arguing for the simple pleasures of it ^^

Also, an added point:
Can you imagine the kind of fear an elephant mounted army could bring? Before mechanized warfare, I would imagine such a sight would be a weapon in itself. Speaking for myself, I would have ran as far as I could from the moment the ground started shacking... I doubt I would have cared much what kind of mess I would leave behind me.
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice sense of crowding in the streets; the details on each figure, soldier and elephant alike, are great! I like this because it stands out as historical artwork and video game art at the same time, though from what I understand the Total War series pretty much give solid lessons in history.
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MadScientist14159 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student
The house of Scipii wins.
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StGene Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
The triarii rounded the corner, only to realize that they were screwed.
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kith0r Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are we gonna see some more of this style looks nice, not as detail as your normal but nice nontheless
cheers.
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Freelancer604 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow do you actually work as an artist for the game? Always been one of my fav game series ever since I was a kid.
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Gobba42 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing work. What a tragic event you've captured, between the desperate resistance of the Carthaginian defenders (many civilians, I believe), and the brutality of the Roman retribution. It reminds me of Belgium in WWI.
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