Work for Napoleon total war. I dont know if it was used or not but I spend some hard times on painting this. Its a moment from the battle of the pyramids. Characters and horses are a big challenge for me. Done in photoshop and wacom intuos.
I normally dont comment if all I have to say is "nice!" but on this one I do have a criticism. The biggest reason the horse's eye looks off is the pupil goes the wrong way.. horses have horizontal pupils, contrary to us (round pupils) and things like cats (vertical pupils)
I've noticed your work in E:TW as well. I don't have much interest in N:TW but what I see in E:TW looks stunning, fits the game nicely. Your gallery is filled with works of a unique style, superbly illustrated.
I love this; particularly the expression on the horses face. I don't know if this is helpful at all, but I think perhaps more contrast on the horse?
I'm thinking of a battle scene, and so what I think of is very harsh light; fire, explosions, gunfire and really sharp, non-blended flashes of light. That said, the horse looks like he might be running through a sunset, more than a battlefield.
That's not to say this isn't amazing lol. I'm in no position to give you critique, considering the fact that you're an artist that I aspire to be like, where skill comes in - but I think feedback can help.
And I love this piece. Subject matter. Napoleon is one of my many historical boyfriends.
La Marseillaise Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Contre nous de la tyrannie, L'étendard sanglant est levé,(bis) Entendez-vous dans les campagnes, Mugir ces féroces soldats? Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras, Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes!
Whenever I listen or see an image of Napoleon, La Marseillaise always come into my mind. For me, he was Frances at its greatest. Never, or since, has there been a more capable, most competent person rise to govern and rule entire armies and countries with such endless energy and enthusiasm to be involve in every aspect of government, social life and scientific discovery and thought as he was. Just to exemplify how great his impact on the world history has been, check how many books, articles, etc. are publish each year of Napoleon compare to Jesus, Hitler or Julius Cesar, he surpasses them all by a long shot.
Quite possibly, I just thought it was meant to be him because the title of the piece itself is "Napoleon" and he has the distinctive horizontal hat. It would be odd to have it be someone else ^____^
The figure is also riding on horseback at the battle of the pyramids, in which Napoleon commanded some 20,000+ infantry against a sizable force of Mameluke cavalry. He won and only lost 30 men by putting them into a formation of 5 large boxes and having them using a system of rolling fire(9 ranks of men mechanically firing then ducking down to reload in sequence), by contrast the Mamelukes lost 5-6,000 before retreating.
I was wondering if you'd be hired again after all the amazing work you did for Empire. Still my favorite game too. Unfortunately my computer can't run Napoleon, but I'd still love to see your art for it.