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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.
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:iconcyric23:
Cyric23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student General Artist
I mean, this IS a great drawing. I just feel the design for the clothings does not fit.
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Nero-Clau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
This is very good work! :D
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KiraBree Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Wasn't Napoleon very short? I'm uncertain..but I thought he had to have help getting onto the horse. Anyway..good work!
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BlackPhoenix2012 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
No. He was about 168 cm (around 5'7"), not really small.
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desDantes Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Wow! Very professional work.
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magicswordz Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
would these paintings that you did (assuming they did get it) ~ were they implemented into the game, or used for the website :?
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tyrannusBE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
They're in the loading screens of the game. At least the ones he did for Empire: Total War. I don't know about the ones for Napoleon.
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ahh
ok

i haven't played a Total War Game since rome so i was just wondering

thanks :)
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yachy101 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
total war illustrations are amazing.. keep it up
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KinjiraretaNingyou Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
wow! beautiful painting!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist
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)
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Scilens Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
too amazing for words
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CKTalons Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Looks awesome. I agree with TheSilentRebellion, though. The horse looks weird. His ears are way off and a bit small, and his eye looks funky. Over all, though, great piece.
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
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.
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applepie1989 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
For france!
Beautiful :thumbsup:
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RaphaelTM Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! Only thing I have an issue with is the horse... something about it just doesn't look quite right. Almost cartoonish?

Regardless. Amazing Job. :D
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FoxMaq Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it was.
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:iconmrblueheaven:
MrBlueHeaven Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
AMAZING!!!
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eine-von-vier Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Amazing!
Im glad you are back! i missed seeing your art in my inbox :heart:
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
wonderfull!!!!!
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:iconoption-b:
option-b Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Really amazing!
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:iconblindtetra:
blindtetra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well now, challenge overcome and succeeded! Wonderful art!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You can really feel the energy of battle!
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:icon00steph:
00Steph Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Beautiful work. I love the colors, and the way you paint the picture.
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:iconmishaart:
MishaART Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was always wondering how you do that your colours ar so ... natural... could you tell me? ;)
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Groundshock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail, and the ambience, especially seeing the sun shine through the hole in the flag!
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irinama Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional
Stunning work !!:hug::sun:
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Dragonlover92 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! The lighting, the texture, everything!!! :love: But weren't Napoleon's horse white? :p
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Nymphe-AR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Amazing! Love it!
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jacamat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
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. ;)
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evelyn-stormcraft Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The chin looks a little too square to me, but that aside it's splendid work. Well done.
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zathraya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's an amazing piece. I'm loving the lighting but you're always good at that. :)
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Draco-Bellatrix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks over awesome!!:love: :omg:

You're really talented!:nod:
i always,..admire folks like you :aww:

a dreamlike Picture!=D
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heidi-wiggin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Beautiful! I love the lighting.
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   General Artist
:wow: what an incredible piece! the lighting is perfect!
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Arquimedes84 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
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.
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
AND he was Corsican ^____^
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SilverDragon90 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really good?
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ladyleonheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
This is very cool man, I really like it. Though I'm not that close with Napoleon, but I'm confident with your skills c:
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flightresponse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I think that's an interesting perspective.
I always love your lighting technique. Your hard work paid off.:)
Very nice!
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked job. Crazy detail as usual.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vive l'empereur!
Great work, He's one of my favorite historical figures. :D
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Minaem1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
i see the pyramids *giggle* xD , great picture!
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Gets my vote - if we was voting, which we're not, so....erm...
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that's great!
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think it looks great, just not much like Napoleon. More like an officer under his command. There are some great paintings he had made that give us a good idea of his face throughout his life.

The horse looks kickass too ^____^
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teh-magz0r Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I dont think it's meant to be Napoleon, it's just for the game which is called Napoleon Total war.

Anyway great work as always you are truly a great inspiration to me.
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
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.

Gotta love a natural XD
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teh-magz0r Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
you sure know your history :D
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm a history minor among other things, mostly I focus on China's Three Kingdoms and the Italian Risorgimento of the early to mid 1800's. Machiavelli is also a current favorite of mine :plotting:

Napoleon is a source of awe and an example to learn from, both his successes and his failures ^___^

Some principles apply to all warfare in all ages. As Sima Yi put it "there are 5 things an army can do."
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