Concept art painting for the game Total War:Rome II. The ship is a roman commanding ship from the late period, joining the battle of Actium.
The design is based on various historical books, reliefs and a bit of my imagination, because we really don't know how the roman ships looked exactly. There aren't many visualizations or paintings of this big ships, which were about 60 meters long with a crew of 600 men. I was really glad to paint such rare thing.
all done in photoshop with wacom intuos. About 2 weeks of work.
P.S:this version is slightly tweaked from the one used on game articles, only recently I got some time to play with the finishing touches and it looks better I think.
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