Hello! here are my last paintings and illustrations.
BATTLE OF HASTINGS
This is a (fantasy) recostruction of the battle of Hastings occurred on 14 October 1066 during the Norman conquest of England, between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold II. The painting is Oil on canvas 80x100 Cm
The painting is Oil on paper 50x60 Cm
I used as reference some pics of the tv show Spartacus. The painting is Oil on canvas 50x70 Cm
TWIG THE FAIRY
The girl is Twig Oaklyn Flewinia Thistlebottom. She travels the country visiting the renaissance and medieval festivals. The painting is Oil on canvas 50x70 Cm
Last edited by Maurizio; May 17th, 2013 at 04:13 AM.
From Wikipedia: "La Gioconda" is an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli set to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Angelo, tyran de Padoue, a play in prose by Victor Hugo, dating from 1835. (This is the same source as Gaetano Rossi had used for his libretto for Mercadante's Il giuramento in 1837).
First performed in 1876, La Gioconda was a major success for Ponchielli, as well as the most successful new Italian opera between Verdi's Aida (1871) and Otello (1887). It is also a famous example of the Italian genre of Grande opera, the equivalent of French Grand-Opéra.
I like Marisa, she is a classic mediterranean beauty.
This is a speed painting. I had some fun using brilliant and sature colors in a Disney classic fable atmosphere.
Last edited by Maurizio; May 17th, 2013 at 04:25 AM.
Your pencils are lovely but I think your oils have some flaws. In particular, your horses.
The top paintings where there are horses, you made them pretty big focuses but because they're badly done, they negatively affect the rest of the scene. I think if you decide to use horses again, spending some time studying their anatomy and movement would help with that.