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+ Julius Caesar, Imperator + by nyaar + Julius Caesar, Imperator + by nyaar
+huge file ahead, sorry +

I loved Roman culture since I started to read Colleen McCullough books =) I've to said that her Caesar is blond (so is the one I first coloured) but everybody seems to think him with dark hair... ^^U

Well yes, I know. This Caesar was never Imperator, but Caesar Octavianus, his grand-nephew ^^ But he should, he was the best ;) (not that Gaius Marius and Cornelius Sulla -my other book heroes- weren't bad, just a bit less centered in Rome)

This draw was quite difficult mainly because of the amount of detail ^^U It was planned to be a usually coloured one, but then I found that certain Photoshop filter was just perfect and... voilá. I really like it more this way, but if anybody is interested I can show the "usual" version :giggle:

Well, tell me what you think ^^
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MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
so gorgeous! 
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nyaar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks : )
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Cool!
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kalika12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved it!:dummy:
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nyaar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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GreenBushido Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Many of the Julio-Claudians were blonde. Caligula, my favorite, is a prime example. In the West, we tend to think of leaders as having darker hair, though I have no idea why it's become equated with power. Anyway, very interesting. I'll have to look up these books.
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Aranu-sama Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Technically, Caesar was hailed as Imperator. At the time though it was merely a temporary title given to a triumphant general(during his triumph, which was this gaudy, bigass parade).

It was only after Octavian took power that only the Princeps(first citizen, the Romans wou;ld not use the title Imperator to refer to the Emperor until Claudius) could be hailed as Imperator. This was done to prevent any popular general from getting too popular. Octavian after all, knew only too well of what his great uncle Gaius Julius Caesar did with such popularity.
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nyaar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always a pleasure to receive a history lesson.
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Specialist290 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Never read any of the McCullough books, but I've always been a fan of Roman history in general and Julius Caesar in particular. Got a few bios on th guy, but I've only read all the way through a couple of 'em; I should probably finish up one one of these days...

Anyway, I love your portrayal of the guy here.
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Twilight-Sheik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Caesar, along with most Romans, was likely blond and pretty fair skinned. They were also, normally, fairly short(Caesar was considered very tall). If you don't believe that, you just need to go to Rome and look at some of the doors in the ruins.
So the book is correct. :)

Either way, nice picture. Great detail!
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