Monday, July 17, 2006

The Counsel




Here's another product of my downtime. Originally, I designed this subject to be painted with oil on canvas (26"x30") for an exhibit in Maitland, Florida back in 2003. I sketched it out in graphite then added the color scheme in Photoshop (fig. 2). But due to schedule problems, I didn't finish the painting (fig. 3) and used The Passover instead. It stayed in my garage all those years. But finally, thanks to this downtime...it's finished! It's a two three-hour sessions in Photoshop. Roman empire is one subject I'm always fascinated with. The subject is set during a first century campaign. A tribune gives a legionary commander (seated) counsel on their next move as the centurion (behind the commander with the crest), his optio (behind the centurion) and an aquilifer (with the banner) look on. Unconsciously, I draw the main character bigger and yet it works. Well, he's the "boss".

14 comments:

FerdinandKreozot said...

Hi there.
I really enjoyed looking at your work.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Milenko

Frasier Olivier said...

hi armand
your pianting is so beautiful... great mastering of light and wonderful drawings...Congratulation!!!

Frasier

Andrew Shek said...

great blog...very interesting art

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Great work !!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey Armand I've put you in my links bar on my Blog !!

Hans said...

Very cool piece Armand! I'm glad you finally got a chance to finish it, so you can share it with us:)I always love to see the work in progress. It sounds like you know your romans too! Are you familiar with Asterix(the comic book)?
Well, I finally put up a few photos from my Savannah trip and will probably post a few more later on.

Take care,

Hans

Armand Serrano said...

Hans,

I'm a big fan of Asterix. In fact I still have a few copies which I kept all those years. Thanks for the comment and I'll have to check on your photos. Take care.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Armand,this picture is amaizing!Nice color and composition!Great!

justinpatrickparpan said...

The overall brooding feel of the work is amazing. Great job, I’m totally impressed.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Great to see your painting process!! BEAUITFUL!! STUNNING!!

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks.

UM said...

Very neo-classistic composition. Thought of Jaques Louis David when I saw this. Nice!!!

martin wittig said...

Awesome!! And thanks for posting the step-by step!

Kevin Barber said...

SOOOOOO GOOOD !!