Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New sketch I

In the iconography of the ancient world often we see horsemen trampling fallen foe while pursuing another one, or a hunting scene where a wild boar, lion or some other beast are pursued. I decided to start such a sketch 'converting' if you will one of the ancient images -  Alexander_Sarcophagus_1  


I am naturally drawn to ancient nomadic peoples, so I think this image will be of a Scythian/Saka nobleman victory over a Greek colonist from a Pontic coast (Northern Black Sea coast), or perhaps  it will become an Assyrian or Achaemenid warrior ...
Sketch was done entirely in GIMP.

reconstruction of colors on the ancient sculptures from Greece showing Saka or Persian warriors  archer Jinete_persa 

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