I wanted to represent a mediterranean sunny day.
All effects like casted shadows and reflections on the NMM are painted obviously.

If somebody is interested: there are video tutorials of this project in our patreon. also a step by step on the illustrated historical artist magazine

I imagined a successful gladiator, a survivor of many afternoons of glory coming out of the mouth door of the coliseum, with half a body still in shadows and the front gilded by the sun bouncing off the sand. I would look at the public, as Francesco totti had done for years, haughty, proud, aware that the wooden sword would be within reach of his hand ... one last battle in front of him, with the light of the sun bathing him completely and the cry of thousands of voices chanting his name ....

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  • Werner Kellens

    I saw the beginning of this on patreon. This is amazing, so obviously gold!

  • Riccardo "RA" AgostiniPLUS

    Is there a platinum button hidden somewhere?

  • Jakob VPLUS

    Just incredible work. One of your Best to date I think.

  • Jero Miniatures

    I’m in Love. Este es el Küng Fu que me gusta.

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    Very powerful

  • Alex ✍

    Very nice! Happy to see more pieces from you again! Thank you for the inspiration! Best, Alex

  • Gianluca "Branzu" Buttigliero

    Very “warm-mediterranean ” work…Very bello!

  • Jason Zhou

    Fantastic work! The atmosphere is so strong and well represented.

  • David_WITKO

    Brillante!!! es lo primero que me viene, pero en el sentido en que un italiano diría BRAVISSSSSIMO!!!!

    Reluciente Oro

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    The Master is here. Everything else is nothing.

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    amazing painting !
    once again I loved your article…
    I may try using acrylics just because of you ! :)

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Editor’s choice from my corner!

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    Beautiful. Love the sunlight effect in the piece.

  • smallsoldier (Scott Pasishnek)

    Wow great work. Very painterly. Gold from me.

  • Marco Ruano Miniature Painter

    Grandioso maestro, increíble como siempre.

  • ricktaylor

    Beautiful work.. great use of colours..

  • Davide "Snake" Decina

    Only a word: Gold!!!

  • Josh Munta

    amazing. love it.. Totti

  • pit rehmke

    For me an example of the no-metal painting technique.

  • Jonatan Gil - ElinhirPLUS

    Gracias por hacernos disfrutar a muchos. Tu estilo y la forma de enseñar es la ventana por la que muchos estamos saliendo a volar. La gente que marca tendencias siempre tiene comienzos injustos…Te doy mucho animo por todo lo que has dado por este hobby. Como dice Jero, este es el Kung fu que nos gusta jajaja. A volar maestro.