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ROMA AETERNA by JanBoruta ROMA AETERNA by JanBoruta
Illustration for a short article dealing with the question of what if the Roman Empire existed a little bit longer than it did in reality. A great opportunity for a bit of mild steampunk. :D

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This month's illustration for Polish fantasy zine Qfant, issue #15: [link]

2B mechanical pencil, A5 (cropped).
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RedKronos92 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Wonderful!!!
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
AVE ROMA!
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emeraldcrusade Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Lets just say if rome did at least 1/3 of the world would be unified and life would be so much more simpler, we would all have the same language there would hardly be any racisim as the countries and its people have lived together for centuries and religion wouldent slow the roman empire down in terms of accepting science or technology. they would be the most powerful empire that ever exiseted.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I wouldn't be so sure about this lack of racism or discrimination, I believe that Rome would go through periods of white supremacy policy, domination of one religion or other things as civil wars, national or tribal uprisings. Although I do believe that after sorting ouy those problems it would be easier for Rome to become a tolerant empire based on meritocracy. But this is just a what-if, history could be entirely different :)
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
There's an English-language RPG you might want to look up if this struck your fancy-it's about the Romans with gunpowder.

IIRC its title is something like "fistful of thunder."
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, that should be interesting. I always imagine Romans with gunpowder whenever I play Civilization.
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
It was "fulgurus" or something of the like. I don't really remember, since I saw it...Six, seven years ago on the Wizards boards?
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome shading done here. :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
hm...no z jednej strony pomysł jest, tylko jakoś nigdy nie mogłem się przekonać by legioniści wyglądali niemalże jota w jotę jak w dawnym imperium tylko z karabinami, kevlarem etc... jakby nie patrzeć to moda w ciągu stuleci mocno się zmieniała i fajnie byłoby widzieć nawiązanie do imperialnej tradycji, a nie przebieranie trupa ;P
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Ale to tylko elitarny gostek, pewnie z kompanii reprezentacyjnej w historycznym mundurze - bo jasne jest, że Imperium musiałoby wszystko dostosować do czasów w jakich by się znajdowało :D A tutaj tego gościa chciałem zrobić w sposób wyraźnie rzymski, żeby się człowiek nie musiał za bardzo domyślać - w końcu ilustracja do artykułu :D
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