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Spartacus by ChaosAcathla Spartacus by ChaosAcathla
Edit Fixed a few things that have been bugging me

Andy Whitfield (RIP) as Spartacus.

I truly laboured over this, I wanted to really up my game because it's a gift for a friend. She gave...GAVE me her Wacom Intuos4 med tablet about a week ago!

So I wanted to do something special for her and she loves Spartacus so my choice was easy!



As always, painted from scratch in PS using a reference.

Spartacus STARZ

Note: I took tonnes of WIPS doing this as I wanted to be able to show my friend the process so if any one wants to seem them I can pop them together and upload them.

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View WIPS here:



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:icongeorge-b-art:
George-B-Art Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
like it ! rip Andy 
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconbellarix:
Bellarix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   General Artist
I'll always remember this character, and above all, the excellent actor. Thank u, it's amazing! :)
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
He was brilliant! You're very welcome, i'm glad you like it! ^^
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:iconbellarix:
Bellarix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   General Artist
;)
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:iconakito-na:
akito-na Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
OH GOD!! SO BEAUTIFUL
YOU MAKE ME CRY
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, but I hope it was happy tears!? :D
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:iconjillfilth:
JillFilth Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!! I love it!! :heart:
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! ^^
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:iconjillfilth:
JillFilth Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome :)
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:icontbone187:
Tbone187 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo,,, Nice work mate...
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much indeed! ! ^^
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:icondaydreamornightmare:
DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. Prefer the Kirk Douglas version but good job on this one.:star:
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes Kirk was brilliant too. Thank you very much indeed!! ^^
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:icondaydreamornightmare:
DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Right on!:sun::skull:
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love :heart: it, Just Amazing Work done here. :)
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I really appreciate your support and the comment! ^^
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome, No Problem. :)
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:iconpandadee:
PandaDee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Writer
Great work. I miss the true Spartacus.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I miss him too, he was a great actor and lovely man. ^^
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:iconrwcombs:
rwcombs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he was so awesome in that series. RIP. great work on this!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! He was indeed, he is sadly missed by many I think! Still a great series though!
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:iconultimatebudokai3:
ULTIMATEbudokai3 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THE TRUE Spartacus! RIP ANDY!

Good work my man!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I agree he was brilliant! ^^
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:iconafinewar:
AFineWar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my this is incredible work. Wonderfully detailed. I love the way you've drawn his hair and done the scar.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! The hair is actually one of my favourite parts too so i'm glad you like it! ^^
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:iconcragratart:
CragratArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing nice to see all the new toys are working out.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Andy? Thank you very much! Although I did get a scathing critique from Adee about his forehead so I may have to fix some things! Hahaha!
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:iconcragratart:
CragratArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah what does he know if it doesn't have a bouldering grade he's out of his depth.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah true, i've still tweaked it a bit though, there were things that bugged me anyway. I've only small changes but I thought it was worth re-uploading!
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dichotomystudios Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fabulous. I love the skin texture of his face and the scrunching of his brow. The highlights on his beard, wow. I really struggle with that kind of detail. Thx for the WIP, too. I love when artists supply those!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much I really appreciate your feed back! And i'm glad to hear you took the time to look at the WIP, makes it worth while spending that extra time putting it together! ^^
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:iconisuchan:
isuchan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
this is really really great! i loved the first season with andy as spartacus....
you did a really great job there, ChaosAcathla!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you sooo much, I'm glad you like it! ^^
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:iconavannak:
AvannaK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just watched the first season, fell in love with his face, then moved onto more only to find out he was replace...and the reason just broke my heart. This is beautiful. I'm going to stare at it forever.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes it was heart breaking! I'm so glad you enjoy the show and thank you so much for the complement! ^^
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:iconmuecke49:
Muecke49 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your friend is a very glad person. :)) This was a great gift. I like your Arts, but this one is my favorite. :heart:
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, yeah I think it's still my favourite too! ^^
I really appreciate the comment!
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:iconmuecke49:
Muecke49 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The best way to thank you for sharing your Arts with us. :) Or not? ;)
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Definitely! Thanks again! ^^
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:iconrayshchuck:
Rayshchuck Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Armor looks amazing! Skin is is too flat in my humble opinion. Very good piece of art ! ;)
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'd never touched a skin texture brush at this point! ^^
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:iconvomle:
Vomle Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh.. My.. GAAAWD!!!!

Seriously, THIS IS FREAKISHLY GOOD! It's like you can touch him!!
My father loves Spartacus so he made me watch the show with him.. And this is truly.. Astonishing..
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, it is a great show! I spent a lot of time agonising over the detail on this painting so don't worry, it may be good but it wasn't easy! :D
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:iconvomle:
Vomle Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It's a very violent show:P
You should try to make Spartacus or any other of the free slaves in a jumping scene, or where the body is in moving. I mean, they're all very nude men and they all are in extremely good shape.. And I love it when they jump or run and they don't even break a sweat doing so! (Is that even possible._.?)
The more you do it, I'm pretty sure it will be a lot easier eventually on each painting! But keep going, this is cool to watch!!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah an image with more movement is definately a next step for me, the trouble is finding good enough references to work from!
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:iconvomle:
Vomle Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Well, from the show there's a lot of times where these guys jump and the film goes into slow-motion before they stick a guy with a spear or anything.. It would be really cool to see something like that!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well I'll keep an eye out for a good clear ref! ^^
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:iconvomle:
Vomle Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Please do!
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:icondiam0nt:
Diam0nt Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is truly awesome! loving those series :woohoo:
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