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Gold-Seven
Jenny Dolfen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Germany
Blog: www.goldseven.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfJenny…

My illustrated novel project
Darkness over Cannae: darknessovercannnae.com
Cannae on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DarknessOverC…

Commission Info: goldseven.wordpress.com/commis…

Please do *not* approach me with requests to draw your character for free, to enter your "competition" where I may put in eight hours of work for a chance of some pocket money, or do a commission for you in return for a mention on your website.

I'm a professional illustrator; I do this for a living.

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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 19 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... I love your gallery! You combine both my favourite things: Harry Potter and watercolour!.. your illustrations are beautifully skilled, and I love your choice for colour in specific images! :D
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Libra1010 Mar 30, 2014  New member
 Ms. Dolfen, please accept my admiration and what I hope will be a series of compliments for your works of art; in particular I would like to note that while your pencil work is excellent, your colouring can only be called Exquisite!

 In all honesty I feel that I should note here that I do not uniformly agree with all the design choices that you have made, but will cheerfully admit that your own ideas are frequently better than mine (not least because you are a genuine artist and not confined to dwelling upon mental images until they achieve an excruciating level of finicky detail!).:) (Smile) 

 Stay well and please do continue to keep posting; as your latest series of studies relating to the life of Hannibal prove, the best artists just keep getting better with experience.    
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BrandonSPilcher Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pardon me, but do you know what Hannibal would have been doing at around 227 BC (i.e. when he was 20 years old)? I ask because I was going to write a short story set in that year, which featured him searching for treasure in West Africa to pay his father's debts. Would this be within the realm of possibility?
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Gold-Seven Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm... I'm afraid not. Hannibal never went any further south in Africa than the East coast of Tunisia, and never saw West Africa (he was not a traveller, but always a soldier). In 227, he would have been in Spain, as Hasdrubal's cavalry commander. (There's a tradition that he was sent to Carthage around that time, but that's rejected by modern historians. Even if he had been, he would have been more politically active in Carthage itself than venturing into pretty much "wild lands" in West Africa. There were merchant ties there from Carthage, but Hannibal was not a merchant and had no merchant ties, and the city itself, or Spain, were his arena.) 

His father's debs, if there were any, would have been paid with Spanish silver, not with West African gold. 

But well, as speculative fiction, you can do of course whatever you want...
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BrandonSPilcher Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the information!
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:iconmobilesuitsoldier:
Good news, in Rome II, You play as Carthage in the historical battle of Cannae.
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Gold-Seven Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Thanks for the heads-up. My hubby has just dug out the first part.
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:iconmobilesuitsoldier:
Yeah, always good. Anyway, how are things?
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Gold-Seven Mar 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I'm in full swing with the book, and hope to publish this autumn! :)
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ManorasFlame Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
What beautiful work you do!  I can only dream of attaining to such skill.  
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:iconerehemanruoy:
I discovered your Silmarillion work through The Simarillion for Noobs video series, and I am so excited to now find out about your Hannibal series!

If I could be so bold as to make a request, could you, please, depict Hannibal's death in the underground tunnels? He had the best last words ever.

"Let us relieve the Romans from the anxiety they have so long experienced, since they think it tries their patience too much to wait for an old man's death."
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Gold-Seven Mar 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll surely draw that at some point. I even made a sketch for it a few weeks ago. 

He didn't die in the underground tunnels according to tradition, though - the tunnels were reported closed off, so he took the poison in his own house. 
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Libra1010 Mar 23, 2014  New member
Ms. Dolfen, I just wanted to pop in and say that your colouring is always a delight to look at; I would go so far as to say that it is amongst the finest on this website and that the line-work is almost always it's equal … or even better!Nod  

 Even when I do not agree with all of your design choices, I must say that they remain superb none-the-less!
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Gold-Seven Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! Some historical errors there, but extremely cool animation of the troop movements! Thanks for the heads-up.

And oh my life, I've been saying "legionary" wrong. :D
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:iconmobilesuitsoldier:
Actually they were using the game Rome: Total war, A strategy game that was released in 2005-2006. I saw your art, and it was pretty impressive. Cannae was a butcher for the Romans.
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Gold-Seven Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah! Cool way to use a game engine. Yeeeeees... I've been toying with getting the game. ;)
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:iconcaesar120:
Jenny! Thank you for adding "Stormclouds" to your Favorites. Your Gallery is truly wonderful! Tradtional...AND watercolor at that. *smile* I will definitely be back to take a longer look as soon as time permits.
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pronker Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art - such finely crafted moods - at one point, are there any Star Wars illustrations in your portfolio?  The main website was on Stay On Target, a seasoned list of Star Wars fanart sites.  Sincerely, pronker
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Gold-Seven Mar 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi pronker, I see you're already found the few items that there are - my Star Wars days are long gone (fifteen years or so), but I still think that, one of these days, I need to draw an Ahsoka.
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pronker Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi back at you, Yes, yes you do need an Ahsoka in your portfolio!  Haha, I know about fandom drift - there are such riches out there.  Happy dreaming and drawing, pronker
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LJ-Phillips Mar 18, 2014  Professional
Exquisite artwork :D
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Gold-Seven Mar 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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idexo Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool gallery, cool themes : )
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Gold-Seven Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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