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Wounded by Gold-Seven Wounded by Gold-Seven
During the siege of Saguntum, Hannibal is wounded in the hip by a spear. Two of his soldiers hold him down as his physician removes the spearhead.

(The man on the far left is Bomilkar, soon to be Hannibal's bodyguard captain. It's his first week as Hannibal's guard and he probably thinks crucifixion is more likely at this stage than promotion...)

Note #1: No, I decided against something to bite on. This seems to have less common than films make us believe. And it would have looked totally disgraceful for the strategos autokrator of Libya and Iberia. 
Note #2: That said, clutching at the physician's assistant is probably not a very smart move...

Acrylic ink on watercolour paper, A3 size.

I started out veeeery loosely from a reference angelasasser-stock.deviantart.… by AngelaSasser-stock, but all that's remained of that is really the angle of Hannibal's left arm. ;) Still, the angle of the ref shot was dead useful for building up the scene, so thank you! :)

My Hannibal project: www.facebook.com/DarknessOverC…
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Andracus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
The whole thing is marvelous. The expressions, the style of coloring, the way the whole scene looks just SO real, it's astonishing.

Now that I found it, I think this is exactly one of the things I've been looking for for a long time here on dA.

Simply gorgeous. You got a watcher.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! I've always been fascinated with bringing the people of classical antiquity back to life. Right now, I'm working in an illustrated novel on the Battle of Cannae, which should be available in a few months. :)
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Writer
I'm sure this was a dangerous event for everyone involved.

Love the folds on the blanket and how you warped the pattern on it appropriately. I was always fascinated with cloth-folds back in the days when I drew.
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch, poor Hannibal. He's lucky to have escaped infection.
On a happier note, I can't get enough of the realism, and of the beauty and brightnness of the colors!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 A rather fitting reminder than even the Greatest Generals can find themselves brought low by random chance on the battlefield.
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Makes me appreciate modern medicine all the more.

Great job on the scene.
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Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My inner wiseguy is worrying that if Hannibal actually does rear up, they're going to dislocate his left shoulder on top of everything...
Other than that, though, I'm in awe of the composition and execution. I love how intensely focused the physician and his assistant look!
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Musician-Moo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So intense!
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DevilGal23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You've really brought out the pain in his expression!
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Nahh, that's what the assistant is there for.  That, and holding stuff.

Presumably his physician was Greek?
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I decided to go with the well-worn image of the learned Greek. There were quite a few in Hannibal's entourage, so that would make sense.
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
They were probably the most useful medics around at the time, so it makes sense.  He should have been able to afford one.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, he would. ;) Spanish silver for the win!
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's getting a spear pulled out of his hip. The proof of how badass you are is there, best to scream and grab anything you can!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, you probably wouldn't worry too much about what was smart in that situation...
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WilliWeissfuss Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was für eine intensive Szene! Immerhin hab ich im ersten Moment gedacht: wie gut, daß wir das heute anders machen! Ein Wunder, daß Menschen so eine Tortur überlebt haben.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ich nehme an, kürzere bis längere Blackouts waren bei so einer Prozedur an der Tagesordnung... :/
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Characters, details, light, color, and the INTENSITY of this scene really make it one of your bests, a very high level even for you, and just utterly superb.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^__^
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sehr stimmungsvolle Beleuchtung.
Selbst ein harter Held wie Hannibal darf sich in so einer Situation bei einem anderen festhalten. Immerhin beißt er tapfer die Zähne zusammen.

Wie lange hast Du an der Handhaltung des Chirurgen gebastelt? Das sieht extrem anspruchsvoll aus.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Die Beleuchtung würde eigentlich ne Lichtquelle erfordern. Während der Skizzenphase hatte jeder der Leute (außer Hannibal) auch mal ne Öllampe in der Hand, aber das sah mir alles zu gefährlich aus. :D

Die Handhaltung war mit Fotoreferenz. Ich, mit Kneifzange aus der Werkzeugkiste, und ner fast ausgekugelten Schulter. :D
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ähnlich wie bei den Geräuschen im Film, scheint unser Gehirn auch bei den Lichtquellen in Bildern nicht unbedingt auf Logik zu achten, solange alles stimmig wirkt. Keiner stört sich daran, wenn in einem Film plötzlich Musik zu hören ist oder wir Gespräche hören, obwohl das Bild z.B. ein Auto von außen zeigt oder Menschen, die mehrere hundert Meter entfernt stehen.
Ähnlich ist es, denk ich, auch hier. Das Licht kommt klar erkennbar aus einer bestimmten Richtung. Die Lichtquelle selbst ist dabei völlig egal. Es funktioniert! ;-)
Hätte jede der Figuren eine Öllampe, gäbe es wahrscheinlich ein Wirrwarr an Licht und Schatten, das eher verwirrt, als dem Bildaufbau dient.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, nee, nicht jede ;) Es hatte nur jeder während des Skizzierens irgendwann mal eine in der Hand. 

Ich hab's dann gesehen wie du.
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Neranella Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Awesome scene. :aww:
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
don't tell me..they didn't have anesthetic or painkiller at their time!! :iconshiverplz:

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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nothing really effective against that sort of pain, and nothing that would have taken effect fast enough to work with. For any sort of "emergency medicine" up into the 19th century, it was pretty much a given and accepted that there was nothing to be done about pain.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
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MarkIvan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I dig!!!
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sethu13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
wow great watercolor work
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Acrylic ink, actually ;)
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sethu13 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
oh awesome
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! :clap:
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Karrakas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Bomilkar wird mir sehr sympathisch, diese Sorgenfalten! ^^ Ob nun Sorge um Hannibal oder eher um sich selbst, sei dahingestellt. Gefällt mir sehr das Bild! *Auf die Schattierung des rückseitigen Oberarms starr* o.O
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Bomilkar klopft grade ganz gewaltig bei mir an und sagt, er hätte bitte gerne seine eigene Romanreihe. O_o
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Karrakas Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Das finde ich völlig in Ordnung! ^__^
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Ro-heryn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Das sieht schmerzhaft und blutig aus... aber das war es ziemlich sicher auch
*schauder* Die Werkzeuge sehen schon irgendwie unheimlich aus, aber das tun moderne medizinische Geräte noch. Dahingehend hat sich nicht viel geändert (wenn auch sonst einiges)
Der junge Mann, ganz rechts außen, sticht mir irgendwie ins Auge... gerade weil er so jung aussieht, oder täuscht mein Eindruck?
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Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mein Vater (Chirurg) sagt in Museen immer gern so Dinge wie "Guck mal, das sieht heute immer noch genauso aus. Form follows function!" Man muss wohl dankbar sein, dass die Geräte heutzutage aus Edelstahl sind und zwischendurch immer mal wieder sterilisiert werden :P
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Ro-heryn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Auch sehr nett... und ich dachte Museumsbesucht mit meiner Familie laufen seltsam ab. Aber das habe ich dann noch nicht zu hören bekommen.
Hey, aber Geräte ohne Rost und in steril sind doch schon mal ein Anfang... (nein, ich werde jetzt nicht wieder die blöden Strilitätskriterien definieren... verzeihung... aber ich habe heute Morgen eine Klausur dazu geschrieben *seufz*)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ja, das ist ein ägyptischer Sklave des Arztes. Sehr brauchbar. Können direkt ab Werk Griechisch. ;)

Der größte Unterschied bei modernen Geräten ist wohl, dass man sich sagen kann, ich bin geistig nicht anwesend, wenn das gebraucht wird... 
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Ro-heryn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Auch wenn es böse ist... die art der Formulierung hat mich zum lachen gebracht, das klingt ein wenig wie bei Autos. "Servolenkung serienmäßig ab Werk"
Aber es hat sicher vorteile, wenn der Sklave einen auch versteht.

Ja.... so in etwa...
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