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.…
, 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!
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