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Comati family by Merlkir Comati family by Merlkir
400th deviation! Yay! \o/

This is a reconstruction drawing I've done for my MA thesis.

It depicts a family of the comati - Dacian commoners.

I was interested to see Dacians shown carrying their children on their shoulders like this, quite the difference compared to the usual image of a crazy barbarian Dacian with a falx chopping up Romans.
(example of such a depiction is this: [link])
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Crafty-Jack Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All written histories about the Germanic tribes (even those published recently) have been based upon Roman writings, so, of course, they would usually be depicted killing Romans.

Amazing picture. I love all your stuff.
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My favorite by far :)
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:iconpictishscout:
It’s good to see you are keeping the good work. You take illustration and history seriously. I salute you ;)
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Merlkir May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I try. ;) (I enjoyed this one a lot, despite it being basically "school work" :))
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SanaPet May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love all the texture you put into this piece with your line work, it really brings it to life. I can almost see a bustling noontime marketplace in the background. Very good job at bringing them to life.
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Merlkir May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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tinzart May 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Really nice work my friend. :D
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Merlkir May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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almaticani May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How on earth do you make these drawings of yours look so
natural..I mean like it was done in traditional media.
This looks beyond awesome.
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Merlkir May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D [link] - just this. It's cheap.
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