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Gamiel

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Daniel Gorringe : Historically accurate Xena sketches (tumblr.com)

"Thracian-Peltast Xena. She's using a Sica, javelins, and pelte shield, and wears Thracian garb.
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In take two, Xena combines archaic-classical Greek , and Thracian equipment. She still has the lightweight wicker-and-goatskin pelte, but adds greaves and a slightly more Grecian Kopis sword.
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In this take, Xena is equipped as a Greek Hoplite from the murky boundary of the Archaic and Classical periods.
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Alternatively, Xena can use a Linothorax- a layered linen armour with bronze inserts and alot of style.
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In this version, Xena hails from the 12th c BC, and uses Mycenaean arms and armour. It has a certain Barbarian je n'ais se quoi.
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Gabrielle takes a level of badass with the Amazons; luckily for me, Scythian amazon get-up is extremely distinctive and fun to draw. A bow, lasso, and short Akinakes make her contrast well with Xena.
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Daniel Gorringe : Historically Accurate Xena- now in full colour! (tumblr.com)

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Hiccups and delays aside, here it is. Xena is equipped as an early hoplite; (my headcanon is that, owing to her immense, perhaps semi-divine strength, the bronze is between 4 and 8mm thick- too much for any muscle powered weapon to handle from any angle) packing an early Doru, a Boeotian shield, and a Makhaira sword.
Gabrielle’s Amazonian outfit is a composite of Scythian grave finds; she wields a composite bow and Akinakes sword, wears an elaborate phrygian cap, and the trousers and moccasins of a culture seriously weird to Greeks.
Other avenues are still waiting to be explored! Don’t forget to reblog, and tell me what you think.
I’m absolutely willing to defend my questionable use of snarling Gorgoneiona. Fight me.
 

Gamiel

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Historically Accurate Xena Project, WIPs : Daniel Gorringe on Tumblr

"An attempt is made at a sizing scale. Here, Xena’s only on 8 heads, where Gabrielle is on a basic 7- a touch tall tall for an Ancient Greek farmgirl. In the background, some armour work. I’m not sure whether to commit to gorgon tiddies. Seems like a very strong statement, really.


Here, Xena sits at a “heroic” 9 heads high. I think this works better for her, but Gaby needs a bit of a boost (to quite tall for her time) not to look like a hobbit in comparison.


Let’s have an accurate Heracles, while we’re at it. My headcanon is that, mostly to frustrate pissing contests over who’d beat who, that they get along like a house on fire, and whenever they meet, drink and eat the town dry while telling grotesquely exaggerated accounts of their already mind-boggling adventures.


Lastly, it’s ballgown edition, or rather, classical Minoan/Mycenaean garb. The garments strongly look to have had a boned, supportive corset-like component, given the impressive amount of support that these girls seemed to have been getting on bared breasts in sculpture and frescoes. The dense layers of pleating, tassels, embroidery, and patterning of this era are incredibly fun to draw, and incredibly time consuming."


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The last entry in my “historically accurate Xena" series : Daniel Gorringe on Tumblr
 

Theo

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Gaspard

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1833 bestämde sig Thomas Cole, grundaren av The Hudson River School of Art att släppa lös sin fantasi ordentligt med The Titan's Goblet. Vi hade en plansch i föräldrahemmet och jag minns hur målningen kittlade fantasin rejält.

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Han målade även The Voyage of Life, Youth, som svenska doom-bandet Candlemass använde som albumomslag för Ancient Dreams. Den är ganska mycket fantasy den också.

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Bolongo

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Bara på postern tyvärr. Inte i filmen
Alltså... de andra anatomiska konstigheterna (framförallt bådas högerarmar) kan ju hänföras till bristande teknik. Men fyra tuttar måste vara ett medvetet val. Vad gick genom konstnärens huvud?
 
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