The recent update made me want to colour Maria I! Regarding the background CIV V used, the architecture is obviously Pena Palace (I was there at this exact same spot!), the red cliff and ocean backdrop is very likely to be inspired by Algarve.
BGM used for painting: 哀愁のポルトガル | Olive Wind | Caprice for Lute | Lisbon Theme | Saudades de Coimbra Peace & War (From Uncharted Waters I, II, Online and CIV V)
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I always thought Augustus has the most interesting facial features, albeit those statues of his were idealized. My historical crush reached its peak during the run of HBO Rome, with him played by the gorgeous Simon Woods. Augustus in this picture is a mixture of both the CIV version and the HBO Rome version, along with some wardrobe design.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I can’t believe I’m more than halfway through the sketches! This one was a pain to finish because I chose a completely different perspective from the game screenshot and got no references…and trying to fix a lot of things at the same time…I tried! OTZ
This picture made reference to the second Siege of Rhodes.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mongolia and Genghis Khan. I’ve been drawing many birds lately…
This sketch is so old (but still one of my personal fav) that I feel I should try to power through colouring the rest of them. I still remember though the Golden Eagle was added right after I watched BBC’s Human Planet ”Mountains” episode.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Brave New World haven’t even been released yet and I’m already getting a jump on Portugal! I really enjoyed playing Portugal in CIV IV so I was excited, only to find out the leader Firaxis chose was Maria I?? After reading her biography multiple times I still don’t understand why? Some major events happened during her reign, like moving the court to Brazil during the Napoleonic Wars, which eventually contributed to Brazil’s independence, and she was an ok ruler before that…but she was mentally ill for most of the 40 year reign?? Even her intro narration is so short because Firaxis can’t find enough reasons to praise her…
An excuse to draw Portugal and to take a break from colouring never needs to be logical though!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Ramesses II and all his bling! This was so tedious but also a lot of fun, Thanks Haku for all the help (and moral support :D)!
Like ancient Rome, most of the ruins we see today of ancient Egypt lost all their paint, it’s easy to ignore what colours may have been present. I was a bit hesitant to put down all these crazy saturated colours!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Slowly getting these done one at a time, but still going!
Finally a background that doesn’t take forever! It was quite interesting to try to incorporate the CIV V colour scheme into the context of the drawing, which is the Great St. Bernard Pass.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
My liking for this character has went up and down, but as of now all feels are still inappropriate hehehe.
After laying out my itinerary for my visit to the Netherlands, I might not have time to check out Delft, where Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof (where Willem van Oranje lived and was assassinated) and Nieuwe Kerk (where his mausoleum is) are, but at least I can definitely do the fangirl dance around his monument in Den Haag.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I was hoping CIV V’s expansions will eventually add Portugal…but just like Hetalia canon it’s not happening, so off he goes with CIV IV’s Leader, João II. Inspired by Intro of Beyond the Sword expansion.
It also happened to be dear Tatewaki's birthday yesterday! I'm never good with birthday pics so please forgive me to dedicate this particular sketch to you!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Gustavus Adolphus and his fab beard. I got to use a lot of custom brushes for this one and it was fun! Sweden though. What are you doing what exactly are you aiming at.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wu Zetian chosen as China’s leader in CIV V is an odd one, since there are other more iconic emperors to choose from in my opinion. Regardless, Empress Wu’s life is very interesting, and she was the main protagonist of the first historical drama 一代女皇 I’ve ever watched. It’s nice if the game helped to spread her name a little bit more.
Tempted to change her headpiece though what is that that is so tame.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Yes I am a fan of the Nordicsssss
Friday, November 2, 2012
By popular demand! I’ll start with the most votes and then by order of mention…
Washington has some of the most interesting VGMs in CIV IV and V, in IV “Washingtons Artillery Retreat” and in V two different arrangements of “America the Beautiful”. Looping these three songs made painting this picture a joy!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Elizabeth and England pic revamped! In case anyone missed the survey, cast a vote for which CIV leader sketch you would like to see coloured first, because while these are really fun to do I can’t paint that fast.