Joshua Perry The Seven Kings of Rome by Joshua Perry

a personal illustration project I began last year as a way to channel my admiration for Roman history.

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Numa dribbble

WIP – character lighting study

March 30, 2016

Quick and dirty 30-minute lighting study for my next history illustration. Trying something different this time. Normally I work light to dark by painting in the shadows. This time I'm reversing, painting in the light first.

Numa Pompilius The Ancilia And The Salii

March 04, 2016

According to legend, one divine shield fell from heaven during the reign of Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome. He ordered eleven copies made to confuse would-be thieves, since the original shield was regarded as a sacred guarantor ...

Salii leaping priests

sketches - Salii Leaping Priests

August 19, 2015

A few character sketches done for a larger illustration in progress.

Final - Numa Pompilius, second king of Rome

May 18, 2015

The completed illustration of king Numa Pompilius and his lover, Egeria.

WIP – Numa Pompilius, update 2

April 06, 2015

I didn't like how the old picture was developing, so I scrapped the old setup and started fresh. Still deciding on how to render the background.

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WIP – Numa Pompilius, update

October 05, 2014

Added details to the clothing, and reworked Numa's face and beard.

WIP - Numa Pompilius, second King of Rome

September 22, 2014

Numa was the second king of Rome. He was instructed in secret by the nymph Egeria on Roman religion and wrote her teachings down on sacred scrolls.

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Capitoline Wolf

September 22, 2014

This is my take on the scene of the she-wolf saving the twins Romulus and Remus from death in the Tiber.

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