Sunday, January 12, 2014

Roman Citizen # 141 (illustrated by Lukas Ketner)

Today Lukas Ketner joins the Sandman Portraits team!!! He's a fantastic artist who has worked on Witch Doctor for Image (go check it out) and has done numerous commissions for me in the past and will probably do many more in the future. Check out his website for more of his art. I'm very excited that he is able to join the team!

First up from Lukas is Roman Citizen # 141.

One of the most difficult aspects of this collection of Portraits is accounting for every character within the comic series….especially when you encounter panels like this one.

In Sandman # 30, Augustus Caesar and his friend Lycius sit on some steps near the marketplace dressed as beggars and discussing politics, power and personal legacy.

This character appears in the Roman market in one of the panels that contains a large number of other Roman citizens. This panel is in Sandman # 30, page 13, and is panel 4.

While I find documenting every character in a panel such as this one difficult, Lukas did a fantastic job with this character. He basically created this character from his impression and expectations of what a Roman citizen would look like and I think he did an excellent job. I love the attitude that seeps off this portrait and it definitely gives an impression of who this character is and what he is like. This is another perfect example of one of the many reasons I enjoy a project of this scope and insane level of detail!!!

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