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Few Stood Against Many by shoomlah Few Stood Against Many by shoomlah
Drawn in my sketchbook during Artistic Anatomy class- Spartan men have really nice anterior superior iliac spines. Rowrr.

(ballpoint & Photoshop, textures
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
What about the 700 warriors of Thespiae! Nonetheless a good picture.
shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What about them?
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Very good job!!!
ginger-vanilla Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
ohohoho!! :Q___ -->"Shall we go to watch 300 half-naked-men on a huge cinema screen?" "Yeah, why not"
M-Realm Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loved this movie :heart:

makes me even prouder to be greek
Lioness-Nala Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Where is armor?
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I love the light coming from behind him. ♥ So epic.
IRCSS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All i can suggest is to take look at it [link]
I am tired to tell every that this movie is the worst product i have ever seen. just take look at it then you will find out why it is not just about technical problems..
shoomlah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I did that piece because the film had some fantastic anatomical reference and I wanted to draw half-naked men, not because I was condoning the film's horrendous portrayal of historical events. Nowhere on my deviation do I say otherwise.

You're clearly not tired of telling people this movie is the "worst product," as I'm pretty sure you just searched for 300 on DeviantArt and decided to leave trolling comments about historical accuracy without considering the context of the art or artist. Have you looked at the rest of my gallery? The fact that I have art based around inuit/mayan/Egyptian mythology? I am capable of enjoying a film and simultaneously critically acknowledging its shortcomings. These things aren't exclusive.

Think before you make overt generalizations about an artist's intent.
somercet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
It's an awesome movie. A classicist's defense of the film's aesthetic (the only valid critique) is here.
IRCSS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all I didn't judge your character or your art style or ... what I judged was what you had here, this individual art work. Second of all yes I am tired of saying that, I didn't search through deviant art for 300 to leave message! I was looking for a side view of a Greece soldier to help in sketching my soldier in my graphic project and I saw your art work and I left a message because technically your job was worth to it. If you know what I am talking about and you know Persian culture well so there is no point in arguing when we both agree on a same thing. Glad you know about Persian culture, thx for your time.
IRCSS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can you draw a sketch about something which is base on lies?
shoomlah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What? Since when does truthfulness = entertainment or vice versa? I didn't post this saying "cheers to Frank Miller and his historically accurate portrayal of the Spartans," I drew it because I enjoyed the film. I also like Lion King, and that's far from a scientifically accurate portrayal of lions.

IRCSS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!Lion Kingggggg!!!!!!!! do you really compare lion king to 300 Spartans?! I am not talking about is it historically true or not. Look if you enjoy something even thought it has lots of problems [link] that is cool because it is how you think and it is cool with every one but about 300 Spartans it is not about technical problems it is about insulting to 9 thousands years history and millions of Iranian people who lost their life to save this land. have you ever look at it like that before? how can you enjoy insulting a country?? Persian kings maid a country base on justice, didn't they? Miler is Jewish, isn't he? Persian kingdom was the only time when Jewish people could live with out any problem. Cyrus the great let them live where ever they want, do what ever they want, and pray to who ever they want. he set them free and his name is in their holly book, now how can he image the kingdom like that? This insulting man and you are supporting it with your art work. I am not saying that Iranian people didn't lose that battle i am saying that insulting to a culture is wrong and you as a artist my friend should be one who say that, i am going to do pretty much same if some one insult Greece culture or Roman or Chinese etc
shoomlah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, I boycotted the Price of Persia movie because it was a whitewashed cast that completely misrepresented Persian culture. I wrote a ten page visual analysis of the othering/dehumanization of eastern cultures in popular media.

You clearly don't know me very well if you're leaving angry comments on my art.
uddelhexe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this film so much!
"This is SPARTA!" ^^
candychant Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
AllisonSohn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Fabulous! Very bold, and poetic!
Gaston25 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Great pose on this one, has a real flow to it.
Robinks Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student
wow this is awesome !
Wonderful work !

NatalieMoorman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
i watched that film with a friend at a sleep over and have only one word to describe it : GORE!.
but i do like the story line
Dave-Moongazer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
great work :clap:
venuslove Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
MUMMY! *points* I CAN ONLY SEE ONE! :omg:
JasperBenedict Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist
KidaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
I want to fave this, but you have 300 favorites and i'd hate to fuck that up. Great job!
f081a Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
*bows to your elite drawing skills!!!! very nice!
clevella Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Freedom isn't free. You have to join a gym and pump iron first!
Oh, and then get all your hair removed except on your face, cuz hairy backs aren't cool on Spartans, even though with all that facial hair they probably were so hairy you couldn't tell they were really naked until you got up close, and while you're standing there trying to figure it out OOOPS here comes the 10 foot spear...
Anyway, nice piece.
Ellocobruja Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Ok you used really big words there ;)

just say hot :)
nodemons Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
I try not to say this when commenting on deviations as a matter of due course... but:


I like what you did with the texturing... n'wotnot
:D <--- fanboy grin


PS: followed link to your profile due to bahrobahrobahro signature...
VML Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
that is so cool. Nice job
constantinefox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
woh woh ............that movie was awsom and so is ya pic gr8t work
skullbunneh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
So dynamic! Way to capture the moment :)
DrChipMunk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Student Digital Artist
cool, wanna see the movie
ravenclawxwhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007   Writer
Hmm, this movie makes me feel proud to be greek. ^^
Miss-Anthro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
they certainly have nice posture. just saw 300 yesterday, lovely piece i love the colors!
Corabain Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
to quote Fry from Futurama after seeing bender steer the spaceship with his ass
- "thats the best thing i ever saw!"
Kenu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i saw this in your LJ. sexy :D
ravencael Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
OH GAWD.......... I need a towel.
jesspark Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
I love this! I saw the movie when it came out a week ago and, as others have said, you've really managed to capture the spirit of the film/comic while still maintaining a distinct style.

The anatomy's just great... I remarked to my husband while watching the movie that the men in "300" reminded me of old-time movie stars like Charlton Heston in "The Ten Commandments": they were *thick* with muscle, really sturdy-looking. It was a refreshing change from the more slender-but-toned look of today (which I like, but it would've looked funny in "300"), and you've done a fantastic job of illustrating that here.
DSil Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Student General Artist
I'm seein' that tomorrow! So stoked! I'll keep an eye out for those... anterior superior ili-whatsits.
jerseygrl246 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Oh God, that movie looks so damn hott... Haha, great job. I love his pose.

"Men, eat hearty! For tonight, we dine in Hell!"
zlap Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
300 + Great Artist = Instant Fav* :P
katubish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! Can't wait for 301, the sequel.
fabiolagarza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That hand is the manliest hand I've ever seen ;)

enitenit Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
i love the style of the drawing, the cellshaidng and choice of textures :heart: and the pose as well. definitely a spartan leader =D
Mikit-Yorinao Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
That is awesome work. Someday I hope to have as good a grasp of human anatomy as that.
ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wonderful piece...saw it in the Drawing Board thread and it lead me here. :) Great work--really captures the feeling of the movie.
hedgefield Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet piece!
boum Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Shading is awesome!
NrgRush Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
It hasn't even been released in Aus yet!!!! *bawls*

Life sucks. Awesome piccy though. :D
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