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This quick picture was done as a concept movie poster for Screenwriting class.

Did you know that if a Vestal Virgin (Rome, ca. 700 BC) met someone going to his execution, he would be pardoned of all his crimes? As soon as I read that, I knew it was story fodder.

Part of the Vestal Virgins's duties included keeping the flame of Vesta burning bright. If it ever went out, severe punishment followed for the one tending it. I wanted to play off that fear in this poster, as well as allude to the looming death in the script.

The current log line for this script is "In ancient Rome, a Vestal priestess is kidnapped in a man's desperate attempt to save his friend from execution."
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greeni-studio Dec 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like the plane on the thumb, it has grip ;) Also, great composition, it's a very powerful visual statement!
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Caraphae Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a really weird custom! What was to keep any ol' Jack the Ripper from bribing/ knowing a Vestal who'd then just conveniently happen to cross his path?

Very nice cover; good framing of the woman with the hand, and the imperiled flame is a strangely frightening image even without that. Really like this one!
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:iconlightlybow:
Yeah, weird law. But good story material! :)
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MikazukiRisa Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting textures -- and I'm jealous of that hand. I can never make mine look very realistic...
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:iconlightlybow:
Thanks! I love textures. :) They just add so much to a simple composition!
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animatrix1490 Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
WHY ARE YOU THE BEST DRAWER
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:iconcharanty:
I like what you did here.
So read it!
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