I Am Spartacus!

Here is my latest rendering, I Am Spartacus!



I Am Spartacus by ~SimonBreeze on deviantART

This image was completely unplanned. Well I say 'unplanned'. I have always fully intended to put together a painting of Spartacus, just not for a long way off yet. Sadly this one has come about because of the recent news that actor Andy Whitfield passed away after his 18 month battle against cancer.

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I have always been a fan of the story of Spartacus for as long as I can remember, it is such a great story. The original Kirk Douglas film, and it almost goes without saying,  is a classic, and so when I heard that there was going to be a TV show based on the character of Spartacus I could hardly wait.

Love it or hate it (Me? I love it!) the show has been a huge hit. One of the things for me that made it such a great show was Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, he was nothing short of brilliant. I'm sure his replacement in the role, Liam McIntyre is going to just as an excellent job. However for me, a bit like that old chestnut of, 'who's your Doctor?' Andy Whitfield is 'my' Spartacus.  

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