The Persian and Greek Hoplite were painted in acrylics. The Persian is facing away from the light source and the Greek facing into it. Although the Persian’s face is in shadow, it picks up ambient light which would be darker flesh with a bluish cast to it. The challenge with the Greek was to get the thrown shadow from the shield onto the body and still give it dimension. This was achieved by throwing orange reflected light into the undersides of the areas in shadow, such as the legs and especially prominent on the greaves. These figures were engraved by Ludwig Frank and exhibit the mastery of animation that he always achieves.

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