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This is the final variant of Net and Trident which has seen two men fight, a man fight a woman and now two women fight. I confidently predict this will be the most popular option. In Roman days women enjoyed the arena and gladiators would have the same status as pop stars. Modern women seldom admit to enjoying fighting which leaves the audience mainly to men. For women fighting the best site is Drewhammonds site here at Deviant Art.
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Marcelo31 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Very good. I thought that with women gladiators rather than with the gladiators. The network is very well made. Congrats.
Roboman28 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
drewhammond Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
The following is the writeup I wrote about this absolute stunner of art work, when I uploaded this image in my 'CombativeWomen' DA Site:

‘Gladiatrixs Finale’. Render by: Roboman28.
The title the artist, Alan Robertson, gave this epic piece of artwork is: ‘Vixen’s Finale’. However, I modified it by substituting ‘Gladiatrixs’ for ‘Vixen’s’. This because it now specifically identifies the fighting genre – Two female Gladiatrix fighting to the death in a Roman arena. Now, there are times when I’ll modify this artist’s titles, and this is one of those times, but what I won’t modify is my opinion of his artistic genius. Finally, there are some works by this artist that are perfect in my eyes, and I have no suggestions to make on how to improve them. And this is one of those stunners.
Here is my analysis of what’s going on here: To put it bluntly – Nothing short of a ‘Masterpiece Of Epic Proportions’. Simply put, nothing other than that. ‘Epic Masterwork’ is all that need be said to describe this astonishing work of art depicting the mortal combat of one woman versus another woman. When I first viewed this Roman arena epic, I saw that it was a masterwork of art, pure and simple, deep and true.
As of late, there have been a number of pictures created depicting women fighting each other to the death. But nothing quite like this. This has become the ‘Gold Standard’; a bar of excellence and power in the female versus female genre that has been set so high that in rare cases others may equal it, but none exceed it.
As in both life and the arts, there is the mundane, and then there is the spectacular; and a number of pictures have been presented in this DA Group that are ‘In Deed’ classic. However, there are a small number of pictures that are so spectacular that they demand a special place of their own. But their numbers are so small that for practical reasons I just can’t do it. So they have to somehow fit within this Group – But their sheer brilliance will make themselves known. And here is one example.
And as is fitting, the introduction starts with some stanzas from the greatest playwright of all time:

‘Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools,
The way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage.
And then is heard no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury.
Signifying nothing.’ Shakespeare: ‘Macbeth’

The following are the DA ‘Artist’s Comments” on this picture:

“This is the final variant of a ‘Net and Trident’ series, which has seen two men in a fight to the death; a man fight a woman, again to the death; and now these two women in a mortal fight.
I confidently predict that this picture will be the most popular option of the three. In Roman days women enjoyed watching the arena action, and it seems both Gladiators and Gladiatrixs would have the same status as today’s pop stars. Modern women seldom admit to enjoying fighting, which leaves the combative audience mainly to men."

For women fighting each other, the best site is Drew Hammond’s site here at Deviant Art.
That said, it’s my turn:
I might add, that no language has as many words as English, which totals approximately one million. In that vast array there are a few words which stand for something special. Something very special – A uniqueness of expression and feeling that is absolute. As concerns this picture it is: ‘Pantheon’. In Rome there is a temple that was built 2,000 years ago, and in this Pantheon are buried the painter Raphael, and the composer Corelli, to name but a few. As such, the building and the name have come to mean those few, those very few, who are highly regarded as the greatest contributors to a specific endeavor – In this case, the arts. Be it music (Beethoven and Wagner), paintings (Rembrandt and Picasso), sculpture (Michelangelo and Rodin), and literature (Shakespeare and Herman Wouk), all have stood the test of time; actually the ages, of those who have changed the way we see things. And in the main, for the better. There are other contributors to the other arts, and I could go on about them, but you get my meaning. Therefore I wish to nominate an additional member to join that august group and it is one called: Alan Robertson. For in the field of displaying the horrific beauty of combative women and men in both mortal and immortal combative activity, this artist has to be ranked at the pinnacle of the visual arts. Simply put, with this this superb masterpiece dedicated to depicting the grim brutality of Roman Arena fighting, he has entered that Pantheon of the arts.
‘Nuff said. Drew.
Roboman28 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Impressive write-up. Thanks.
drewhammond Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
You notice, I can always find some Shakespeare that is apropos to your fight scenes. It makes sense, since you two are in the same league in talent, just that you two create in different genres. Drew.
Seaquester Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work! A good looking picture with lot of detail work. Nice job!
Roboman28 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Seaquester Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
spacezillazon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow you have things going on in different parts of the picture. well made and that Orc killer girl is hot
Roboman28 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thanks. Yes she's rude.
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