Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2012

A Roman Village in Lower Germany

An illustration I did for the Book "Kaiser, Senat und Volk", showing a vicus, a village along a road. Contrary to other regions the lower Rhine area doesn't have many stones. Therefor the roads mainly consisted of pebbles.

Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2012

It is very hard to estimate how a Roman City Wall on the Lower Rhine might have looked in the goodle days of Marc Aurel and his lot... A plain white, as in the partial reconstruction in the APX on the grounds of the Colonia Ulpia Traiana, or in the way they reconstructed the city wall's tower. In an environment that had little masses of huge stones, it might have made quite a show to German Barbarians. But the idea of a white wash clean wall cutting like a razor-sharp line into the grayish germanic weather might have looked quite impressing too...

These are two preliminary drawings that still don't show the red joint gap paint.