recently I was working on some watercolor pieces whith realistic motives. In this case I needed something historical, as a lot of board games use medieval or other historical themes, topics or motives.
Therefore I thought it wouldnt hurt to have some of those in my pocket.
Here we go:
I had to find some good reference material first. Its always a big help if you know more about your motive then only how it looks. in this case I used some videos on youtube, where a "Roman" visited a school class and showed them a lot about the armor, tactics and weapons. It was a great insight and helped a lot.
Knowing how the armor was build and put on, how the sword is fixed to the gurdle, why it is at that spot and so on.
And some Romans - a senator, a wealthy woman and a worker