Art Inspiration: Prepare For Glory


Many times I have talked about working with the children and getting inspiration from their requests to draw something for them.  Yet this time I get my inspiration from another area, movies.

I have drawn historical and Greek mythological characters so drawing my latest inspiration was not really a stretch.  I, like many other people, went to see 300, Rise of an Empire. It was a good action movie if you like blood and guts, which I do.  There was some historical reference to the battles between the Greek and the Persians, but in reality this movie is based on the graphic novel with little historical value. 

If you want history read a book many would say.  Yet this movie inspired me to think what it would have been like to be a Spartan warrior. A society whose core philosophy is centred on the warrior caste.  With this in mind I created a Spartan warrior similar to the ones seen in the movie.

This was a quick drawing that came to me in a coffee shop.  In the future, I hope to create a vector version. I just need the time.   However the base figure is what I teach the children to draw when we do comic book figures.  I added the muscular frame, shield, sword and traditional helmet. I wanted to depict him jumping onto his intended victim and I drew him from that victims’ perspective. His face is not seen for that extra mysterious look; as well I did not add pupils for that same reason.

The name is from a line by King Leonidas, when he tells his men to “Prepare for Glory!!!” when they are about to do battle with the Persians.  I thought an appropriate title.

I hope you enjoy “Prepare For Glory.

Prepare for Glory!!!

Prepare for Glory!!!


Claire Catacouzinos – 2014 Historical Genre – Popularity On The Rise


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