Emperor Septimius Severus and Empress Iulia Domna with their sons Caracalla and Geta
... taking a walk in a sunny street, in A.D. 210.
I look forward to paint the effect of sunlight and generally to brood over and study the work of Alma-Tadema, but I'm not sure:
- what to do with the old man's hand (I believe that hands shouldn't be hidden, they are wonderfully expressive)
- whether the perspective looks right. I based it all on the Sketchup model of the arc (the arc of Septimius Severus, it stands in the Forum Romanum), and guesstimated the horizon line and position of the figures from there.
I look forward to your input on these points and anything else you may notice. :)