In 1519 Cortés, either in a pre-meditated effort to instil fear upon the Aztecs waiting for him at Tenochtitlan or, as he later claimed when under investigation, wished to make an example of the natives who had planned to massacre him and his soldiers when they left the city. The native treachery was exposed by two priests who under questioning revealed the plot. When the warriors and nobles gathered, Cortez had them massacred at the central plaza and partially burned down the city.
Pretty rough painting I did last night, inspired by playing few games of AoE3 first time in looong time. And then reading and listening about the life of Hernán Cortés while painting this. The stuff isn't very historically correct in the painting, as the idea kind of developed on the way. But yeah, I hope you like it!
You did pretty cool job with distributing elements of the image into several planes, the whole picture gets such a big depth (in the terms of 3D space, I mean) thanks to it!
Also I'd want to mention that I like the contrast between the blue hue of the background (aka sky) and the orange highlights on the foreground (aka arm and sword).
Yes but lemme explain the Spanish deeply underestimated the Natives because they used wood and rock,however the Aztecs had more skill and technique in their weapons despite their primitiveness even tough theSpanish had steel they only used it in brute force no technique,Half of them were wiped out by the Aztecs by stealth and they're martial arts "Yaomichita" very deadly martial arts that is hardly known to the world.The spanish lost the battle so bad that they resluted in attacking with guns and Cannons by full force along with the help of a traitorous tribe.It's true the Spanish, won but like cowards with no honor in them just soldiers.
Spanish=Soldiers that only follow orders,cowards,Avaricious for a peice of metal
Aztec=Warrior who follows his heart,fights with honor with no cheap tricks
There is no edit button for comments lol sorry for my grammar.
Great work! The perspective adds a nice feeling to this piece.
very nice scale.
Thanks a lot