Mars (mythology) Picture

Whats special about this God?
The month 'March' was originally named "Martius" after Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture, because it began in the season for both farming and warfare.

This is probably one of the toughest drawings I have ever made.

For pose reference I used the picture of the marble statue of Mars located at Sanssouci, Berlin. The shield was designed by me and I also looked up some horse pictures on google for reference. Took me nearly the whole day today to finish this. I probably wouldn't have drawn this piece if it wasn't for the magazine I work for. Also this will be the cover page of the magazine so I had to make it extra nice lol.
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