Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I admit I'm having way to much fun with this. Sketching faces is so relaxing to me, I love historical stories, and "The Borgias" (Showtime) has given me never-ending reference! This is Cesare Borgia, from my own screenshot from the pilot episode. Graphite.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I'm a huge fan of the (sadly cancelled) Showtime original series "The Borgias". It's like a really great historical fiction book come to life and is, well, eye candy in every way. It makes me want to draw every character and facial expression, not to mention the beautiful lighting, scenes and costumes.
Since I've been dying to do that, I chose a scene that would fit this week's IF theme, took a screenshot on my desktop, and sketched from it! This is Lucrezia Borgia as she stands on a curtained balcony above the hall where her suitors are being presented, observing them. Holliday Grainger is the actress who brilliantly plays Lucrezia, and this scene can be found in Season 2, Episode 6.
I have not decided if I will push this further, or if I will go on to sketch more faces instead!