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Cesare Borgia by Stanbos Cesare Borgia by Stanbos
Portrait of Cesare Borgia portrayed by François Arnaud, 47,4 x 33,9 cm, bristol paper, graphite pencils (2H to 8B), nearly 32h.

An great character and a great actor from an other Showtime series I love, the Borgias. Son of the pope Alexander VI Borgia, Cesare (1475 - 1507) was 17 when his father appointed him cardinal. But the young Cesare prefered weapons and wanted to lead his army... He probably murdered his own younger brother, Juan, commander of the Papal armies and then abandonned his religious fonctions and became the new Gonfaloniere...

The reference I used was different : I added the dagger and the cardinal clothes. He just had his ring, but I wanted him as a cardinal (and that's more elegant than the shirt he wore on the picture x))

I'm sorry for the quality of the picture ; the portrait is really dark and it shone a lot when I scanned it. I fixed it with Photoshop ; anyway, I think that this image is faithful to the original drawing regarding contrasts and darkness. I'm sorry too because there won't be any WIP for this portrait, my camera is broken...
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:iconwalrus0archi:
walrus0archi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! You are alien! I love Borgias, I love you and I love your art!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahah, thanks !
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:iconillgowithyou:
illgowithyou Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No words.. this is insanely beautiful (and he's so handsome!)
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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Dietlinde Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww I can't stop staring at it...he's so damn handsome and you did a great job, especially with hair and eyes, I love it :heart: ! I can't believe it takes you only 32 hours :eyepopping:
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot ;)
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:iconkateebeez:
kateebeez Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Avail to buy?
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Already sold, sorry !
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:iconchartreuxxx:
chartreuxxx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Awesome.
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconrafroshorman:
Rafroshorman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
you're an art god <3 do you give online lessons on youtube or something? I'm really interested.
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ! Nope, sorry !
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:iconfairewench:
fairewench Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Breathtaking. I'll pose for you any time. Seriously gorgeous.
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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TheJediClone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Excellent!!! I loved that series...
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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sasukelova8976 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
AMAZING!!!!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again !
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:iconketakemoore:
KetakeMoore Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!! Absolutely stunning!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconketakemoore:
KetakeMoore Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconvon-amadeus:
Von-Amadeus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
You are incredible, I love your artwork. You're such an inspiration!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconlyllyy:
Lyllyy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Not your best, but really, really good!! ;))
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconlyllyy:
Lyllyy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
You're welcome :)
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:iconschnellart:
Schnellart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
unreal, love your detail, amazing work!!!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ! ;)
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eblouissant!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci !
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very impressive, beautifully drawn :D
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ! :D
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconmagicclare:
MagicClare Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Outstanding work, friend! I am amazed by your chiaroscuro! :rose:
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, absolutely amazing :) I love to hear that it's different from the reference - you've really made it your own :)
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For once, yeah, and I want to keep on this way for next portraits ;) Thanks !
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tacsitimea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Simply amazing!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconyuzuki666:
Yuzuki666 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This is amazing *__* great details, he looks like real Cesare!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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LucentAllure Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING! so fantastic! love it sooo much, you are so flippen talented its scary!
well done, amazing job, pure brilliance!.
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:iconsusanjo:
susanjo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
The detail and shading in this piece is amazing!! The skin tones are stunning!!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ;)
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:iconskippy-s:
Skippy-s Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great work, love the hair!:D
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconskippy-s:
Skippy-s Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome:)
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:iconmerovingian90:
Merovingian90 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply stunning! One of the best portraits on dA!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thanks a lot ! ;)
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