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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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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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Stanbos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahah, thanks !
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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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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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Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot ;)
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kateebeez Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Avail to buy?
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Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Already sold, sorry !
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chartreuxxx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Awesome.
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Stanbos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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