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Lucrezia Borgia by JessiBeans Lucrezia Borgia by JessiBeans
So I like to read Wikipedia, or rather, fall into black holes of reading connected entries on a tangent so that I lose time... "researching."  The Borgias were one such tangent, maybe because the show was coming out? (I started this that long ago)  Maybe not... Lucrezia is much maligned by history.  She may have been a cold temptress, she was definitely the bastard daughter of Pope Alexander VI (scandalous!), and her story is interesting either way. More on her here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucrezia… That period in Italian history is one of my favorites, too. 

This is Lucrezia imagined as a misfit Disney princess, a la Rapunzel.  I really wanted to paint gold hair with a crazy rim light and jello demon fairy things.  She has a companion piece, Joan the Mad, who may be done... some day. XD

This is based (kinda) on the only known painting of her as St. Catherine of Alexandria in a fresco by Pinturicchio, in the Sala dei Santi the Borgia apartments in the Vatican c. 1494: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Intuos 4
So long, over like a year.  Maybe like 3 weeks?
Image © J. Oyhenart-Ball, 2014
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Sara-Kuan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
amazing !!! Love the hair :O
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MalbonDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WOW that hair.  GORGEOUSSS.
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davincidiva Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student
The detail!! I'm dying over that hair.....love.....
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raho77 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Lovely !
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lucasgomes Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student
Amazing!Clap 
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ashprime Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
nice. i want modeling in 3d :)
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tartleigh Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I too have fallen into the Borgia wiki-hole, fascinating. Have you seen that Sarah Dunant has a book about them? =)
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saritaangel07 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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CassandraJames Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning!
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Waya-etsa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
First of all: gorgeous pic.  Secondly, the black hole your talking about is called taking a "wiki walk".
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