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At last, finished. My greatest work during the last few months.

Richard III Plantagenet (1452 - 1485), the most controversial king of England and my great artistic inspiration. One of my favourite characters in history.
Months of detailed research, including a journey to England, make my fascination with this man grow from day to day. This is my personal tribute to him.

The image of Richard you see here is quite different from, for instance, the one in The National Portrait Gallery, because it is based on a dream about him, which I had some time ago. It was one of the most remarkable, unusual dreams in my entire life. And my aim was to draw Richard as similar to the man who spoke to me in that alternative reality, as possible. Since nowadays there aren't any known portraits of him painted during his lifetime, I dare to suspect that maybe this particular image from my dream is the closest to what Richard was really like. ^^

I hope that he himself would like it. :blackrose:

The media used here are HB, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B and 8B pencils with a bit of charcoal. No picture used as a base, only what I have remembered from a dream. The details of the clothes are made up by me.


Dedicated to king Richard III and the Ricardians from all over the world.
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RedCyan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lovely!
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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Yorkistgirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Well done!!!!
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'd probably draw him better now, as I wasn't skilled enough during the time I created this particular portrait. But I'm glad you like it :)
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Yorkistgirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Every effort is worth of commenting.
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! Perhaps I'll try to draw him again, according to the face reconstructed from his skull, when I'll have enough time.
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Yorkistgirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Good luck with that.
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. I expect it'll be fun.
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Yorkistgirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm sure it will. Richard is something which you'll never grow tired...
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was such a cool guy!
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Indeed he was. Totally underrated as a monarch.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed!
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tmpfan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Nice. I love other people's historical obsession too. I don't feel so alone in that regard.
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I humbly thank you :) It's been a while since I have become obsessed with Richard III and he's still one of the most important historical characters for me. Since no reliable likeness of his exists, I've decided to draw him the way I see him. :)
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acid-drinker Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
:wow: Niesamowity kawał dobrej roboty :)
Świetne.. widać że pochłonęło wiele godzin :peace:
:heart:
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Dziękuję. :bow: Starałam się narysować takiego Ryszarda, jaki mi się przyśnił... Wierzę, że właśnie tak wyglądał za życia. ^^
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acid-drinker Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Też tak sądzę :)
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WingsandRings Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Whoo! Ricardians!!

Great portrait. :)
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :) :bow:
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LadyMortiana Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Wow :wow: Perfekcja. Kiedy człowiek patrzy na Twoje prace i zdaje sobie sprawę, ile wkładasz w nie serca... Nic, tylko wpadać w zachwyt :)
Niezmiernie mi się podoba ten portret.
A skojarzenie z Severusem nasunęło mi się dopiero po przeczytaniu powyższych komentarzy ^^

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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Dziękuję pięknie. :bow: :hug: Trudno było odtworzyć wszystkie szczegóły z pamięci, ale chyba dałam radę. :D I masz rację, kawał mojego serca jest w tej pracy. ;)
W sumie, Snape to nie jest takie złe skojarzenie :devilish: i możnaby się nawet doszukiwać wspólnych cech u obu tych postaci. Ale to już inna bajka. ^^
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MissCath Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ładnie... Właśnie skojarzył mi się ze Snapem z HP :P. Ale dobra robota! :thumbsup:
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
To może po prostu podobny typ urody. ;) Dzięki. :) Strasznie długo nad tym pracowałam - co trochę przerywał mi jakiś egzamin. :P
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BezpruderyjnaAsFuck Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Wygląda niemal jak Alan Rickman XD
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Lady-CaT Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Może trochę. :) Nawet nie pomyślałam o tym wcześniej.
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