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Kia - porque también somos lo que hemos perdido

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Art: Narcissa's Crown of Thorns

Artist: Kia
Medium: pencil, Photoshop
Rating: G
Inspiration: Portrait of Ginevra de’Benci, by Leonardo da Vinci

Novel-length notes: This is a bit of a rush job since I took up the challenge after I realised that my not entirely serious solution to the Boucher's Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1759) was a tad too simple and not working at all.

I didn't went for the obvious character portrayal here, because the Ginevra in the original painting has such blank eyes and joyless expression that it didn't felt right to adapt this with Ginny. I chose Narcissa, because like the original Ginevra in Leonardo's painting she strikes me as someone who might be trapped in a marriage of convenience, someone who is most likely to adapt a blank stare and a joyless, snobbish facial expression. In some major way I also consider this portrait a sequel to this drawing of Narcissa. Before and after, so to speak.

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Your background is really cool! I love the way that the crown blends into the background so that it is almost invisible.

I think you made the right decision about doing this of Narcissa. The blank stare is just so creepy, and it really fits the way I see her in canon too. Poor woman...

Nice detail around the eyes, eyebrows, and the bridge of her nose too. :)
The detail in the face is very nice. Doesn't look like a rush job, to me. ;)

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