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Richard III by suburbanbeatnik Richard III by suburbanbeatnik
I did this portrait of Richard III for a friend of mine who is an avid Ricardian. I knew very little about anything medieval when I started it, so it definitely was a learning experience for me. I wanted to go for an almost Albrecht Durer like effect with the drawing; I also took pains to give the guy a hat that wasn't the one you see in the usual portraits.
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Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You captured very well that look of slightly mournful austerity that he always seemed to have in his portraits.
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Cormael Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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Atanapotnia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous. And yes, I can see the Durer influence....wonderful job!
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Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Love the hat! Did you know that the tudor propaganda artists added a hunchback to his portrait AFTER it was painted :<. (They took it off though XD )
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Atanapotnia Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is just beautiful.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
 It greatly amuses me that one can type in 'Richard III' on deviantART and be greeted with a veritable sounder of Gloucesters, yet can type in 'Edward IV' and find only video game characters (also SPARKLY VAMPIRES) at the other end; one would think that a king described as one of the handsomest princes of his age, tall, strong, warlike would get at least a few fangirl pin-ups at least even these days!

 On a more serious note this is a very fine image and that is a remarkably silly hat! (that it is authentic period fashion just goes to prove that fashion has always been a thing of the moment and little else).:D (Big Grin) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It doesn't help the most famous surviving portrait of Edward makes him look like a dumpy accounting major, though. The surviving portraits of Richard are more appealing, so he has that going for him.

Hey, I like chaperons! Colin Firth looked really dashing wearing one in The Advocate. :-P
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
 Give me the pointy Robin Hood number any day!Robin and Marian-Aniv Present 

 I do agree that His Grace Edward IV was poorly-served by his portraits and suspect that one has to look to portraits of his grandson Henry VIII to get an idea of his sheer physical presence (the two do seem to have borne a resemblance to one another and I suspect that the resemblance would have been still greater had Harry Octavius shared his grandfather's fertility).
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LadyCastlemaine Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this! I am interested in historical clothing and I'd been wondering whether Richard ever wore one of these 'towel hats'.
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