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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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LadyCastlemaine 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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suburbanbeatnik Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Chances were pretty high he did; chaperons were a common style in the 1400s.
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RedCyan Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm a Ricardian too and love this so much! Fantastic and beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconladyjafaria:
I don't know much about Richard III but this is well-done. And I hate on principle that he was given such a crappy reputation. I hate Historical Villain Upgrades.

Of course, since one of my favorite people in history was given a rather huge and undeserved one, that's to be expected.
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suburbanbeatnik Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Historical Villain Upgrade is right! He is pretty interesting. Hard to believe he was only king for two years.

What do you think of the possibility that they might have found his body after all these centuries?
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:iconladyjafaria:
I haven't heard it; honestly I am not that up on English history apart from the Elizabethan era.
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suburbanbeatnik Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? It's been all over the news lately. Here you go: [link]
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Richard III always was my most favourite english King!
Very well done!
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suburbanbeatnik Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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