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Yes, this is yet another Disney villain. I figured I should give Frollo from "Hunchback of Notre Dame" a whirl- why not give the old guy a set of more authentic 15th century clothing? (Well- more or less authentic. Most of my details are from "English Costume from the Early Middle Ages Through the Sixteenth Century" by Iris Brooke.) He's wearing another chaperon, like my Richard III [link] , and a somewhat old-fashioned robe (by 1485 standards) with long flowing sleeves.
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speckledwanderer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Beautiful! I love the detail and how he looks rather delicate yet sinister.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting him in more period-accurate clothing! I wasn't quite sure what was going on with his Chinese!Jafar-esque duds in the movie. But this looks absolutely superb. I really like how the clothing emphasizes his thinness. And so much of his character seems to come out in the hand positioning and his face! Lovely job. This rocks my socks off.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed Frollo's wierd costume design (but then, Disney isn't really known for their period details). Glad you like it so much! :D
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TigerBlack62 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love him 8D
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Yaminoeyes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Not what I imagined from the book, but damn impressive!
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EnnaSilme Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
GOSH!!! This is... COOL!!!!! I'm gonna fave it. :) I read the book right now, and I like Claude Frollo quite a lot! He is such an interesting character... I have allways been attracted about bad guys. :D Your picture is perfect!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks- I'm so glad you like it! This was supposed to be movieverse Frollo, but I'm glad you think he fits the book too. :)
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Lupinne Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
His hands! Ach, such a great hands:)
It reminds me some renaissance portaits...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much... I'm so glad you like it!
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm telling you, it's one of the best Frollo fanart I've seen so far.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks! :D

By the way, I love your icon. It reminds me of a young Irene Papas.
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, I wish!!! My hair is certainly short (as was Papas' in the film "Electra") but I don't really look like a proud queen of ancient Sparta! :-)
I love your work (but you know that, you're a professional) and I wonder if it's you in the avatar.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! No, it's not me... it's a detail from the first book cover I ever did, several years ago... [link] .... I've thought of using others, but I'm having trouble reducing my pics to the size demanded by dA. :P
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Gee, you won't believe this, I just saw that I haven't answered this comment!... :O
Wonderful cover! Reducing your pics to dA size? C'mooooon! Has it ever occured to you that you are BIGGER THAN LIFE??? :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D If you want to know what I look like, I'm the girl on the far right (except my hair is short with bleached bits now)... [link]
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
OK then, let me rephrase that: your smile is bigger than life. :D
You truly have the face of an illustrator, and that's a compliment, mind you. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D By the way, just what does the "face of an illustrator" look like? ;P
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blackat81 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
My first thought was "Dude who put Frollo in an Indian turban?!" then I saw the whole thing and had a total "oooooh" moment. XD

Very, very nice job! Although I always thought Frollo's robes were pretty much accurate for the time, with maybe a tweak or two. Besides, he's a judge in the movie and the dress is different from his arch-deacon stuff in the book.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I know they're not so bad in the movie (esp. compared to Esmeralda's 1860s Italian peasant wear) but I'm anal about costuming stuff, and Frollo's 1620s ruff and bizarre Chinese mandarin looking shoulder wings really makes me shake my head a bit. Hence, the sketch... anyway, glad you like it! :)
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
I think I've seen the book you referred to, and a few similar ones. My frustration is finding books that refer to other medieval European cultures besides England. (You'd think they were the only people who wore clothing back then, when it comes to reference books.) Thus far, only the Osprey Publishing books have been my help. Any suggestions?

Of, and of course, I do like this illustration of yours...needless to say. *smiles*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that's a good question. I am so not familiar with medieval clothing... for me, even having ANY reference books about medieval costume at all is an improvement over what I had a few years ago (i.e., no medieval reference books, period). If I were to get more serious about medieval stuff- like, early fifteenth century France, for starters- I would start looking for Joan of Arc bios and books about the Limbourg brothers and anything from the time in question, and going from there.

And the Osprey books are awesome. I found that their books about the ancient world (The Assyrians, Rome's Enemies, etc) are especially good. Anyway, I hope that helps!
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NorthwestMarmot Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
I honestly can't understand what women see in him. :)
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Jealous?... He's only ink and paper...
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Susannaaaa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Yay for Frollo, and yay for your fashion-geekery. He is v. v. stern, and I approve.
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