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From Cardinal To Duke by KristinaGehrmann From Cardinal To Duke by KristinaGehrmann
© Kristina Gehrmann
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Cesare to Michelotto
Juny 25th 1497
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As you already know, my brother Juan is the reason for everything going wrong. I am a cardinal and thus I cannot follow my true destiny, id est, being a conqueror. The might of the Borgia has to be extended in Europe; the mercenaries of the Orsini would follow me as their duke.
You know your instructions, my faithful Michelotto, I'll entrust you with it all.


Michelotto to Cesare
Juny 29th 1497
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Your wish is an order, my lord. Alone I know your future might; serving you is everything I desire, even if my hands become bloodstained.


Cesare to Michelotto
July 10th 1497
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Fine! Do it next week. Donna Vannozza will be holding a dinner in her garden, I'll be expecting you there at 10 pm.


Michelotto to Cesare
July 17th 1497
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My beloved lord, everything went as you wished. Juan didn't foresee anything. When he took his horse and rode away towards the setting sun, I followed him silently together with a few thugs. We caught him up in the village; he was surprised to meet me.
His young face lit by the pale moonlight only, an image of fear. He had no time to fight; I finished it all quickly and after it, we threw the corpse into the Tiber. I guess a fisherman saw us - note me, if I should see about it.
In love with you forever, my lord. Your faithful assassin Don Michelotto Corella



Photoshop 7 & Painter
Time: Don't know
Reference used: Photos of my hands, to get the hands right
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VampPrincessNicolett Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
I love this piece!!! I knew it the second I saw it cause I fell in love with it back when it was on Elfwood!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I have featured this lovely deviation here [link] :)
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Chaobaby7 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
The black haired man is sexy:heart:
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Shadowgrail Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
your artwork truely has this wonderful storybook quality to it all. it's great.
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Darkenlite Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
What story is this based on? Just read the description and I would like to read more.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The story is based on a true event: in summer of 1497, Juan Borgia, Duke of Gandia, was murdered and his corpse was found in the Tiber. He was son of Pope Alexander VI., and member of the Borgia family who ruled Rome from 1492 to 1503.
But it is not certain that his brother Cesare Borgia was responsible for that murder. So my description is actually fictional.
It's known though, that Cesare Borgia had a friend named Michelotto/Miguel da Corella, who was an assassin, murdering people for his lord Cesare.
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venuslove Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
lovely and kinda smexy too
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Murasaki-Mary Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Nice interpretations of these historical figures. I have a feeling you've heard, seen, or maybe even read the manga Cantarella by You Higuri and maybe got some inspiration for the character designs from there? It's a good manga, but I stoped reading after about 3 volumes. It was getting too adult for me. X3 Maybe I'll just give myself a couple more years. XD
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, that's my favorite manga =D
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Murasaki-Mary Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
That's so cool! The art is gorgeous :heart: I knew I was right. X3
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Mona-san Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
wow... ein cantarella fanart *freu* ist echt wahnsinnig toll geworden :D :+fav:
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sphere-tuner Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
Absolutely gorgeous. Haven't read the manga, but I love the historical Cesare Borgia, and the portayal in your letters in the description of his relation with Michelotto is magnificent!
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NenjasStock Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
Nice!
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Damster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the lightning in this one, it's got such an eerie feel to it! The calm expression of the guy with the sword to his throat is so cool :D
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Neversense Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
Gorgeous...I especially love the background. It's just so captivating and beautiful.
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Lelablue Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent! I love Cantarella! :love:
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kettil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
Very 'professional' look... appealing!
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Jetsam42 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
Nice pic!
Cantarella ist ein echt lesenswerter Manga, auch von der künstlerischen Seite recht gut! Find ich zumindest....
Und Dein Bild ist echt toll!
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SarahTsukimi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Wow, this is very good. Is it inspired by Cantarella [You Higuri]?
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. :aww: That's my favourite manga.
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SarahTsukimi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Cool! I'm reading the manga too, the German version, and was quite surprised to see Michelotto here on your page. He was the one that caught my eye because of his mask. I never thought I would see him on dA, lol.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Cool *_* I'm reading the german version too. Cannot wait to see the next volumes :drool: You Higuri draws so... sexy guys!
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SarahTsukimi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
*nods* You Higuri sure knows how to draw bishounen! :D I'm glad I can read German because there are almost no manga in the Netherlands.
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ito-kun Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
*anbet* T_T <3
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imadoki Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Ohh I love the warm color scheme, as always. The sword is especially appealing to me, for some reason.
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trishna87 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! I love the detailing u put into it! The faces are awesome too! And i especially love the BG. Great stuff :D
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aera Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Nice details and coloring. I love the roses in the background very much o.O The faces need some work though, somehow it looks like the eyes are a bit too narrow. But I guess I'm just too much influenced by manga XD

Aera >'_'<
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littlesu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another really pretty drawing and the colours make it lok so authentically real. I love it nice job
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skorned-wolfe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
The detail is this is amazing and the colors you chose go very well together. The figures are also drawn very nicely, sorry I can't think of anything to critique.
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twosilverstars Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Very lovely painting, i really like the roses :aww: I like how you used similar colours to your watercolours, but they are much more intense.
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RoninGaleria Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
good quality image.
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YoYoJimbo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
This is really beautiful work, as is all of the rest of yours. If I were to critique one thing it may be the hands on the figure in the foreground, they look slightly large as compared to the rest of him.
Nice work !
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alatherna Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
amazing coloring and shading, I really love it X3
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Densuo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm overwhelmed by the sheer color. everything is vivid in a soft way. Its all so full of class. This is just great. the only thing that strikes me as odd is the swords handle. This is great stuff!
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spiderlady Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
I really like the way you painted this picture. The choice of colors is very lovely.
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purevil Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
UR gallery is super beautiful...

:D
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IceCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005  Student Photographer
höhö, ich wusste gleich beim Thumbnail dass das Cantarella ist *g*
toll - endlich mal ein gutes Fanart.. ich find vor allem die Details im Hintergrund sehr schön gemacht :heart:
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IceCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005  Student Photographer
Ich liebe sie... und brauche unbedingt Band 6, raaaar... O___o
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Danke ^_^ Gut zu wissen, dass auch andere die Serie noch kennen *.*;
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Vegetya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
that's great, wonderful colours, and I love the roses is the background:clap:
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MayYeo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Woa, I love the intense tones on this one!! It's kinda different from your other paintings, but it has the lovely touch of yours. The face of the black haired guy is gorgeous (Hey, wait, isn't it the story about the turkish prince-something?) . The details are exquisite, so the roses! Oh my! Great job T__T
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WhiteGirlsOnDrugs Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
Looks nice beautiful colors, nice detail also.
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Viveka Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
holy moly! This is so cool! I always love the intricate detail you put into yours works... it's like a 'maidith' trademark :) Brilliant pic... I adore your colouring skills!
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map Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
Wow, this is not really your normal style right?
Cool
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Laine-O Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist
Wow, this is really beatiful! I like the skill in your coloring and the color scheme. ^^
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
Gorgeous. I love the colors. And the sword. And the textures you bring to the fabrics. Oh, and the guys aren't too bad-looking either! ;)
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005   Digital Artist
I'm really impressed by your handle on colors and lighting. Everything looks rich and wonderfully lit, and really draws you into the story you outline there. The backlights and the lights by the cardinal/duke's hands via the crystal thing look really fantastic, too. Great stuff.
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purplerose Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005   Photographer
Very nice, love the colors as always.
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crazydrfaustus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
Very nice, i like the floating orb, it fills me with glee! ^^
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
I'm a tad confused as to what this is a piture of, but I do know that the colors are just wonderful.
The colors are just full of so much life!!! It's beautiful!
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