Happy Valentine's day, everyone! I moved, as well as finishing up two major book projects, and as a breather I did this. Here's everyone's favorite fucked up Roman couple, Clodia Pulchra and Marcus Tullius Cicero. Over the years I've drawn these two, a surprising number of people have told me they've shipped them too. They make an irresistible couple. They seem like complete opposites; she's the aristocratic hedonist, he's the jumped-up scholarly politico; but they're both arrogant navel-gazers who strive to be the cleverest person in the room. And then, when it all goes pear-shaped, they try to kill each other and destroy their families. TRUE LOVE I tell you!
I'm not sure when this tender moment would have happened, but I imagine it happened during the period of their almost-engagement, as alluded to by Plutarch.
Other sketches of C&C: [link][link][link]