I'm going to scrap these soon, but I'm going to keep them in the gallery for a bit so people will have a chance to see them. Here are some sketches for Marcus Tullius Cicero and Clodia (or Claudia) Metelli, the protagonists of a novel I'm currently working on. One challenge in drawing someone as famous as Cicero was that even though there's a bunch of busts of him out there, none of them look exactly alike; also, all of them depict him in his fifties or sixties. Here, he's in his early forties. (I threw in a few chibi versions for the hell of it.) Clodia was a bit easier, since I could just make up what she looked like.
Him: "You can be sure I'm about to say something VERY scathing!"
Her: "Of course you are."
The original sketch can be found here. [link]