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Falling from Grace by suburbanbeatnik Falling from Grace by suburbanbeatnik
This is for a project I'm working on with :iconsavivi:, about George and Jane Boleyn. It's called Falling from Grace, and expect to see it online sometime in 2010!

Here's a dramatic scene between George, Jane, and Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell has just told Jane something awful about George, the wheels are turning in her head, and George knows something disastrous has just occurred.

More to come!
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HypnoticRose Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning :love: what media did you use?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I used acrylics.
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HypnoticRose Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting... you have unique technique :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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DeLipurity Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i find the Boleyn and Tudor stories so fascinating. Beautiful drawing
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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greeneyes5 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
i love the wau you draw her dress. very beautiful)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you are truly great and I am definitely going to watch you
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Another terrific piece of work!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Istriel Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Oh my God !! Your art is so amazing ! You're very skilled and gifted ! I just love the way you color the clothes !
Is it color pencils ?

(PS : sorry for my english, I'm french ;))
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I use arylics, actually. :)
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lady-andra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
I so love this! Can't wait to see your entire project!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope I'll have time to work on it soon... I've been so busy lately.
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EifaRose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
The lines in your works make the pieces really stand our. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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EifaRose Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
You are welcome. :D
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome facial expression on George, by the way.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! What do you think he's thinking?
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
George: "CRAAAAAAAAAAP!"
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL!
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful, beautiful attention to detail! Though Jane's pose seems awkward to me. Like she's balancing on one foot. I guess her movements would be stiff because of her bodice. . .
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I see what you mean, but I think it would be OK if she were walking down a bit of a hill...

I really struggled with George's pose. I actually painted grass over his feet because I didn't want to paint them (plus Tudor shoes look goofy).
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Heehee. I think George came out well. I agree on the shoes. I think, from the waist up 15th-17th century menswear are pretty sexy . . . the rest . . . not so much. I've tried drawing those poofy pants and shoes . . . so goofy.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I wanted to make George as smokin' hot as possible, given what a reputation he had with the ladies. And keep his costume authentic. Painting all those slashes was kind of excruciating though.

Speaking of shoes, I think cavalier boots are pretty cool. I'm partial to men's fashion of the 1630s-1640s (the breeches were not as poofy as earlier periods), but then it got pretty awful with the introduction of petticoat breeches in the late 1650s. Definitely a "what were they thinking" moment.
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. I don't like those petticoat breeches. It's like a rhetorical "does this make me look fat?" question. Thunder thighs indeed. XD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Not to mention they were wearing pretty little skirts! I think only the movie Restoration has dared to show that particular fashion in all its hideous glory...
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
featured in my journal: [link]
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Blue-Hawk-Dreaming Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student Writer
Beautiful as usual! :clap:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Another Tudor delicacy!
And that worm of Thomas Cromwell, bleargh.

Just a few days ago I was thinking of your style, and wondering if you would be interested in doing a tutorial about your painting technique. What do you think?

Moreover, I'm reading a splendid book about Richard III (ops...yes, always him ^^): "RIII, the Maligned King" by Annette Carson. It's very good, I'd suggest it to you, if you're interested!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a great idea! Let me think about that. I'm sorry I was slow in getting back to you... I just moved to NY, and you know what moving is like... ugh!

I wish I knew what I did with the painting. I did everything at the last minute, and I think it's in storage somewhere. :P
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savivi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I so love this painting. I think it's the essence of our story.

Aaaah Jane! So mysterious and maligned. I can't wait!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so great to hear that-- yay! :D
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SethForeman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Every detail, every stroke = Amazing!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
BEAUTIFUL details. As always, your palette is so rich. :heart: Great expressions too, especially Jane's; she looks quite authentically disturbed.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I worked pretty hard on her expression, as you can tell. What do you think she's thinking about? :)
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temiel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well... to me, she looks like whatever she's thinking about is tinged with anger and sadness (the little red rim under the eyes makes it look like she's THIS close to crying). Since I'm remiss in my duties as a history geek and don't know NEARLY enough about George/Jane, I can't really extrapolate specifically what she might be thinking about, but I can tell you that George looks genuinely dumbfounded. ;)
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EmpressofHeaven Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
amazing as always!
just a question, do you hate Jane Boleyn?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
No I don't. There's very little evidence to support the vilification of her character that happened in the later 16th century. In fact, the persistent story that she accused her husband of incest is unsubstantiated by contemporary chroniclers, i.e. Chapuys.

Have you ever read the Jane Boleyn bio by Julia Fox? A lot is guesswork, but Fox takes what info there is and really examines it. A bit dry, but the appendix/annotations make up for it!
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EmpressofHeaven Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
hmm you got a point there, Chapuys invented all the crap about Queen Anne so i know he isnt a reliable source of information.

I have heard of Julia Fox! i really would like to see what she thinks about Jane. Joanna Denny (biographer for Queen Anne) referred to her when talking about Chapuys
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WandererRiha Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I do LOVE those overdone Tudor outfits!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
We both posted Tudor at the same time!

Oh my, her bodice. I love it. And her face is so beautifully tragic. One tiny bit of CC is that I think George's left arm is a tad too long, although that may have to do with the effect caused by the GIANT SHOULDERS OF DOOM!

I can't remember if I've asked you before, but I have you read The Tudor Tailor?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I noticed! That is so cool. :D

No, you're right about the arm. But by the time I realized it, I didn't feel like repainting it. The clothes do mask the difference, and the right arm is supposed to be bent... and my anatomy has always been a little goofy anyway. :P

The Tudor Tailor! Yes, I want that book so badly.
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Fabulous book.
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A-Phoenix-Muse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Oh yes, I'll bet I can guess knowing the history behind these two. This is lovely work. I added this to my favs, too. I really am amazed by your talent. :)
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