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Here's something from the archives-- I realized that I never posted it online before, and since it's Ancient History Month on my blog, it seemed appropriate. It's one of the illustrations I did for "Beyond Heaving Bosoms: the Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels," published by Touchstone Fireside for Simon & Schuster. It's a hilarious book by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan, and you can buy it here: [link]

This pic depicts stereotypical frumpy romance reader, Mavis, who ogles a Roman statue. Art history nerds might recognize it as the statue of Marcellus the Younger (one of Augustus's nephews) from the Louvre. [link] I thought of using David, but that was kind of cliche-- and personally I think Marcellus was much cuter.

"Mavis and the romance heroines," another "Beyond Heaving Bosoms" illustration, can be seen here. [link]
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist
This is hilarious! The expression on her face is just classic. :XD: "Hel-LO MARCELLUS! ZOWIE!" XD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha, ha. Oh Mavis, you poor dear. I imagine that's the first time you've ever seen such a manly thing as that. Lol, lovely work as always dear. You have a talent for cross-hatching. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, dear Mavis... It probably is. :XD:

Thank you! :)
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
XD

Most welcome! :)
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