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The Marquis de Sade by suburbanbeatnik The Marquis de Sade by suburbanbeatnik
Another commission for :iconjadexmara:, this time depicting the Marquis de Sade in 1760, when he was a dashing young officer, and before his hard-partying lifestyle caught up with him (and his figure).

There's nothing like painting pretty 18th century boys, that's for sure.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not an Anne Rice fan, but I do love that film. It's probably one of the best vampire films made lately. <3
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Beautifully done! I'm going to have to commission a piece soon! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! Are you still interested in commissioning something from me? I have a few slots opening up soon.
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I am, but can't afford to right now due to some unexpected health problems...in a few months I can manage it, or whenever you're able to after that. Thanks! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope you're feeling better now. So perhaps in March, then?
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Yup! :)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very well done, I like it
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
That is awesome! Seriously, I adore your historical drawings. Your attention to detail and historical accuracy is wonderful. Those clothes! My goodness! And I love that you draw more obscure historical figures who are interesting and not always well known in pop culture.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! As you can tell, I really dig getting all the small niggly details of historical costumes right. 'Tis fun! :)
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
And very satisfying to your history-loving fans, too! :-)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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jadexmara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Squee! I'm still thrilled with how it turned out. Gotta love a man in uniform!

And yes, once upon a time (according to the only existing portrait of him, at least) he actually would have looked pretty much like... this.
^^ ...that and being rich prolly explains a lot.

One thing I've always wondered, though, is why camo took so long to catch on. Wouldn't a uniform like this be like walking around wearing a target?
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
You have to keep in mind how battles were conducted was different too. Guerrilla tactics were almost never used in formal warfare, so blending in with the surroundings wasn't a priority. If I remember correctly, the way battles worked was basically that the two sides lined up facing each other and started shooting. That's it. It didn't matter if their uniforms made the noticable - no one was in any doubt about where they were, anyway.
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WandererRiha Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Every age had its fabulously dressed young men, but I think the 18th c takes the cake. Lets hear it for the maccaroni!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmmm, yes. Delicious, delicious macaroni...
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WandererRiha Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD So wrong.
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