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Sprezzatura by Elf5 Sprezzatura by Elf5
There is absolutely no reason for this piece other than I wanted to draw Renaissance dresses. I've been watching "the Borgias" with Cloudy and we LOVE it. Aside from getting caught up in all the unhealthy family drama and the brilliance of the cinematography, it reminded me how much I love drawing period clothes. This was so much fun to draw, even with the girl in white and red's dress almost killing me. (It was originally gold and blue, but that reminded me so much of my old high school I resolved to change it, which turned out to be a painfully slow exercise in trial and error)

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Anyone who can tell me what the title of this piece means and why it's both appropriate and funny, gets a cookie. Cloudy, you can't play bc I'm pretty sure you know.
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Messie-Block Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
the Borgias rule ! I love them too <3 great job.
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Elf5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you! I an dieing for the next season!
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KiraRavenLupin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the dresses and the motion in this piece! I have no clue what Sprezzatura means, however. It sounds like a musical term to me, but, somehow, I'm doubting I'm right on that. You and Cloudy make it sound like something questionably funny. Lolz.
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Elf5 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thanks! No, it's isn't musical or dirty. Sprezzatura is something very positive and Italian.
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KiraRavenLupin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Like food? o.0 Lolz.
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Elf5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Eheheh No, not food.
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KiraRavenLupin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm stumped, then. I guess I'll go Google it. XP
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Elf5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Yes, Google it. It will come up.
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KiraRavenLupin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! :XD: I think we all practice Sprezzatura!
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Elf5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I know right? I want to import this word into English! It's so beautiful and fun to say! And the meaning is great! We don't have a word for that in English!
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