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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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:iconmessie-block:
the Borgias rule ! I love them too <3 great job.
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:iconelf5:
Thank you! I an dieing for the next season!
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KiraRavenLupin 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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:iconelf5:
Thanks! No, it's isn't musical or dirty. Sprezzatura is something very positive and Italian.
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KiraRavenLupin Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Like food? o.0 Lolz.
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:iconelf5:
Eheheh No, not food.
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KiraRavenLupin Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm stumped, then. I guess I'll go Google it. XP
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:iconelf5:
Yes, Google it. It will come up.
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KiraRavenLupin Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! :XD: I think we all practice Sprezzatura!
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:iconelf5:
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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