Eleonora di Toledo was a Spanish noblewoman who lived in the sixteenth century. She is considered as the first modern-style "first lady" in history. You can find more information about her in Wikipedia: [link]
Agnolo Bronzino, an Italian mannerist painter [link]
, depicted Eleonora more than once in his canvases.
One of those works illustrates the cover of a book I have on art. Over a weekend I spent on the sofa because I was feeling sick, I made a pencil and watercolour partial copy of the painting, primarily of the face and necklace. I used a tea-stained watercolour paper to draw on, I liked the contrast between the abstract-looking stains and the classical painting. I scanned the paper and added some more stains in Photoshop.
I hope I'm posting this in the right category, since eighty percent of the work was traditional. I also hope you enjoy it. Thank you for viewing! Copyright © Ersi Samara. All rights reserved.
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