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clodia Pulchra by crayonmaniac clodia Pulchra by crayonmaniac
hello dear friends

Here is Clodia, the infamous sister of Clodius, party girl avant la lettre, seductress, strong woman with a will of her own suffering from a very bad reputation in the Roman society of her time (for instance she wore silk dresses that were totally transparent and left nothing to the imagination, our naughty Clodia)

Total hours in photoshop with my beloved wacom : 17. Once again no special brush used, all skin blemishes, pores and details have been done with either burn or dodge but I kept it much lighter than in clodius.
I had difficulties finding a good roman hairstyle, so I came up with this one, the republic did not have those extravagant hairdos like during the empire period.
I updated the face today, i like her better and added pearls


I dedicate this to my dear friend :iconfeliane: who is always there for me and my art, she has been waiting long enough to get her own CM painting. Hope you like her sweetie

Thank you all for comments, faves and support and please full view for all the details

Here is my portrait of her brother Clodius
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah yes, I remember Cicero had some rather choice words to say about her when defending Caelius! NOT a woman to mess about with! Also, great work, I like the glow on the jewellery :D !
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much :hug: and happy holidays :santa:
ah... a lover of antiquity, just like me then!
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D ! Absolutely, a huge fan! And Merry Christmans to you too Christmas- Deerling !
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incubusalpha Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
An elegant and beautiful rendition! I'm intrigued by her soft yet confident smile and the detail of her earring. On another note, I was reading about her scandalous father's political career, which is rather amusing. However, I was unable to find further information on Clodia. I read she was married briefly to Octavian/Augustus but the marriage was never even consummated. Could you point me to any historical sources which reference her? I'm in a Rome-obsessed phase at the moment lol. Thank you and keep up the excellent work!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for your nice words
i am rome obsessed all my entire life, i read every book on rome i can find
my sources for the famous clodia are in fact the books by steven saylor, the most excellent roma sub rosa series, great high standing detectives but so well and thouroughly researched, they make excellent reading, i can highly recommend them
clodia will well painted there, very complex figure
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iaiusjello Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I love this piece! It's so nice to see a late republican portrayal of a Roman woman, instead of one from the high empire with those ridiculous bewigged hairstyles. I confess to knowing enough about Clodia thanks to my distaste for her brother, but from what I can glean from Catullus, she does seem like a prototypical puella docta whose extravagant lifestyle earned the ire of certain traditionalists. In that sense, she's similar to my favorite Roman littératreuse, Julia the daughter of Augustus. I read an interesting book comparing the Clodias and Julias of the Roman world with the Cornelia mater Gracchorums--the former were criticized for their culture and education while the latter was praised, because Clodia and Julia learned Hellenistic literature and dance for their own pleasure while Cornelia only learned it in order to teach her (male) children. What a double standard. Although both of them also suffered for their hedonistic reputation (like the transparent silk), it's also because they were doing it in a way that transgressed expectations: aristocratic girls only existed to cement family arrangements and give birth, how dare they have some fun! Blargh.

Anyway, this is amazing. I am wondering if you'd ever consider doing a similar thing for Julia (although one would have to be careful to find a sculpture that actually depicts her, as most of the putative Julia sculptures actually show Octavia--I only know of one or two really solid identifications). The hair would be easy though, as the nodus hairstyle is extremely well attested.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sheesh you are very knowledgeable, i fancy myself a connaisseur of all things roman but you sure your roman girls
thanks, i am glad you find her adequate
I would love to do more roman pieces, my love for rome is only second to my love for painting in the art world
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iaiusjello Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I'm glad to hear that! I can link you to a few sculptures/coins that would give you some idea of what Julia looks like, if you'd be interested in drawing her!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
link please,i have a huge list of paintings to make first but I would love to do julia, thank you
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mizuki-nee-chan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
what do you use, i.e sai gimp ect.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
photoshop
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
She turned out beautiful.:love:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks an oldie, not loved but i added pearls, oh my, am i glad to see you sweetie, i missed you and i was worried about you, is your back better hon?
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ManFromAbora Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Careful CM! Once you start updating older works, you'll soon be doing them all as you improve your skill, and soon you'll be carrying around a Mona Lisa for twenty years still working at it!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i only added pearls, sorry
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Writer
A wonderful work dear C... :blowkiss:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks an old one dear friend
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:iconnikon-aj:
NIKON-AJ Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011   Photographer
Can not resist Italian Beauty !!!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
even if it is an antiquity lol, thanks
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NIKON-AJ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Photographer
Si
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:icondevonhants:
devonhants Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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Samima Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!!!:clap:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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:iconlivelife92:
Livelife92 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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:iconiaiusjello:
iaiusjello Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
So THIS is Lesbia. I see why Catullus found her enthralling.

This is extremely well done. Have you ever considered drawing Julia, daughter of Augustus? She's my favorite.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, so glad someone like it, this roman series is not popular but I appreciate it when someone does, thanks
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:iconiaiusjello:
iaiusjello Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Unpopular? Blah. Well, if you draw more, I'll be certain to appreciate each and every Roman piece you do.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, we are the elite on DA lol, the roman lovers, few of us, but we mean it!
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eskimokisses1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
beautiful, she looks very calm =]
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh thanks for loving my clodia, she needs all the love she can get here, thanks
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eskimokisses1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
thats okay =]
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Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Stunning portrait Tine :wow: !!! And just really love the hair ;) !!! Fabulous paintwork as always :clap: !! :huggle:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
bedankt erik, ik apprecieer het want deze is verre van populair, you win some you lose some denk ik
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Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ach lieve Tine, niet ieder paintwork dat we doen is even populair als het andere ;) !!! Het gaat ook gewoon om het plezier en de leercurve :woohoo: !!! Just keep the WACOM warm ;) !!! :D
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Featured this one, too! :nana:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for being nice to an unpopular girl sweetie, I appreciate it
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Unpopular girls don't get DD's... :nana: So it is I who must thank you for being so nice to me, silly ...your poor, DD-less, elf-lovin' friend in the States... :ashamed:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I meant clodia not me hon
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Oh... well in that case, never mind :ashamed:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you are such a multitasker hon, your demanding job, your 6 kids, your friendships here, it is normal sometimes
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
No excuse, though... must try harder to keep up with my sugar smacks :smooch:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
silly
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cery beautiful as always,love the warm colors and the details!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you are too sweet, I need the favs here my friend
I am working on something special now, hope to post it end of the week, will be your kind of think, a stylish hottie in a city scape
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh thanks doc, glad to see you
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