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Mona Vance
Leonardo Da Vinci

Mona Vance

This one was the first piece I did for PC Gamer, The Mona Vance. It was an interesting challenge. Mona is such an icon the anything that isn't Mona herself, just isn't mona if you see what I mean.
I figured the best way to approach it was to get the style and colouring as close as I could and hope that the pose would carry it.  For reference I took a load of shots using Gary's Mod, which was really useful, as well as shots from in-game.  For shading the face I used the photoshop equivalent of the sfumato technique Leonardo used,  a gradual fading into shadow using black.

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