Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death. Marlowe has often been described as a spy, a brawler, a heretic and a homosexual, as well as a “magician”, “duellist”, “tobacco-user”, “counterfeiter” and “rakehell.”
is this really the babyface that launched a thousand ships?
Genre High’s Fantasy option! I chose to go FULL FILIGREE DIAPHANOUS ELF BULLSHIT because why the hell not. i have the power.
Changing the visual style a bit for the remaining portraits adding gradients the bottoms of them all ala Persona. Gonna necessitate edits on the ones I’ve already done but writing the game script will be easier if the portraits are centered. Let’s face it, I need all the short cuts I can get.
Portrait of Russian artist Ivan Bilibin (1901) by Boris Kustodiev.
I was remiss in not posting this with my last Bilibin reblog! It’s always a trip to think Russian vampire Keanu Reeves made those gorgeous illustrations.