Aha, it’s long overdue for me to post this somewhere - an amazing commission I ordered from the lovely Laura (bioatomic.tumblr.com and @bioatomic on twitter)! I wanted there to be more Potemkin art. (plus a little bonus in my secret ship, eheh.)
La comtesse Skavronskaia (1796). Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842). Oil on canvas. Louvre Museum.
The artist, fleeing the Revolution in 1789, then traveled in Europe. She lived in Russia from 1795 to 1801, painting the nobles of St. Petersburg, including the Countess Catherine Vasilyevna Skavronskaia (1761-1829), queen of honor of the Empress Catherine II, and mistress of Potemkin.
Admittedly, I’m not confident about the way this came out. It looked a lot nicer in my head. Honestly though, I was so fed up with trying to get it to look nice without cleaning up the sketch (because the cleanup process sometimes sucks the joy out of working on my pictures.)
tldr; It’s late, I have an exam tomorrow, I’m cranky and I just want to post something people might like so I can be happy.
Potemkin and Bedman. Oh and there’s no rhyme or reason to this picture. Make something up I guess.