After fleeing as a teenager from the rising unrest in Tsarist Russia, Viktor Nikiforov quickly assumes a shining role in the new craze of “moving pictures” that sweeps across the world. A talented dancer, singer, actor and wit, the “Exiled Prince” became a heartthrob and personification of the break from conformity that came in the wake of the Great War.
One day he hears a familiar voice on the wireless; a stray recording of a young actor reciting one of his most famous speeches that rekindles an old memory.
… Because that 1920s au.
Quick doodle before bed. I just wanted to draw Victor as Valentino tbh.