This is the inked version of Rossetti, Hunt and Millais, based on the very first Pre-Raph cartoon sketch I did. Which is this:
This is the extremely rough drawing I did, trying to come up with looks for the boys. You can see, floating around the page, little diagrams of face-shapes, eyes and noses (!)
I looked at old photographs and portraits to try to see what their most prominent features were.
For instance, Rossetti had these giant, heavy-lidded eyes:
|Rossetti, painted by William Holman Hunt.|
With eyes big enough to be in a
shoujo manga comic...
|"Raine, I will personally come over and pose for you...|
Shall we say, sevenish?"
Rossetti, photographed by Lewis Carroll.
(That in itself is a cartoon waiting to happen.)
|"Oy vey. A cartoon. Grrrreeeaaaat..."|
|But he had a great lionish head of hair.|
|Sideburns in progress. Another profile photo.|
What a surprise...
Coming up next: We meet some of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood!