Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sketches of Rulers from Civilization V

So, I’m a ridiculous fan of the Civilization franchise. Not really a New Year’s resolution per se, seeing as I started this project in late December, but I’ve been doing a sketch of a historical ruler each day to work on my drawing skills. I won’t spam you with every single one on here, but here are a few of my favourites from the last week:


From left to right we have Maria Theresa of Austria, Otto von Bismarck of Germany, and Theodora of the Byzantines.

Imgur album with all the drawings, newest first, updated daily.

I originally picked historical rulers if only because there are so many paintings and photographs, depending on era, to use as reference, and then decided that the playable rulers of the Civilization franchise were as good a set as any other to work with. It’s certainly helping my drawing!