Brush pen + watercolor splashes
Wanted it to have a “Beware the Ides of March” vibe. Red for blood, and purple for–essentially–why he was killed: Acting a tad too king-like for the tastes of some. Maybe it was more that he was a legit populist who threatened the power of a senatorial elite? Maybe both. I dunno.
Originally I’d planned to have precisely 23 splashes of color–one for each time he was stabbed. But for technical reasons that didn’t work out. Let’s pretend it did, tho, because it would have been a kinda cool artistic-historical twist.