Jane Austen

Jane Austen Miniprints!

October 20, 2016
Here are the three miniprints available through the Jane Austen coloring book Kickstarter--the second and third ones will be included free with every physical copy of the book!

These illustrations are also included in the coloring book as line art. You can see the ink illustrations here! For the miniprints, I decided to color the illustrations and remove the linework for a minimalist look. I tried to choose color schemes that, while not being too "matchy-matchy", blend well when displayed together.
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Of course the first quote is from Pride & Prejudice! It's in autumnal colors, as this scene takes place in September or October. And, of course, astute Janeites will notice the color of Mr. Darcy's coat as a subtle homage to another--albeit movie adaptation--quote. :)
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The second quote is from Mansfield Park. It comes near the end of the book when Edmund and Fanny are about to get their happily-ever-after, so I decided to show them stargazing--this time undistracted by any pernicious Crawfords!
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The third miniprint features a quote from Emma to Frank Churchill during the memorable strawberry picking party at Donwell Abbey. I love the body language of the two characters and the way the bright, fresh, summery colors turned out!

The Kickstarter campaign still has a bit under two weeks before it's over, so if you'd like a copy of these prints, you can back the project--or share it with your Austen-loving friends!

Northanger Abbey's fickle Isabella is convinced this is the only coloring book for her:

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Illustration Friday: Harvest

October 17, 2016

It's been a while since I've submitted to Illustration Friday, but this week's topic, "Harvest", fits well with this illustration from George and the Dragonvine of George and his mother finishing the harvest and preparing the garden for winter. My sister and I just did this--hauling squash and cucumber vines out of the garden, that is, not dragonvines!--and it's a pretty prickly job. I think I should have drawn my characters wearing gloves!

In other news, my Jane Austen coloring book Kickstarter is over 340% funded--WOW! We've reached a couple of stretch goals, so now all coloring books will come with two mini art prints! I'll post those up on the blog soon, or hop over to the Kickstarter campaign's update page for a preview!

Mr. Collins thinks Lady Catherine would want you to pledge and get your own copy to color:

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She Coloured: 24 Illustrated Jane Austen Quotes!

October 04, 2016

If you've been following along on Instagram, you've seen lots of Jane Austen art over the last month or so--well, today is the day the Kickstarter for She Coloured: 24 Illustrated Jane Austen Quotes goes live! I really enjoyed putting together the book and the rewards. You can see all of the illustrations and quotes included in the coloring book on this page.
 Here are some of the other rewards you can get in addition to the coloring book!

I had some fun writing Austen-inspired testimonials from characters in the books. Mrs. Elton is first in line to tell us what she thinks of coloring:

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