Monday, January 2, 2017

Pride & Prejudice Kickstarter Commissions!

Happy New Year! Here's a peek at the original illustrations I did for two of the top-tier backers for my She Coloured Kickstarter! They both chose quotes from Pride & Prejudice.



...He looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said: “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”

Mr. Bingley followed his advice. Mr. Darcy walked off; and Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings toward him. She told the story, however, with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous.


Pride & Prejudice, Chapter 3
This was a super fun quote to illustrate; Lizzie tells her friends the story of Darcy's snub with "great spirit" and a pose somewhat mirroring his own haughty attitude.



“Oh! my dear, I am quite delighted with [Mr. Bingley]. He is so excessively handsome! And his sisters are charming women. I never in my life saw anything more elegant than their dresses. I dare say the lace upon Mrs. Hurst’s gown—”

Here she was interrupted again. Mr. Bennet protested against any description of finery.

Pride & Prejudice, Chapter 3
Ok, not Canon Austen, but this quote from the '95 BBC version is certainly true to the scene's spirit! I like how Mr. Bennet is almost lost in the pattern of the wallpaper and chair. The lacy borders are inspired by images of Regency-era lace and embroidery. 

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