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Writing Letters by Kecky Writing Letters by Kecky
Dearest Mama,
I hope that this letter finds you & everyone at home very well. Cynthia & I have been having the loveliest time here at Aunt Violet's - despite all our protestations she took us into town earlier to-day to shop & I purchased the sweetest pair of cream-colored gloves. I think they shall go with my plum-colored walking-dress very charmingly!
Cynthia of course nearly filled up the carriage with all the ribbons, gloves, hairpins, shoes, &c. that she simply had to have!
Aunt Violet wishes to be remembered to you & sends her love. I look forward to being home again, and to seeing you & Father. Until then, I shall be
Your loving Daughter,
Georgina


Like so many of my drawings, this started out as a little doodle in my sketchbook, and was originally something totally different, and it grew into this. Pretty much, I just read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which I LOVED, and since then my head has been full of dukes and ladies and grand balls and Empire waistlines.

I make no claim for the historical accuracy of any of this, though I've realized I would like to study fashion history a little more in-depth if the chance presents itself.

And I actually took some screenshots of this one in progress, so even though they aren't very consistent I've put them together in a step-by-step thingie that is posted here!
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KYNGDOLCE Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
*VERY~NYCE*:)
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yidneth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it, re-reading all Austen novels at the moment and this is just sweet

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MwLucYo Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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alybabyy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Wow... howdid you make color? So natural... with photoshop?
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Kecky Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
yeah, all the coloring was done in photoshop, and I posted progress pics here! [link]
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alybabyy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Okay ! That's perfect ;)
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Smi11e Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
My favourite time period EVER and beautiful drawing!
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Bearuthiel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colours captivated me. :)
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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kawaii :love:
I like so much to write letters :)
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CeruleanVibe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
I love your work!
It has this antique, imaginative feeling.
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ovidiutoma Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Beautiful and expresive image.
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HappyFoe Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
wow! this is just awesome!
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JoanGuardiet Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Artist
I really love the mood. Good work.
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coralyoshi Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I absolutely love your art. I just felt so sad so see how few comments are on this, because it's so gorgeous to me! Her soft expression is just beautiful, and I adore all of the details in this. <3
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Tadarida Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
She's lovely and her dress is very pretty ;)
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist
She's adorable! Your art style is so lovely =)
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Buuya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Your artwork is so crisp and beautiful. They palette here is so perfectly chosen :D
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niice pic! she's so pretty! :)
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Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
She's lovely :aww: outstanding work
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mintysquirrell Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the textures ;B

great job again!!
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NovellineArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
luu-huuuuv it :)
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harikou Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Beautiful painting on this, especially on her hair and face and the chair back.

Thanks for the step-by-step, too! I love seeing how people create their art. :) And I am so amazingly jealous of your photoshop skillz. You really know how to work that thing.
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ozma914 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
It's beautiful.
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princessleah314 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Wonderful as always :D
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Ranna Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all the textures, and the way the light focuses in on her face :heart: The blues are really nice as well. That is a wonderful book! Took me forever to finish, but definitely worth it.
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Lovely!
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely! really beautiful colors, expression, i feel like its a snap shot from a movie. great work ^^
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bluecatqueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
I'll have to try reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell again...I tried to read it and couldn't finish...the necromancy turned me off a little.
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M-1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
So charming; love all the details (especially the pattern of the wallpaper, the yellow ribbon/bow on her dress and the clip in her hair). Love it!
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Kelev Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I can hardly find the words to describe how lovely the colors (and the subject itself) are!
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SerinaNight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Very pretty. Love the hands.
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jstewartsintern Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is great! and that book sounds absolutely fantastic ^^ though that's coming from a complete jane austen nerd ^^;
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Kecky Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
It's like Jane Austen plus magic! You'd love it!!!!!
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Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student
lovely
the colours are gorgeous
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Prince-Pierrot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   General Artist
Brilliantly thought out, beautifully drawn, and all around excellently done!


---the Clown Prince---
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