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Kristin as Madame Pompadour by suburbanbeatnik Kristin as Madame Pompadour by suburbanbeatnik
Here's another commission I did back in March, for a young lady named Kristin who really digs Doctor Who-- I portrayed her in a rose-colored version of one of the gowns that Sophia Myles wore as Madame Pompadour in the classic New Who episode, "The Girl in the Fireplace."

She's also holding a couple of marimba mallets, since that's her instrument, as well as a book, since she likes to write. And those are her two cats, M and Q. It was a birthday present-- and I'm happy to report she really likes how the portrait turned out. Huzzah!
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SilverCloud13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Writer
I presume you use coloured pencils on your art. What type/brand do you use if you don't mind me asking? I've always admired your drawings and the beautiful colours :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. But nope, I use acrylics! 
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SilverCloud13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Writer
Oh, oops.. Sweating a little...  Well could you tell me the acrylic brand? I love the pop of color!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late response... but it's Old Holland. Best. Acrylic. Brand. EVER. (Golden, Sennelier, and W&N are also great.) But I have a special love for OH. You can buy it online at Blick, if there's no stores carrying the paint in your area. 
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SilverCloud13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Writer
No problem at all. Thank you so much!!
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Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Simply Amazing!!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
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vanavogue Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
You draw beautifuly, I love it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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peacemermaid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Love!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconimoart:
imoart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
another beautiful piece, love the details on the dress. What medium do you use?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used acrylic on Holbein paper. :)
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh cool, the brush strokes and texture of this are really interesting :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I just painted her sister in a similar costume-- I should be uploading it soon. :)
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ok cool should be good! :)
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Alene Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really lovely – I want that dress! The colours are gorgeous. =)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm really pleased with how it came out. I too wish I could own such a dress, but who would lace me into it? :O
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quiteproustian Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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quiteproustian Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
you're welcome ^^
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Hitokiri-Ayame Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely detail on her gown! Beautiful :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
That is amazing. You draw beautifuly.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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rinaswan Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
She looks so pretty! And the way you portrays things in her hands is exactly the way Baroque/Rococo painters did in those aristocrat portraits, that's lovely! :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Rina! I'm so glad you like it, as you're amazing painting costumes yourself. :D
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unkemptsnugglepepper Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only wonder, did they use marimbas yet?
Either way, very cute and very well done. I like how you use color.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Dr. Google tells me that modern marimbas originated in Central America in the late 19th century, so yeah, they wouldn't have known what they were in Louis XV's court. But then, the hair isn't period either... oh well. ;P
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unkemptsnugglepepper Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well. It's an awesome instrument.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, did you know they originated in west Africa? I didn't!
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unkemptsnugglepepper Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would have guessed south America.
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whendt Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
great painting!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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whendt Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
your very welcome
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DevonBell Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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anelphia Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, what tools did you use to paint it :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I used brushes and acrylic paints. :)
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Touhua Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
WOW I LOVE IT!!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LadyTzatziki Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Eilantha-Madenn Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Very well drawn, you are very talented !
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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deridolls Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
So pretty! :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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FallenCherryBlossom9 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful :)
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