Here's a picture of her, here- [link] - under normal circumstances.
This was done with colored pencils in my Moleskine sketchbook, and tweaked in Photoshop.
If you don't mind me asking, what prompted you to choose the name Rawdon? I'm curious as I grew up very close to the where the Rawdon family, who were (moderately) important Royalists in the 17th century, lived. This is Rawdon House (which is sadly now offices, so I've never managed to see the interior):
Hey, how goes the Alan pic? I'm dying to see it!
Inks are done! I have a huge stack of coloring to do ... sometime? Soon? I hope?
Gah, I hope soon! I feel like such a loser; all my commissions are back-burnered, and trades are taking me forever. But one-and-a-half more weeks and then my darling husband is home for the summer, yay! (= someone else can watch the baby!)
Your drawings have so much life in them! The variety of color, and the pencil marks, make her seem very 3D.
There's a scene in the 1973 "The Three Musketeers" where Raquel Welch falls down a flight of stairs and can't get up without help. She's on her ass and flailing her arms like an overturned turtle. If you can remember not to fall down, 17th-18th century stays can be very flattering and nice.
well done! the dress is gorgeous!
I know what you mean by the make-up. Of course, the other extreme of overly contemporary make-up is when movies make period folk look like Raggedy Ann and Andy.