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18th Century Me -Contest entry

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This is my entry for the 18th Century Club's contest "18th Century Me".
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I once had some aquarelles, but somehow I lost them before I had tried using them in a more serious matter. Some time ago I complained about losing them and my sister Cissi bought me a cute little case as a late birthday present.
These past few weeks I've been practicing my aquarelle skills. I've allways been a bit affraid of using aquarelles cuz I've felt they're hard to control (control fr34k deluxe!) - turns out it's great fun using them! :D
This contest was kinda perfect to try out my potential, hehe... First I very lightly traced the most apparent features with a pencil from a photo of me in my 18th century wig. Then I elaborated the lines a bit, put in some details and the I colored! I am so darn pleased! :D

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The 18th century me
My actual family lived in Scotland in the 18th century, but made business in Sweden.
If I lived in the 18th century I would have been a middle class woman, born in Arbroath, Scotland. I would have interest such as drawing, painting and embroidery. Though I would mostly dream myself away in books and take long walks, just sipping in nature in all it's glory.
I would have married for love. I probably would have met my dear Swedish Robert as he visited Scotland to do business with my father. I would have painted this portrait for him - after he asked for it. ;)
My father would see what a fine, intelligent and promising man Robert was and without doubt give his belssing to a marriage between us.
I would follow Robert and move to Örebro in Sweden and live happily ever after with the love of my life, a house, a garden and two cats. (Though I would sometimes miss the coast of Scotland).
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gcw1 Traditional Artist
Great work!
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Really nice artwork you have made. I feel there is a lot of great energy you have captured in your drawing from that age called Rococo.

Thanks for accepting my group invite for it. It's still a brand new group and I am still getting the hang of it.
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FuchsiaGHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm looking forward to seeing what the group will bring! :)
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RD-7391Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool! ^.^
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FuchsiaGHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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RD-7391Hobbyist General Artist
Np! Quite lovely!
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MiaDemantisHobbyist Photographer
I realy like your story abeot "The 18th century me" :)
if i read this i must think about jane austen, although she lived at 1800.
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FuchsiaGHobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D
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MiaDemantisHobbyist Photographer
my pleasure ;)
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