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Why hello. Meet Jane!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 14, 2019, 4:53 AM

Hello everyone!

Yes, it has been an age since I last wrote a journal entry. 2018 was very busy, and I unfortunately never managed to find the time and/or energy to do that Disney lady and villain.

BUT! I do have a few sketches to show you. Here's Jane Porter!

Jane Porter sketch dump by suburbanbeatnik   Jane Porter sketch by suburbanbeatnik

Once I remembered my plans for the character, it was pretty easy. Jane's costume isn't too crazy by Disney standards-- her costume is a mish-mash of 1880s and 1890s sporting styles, and I decided to go with the bustled look, since that would be more recognizably Jane than an 1890s shirtwaist and tailored skirt. 

I'm sorry again about the delay. I hope you guys enjoy the sketches! Once I get the time, I'll be able to paint Jane, and do my version of the Evil Queen as well.

Thanks again for all your support and interest!

  • Listening to: my mini-fridge
  • Reading: A Terrible Country, Keith Gessen


Joanne Renaud
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as both an author and a freelance illustrator in the Los Angeles area. Her novel "A Question of Time" was released from Champagne Books in November 2012, and her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser, and GOS Multimedia.

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Villain poll take 2. I deleted the villain poll by accident... but the Wicked Queen and Frollo are neck to neck. Vote for your fave! (Poll ends at 11/28/17 11:59 PST.) 

45 deviants said Queen Grimhilde (the Wicked Queen from Snow White)
32 deviants said Judge Claude Frollo



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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
 Miss Joanne, popping in to send you my Best Wishes and remind you that whenever you feel untalented all you need do is show somebody else your deviantArt Gallery - if they fail to recognise your talent then they must be either visually-impaired, exceptionally foolish or (worst of all) Absolutely Tasteless.:shakemartini: 

 Please be assured that you remain Quality, a Gifted Talent and Inspirational even when the Imp of Inner Cruelty whispers self-deceit in a desperate bid to bottle up your talent - please make sure you treat that unfriendly little voice with the robust dismissal it so richly merits! (or failing that just draw yourself horse-whipping it from pillar to post, in the Regency-approved fashion).      

 Keep Well, Keep the Faith and most importantly of all Keep Drawing!:showing-art: 
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I really appreciate the good wishes. I am currently struggling with the January post-holiday doldrums, so it's particularly nice to read your eloquent letter of appreciation right now! <3
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019
 Thank You for posting your lovely works to be appreciated in the first place.:) (Smile) 
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
 Miss Joanne, a concept recently suggested itself to me and I would be very grateful for your opinion - the mental image was of a lady who had modelled for the statue we now know as the "Venus de Milo" and who, after some everyday hardship in later life, walked to the temple where her image was the local Idol and was very happy to contemplate her modest share of immortality (I'm tempted to imagine a child or grandchild in attendance).

 Now the reason I would like to seek your opinion is twofold:-

 - Firstly, I would like to ask how closely this lady ought to resemble her statuary counterpart; should the resemblance be subtle or blatant after the model has aged & acquired character the Venus will never know?

 - Secondly, may I please ask what colouration you think the Living Venus should have? (I'm tempted to steal outright from Botticelli's Birth of Venus, but that might be a little TOO on-the-nose!).

 Thank You in advance for your consideration and please allow me to send you my Best Wishes for yourself & your career in illustration.:) (Smile)  
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
That sounds like a great idea! I sent you a note about it. :)
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
 Happy Sunday Ms. Joanne!:) (Smile) 
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
 Miss Joanne, please pardon me for asking a question out of the blue, but if you were commissioned to illustrate Count Dracula would you prefer a short or a detailed description? (since the character is so famous that Everyone has their own idea of the old bloodsucker). 
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting question! I sent you a note. :) 
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
 Message Received and Replied To!Nod 
NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the enchanting paintings and drawings from your sale, which arrived safely after all their travels. Darling, beautiful little Max and the other boys are now happily ensconced in the flat (the house was once home to William Etty as a teenaged apprentice!). They will be cherished dearly.
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