Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Bea and Alan at the ball by suburbanbeatnik Bea and Alan at the ball by suburbanbeatnik
Here's a piece of art I did for the amazing webcomic, "The Dreamer," written and illustrated by :iconcomic-chic: . The concept is simple; Bea ends up in a ballroom, attired in the latest 1770s fashions, and there's Alan, actually dressed up for once, either asking her to dance or inviting her outside. There's Betsy Loring in the immediate background, with an even higher hairstyle than Bea's, and literally green with jealousy.

I painted this with acrylics, on watercolor paper sealed with matte medium- no colored pencils or alcohol markers or any of that.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjohnlockeddancer:
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconpumpkinpieee:
PumpkinPieee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the picture ! The dresses and hair styles, full of details ! 
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Reply
:icondaisybtoes:
daisybtoes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
I love this picture! She is so pretty and her pink dress is so perfectly roccoco.
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:icontaraozella:
taraozella Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional
i want to look just like that!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, the 1770s formal look was pretty cool.
Reply
:iconred-banner:
Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Very nice use of colour, it looks very warm.
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconstevenshipman:
stevenshipman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Terrific! Your technique is awesome :)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconacceber98:
acceber98 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Artist
you are so freaking amazing at cross hatching.

just an observation.
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconmangafreak15:
mangafreak15 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Interface Designer
woohoo show her bea lol i just love her and i think betsy needs to be put into her place xD and bea is just perfect for that not to look down on your characters but i just love bea so much she is everything what i ever wanted to be and she has a handsome man all to herself on top of that 8D
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, she's pretty cool. :)
Reply
:iconmangafreak15:
mangafreak15 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Interface Designer
i think so 2 but sadly i have this weirdish tic i always make a oc from myself in that style of a comic to be the opposite of the 3 important person (nathan this time xD) kind of made a fanfic the onlyy thing nice he said about her would be "that woman is the most insane and and unshamefull being i ever met but also very skillfull with weapons xD"
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
Reply
:iconmangafreak15:
mangafreak15 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Interface Designer
oh yeah i know im evil xD but it sooo much fun to pick on nathan xD
Reply
:iconrosecoloredcloud:
rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Beautiful! I love Beatrice's gown and all the details of this piece! :)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconrosecoloredcloud:
rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
You're welcome. :)
Reply
:icongraceofbass:
graceofbass Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Wow, this is acrylics? I must admit, my first impression was that is must be color pencils. This is so detailed, I especially love their dresses :)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, it's acrylics (but painted on watercolor paper).

Thanks!
Reply
:iconrunawayspirit:
RunawaySpirit Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Love the colors, the costumes are just amazing, and your traditional style is...fantastic! :D Beats a lot of digital pieces out of the block for sure.
And I LOVE how you did Alan ;D Fine looking young man
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! He's not so dusty, is he? ;P
Reply
:iconbutterflyamore:
ButterflyAmore Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I love the outfits and the expressions!!!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconbutterflyamore:
ButterflyAmore Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconsejuay:
Sejuay Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful costumes!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconfarnace:
Farnace Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! All the compliments.:)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconhopelessbeliever:
HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist
Your style is so beautiful!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I love the colors!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!
Reply
:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Featured here: [link] ^_^
Reply
:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
This is awesome! So beautiful.. I love how narrative it is, all the colours, the faces, the expressions!

Amazing :heart:
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconfroggy-girl:
Froggy-girl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Love this painting! Did you went to some artist school, so you can paint pictures like this? I yust love them!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes, I went to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. :)
Reply
:iconsingerofpearls:
singerofpearls Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Aaah, I love this! But I'm having personal issues...lol...Bea isn't Bea without her huge mass of brunette hair (which makes her oh-so-me)!! I understand, though. The wig was certainly high fashion. :D
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know what you mean! She's not wearing a wig, though... the actual fashion of the time was to put up your own hair, supplemented with hairpieces, lard and lots of powder. :)
Reply
:iconfishylights:
fishylights Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I love this picture! The details and colors are great. I like your style. :D :+fav:
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you like. :)
Reply
:iconfoxy-lady-jacqueline:
Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful. I love how you drew their elaborate outfits. The background is very wonderful as well. Lucky Bea...she's got a very handsome fellow that has caught her attention. (He would be my type of man back then, especially because he's blond. ;p ) Ha ha, that Betsy lady sure does look jealous. I like all the expressions in this painting. I don't see how women could walk (or breathe) in those dresses back in the late 1700's!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, the combination of the heavily boned stays and the wide paniers would have made getting about difficult, that's for sure. But who's to complain, when a dashing gentleman is admiring you? ;P
Reply
:iconfoxy-lady-jacqueline:
Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It also seems like it would be a bit difficult to try to sit down in one of those dresses as well. But you're right...I suppose the all the discomfort of looking good in one of these outfits is worth it when, as you put it, a "dashing gentleman is admiring you". I most definitely would not have minded at all, if I had lived back in that era. :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 1491 × 1917




Details

Submitted on
September 17, 2008
Image Size
2.3 MB
Resolution
1491×1917
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
24,847
Favourites
541 (who?)
Comments
209
Downloads
238
×