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Mme. Pompadour thank you cards by suburbanbeatnik Mme. Pompadour thank you cards by suburbanbeatnik
EDIT: These cards are now available in my Cafepress store!

These are two cards I drew last night, to send out to a few art directors I know. I decided on a Madame Pompadour theme, mainly because I wanted to do something 18th century, but nothing involving the 1770s and 1780s. There's more to the 18th century than big hair! Although I like drawing/painting big hair as much as anyone else, of course, I think it has a tendency to be overdone. And the 1740s/1750s had perfectly cool clothes, as is seen in all those fabulous Boucher portraits of Mme. Pompadour.

Also, Sophia Myles was just terrific as Mme. Pompadour in that recent episode of Doctor Who!
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Seitou Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these :love: Mme Pompadour's gowns are among my favorites and you did such a beautiful job with these cards^^ I love the sketchy style and the poses. And you're right-- the earlier 18th century gowns and hairstyles need more love.

I really hope you'll paint these^^
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Those are my feelings exactly. :D Just about every children's book I've seen that features even remotely 18th century looking clothes also features caricatured versions of the 1770s coiffures. It made me want to do something a bit different for a change...

As for painting them... I was hoping to send these off in the post tomorrow! I guess I could take them home with me, paint them, and then post them... I can't decide!!
Seitou Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think of the American Girls book series. I used to read those when I was really little^^

If you have a really good printer, then you could always just print out a bunch of copies and paint those.
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah... I might do that. Thanks for the suggestion!
Leopreston Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oooh... very nice! I bet they'll appreciate them. :)
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