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Elinor and Marianne by Himmapaan Elinor and Marianne by Himmapaan
Illustration, not 'fan art'. If I sound like a stuck record, it is with good reason.

How does one get from dinosaurs to Austen (with many stops en route) in one journey? Via *Himmapaan, apparently. It isn't as incongruous a journey as you think. ;)

Illustration of Elinor and Marianne (Marianne is the dark one) for the Bath Bicentenary edition of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, to be published by Palazzo Editions this autumn.

Watercolour with gouache highlights on Fabriano Artistico cold pressed (the old kind which is no longer in production, bah).

It isn't available yet, but I received my advance copy today. Amazon seems to have it available for pre-order (although please note that the description there about the number of illustrations is incorrect. There are thirty-one illustrations in total; eleven in colour and twenty silhouettes; not seventy-five (!)). As you see, the art director felt it appropriate to flip the image mirror-wise for the cover (and for the frontispiece too).



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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and Palazzo Editions, 2011.
Please do not reproduce or redistribute without permission.
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:iconthaleiafantasy:
ThaleiaFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Really excited to have found you on deviantART! I've got this edition of the book, bought it on a trip to London, and it is one of the pearls in my small libarary of beautiful books. It's got such stunning pictures, and the silhouettes are fantastic too!
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JuweWright Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love your style. I absolutely love it. It's so different from what I do and so classy... amazing. And you actually did this as an illustration for an actual book edition? I'm impressed...
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AMBOUGATSOS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sensitive!
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JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This beautiful deviation has been featured here: [link].
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:icondevinemadness98:
DevineMadness98 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love Sense & Sensibility! You should do a drawing of Col. Brandon and Marianne, looking lovingly into each other's eyes, with Willoughby watching hollowly.




err... just a suggestion.


But you definitely should! I love their story the most, mostly because Col. Brandon is the epitome of the romantic hero, him and John Thornton of North & South, but anyway, yeah, lost my train of thought.

You should do that drawing! For fun.

DM98
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Lucony Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist
It's just lovely- featured here: [link].
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Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Gorgeous!!! Fabulous and amazing artwork!!!
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MajaHaberle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Artist
brilliant :))
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:iconfegie:
fegie Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
A book that can be purchased?! With your art?! Never mind that i already have a copy of Sense & Sensibility; i want the one with your work in it! ;)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. ^_^ There are a number of my books that can be purchased. :giggle: And I'm very grateful indeed for every support.
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:iconfegie:
fegie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Oooooh, i'm going to have to remember this fact! c:
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LadyFrankenstein1138 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My two favorite heroines of all time. Beautiful outfits!
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Johnnyratboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love your style and your range.

You were born to draw and it shows. ;)
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Mrumis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I was walking through Cornmarket St in Oxford and saw this cover illustration in the window of a bookstore. I recognized it immediately and got really excited :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, how lovely, thank you!
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:iconbearuthiel:
Bearuthiel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful watercolour. :) I'm impressed.
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:iconcloudoffire:
CloudOfFire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
You do gorgeous work! I'm sure it took quite a while to cultivate such an amazing skill.
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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Writer
I am always impressed by your richness of detail.
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:iconwikkidx:
WikkidX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'm in love with you. The delicacy! The preciceness! The detail - all those folds, don't they drive you mad? All your work is just beautiful.
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SomniaRomantica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, you really got skills! Also, I love the scenery :)
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:iconsaraginotou:
saraginotou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! you are SO talented! really love all your arts, specially the Jane Austen ones!
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, beautiful work! You captured wonderfully the atmosphere of the time period from the book... The details are marvelous!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the gentle ripple of all these windswept lines!
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:iconkaiishatah:
Kaiishatah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This absoluteky stunning!!!!!!
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:iconkaiishatah:
Kaiishatah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
(sorry, absolutely)
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MsStarsea Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I love how you have Marianne without a hat, her hair and ribbons blowing in the wind, while Elinor is correctly covered and has a protective shawl around her. Very perceptive illustration of their characters.
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KFuretPourri Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Georgeous, full of grace !!!
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thebirdnerd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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britterly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
I love this
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asiapasek Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
a great illustration
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tartleigh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely. =)

Out of curiosity, how do you apply the gouache highlights? Is that how you lighten up areas that went too dark? or do you use it for the finest details?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, the gouache is very minimal, rather than incorporated altogether. I use it mostly for the linework (painted after all the watercolour work) and for things like highlights in the eyes and some of the embroidery detail. The linework oughtn't properly to be called 'highlights' of course, but it just made for a more succinct description.
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2ndtoOne Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE this! So beautiful!
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous color... and I'll never fathom just how delicately you manage to lift and layer color. Every time I attempt to do the same, it ends up as a nightmare... as I recently discovered upon revisiting my cold pressed paper. Perhaps I'm just too clumsy!!! :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, April. :blushes: That's part of the reason it takes so much longer than it ought, all that silly lifting and layering... Most of which hardly seems to be worth the labour. :giggle: I don't think you're clumsy in the least. Your time is better spent in creating other painterly effects that actually improves the illustration. ;)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
But the end result is beautiful! I can't seem to use that effect properly even if I try, so I have to make due with other means, and accept my work will always seem a bit gritty with the textures that result. I do keep trying to work on those methods, though, because I'm stubborn like that. :D
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! You have a very Rackham-esque style.
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EmilyParrishCostume Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:p This is beautiful, everything even the sky and like the people below i am in like with that shawl.
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is absolutely gorgeous. Marianne's outfit is particularly lovely - the charming blue really pops out and seems to suit the character's personality. And I'm literally coveting Elinor's shawl. :D

Anyway, you *know* I'm looking forward to this. My favorite Austen book plus your illustrations? Yes, please! Preorder is did and done. =P
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you so much! :blushes: :D

I thought the blue suited Marianne too (you will see her in a blue riding habit as well ;)). I thought: 'the sky for Marianne and earth for Elinor'. :giggle: This theme also runs through some of the other illustrations.
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Windowness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I love the amount of detail you always put into your work... And I especially love Elinor's shawl and feel an excessive desire to own it.
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mickeythewicked Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I am determined to buy illustrated editions of all my favorite books. Your illustrated books are definitely on my list!
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I love your soft colors and exquisite detail! One of my favorite books (I love all of Jane Austen's books). :)
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Hettie-Young Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
So rich yet delicate.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
wonderful !
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:iconlily-azalea:
lily-azalea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your Austen illustrations--they're lovely! :love:
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful...love Jane Austen Tales, anything regency, really! :D :clap:
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padawansguide Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Oh, this is so beautiful! I already pre-ordered one for myself and two for gifts! Here's the US link for amazon too: [link]
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Maggie; and thank you for the US Amazon link too!
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