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Sir Walter Elliot by Himmapaan Sir Walter Elliot by Himmapaan
Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter's character

Another illustration for Jane Austen's Persuasion, published by the Folio Society, 2007.

Pen and ink and watercolour.

File scanned from a proof.
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:icondevinemadness98:
DevineMadness98 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect! Just how I see him as well!
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:iconprimehunter:
PrimeHunter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
we are studying about this period in the History of Costume! It is so interesting! I'm writing a paper about it :D.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent. :D
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:iconstagsleap:
Stagsleap Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail is flooring! I can't keep my eyes off it....O_O May I ask what media this is done in?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, yes, of course. Sorry; I'd submitted this such a while ago that I didn't realise I hadn't written it in my comments. It's pen & ink and watercolour, with some gouache highlights.
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:iconstagsleap:
Stagsleap Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! It feels so real...
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:iconjestermelville:
jestermelville Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Beautiful details
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconredpassion:
RedPassion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
wOW thats amazing :clap: Please more :D
I love it :love:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
How kind of you - thank you!
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:iconredpassion:
RedPassion Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Anytime^^
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:iconkatira:
Katira Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
I want that costume. 18th century costumes are one of my favourite things. Heh. Oh the vanity.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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greensap Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
Oh come on we all know it`s "Blackadder" ...ha! nice work love the style...
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha!

Thank you.
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Bloodtruffle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I'm fueled by Foppish gentlemen up to no good. He looks like he just might be my type. Great job!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you! He's not so much 'up to no good' (at least not in terms of actively being a villain) as cold, vain, supercilious and a careless parent!
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I disagree about this being boring! It absolutely floors me! I've got a real soft spot for period clothing. I never do justice to the elegant embroidery and lace in outfits like this. This is an inspiration.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very touched that you found something inspiring in it - thank you so much!
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Love Austen and love your work! You have great craftsmanship.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
And they say I use lots of details in my drawings... now I realize that is Nothing compared to this. Wow! You are amazing.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, thank you so much! :blush: I'm sure yours is just as detailed!
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:iconalwisw:
Alwisw Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Nah, they're not. But I'm working on it.
You're welcome! :)
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meluseena Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
The detail on his jacket! :omg:
totally floored by your skill, really. :bow:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, you're very kind, thank you very much! :blush: :thanks:
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midenian-lostie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
I love him! He seems to fit the character perfectly. :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
My, he looks like he's wearing an outfit straight out of the Kyoto Costume Institute's "Revolution in Fashion"! Is he? :D
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You hit the nail right on the head there. Yes! :D Niot quite the same book, but certainly the same collection!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to know we read the same books! :D

Have you found a copy of the 18th century French exhibition catalog called "Dangerous Liasions" from the Met?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I have! Late last autumn, in fact. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I was very lucky to actually see that show at the Met... amazing! One of the best shows I've ever seen there. It was a real crowd-pleaser too.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah! How wonderful. I'm very envious! :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you know the catalog was released over a year and a half after the end of the show? I kept waiting forever and ever for the catalog. I wonder what held it up for so long!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh! Then by the time copies of it reached these shores, the exhibition had long been over!
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junkauge Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
ah! such an amazing outfit!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you!
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junkauge Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
:bow:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: Likewise!
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