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Pride + Prejudice cover sketch by janey-jane Pride + Prejudice cover sketch by janey-jane
I once wrote a term paper on the role of correspondence in Pride & Prejudice (i.e. how inappropriate it was for an unrelated, unmarried man and woman to exchange a letter - in explaining himself Darcy did something potentially scandalous and therefore out of character; the role of the sending and receiving of letters to advance the plot, etc.)

Ever since I've wanted to do something like this with the exchange of a letter as a centerpiece to the composition. If I ever do a final version of this the layout and balance needs to be corrected. And for some reason Lizzy came out looking very anime to me. And I'd like to include some sort of background.

Eh.

Kinda amazing I haven't posted more P&P art considering how massively smitten I am (and have been for the last, oh, decade or so...)

(c) Jane Austen
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RejectedBoredom Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done. I love the colors!
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Arlene0401 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The famous letter *tears* *sniffle*
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
right?!?!? why is there not more P&P art with.. THE LETTER?!?!
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starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love the use of the letter to link to two sections. Fabulous work.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
awww thanks! I really should do another/updated version of this. I still like the concept and i think it could use some exploration.
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DesignedByLaura Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. Just love it.
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Himevampirechan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
is so beautiful! perfect! I am a dummy! 
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Nessa-Alcarin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Because it was so inappropriate (which I didn't know, btw) I think that's why he asked her to destroy the letter after reading it (or was it just in the movie???). Love the picture <3
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Blueflame98 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Beautiful! And I love your point about the letter. Shows just how desperate Darcy was...
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CrochetHyperbole Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I love this! It reminds me of playing cards... (which, by the way, I would totally buy a set of playing cards if they looked like this...)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
HOMG.... a deck of Jane Austen Playing cards I LOVE IT. *makes mental note*
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CrochetHyperbole Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Let me know if it ever becomes a thing, because I would love it! :D
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jane Austen FTW!!!!!!! :D

This makes me so, so happy!!! :D Thank you for doing this!!! :D
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2ndtoOne Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! I like the style you employed, whether or not you meant it to look anime, I think it works for this piece.
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pixiehex164 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
i am in love with this...i have been wanting a pride and prejudice tattoo..and actually love how this would look on my arm. lol would you mind if i did use this ? you are so talented. but if you do some changes i'd love to wait and see what else you come up with!!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
are you kidding?! that would be awesome!!! the changes I was thinking of making were mostly adding a background, but if you want to adapt it into a tattoo it's probably better without! If you do so please send me a picture! I would LOVE to see it!!!
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pixiehex164 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
i certainly would send you a picture. im in love with these two characters. but let me know if you draw them up in again!! i love your work!! thankyou for allowing me to use it aswell! youre awesome.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I will indeed let you know if I do more of them. I really should, I don't know why i haven't...
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Mitsukisuki Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pride + Prejudice fanart I've ever seen! Well done, really! :clap::heart:
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
thank you kindly!
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deletement Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
i love this work, it's very nice
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AlicesWonder Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the soul of pride and prejudice. I love this piece and your gallery is exceptional. You are very talented, and I wish you much success with your art :)
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simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
very nice, and I really like the way you put into perspective the importance of the letter :)
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Dynomite-Productions Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing. Great job, really on everything! THe detail, artistry, and of course how you tell a story with the drawing!
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Isabel-in-Blue Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I have never thought about the letter sharing being scandalous before!
And yes, I am practically doing a handstand in my chair to see Mr. Darcy better. ;P
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janey-jane Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
haha, he came out worse than Lizzy, which is part of the reason he's upside down!
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Isabel-in-Blue Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Nonsense. They both look great! This should be a real book cover!
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kayteekayy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
this is fantastic, and extremely symbolic and relevant to the novel. this a really great job:)
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Frantwerp Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
this is amazing!
and very original too (:
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AkahiHineko Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Though you say some things need correcting, I already like this version a lot - I am sure fi you ever get back around to it, the end-result will be stunning! Still faving now, though, it deserves it =)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
thank you kindly!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is lovely!
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MrsTiggular66 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Absolutely beautiful I love it!
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kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love it!
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hezmyjoy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Beautiful work. I especially like not just the design in illustration but color differentiation of the two.
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peacena Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
lovely.. :)
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AurelieClaire Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Photographer
I love the concept of this piece! It is wonderful and suits the characters' personalities well. Bravo!
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MidnightSunWolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
This is perfect! I love the letter in the middle, very talented!
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allahteeah Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Absolutely Incredible! I love it! I also had never thought about how scandalous sending that letter was...ooh...Thank you!!! You've just added a little extra something to my enjoyment of the story!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
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Smi11e Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
That is AMAZING!!! I love the idea with the letter!!!!! One of my favourite books ever!
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Nigou-Maboroshi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Photographer
I love how they're connected by the letter, but they both refuse to acknowledge the other! It's perfect for their type of relationship!!!! Good job!
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remus-romulus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful!
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thejunkyardfaerie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much ^^
Super beautifully done :3
Recently became a massive P&P fangirl, due to the amazing Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehile miniseries, and am now reading the book >.<
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
that's exactly how I became a fan♥
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thejunkyardfaerie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, nice to know I'm not the only one :3
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PLemonadePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this! I've never seen the story portrayed that way. It's beautiful, truly
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Aina-in-the-moor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I just love it !
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widzeniewidze Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Its so beautiful :heart:
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PeriwinklePoison Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Oh, that's gorgeous! :love:
Pride and Prejudice is the best!
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