Oh my god! I can't believe I did fan art of a historical figure! And it is based on Marie Antoinette the original, not the Kirsten Dunst MA, thank you
I'm reading "Queen of Fashion; What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution" and this image has been knocking around my head since the first few pages were the author Caroline Weber describes M.A.'s departure from Austria for France. You gotta feel for the poor girl, I mean she was only 14 and she gets shipped off (practically alone) to the most rigid, vicious court system in the world.
I've been playing around with illustration techniques and I loved the image of her alone (she actually had one woman with her) in this huge berline carriage, absolutely over-the-top with rococo embellishment, dressed to the nines, covered in jewels and on display for the world to see, and with only her poor little dog for company.
I'm still not happy with how Mops turned out, I can't draw dogs, but otherwise I'm ... content with the results. I based Marie's costume and hairstyle on a portrait by Joseph Ducreux painted to prove to Louis XV that little Antonia had been 'frenchified' enough to suit him.
erm... India Ink, watercolor, pen and ink, gold pigment (the yellow looks a lot more gold in the real thing)