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A proper scan of a drawing I posted on Instagram a few weeks ago during Christmastime. The amazing Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

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Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

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My father had a daughter loved a man,  / As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman, / I should your lordship.” – Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Act II, Scene 4

Happy Monday! This rendition of one of my favorite Shakespeare Ladies is based on the American Shakespeare Center‘s recent production of Twelfth Night. I loved the Edwardian-inspired costumes for this version, and I couldn’t get it out of my head when I decided to draw Viola.

In addition to WordPress, I am now @anniedrawsthings on Instagram! I’ve been lurking around there for a while, but I’ve recently started posting, so if you’re interested you can follow me there for comics, WIPs, and bonus art! 🙂

Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

Ladies of Shakespeare: Adriana

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“The time was once when thou unurged wouldst vow
That never words were music to thine ear,
That never object pleasing in thine eye,
That never touch well welcome to thy hand,
That never meat sweet-savored in thy taste,
Unless I spake, or looked, or touched, or carved to thee.
How comes it now, my husband, O, how comes it,
That thou art then estrangèd from thyself?” The Comedy of Errors, 1.2.106-15

Today’s Shakespearean lady is Adriana from The Comedy of Errors. This one is particularly special to me, because I got to play this role when I was in high school (although this design of the character looks nothing like me). It was very fun finding a balance between her fiery spirit and her vulnerability. I’d like to tackle the part again one day.

Ladies of Shakespeare: Adriana

West Wycombe Park

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I don’t think it’s any secret that I love British novels and period dramas, especially the works of Jane Austen. My favorite movie of all time, Austenland, pokes some gentle fun at the stereotypes of Austen’s work in the midst of some beautiful comedy and romance. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and I appreciate that. If I’m ever having a bad day, I’ll pop that movie into the DVD player, relax in the familiar world, and come away feeling a little lighter every time.

This house, West Wycombe Park, was featured in Austenland and in a bunch of other films and television shows like Doctor Thorne, Cranford, Downton Abbey, Little Dorrit, and The Importance of Being Earnest, among many, many others. After enjoying the house in so many different stories, I thought I ought to pay homage to it and its beautiful yellow exterior. 🙂

I used this beautiful photo as a reference.

West Wycombe Park