The Pride and Prejudice silk scarf is ready!
|Pride and Prejudice silk scarf on ETSY|
The ideaI decided to paint Lizzy and Darcy on both ends of the scarf, so when you put the scarves around you, they meet!
|Pride and Prejudice scarves on ETSY|
I was trying to get a watercolor style and feel to the painting, as watercolors was the medium of choice of the era. Still, I know none of the Bennet sister painted :P
The designI have painted them in cameo style, profiles decorated with flowers (Lizzy) and leafs (Darcy).
|Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy on a scarf - find it on ETSY|
She is bright and lively, hence greens and colors of spring.
He is calm and quiet, therefore blues and dark greens.
In the middle of the scarf there is a title 'Pride and Prejudice' painted with fancy letters and multi-colored background.
PaintingI must say it took some time! I really enjoyed this work, but I have stayed up too late and I was to tired the next day... still, it was worth it! Thankfully, we have coffee.
It was a two day process, but on the second day I only did the 'outlines' - contours to the characters. If you like to see my process, check out this entry on painting the Peacock scarf.