Love in the Balance...
“Love in the Balance” has a lot of great scenes that would be fun to illustrate, but when I think of the main character Molly, I think of her as a friend who I just want to shop and play dress up with all day long. I picture her having great fashion sense despite her humble settings, and really knowing how to do up her hair! I love the book cover above, but I always pictured her hair up in curls instead.
Whenever I want to draw a character in period dress, half the fun is researching style references. One of my favorite sites to frequent is: http://www.fashion-era.com The link will take you the their page on hair fashions from 1870-1900!
|I did this sketch of Molly getting her hair done, but sort of lost it with her hand maid. That's what I get for drawing only her hands first! She came out looking kind of scary.. maybe a little too much like O'Brian from Downton Abbey...|
|Towards the end of the story, Molly does some serious book work & uses her hair ribbons to mark the pages.|
Aside from sketching, I do also enjoy writing reviews, but thought that drawings would make a much more interesting blog than just another review site. Still, if you haven’t read the book, check out what I, and others have to say about it: http://www.amazon.com/review/