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The Archduke + Duchess by bubblemoon66 The Archduke + Duchess by bubblemoon66
EDIT: Re-scanned image for better quality :D

The quality of the scan's not great but this is supposed to be an AU version Alek and Deryn, from Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series.

It's based off this picture [link] of Karl Franz Joseph/Charles I of Austria (Alek's cousin) and his wife Zita. I suppose it's a 'what if' picture if Alek hadn't abdicated and they were both older. At this age they'd probably be emperor & empress but I think archduke/duchess fitted this picture better, hence the title.

PS. The thing pinned to Deryn's dress is supposed to be the Air Gallantry Cross.
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Fuzzecka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome! The sketchy style you used made the picture look old, and therefore it fits more with age the people, and the time period. I have never really studied human anatomy so I am going to be pretty bad at this critique. XD But really the only things I would recommend is to make the woman's shoulders a little less broad, and maybe adding knuckles on the hand. Otherwise this is really neat. And I do understand you can do a lot better art now, since this was posted like 11 months ago. :meow:
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bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you once again for taking the time to comment! :heart:
I agree with all the points you've made (didn't even notice the knuckles - thanks :P), and I hope my drawings improved a little since then, but I know I still have a way to go.
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Fuzzecka Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
No problem! And your drawings have improved a lot! :meow:
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Rhonalex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice drawing, but they look so... old... ._.
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bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, they were supposed to look old, but I see what you mean...
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