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Jade Bailey

Only a few ever raised their eyes to the manor, yet for those who did, the passive, slightly saddened face of a young girl was a common sight. She was always in the bay, reading, embroidering or, most often, gazing out upon the townsfolk at their daily business with the faintest beginnings of tears glimmering in her eyes, the same dark, bluish-green shade as the sea, her raven-black hair elegantly confined within any of a number of fashionable headdresses... Yet it seemed so strange to them that they, ordinary farmers and craftsmen who toiled endlessly for a mere pittance with which to sustain themselves, could know happiness, when such a fair young girl, with her books, elegant dresses and the umpteen pleasures of a lady’s life, was almost never seen to smile. Had they known the truth behind the beauty of her features and the finery of her clothes, perhaps they might have understood... argh. i did the drawing itself in a couple of weeks (on and off, don't worry ;)), the colouring took me a couple of days. eurgh. most complex thing i've done on the comp, by far... but i am VERY pleased with it :D she's a mite skinny, i know, but oh well... based on the scene quoted above, from the histfic/fantasy i'm writing (at wyvern's). in the book itself, the sky was meant to be gloomy and cloudy, but i like the pic better this way. i'm a fan of soft sunny daylight. so sue me ;) pencil sketch, coloured in photoshop elements, with a lot of time and patience. gyeeeuurgh.

Published More than a year ago

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