from Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
Mmmm from a symbolic point of view he wants to rule her too. Why Louis Moore, look at you go!!!
'tis Robert! But I don't blame you for confusing them. Their height, figure, and complexion are so similar, and that is all you can see of him.
Q:Could you do a picture of Caroline Helstone and Shirley Keeldar together? Btw how do you imagine Louis Moore to be like?
Answer to question 1: Yes, but if the likeness is too unlike, I will have ruined their images forever. I am therefore witholding further attempts until my muse levels up.
Answer to question 2: Same as above. However, since the receipt of this ask, I have been drawing a Louis a day.
None of them look like him yet.
I haven’t seen any visual representations of him by other artists. It would be cool if everyone interested in Shirley pooled our collected concepts of who he might be by sending or reblogging images which might look like him and tagging them “More Louis Moore”.
The riot at Hollow’s Mill
From Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte.
I’ve drawn this at least five times now (one having been posted here a few months ago). This one is simpler. Still not satisfied, but am making some progress towards drawing humans without a reference. Will probably draw it again.
'Nay,' said Margaret, laughing, 'I deny that. Mr. Thornton is plain enough, but he's not like a bulldog, with its short broad nose, and snarling upper lip.'
'No! not in look, I grant yo'. But let John Thornton get hold on a notion, and he'll stick to it like a bulldog; yo' might pull him away wi' a pitch-fork ere he'd leave go. He's worth fighting wi', is John Thornton.'
from North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell
"Uncle," said she, "whenever you speak of marriage you speak of it scornfully. Do you think people shouldn’t marry?"
"It is decidedly the wisest plan to remain single, especially for women."
"Are all marriages unhappy?"
from Shirley, by Charlotte Brontë
Mr Helstone… What a bastard