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The Bennett Sisters by lemonflower The Bennett Sisters by lemonflower
Starting the new year with a little Pride & Prejudice fanart! From left to right, Lizzy, Wickham (the bounder!), Lydia, Kitty, Mary and Jane. I was fighting the good fight against my notions of what they look like based on the glorious BBC adaptation, hence the dark-haired Jane.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I love your version of them! :D
lemonflower Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thank you! : ) Every so often I think about redoing would be a fun little project to revisit.
Annikayna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I actually appreciate the fact that you included Wickham - not for including him per se, but for what he allowed you to do. I love his pose and Lizzie expression. Lydia isn't really paying attention to his wandering husband (?) and that's fitting too. Of course Mary's lost in books (but actually earsdropping on Lydia and Kitty's conversation!) and Jane... daydreaming? She looks kinda lost, lol.
I love tha prints you used for the dress, and the fact that they're not stick figures! I also understant the fight about the looks ("they *don't have to* look like the tv serie...!"), for how much a casting can be appropriate (I love the BBC's) it kinda constrains your imagination a bit, you can't help but see those faces when you read (on in this case, draw) after having seen the movie so many times.

Although, I have a question for you: how comes Darcy and Lizzie are always portrayed with dark hair, Jane blond (well, this is not really: she's said to be the most beautiful, and having blond hair was a classical trait of beauty) and - this really baffles me!! - Bingley with reddish hair?! I mean, I love it, but *why*?!
lemonflower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm not sure! For me it's all about the BBC version and I wouldn't be surprised if everyone else who tried to adapt it felt the same way! I guess partly it's making Bingley "milder" or more washed out than Darcy, who obviously has the more forceful personality and is specifically described as being dark - but it's funny how these things happen! And thank you for your sweet words! : )
Pretastic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student
:I This is quite awesome, except for including Wickham. Gods.
lemonflower Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I know, what a heel!
tuffix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome! Jane reminds me of Mulan :D
thejunkyardfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it's impossible for me to imagine them looking different than they do in the miniseries, too... But these are adorable :3
pandorarevolt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! Is so nice to find a Pride and Prejudice fan that loves the characters
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   General Artist
Gah! This is awesome. You draw very nice characters.
starwarschic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
so cute
wirbu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I absolutely LOVE your style, and this picture!!
everlasting-alas Featured By Owner May 19, 2009   Writer
These are adorable, and love their unique expressions in each; you really captured their personalities. BBC Jane Austen = total love.
ggns Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I think they look great! (And I say, go BBC version!) ;)
mjvictoriano Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahahahaha!! I loooove Lizzy's attitude!! :D Very well done!! I can't recall Lydia and Kitty not fighting, Mary pretending to attend to better business and Jane just humble and delicate, away from the madtempered atmosphere at the Bennet's Hahahaha!! LOVE IT!! :D
purplerebecca Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
OMG so adorable!
This is awesome. ^_^
SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I would fave, like a million times (and I've got to send a link off to one of my friends). Great color choices for Lizzie and Jane.
glassie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love this so much. <3 I really enjoy your style and color choices.
unexpectedgift Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're all so incredibly huggable. Where are our Bennet Sisters plushies? And I love dear Jane. Dark hair is so flattering to her personality.
kgwa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, this makes me want to finish my Bennet sisters sketch from way back when.

Your Mary is awesome :D
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Kastia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I love their slightly plump design. It's very flattering. There not super skinny, corset wearing eye candy. It's more realistic and proportional.
jessijordan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heh, I enjoy the interaction with Wickham. Cute piece!
auryn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhhh my god, l swear l spent all of Christmas watching Jane Austen movies. Topical! Though, the only one l recognized right off the bat was Lizzie, probably because l've been ruined by the most recent version (with Keira Knightly).
l haven't read the books, so l'm always a bit curious about Mary. She seems sad.
lemonflower Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Yeah, there's this weird Mary subtext about how she and Mr. Collin would totally go together! Plus somehow I relate to drab, bookish brunettes, go figure. ^^ But Jane Austen told her niece that Mary married a clerk and Kitty married a curate, and they were both in the spheres of life in which they would be most appreciated. So it worked out. : )
auryn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
l'm glad to hear that Mary didn't wind up a spinster, though l'm sure her sisters would have taken good care of her despite that. Two of them at least have certainly got the room to spare now.
rillani Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just listened to the audiobook version a few months ago, after having read it, what, nine years ago? :O

I always pictured Jane as more of a blondie myself, but your Liz is perfect. :)
explosive-toaster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Student
Oh man, they are soooo cute, and in character!
macaria-acacia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I love this. Amen. I want to do PaP fan art now.....
geoffreydean Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honeydont Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
so pretty! I read the book the couple months ago

hard to get through, but I loved it
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