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Phoebe's Mirror

I post inspiration, research and drawings for my webcomic Mirror Sense

How to leave your lover the 17th century way (from the letters of Madame de Sévigné):


We have loved each other and now we don’t, fidelity is not a virtue in people of our age. It is much better for us to forget the past and resume ordinary tones and manners. That’s a nice little dog, who gave it to you?

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The rough birth of a beautiful, delicate product. You can practically feel the soot and sweat in this image of a glass factory. If I’m not mistaken, it’s from the 17th century.

The rough birth of a beautiful, delicate product. You can practically feel the soot and sweat in this image of a glass factory. If I’m not mistaken, it’s from the 17th century.

Sketching sketching

Sketching sketching

Yesterday my son came from the other end of Paris to tell me about the mishap that had befallen him. He had found a favourable opportunity, and yet, dare I say it? His little gee-gee stopped short at Lérida. It was an extraordinary thing; the damsel had never found herself at such an entertainment in her life. The discomfited knight beat a retreat, thinking he was bewitched. And what will strike you as comic was that he was dying to tell me about this fiasco. We laughed a lot, and I told him I was very glad he had been punished in the part where he had sinned. He then turned on me and said I had given him some of the ice in my composition, that he could well do without that resemblance, which I would have done better to pass on to my daughter. He wanted Pecquet to put him to rights again. He said the silliest things in the world, and so did I. It was a scene worthy of Molière.

—This is from a letter by Madame de Sévigné (1626-1696) to her daughter. In case it’s hard to understand out of context, she’s writing about an amusing mishap in which her son couldn’t get it up in a romantic encounter…

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Oooh so beautiful. I’m having technique envy.

bookspaperscissors:

Lawrence Yang

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I love this interpretation of reflections.

just-art:

Walking Shadow by Jason Ratliff

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Sketch for my newest illustration on Mirror Sense.

Sketch for my newest illustration on Mirror Sense.

I’m working on a short comic about (17th century) letters so I have to reblog this one. I’m glad I have friends - and a grandfather - with whom I can still enjoy the old-fashioned pleasure of writing and receiving letters!

I’m working on a short comic about (17th century) letters so I have to reblog this one. I’m glad I have friends - and a grandfather - with whom I can still enjoy the old-fashioned pleasure of writing and receiving letters!

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Isn’t this strange glass woman fantastic? http://www.mirrorsense.com

Isn’t this strange glass woman fantastic? http://www.mirrorsense.com

This just cheered me up. So beautiful, how could I resist?

bookspaperscissors:

Cindy’s Sad and Happy Tree written by Doris Orgel, illustrated by Ati Forberg (1967).

From myvintagebookcollection

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