I always describe Emmaline as not very pretty, with very large eyes, a tiny mouth, and otherwise unremarkable features. It's hard, however, for me to draw her the way I see her in my head, but I'm not displeased with this rendition. Maybe her nose is too long, but otherwise, it looks generally like her.
I cheated a little with her chemise also (purists, please don't throw rotten vegetables). When trying to make a figure over which you can overlay other clothing, I guess I am inclined to compromise. So yes, her chemise is very short for the period (again, this would be 1850s-1860s), and yes, it's awfully form-fitting (in reality it ought to just hang down from the top). While I am usually a stickler for the look of authentic period-era clothing, I am satisfying myself by suggesting that at least the garment doesn't have clocks and gears on it (sorry all you steam-punkers!).
I am still learning how to drape fabrics. This wasn't 100% successful, but it's in the ballpark. It's amazing to me how much I still have to learn.
At the start of Stain the Earth Red, James and Emmie have been married for 15 years and Emmaline is just shy of her 30th birthday.
I have a handful of introductory garments to paint for both Emmie and James. Hopefully they will all be up before the end of the day.