My new sketchbook cover, with a Marie Antoinette theme.
The cover has many images of Marie from different sources. The gold lettering in the middle has the french phrase that translates to "Let them eat cake", and also, "There are a great many people at Versailles today," the only thing Marie ever said to DuBarry in public.
The middle motif is Marie-Antoinette's signature image at the Petit-Trianon, with an M and an A intertwined. Marie and I have the same initials! Marie Antoinette=Mary Alice.
I've been a fan of Marie Antoinette for a long time and done a lot of research on her. I have many books about her, including one just about her official perfumer. She's a very misunderstood character, not at all as airheaded as Kirsten Dunst made her out to be in the latest movie.
That movie wasn't very good...I mean it was BEAUTIFUL, but that's about it. Also, can I just say, DuBarry was NOT a scary-looking black-haired villain? She was blonder than Marie, who was actually slightly redheaded. And many people said she was a very kind person, not a horrible sneering cat like the movie made her out to be. So yeah, the movie was not so great. But that doesn't mean I won't cosplay it soon! XD