drawing this to procrastinate with my uni work, oh yeahhh
was listening to the Steam Boy ost while drawing this, and this particular song
. it's a seriously underrated anime, with a good dub. they got the accents pretty accurate. but i might be a little biased since it's set in victorian england....anyway
inspired by Blackadder Goes Forth and Downton Abbey (Dan Stevens in uniform, oh my goddd.)
i'm sure Leo has some vague idea of what he's in for but he's gonna smile away for Gwen. I tried to make her look impressed but sort of worried for him at the same time, not sure it worked out though.
I figured with Leo being a lawyer and of course, educated, he'd become a ranked officer when he enlisted. Lieutenant I guess?
i'm thinking of following this up with an illustration of them in 1918, after the war...with a few differences, of course. i doubt Leo will be quite as smiley after four years in the trenches.
the garden in the background was a photo i took at the Blists Hill Victorian Museum back home. i guess it is kinda lazy to use a manipulated photo but it's more interesting to look at than a blank colour. hurr.
i also used a paper texture in this, but i honestly cannot remember where i got it from. it was somewhere on dA so...it's not mine.
Gwen and Leo however, are. no steal.