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Wil by oingy-boingy
Wil
Not Will, Wil. It's short for Wilfred, but he doesn't like Wilf because that was his grandad's name. Ambrose has no idea about the nuances of spelling and thinks he is calling him Will - imagining it short for William - for years.

Wil is the farmer's son who unwittingly set a romance in motion by inviting his old school friend Laurence to the Harvest barn dance in 1913 - he is, and forever remains, unaware of what happened as a result of dragging a town boy along to a country thing, heh. I thought as he has such an important part in the development of this particular plot, he deserved a face, and a drawing, even though in writing he's only had one mention, no lines, and waved at one of the main characters from a distance, heh :D
It was also a nice change to draw a bit tougher character for a change - being a hard physical worker he's quite muscly, and as everyone else in the story seems to be posh, a skinny boy, or a woman, I've never had the chance to draw big muscles before, heh
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So, Deviantart has updated - to be honest I haven't noticed much of the new stuff cos my reason for being on DA has quite a small focus - I'm only here for my own art and that of my friends, and talking to people I already know : I post things, look at what you've posted, I comment & reply, and I use Notes. All that can still be done from the Message Centre page I bookmarked, years ago, so all the rest of the Mobile-style updates are irrelevant and doesn't really bother me.
I've had a poke around at what is new - I won't ever be looking at Today or What's Hot etc, the Watch Feed seems a bit pointless cos I already can see when people I watch have posted things, and would rather go look at them in full, caption and comments and all, than the summary of small previews, I won't be going there again.
The Activity Feed on my main profile seems to be rather expanded version of the 'Newest Deviations' widget I've always thought was a good idea, I don't mind my recent pics being put to the front page, and it doesn't appear that they deleted anything better to fit that column in instead, so I'm fine with it.
The Status Updates might be something I'd use, if anyone would even care to know what drawings I had in progress - I kind of assume you'd all rather just wait a bit and see a picture, than see me writing that I was colouring one in, but I'll give it a try if anyone thinks they'd bother to read it, heh
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Out of Uniform by oingy-boingy
Out of Uniform
I thought it was about time I drew Felix in his own clothes, we've only ever seen him in his postman's uniform, or dressed up in a stage costume! His casual clothes are very scruffy - he's always got his shirt untucked, and his tie crooked, and his hat pushed off-centre; he's so used to having to dress precisely to suit a certain role, whether in his acting or when being all formal and official as a postal employee, that when he gets to just be himself, it's a very untidy and dishevelled self we see!
He's going to wear a lot of dark shirts, like grey or black or brown with a tiny check pattern, to help tell him apart from Ambrose who also resembles a scruffy commoner most of the time, and has a similar lean build and messy black hair - I really didn't plan ahead when adding Felix to the cast cos while 'he played Ambrose's brother in a play' is a GREAT way to get them to meet and be friends, casting him for his lookalike quality then wreaks havoc in trying to make them look different enough in the pictures afterwards, heh.
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Autumn Evening Kisses by oingy-boingy
Autumn Evening Kisses
One of the nicest things about having a home of their own is the garden, a safe haven where they will not be disturbed and can relax with no fear of discovery. In fact, the private garden enclosed on all sides by wall, hedge or building, was one of their main reasons for choosing this house (Ambrose will always say it was the red roses round the front door, being more inclined to pick out something romantic than admit to being practical; Laurence will say it was the low price, always trying to seem a little more sensible and organised than he really is, heh)
So this is a drawing set in their garden one autumn, the trees and flowerbeds making a prettily lit backdrop to a tender moment :) Autumn always makes me want to draw seasonal pictures, a mixture of the colours I can play with and the weather outside getting me in just the right mood for drawing low lighting and autumn leaves - this is the first for 2014 but there will be plenty more! I might even do a few more of those inked and coloured line-framed portraits against trees, I'm sure I never got round to Felix last year!

I know there's a little bit more skin showing than usual, but I don't think this needs a mature filter according to DA, it's just a kiss and shows no more than shoulders - they could be fully dressed from the waist down for all we know :D
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The Handsome Mr Hamilton by oingy-boingy
The Handsome Mr Hamilton
Peter's portrait, possibly secretly my favourite of the pair though I shouldn't be biased against my own main character, sorry Amyas XD

His rather old-fashioned dress sense shows in his choice of clothes, even for something informal without the specific and very precise dress code which calls for a certain sort of shirt collar or a particular design of waistcoat - Peter's taste can be summed up as plain and simply stylish, rather than adding bright colour or rich detail like his friend will, given the chance. 


The companion piece to the portrait over here : The Dapper Mr Amyas Grey
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CounterCanterPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
DA is on the blink for me at the moment and I can't open my notes!
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Actinozoan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there!
Looks like I keep finding you guys accidentally...
First BK and now you. Have a watcher!

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Okarnillart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Just stopping by to say hi :) how are you and the hoss doing?
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Dravam Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
your style is unique and very interesting, you deserve a "watch" , keep it up!
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Jugurtti1000 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
loving some of our recent uploads :)
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