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Honeymoon Cottage by nami64 Honeymoon Cottage by nami64
so, as I promised, the colored version... TADA! :) and the little story behind the drawing:

Thomas and Martha Jefferson were married on New Year’s Day, 1772, at the bride’s plantation home before setting out in a two-horse carriage for Monticello. They made the 100-mile trip in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Virginia. Eight miles from their destination, their carriage bogged down in 2–3 feet of snow; they had to proceed on horseback and rode the remaining distance over a rough mountian track. Arriving at Monticello late at night after the servants had banked the fires and retired, the couple settled in the freezing one-room, twenty-foot-square brick building, the “Honeymoon Cottage”. Thomas lit a fire in the fireplace to get some warmth and they toasted their new home with a leftover half-bottle of french wine hidden behind a shelf of books, and “song and merriment and laughter”.



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well i'm sure they found other "ideas" to get warmer

my previous work with these two: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |



note: i just LOVE this couple sfm. their whole love story could come from a tragic fictional romantic novel... i drew something happy but i still have depressive ideas for them
lineart: [link]
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Very beautiful!
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Priss1157 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Checking out more of your work, and just loving everything I see.
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! What an amazing piece!

I love the background, the colours and the fine details! This is an exquisitely beautiful piece!

AWESOME WORK! :)

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fictionfreak13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This is beautiful, even their story is lovely. :clap:

What made you want to start to draw the Jeffersons? That's such a rare but cool subject matter.
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CissyMacnair Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG
Love it ! ♥
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monazul Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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forevervirgin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
love :] it's amazing
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Brigantia31 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just an FYI, it has become a 'fictional romantic novel', as tragic as only the truth of their marriage can be, I guess. It's called, 'My Thomas: A Novel of Martha Jefferson's Life'. Enjoy! (thank me ).

See link below:
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nami64 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
OMG!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! i didn't know *hyperventilating* I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE LIKE NOW!
AH! THANKS FOR THE LINK
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Iszy-chan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you mind if I use this as inspiration / a base? I'll credit you, of course :)
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