“we had a nightmare.” “both of you? at the same time?” “can we… sleep in your bed, with you? tonight? please?” “no.”
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i wanted to draw something cute and happy and fluffy with this family -for once- and so, i drew the daughters in the bed of their parents! This is very historically inaccurate... Were children allowed to act like that during the 18th century? I DON'T THINK SO but... oh well, the things we do for the Art
let’s pretend Polly is around 3, Patsy around 8 and Martha is maybe pregnant - but we can’t see it because of the sheets, i’m so smart !
I think it probably is accurate. co-sleeping has been the norm for most of time. Putting your little kids in a seperate room to sleep alone is a fairly modern (and odd, in my opinion) notion. This is a very beautiful drawing.
Oh, to hell with historical accuracy! A guy at a medieval festival once told me: "Was any of us there at the time? No! So could any of us claim that they did or didn't do something in the Middle Ages? No!!!" I really like the serenity of the drawing, and I envy you for portraying the husband's dangling arm in such an amazingly perfect (perspective-wise) way. You are truly talented!