How shocking - another Historical AU painting! This is the last of my recent trilogy of Stargate Atlantis Alternate Universe paintings. All are based on other people's prompts from Challenge communities, but all also represent genres I enjoy (Steampunk, Detective Noir & Regency).
For the Paintedspires Challenge. The Prompt was "Regency AU, a rendezvous on a balcony"
Influenced by the works of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen & Bernard Cornwell, my original intent was - Rodney & John escape the Drawing Room, to have a friendly conversation on the balcony. While I was painting, both their expressions turned more serious. My friend ~talietha
suggests that Rodney is discussing Byron's The Corsair, while I think John (the one in the uniform) is newly returned from the Peninsular War - and (to use modern terminology) is still somewhat shellshocked. I tried to suggest a little of John's isolation in the painting.
If the costumes are familiar, I based many on the 1995 Pride & Prejudice, and John's is from the ITV Sharpe series. All the background characters are also from Stargate Atlantis (some more succesful in likeness, than others!).
As always, many references from SGA used, though I'm rather pleased that I also drew various limbs unreferenced (those would be the wonky looking ones).
Wacom Tablet & Painter X.