Creepy Ancestors

3 of 30 original watercolor portraits • 3.2" x 4.2" each

3 of 30 original watercolor portraits • 3.2″ x 4.2″ each

I found these nice sleeves printed in the style of the “carte de visite”, the collectible trading card craze of the mid-19th century. Slightly larger than modern trading cards, this style of card was used for portraits of friends, family, and celebrities.

It’s been a little while since I’ve done watercolor so I created a bunch of tiny portraits based on photos that would have been the right era for these styles (mid-1850s). Because it’s Halloween, and I wanted to loosen up a bit, I leaned a bit more towards caricatures and intentionally skewed them to look creepy.

Ms. P.B.F.

Ms. P.B.F.

Mr. R.B.M.

Mr. R.B.M.

Ms. D.R.F.

Ms. D.R.F.

Mr. P.B.M.

Mr. P.B.M.

Ms. R.B.F.

Ms. R.B.F.

Mr. D.G.M.

Mr. D.G.M.

Ms. P.S.F.

Ms. P.S.F.

Mr. R.C.M.

Mr. R.C.M.

Ms. D.G.F.

Ms. D.G.F.

Mr. B.P.M.

Mr. B.P.M.

Ms. R.C.F.

Ms. R.C.F.

Mr. D.M.M.

Mr. D.M.M.

Ms. P.W.F.

Ms. P.W.F.

Mr. E.R.M.

Mr. E.R.M.

Ms. D.P.F.

Ms. D.P.F.

Mr. P.D.M.

Mr. P.D.M.

Ms. C.R.F.

Ms. C.R.F.

Mr. O.D.M.

Mr. O.D.M.

Mr. P.M.M.

Mr. P.M.M.

Mr. R.P.M.

Mr. R.P.M.

Ms. F.P.D.

Ms. F.P.D.

Mr. P.S.M.

Mr. P.S.M.

Ms. R.S.F.

Ms. R.S.F.

Mr. D.S.M.

Mr. D.S.M.

Mr. P.G.M.

Mr. P.G.M.

Ms. S.R.F.

Ms. S.R.F.

Ms. F.R.D.

Ms. F.R.D.

Mr. P.W.M.

Mr. P.W.M.

Ms. U.R.B.

Ms. U.R.B.

Ms. R.F.D.

Ms. R.F.D.

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