I thought it needed one that was a bit...erm...bold. I never would have thought I'd like cross-hatching, but it was the only real means available to me while I was at work of sketching, so I took it up as a technique. Glad you liked it!
He is, isn't he? I had to make one of them a flash dresser in contemporary style, and we already know that it wasn't Prouvaire (although that waistcoat he has on is - ugh - a bona fide style from the time). Those vast lapels on the c. 1830 men's wear just crack me up, although I couldn't bring myself to give them ideal tiny waists and the huge hips and feminine thighs. I'm adamant that *none* of the ABC boys cinched their waist in.