I chose a more simple design, since Hamilton has just gotten off the boat in New York from the West Indies. The short skirt and jacket display the tropical climate where "she" comes from, and "her" lack of wealth. Shorter skirts were typical of younger girls, who, in the 1700's, would often start wearing long skirts at the age of thirteen or fourteen.
But, at the age of nineteen, Alex was extremely poor, and likely would not have been able to afford new clothes very often, since it took him writing an essay, published at the age of eighteen, to be able to afford passage to New York.
Colored with: Windsor & Newton Pigment Marker in Parchment and Burnt Umber Light
Lined with: Pigma Micron in Black 005, Sharpie Pen in Black
On: Bee Paper Company Professional Series Quick Rough Sketchbook