My art: new – Living Fashion 13 WIP #2

My art: new – Living Fashion 13 WIP #2

I cleaned up her eye area (before she looked like she was using a crayon for eyeliner) and started on the vest details.

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My art: Living Fashion 13 WIP

My art: Living Fashion 13 WIP

I am actually working on this! It’s been a long time since I sketched it – way back in December.

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My art: Living Fashion #14 sketch

My art: Living Fashion #14 sketch

Again, don’t look for this to be in color soon. I decided to change the character who’s wearing the dress, so I cropped the current woman’s face out.

I don’t have a special thing for the late 1700s, but it’s the time period I’ve drawn the most for Living Fashion. It’s impressive, that’s for sure.

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My art: Living Fashion #13 sketch

My art: Living Fashion #13 sketch

This won’t be colored digitally for a long time, but here’s a preview.

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My art: 1916 butterfly dressing gown

My art: 1916 butterfly dressing gown

Living Fashion is a series in which I draw historical clothing on active people, inspired by Draw This Dress by artists Emily Carroll and Vera Brosgol.

Can you believe I’m actually done with this? (It took forever, for sure.)

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The inspirational piece is a dressing gown from 1916 with dramatic sleeves. (Obviously I felt I needed to match the drama of the sleeves with dramatic lightning.) I saw it on Antique Dress, which has many more close up photos. This dressing gown is in extraordinary condition and the details – especially the gold metallic thread – are striking.

The original
The original
My art: Living Fashion #12 WIP #3

My art: Living Fashion #12 WIP #3

This will probably be my last WIP for this project, since I’m taking such a long time! I worked on the hair more, gave her pupils, shaded her arms, and added the criss-cross pattern on the bodice and sleeves.

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My art: Living Fashion WIP #2

My art: Living Fashion WIP #2

I added some details to the dressing gown and started on shadowing. Right now the shadows are sharp, but I’ll be blending those in – that’s my goal for a while, just blend blend blend.

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