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omgthatdress:

Dress

Depret, 1867

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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omgthatdress:

Ball Gown

Jean-Philippe Worth, 1898

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

itsyybitsycupcakes sent:

Hello! I read your FAQ and I hope that you havent answered this question before, if so Im sorry! Anywho I was wondering how do you shade / highlight your pictures. Ive been incredibly frustrated with my drawings lately to the point that I wont even finish a drawing. Im forcing myself too but Im still not satisfied. Thank you for all your help! <3

panties-senpai:

kinomatika:

Step by step, this is how I did it:

1. I had a sketch on a hot pink layer. I duplicated the sketch, turned the luminescence down, merged it all together. Slapped on a base skintone, merged that with the sketch.

2. I colorpicked a shading tone from the linework that ended up being like a vaguely purply-peach color. I made a little palette on the side for colors I’d be working with. Also, I’m painting all of this entirely on one layer so that’s something to keep in mind.

3. Grabbed some more colors for my shading palette from the linework + base color layer. Started playing with highlights as well.

4. Started blocking in where I wanted darker colors for the shading and kept on blending the highlights.

5. blend blend blend blend colourpick blend blend colourpick blend etc etc ad nauseum

6. thought the colours were looking a little washed out, so i duplicated the layer, set the duplicated layer to shade, turned it down to like 11% opacity, hue shifted it to be more peachy/pink.

7. decided it was TOO pink, hue shifted it to be more neutral/yellow.

8. shade shade shade blend blend colourpick define highlights define details define define define. Opacity of my brush was varying a LOT here, like fluctuating every 7-10 strokes. 

9. LE YEUX!

10. more defining. I narrowed the bridge of his nose a little and added more highlights.

11. LES YEUX! Deux yeux. Also more shading, hon hon hon.

12. Eyes are done. i think that’s the only thing thats changed here.

13. Alors, he is looking like he’s got some life in him now. This was a multiply layer, 100%, veeeery pale pink fluffed out with white.

14. And we’re done. This layer was a little bit of highlighting on the apples of his cheeks, around his eyes a bit more, I think I adjusted the weird neck-saddle shadow he’s got going on there, annnnd that’s about it!

Hope that helped! 

Why cant i do this? I suck.

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fashioninfographics:

A Guide to Skirts

More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / HatsBelt knots / CoatsCollarsDarts / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Hangers / Harem PantsHeelsNail shapes / NecklacesNecklinesPuffy SleevesShoes / ShortsSilhouettes / SkirtsTartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool

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shamoing:

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cisphobic-deactivated20140815 sent:

Hey just wondering, how do you do fabrics so well? The fabric on your pieces sure is great man! (keep up thee good work haha)

kitskittle:

hello! i’m so sorry for the late reply! i mix the messages up a lot eEEP //slapself HRHRHGN

but this is what i do!

after i finish shading the clothes…

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 i lay down some textures! (just google clothes textures!)

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and i set it to overlay! sometimes i lower the opacity of the texture layer to around 40-60%! it depends on you :D

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then i add some other colors on overlay… and splat on some shiny crap! yay hehehe

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i hope i somehow made sense! thank you so much for the compliments ;v; ♥

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omgthatdress:

Dress

1865-1867

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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omgthatdress:

Dress

1869

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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omgthatdress:

Dress

1865

The Kyoto Costume Institute

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omgthatdress:

Dress

1865

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston