Rococo dress thoughts

I’m not a seamstress by any means so I’m afraid I can’t supply a step by step guide on how to make a rococo dress but if it helps you on your quest to figure it out I’ll do what I can.  All I know is under the cut:

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Princesses do the Rococo part III. 
I had this as a sketch sitting on my desk since summer and finally found the time to finish it. Before someone asks, Mulan’s colour scheme is picked from the outfit she wore at the end of the film in and not the pink matchmaker scene dress.
The first Rococo princesses Belle, Jasmine and Ariel can be found here and second with Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora here.  This leaves Merida and Anna/Elsa (presuming Disney sticks to their plan to add them both to the official line up) left to do.

Princesses do the Rococo part III. 

I had this as a sketch sitting on my desk since summer and finally found the time to finish it. Before someone asks, Mulan’s colour scheme is picked from the outfit she wore at the end of the film in and not the pink matchmaker scene dress.

The first Rococo princesses Belle, Jasmine and Ariel can be found here and second with Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora here.  This leaves Merida and Anna/Elsa (presuming Disney sticks to their plan to add them both to the official line up) left to do.

Princesses do the rococo part II, this one’s with the “classic” princesses Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora.   First one with Disney’s “renaissance” ladies Belle, Ariel and Jasmine here.  
Inspired by late 1700s French fashion illustrations (but not aimed to be a direct reproduction), fine marker and watercolour.

Princesses do the rococo part II, this one’s with the “classic” princesses Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora.   First one with Disney’s “renaissance” ladies Belle, Ariel and Jasmine here

Inspired by late 1700s French fashion illustrations (but not aimed to be a direct reproduction), fine marker and watercolour.

why-am-i-narrating:

tennesseantraditions:

teenytangledaddiction:

“The brief was to portray Disney princesses enjoying a little tea party but they all had to be portrayed the same age as their respective movies (for example Snow White would be 75 years old, Aurora 53, Belle 21, Rapunzel 2 etc). ”

ok that’s actually pretty cool

I like this. I like it a lot.

Agh this goes back to Amy Mebberson’s recent post about crediting artists.  The original blogger does link to my deviantArt but only in her blog and the sourcelink on this image goes to her blog and I get no mentioned credit despite contacting her about this months ago. 
Click-through-link fixed.

why-am-i-narrating:

tennesseantraditions:

teenytangledaddiction:

The brief was to portray Disney princesses enjoying a little tea party but they all had to be portrayed the same age as their respective movies (for example Snow White would be 75 years old, Aurora 53, Belle 21, Rapunzel 2 etc). ”

ok that’s actually pretty cool

I like this. I like it a lot.

Agh this goes back to Amy Mebberson’s recent post about crediting artists.  The original blogger does link to my deviantArt but only in her blog and the sourcelink on this image goes to her blog and I get no mentioned credit despite contacting her about this months ago. 

Click-through-link fixed.

Regency princess picnic.  Fine marker and watercolours on unbleached paper.
Just.. a memo to self: I left the mistakes in on purpose when I saw them. Coloured/unbleached paper illustrates the difference in fine artist’s watercolours and cheap poundshop colours more clearly than white paper.  The proper watercolours soak into the paper (which is great for the preservation of colour long-term, not so great on coloured paper where it means they look very subdued. For example Tiana and Pocahontas’ skin tones were done with posh colours and Jasmine with the cheaper ones so the difference in colour depth is pretty obvious.), in comparison the cheap ones stay on the surface (which results in more brilliant colour but also blocks out the marker lines underneath, i.e. the whites and yellows above). 

Regency princess picnic.  Fine marker and watercolours on unbleached paper.

Just.. a memo to self: I left the mistakes in on purpose when I saw them. Coloured/unbleached paper illustrates the difference in fine artist’s watercolours and cheap poundshop colours more clearly than white paper.  The proper watercolours soak into the paper (which is great for the preservation of colour long-term, not so great on coloured paper where it means they look very subdued. For example Tiana and Pocahontas’ skin tones were done with posh colours and Jasmine with the cheaper ones so the difference in colour depth is pretty obvious.), in comparison the cheap ones stay on the surface (which results in more brilliant colour but also blocks out the marker lines underneath, i.e. the whites and yellows above). 

Watching Pride and Prejudice is hazardous to your fan art.
Watercolours and fine marker. 

Watching Pride and Prejudice is hazardous to your fan art.

Watercolours and fine marker. 

Princesses do the rococo.  Inspired by late 1700s French fashion illustrations.

Princesses do the rococo.  Inspired by late 1700s French fashion illustrations.

Beauty and Prejudice. 
Time to rewatch some Austen goodness.  Ink and watercolour, shadow layer in photoshop because I wanted to try out different things before settling on something.

Beauty and Prejudice. 

Time to rewatch some Austen goodness.  Ink and watercolour, shadow layer in photoshop because I wanted to try out different things before settling on something.

Eighties ladies.
Belle and Ariel drawn out of my vague memories of 80s fashion.  Ah the awesomeness of frizzy hair, Merida would had fitted right in as she is.  I also wish I had fluorescent watercolour so I could had spiced this up a bit, when I started school I had a winter coat and trousers that were entirely fluorescent yellow.  Oh they were amazing. 

Eighties ladies.

Belle and Ariel drawn out of my vague memories of 80s fashion.  Ah the awesomeness of frizzy hair, Merida would had fitted right in as she is.  I also wish I had fluorescent watercolour so I could had spiced this up a bit, when I started school I had a winter coat and trousers that were entirely fluorescent yellow.  Oh they were amazing. 

Governess Belle
Hm. Yes. This might require further exploration and a Mr. Rochester-Beast but so far it’s just a sketch on a brown paper bag.

Governess Belle

Hm. Yes. This might require further exploration and a Mr. Rochester-Beast but so far it’s just a sketch on a brown paper bag.