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1760's Dresses by Seitou 1760's Dresses by Seitou
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Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810

Year: ca 1760-1769
Style: Rococo or Georgian
Dresses: Robe à la française
Description: A gown style that had a fitted bodice opening to show a stomacher; also called a "sack back" because of the two large double pleats which hung freely at the back from the shoulders to hem. It was very popular during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the 18th century. During the last quarter, until the Revolution, it was only for ceremonial court functions that it was worn in its original form (from "Galerie des Modes").


The full body versions of Collette and Cosette from my last deviation... in flat colors!

You know what's really funny? I go through the trouble of shading all my "finished" images... but I think I actually like the flat-colors-only look better :XD: It's just so much cleaner looking. Plus, you get a better look at the line art :D :D :D I'm using this look for the sake of saving time... but I think I may even continue using it after I'm done with this project if enough people like it.

And yes, it's a boring white background. But so what? I was going to use a DA-background-matching background... but that means I'd have to reupload the image everytime DA decides to change its look :P

Collette © ~Seitou
Cosette © ~Seitou
Textures are my own.
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:iconshanamceris:
ShanaMcEris Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Amazing rendering of the print!!!!
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caitycaitcake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This may sound odd, but I love their hands.
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emogirl102 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Oh wow, these are great. <333
I actually have to wear one of these kind of dresses since I'm going to be in a few re-actments. Lol.
but anyways.
the picture is great, and love the poses.
Great job.
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moppyXD Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
With pictures like these, you don't have to worry about the background being white. Seriously, they're stunning. The hands and faces are what struck me most, and we all know that they're a bitch to do. :D
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:iconhistoryfashionlovers:
you've been featured here [link] :)
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:iconfranzinera:
franzinera Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
You're incredible.
That texture is just...
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AyaneShinobi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
You mention about the colouring in this...I agree. Your previous colouring never really took away from the line art, but this type of colouring really shows it off. I do like it. And wow, the detail in this is great; the patterns in the fabric look like they took a while to make. :) I'm not too familiar with this kind of style, so it's nice to see it drawn.

Hmmm, you know what I just barely realized? It seems like you name your characters with names that begin only with "C". (Or at least, the majority of them.) That is very interesting.
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Seitou Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, all the characters have names starting with "C"... but I have no clue why :XD: I think it started as a random gag :giggle:
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pirate-trish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
with all the detail keeping it flat colored really lets you show off the pattern. I like it better flat! good choice!
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Londoneve Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
who rides so late in the night and wind?
he is father with his child;
he has the boy well in his arm,
He holds him for tight, he holds him warm.

Ich finde diese Zeichnen echt gut! ich mache auch Kostueme im freizeit. schon, ich liebe 1700's Kleidung, echt toll.
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NeologisticHannah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! These are beautiful. Lovey detail with both of them. <3
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swizzle-stix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
OMG! :jawdrop: I can't even imagine how long this must have taken you to draw. I would go crazy before finishing this. :O
I really love how stylized your people look! :love: And all the details! This is really cool! :D
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:iconredpassion:
RedPassion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The dresses are wonderful!!!! :clap: as always!! My fav is the right one :D
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:iconnavigirl:
Navigirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The patterns are very stylish. I love the styles of the hair they use to wear back then. I wish I could wear one!
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Punkanime Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Goregous *___* :heart:!
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Rojozorra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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marwa-ness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I love the presentation of this picture. I find it easier on my eyes as they are directed by clearer line. Lovely.
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Noddings Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow, it's awesome. great version on flat colors!
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
The effect is hipnotizing ....
I can stare at these al day and always find new extraordenary detailes :heart:
:love: I love your designs!
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Friedenmann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I'm looking at these patterns and they're killing me. How long do these things take you?
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:iconseitou:
Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coloring and adding patterns to both dresses took me a whole day T____T But that's largely because stripes are just a pain in the butt to draw :P Floral patterns are a lot less annoying :nod:
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Friedenmann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I find stripes alot more bearable. They are just some curved lines. Other patterns need some sense of composition - not my strong side, really.
My friend makes pattern tiles, applies them to a surface and uses 3D deformation. I wish I had that tool in openCanvas...
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Mieronna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually like the flat colours, but I think the peach outline is *very* distracting *nods*

I love the colours on the right gown *dreams* lovely, lovely 18th century stripes...
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professorMoony Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Such beautiful dresses. Out of curiosity, when exactly where does crazy 18th century wigs in fashion?
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shameless wiggery started in the 1770s and lasted through the early 1780s. Though hair in the '80s was still pretty big and floofy. However, a lot of what I've read talks about how people would dress their natural hair, building it over pads and adding fake hair... so I'm starting to think that using the natural hair was more common than wearing wigs o_o;; It'd certainly explain the really bad hygiene of the period.
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professorMoony Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, so it didn't that long. Thanks for answering :)
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fegie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Ahhh, i envy your amazing period-clothing skills. Such detail!
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LeBlah Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Writer
Oh I wish I could do cloth folds XD

I like the flat colours, but I think it looks a little bland on a plain white background - maybe if you just made a plainly patterned or lightly textured one, or something?
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going to try a textured background but I decided against it since all these timeline images are going to be compiled in a booklet. I'm still not entirely sure how I'm going to lay out the pages, but I'm going for a nice, simple look so it doesn't distract from any text I have to add. But yeah, white backgrounds aren't all that great; they make things feel really incomplete... but I think they're necessary sometimes :P
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LeBlah Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Writer
Oh, it'll probably look fine if you lay them out with text and such, but as an individual piece :p You could have b-side illustrations, or something.
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MartyTee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Hmm... No shades confuses me a bit. I find myself looking closely to where the folds are. :P Maybe it's just me.

But like always, beautiful art. :clap:

I was wondering if you know of some website or something where I could see some pictures from the late 19th century fashion? I'm preparing material for new comic and it's a pain in the butt finding some examples of what they wore in London at that time. :|
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's oodles of reference material here: [link] A number of the sites have extant clothing and vintage photographs, too.
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MartyTee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :D
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and I have to agree about the folds being hard to distinguish. My line art always turns out really light and thin, so that's something I need to work on. I'll try to make it thicker next time.
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Kruningsnale Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Oh, my god, I didn't realize how much I loved this until I full viewed it -- WOW I love your style. It's so unique and specific and, I want to say clean, but it's more like exact, and professional looking. Your line art seems really flawless, too. Okay, time to stalk your gallery.
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008   Digital Artist
These dresses are beautiful! It makes me want to put more details into the clothes I draw. Your flat colours really suit the style, though I like your shading ones too.
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azarath Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who needs a background when I'm trying to drink in all those lovely details on the dresses? =D
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:iconseitou:
Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :giggle:
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
I just love those dresses! They are so detailed and lovely! :wow:
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
You're welcome :)
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
EEE!!! I would kill to have Collette's robe! It's so cute and quaint! I just adore all the little details. :D *chirp*
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:iconseitou:
Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D
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:iconraneese:
Raneese Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008   Digital Artist
The dress details are fantastic! :heart:
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:iconseitou:
Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Pretty, pretty, pretty! I'm not so sure about the stomacher on the left one. I adore the right one though.
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought you might say that ^_^;; The dress on the left was supposed to be based on the black and yellow francaise from the Kyoto Costume Institute. It had a similar stomacher... only I made mine dark. Though, looking back, I'm not sure why o___O
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
And now I'm looking at it closer and I see the buttons are actually part of the gown, not the stomacher. Aren't you tricky!
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm looking at the yellow dress right now and I think you just added buttons to the stomacher so that's why it looked a little odd to me.
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CrystalWhiteInk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
"I was going to use a DA-background-matching background... but that means I'd have to reupload the image everytime DA decides to change its look"

All you have to do is make the background transparent, save it as a .png file, and the color will change with whatever the picture is being viewed on top of. That way you don't have to keep uploading. :)
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