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Catherine by Seitou Catherine by Seitou

Catherineby Seitou

©2008-2014 Seitou

Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810

Year: ca 1800-1805
Style: Empire
Dress: Chemise dress
Description: A transparent, white, high-waisted dress similar to drapes of ancient Greek or Roman statues. It emphasized the natural form of the body (From Kyoto Costume Institute).

And here I thought I failed at '90s clothing. Correction: I fail at Empire clothing. Drawing high-waisted dresses feels so strange after all the other pictures I did for this project o___o;;; After this project, I highly doubt I'll ever draw Empire stuff ever again... The only thing I really like about this image is the shawl the character has draped over her arm. I should've put more time into the design of the dress itself, but I just had no clue what to do with it. It's like the more simplistic a dress is, the harder it is for me to draw XDDD;;

On the other hand... I drew a turban? XDD;; I told myself I'd draw at least one turban for this project because the turban headdresses just don't get enough attention.

Ignore the poorly drawn fan >___>

Edit: And I already know her nose looks odd. I couldn't think of how else to draw it >O>;;;

Catherine © ~Seitou
Textures from *hibbary, Aethereality, plus my own.
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
aPrettyMystery Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, just amazing!
yvaine2010 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! Just WOW :D
Jolena Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
That's so beautiful. I love how detailed all your drawings are.
deathAve69 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student General Artist
she's very pretty =D and in my eyes, her nose isn't odd :aww:
SeraphOfMortality Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
you so you fail at high waisted dresses? It's amazing! I love the simplicity. It's beautiful
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009

I love how you draw dresses! Your lineart is droolworthy, and in this case I think her nose looks fine.

Someday I will learn clean lineart...

Savvy--x Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
great pictures.
all the fashion timeline ones helped me with my Jane Austen project a lot.
thanks :)
BelfryBat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. Turban=30+ smiting
kuroki13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
this one is actually one of my favorites. o_o
*hasn't been active on dA lately, so please ignore my lack of commenting/faving/anything dA related*

what do you mean by "empire?"
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