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Chantal by Seitou Chantal by Seitou

Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810

Year: ca 1775
Style: Georgian
Dress: Robe à la polonaise
Description: A robe with skirt fronts pulled back to form three coattail sections which are held up in a draped fashion by ties or drawstrings. It is worn over a matching or contrasting skirt having a flounce or deep border around the hem. Variations include the robe à la Reine, robe à la circassienne, and polonaise à deux fins (from "Galerie des Modes").

Please do not critique this, guys! I already know that there's a lot wrong with it and I plan on redrawing it after I finish the last three color images (the rest will probably be traditional sketches that I touch-up on the computer). It's not so much the dress that bothers me as it is the anatomy and lack of floral border... >O>;; It feels too plain after Corinne's picture... Plus, her hair looks too red. I really love red hair, but I can't use it for these characters since it'd be very inappropriate-- based on what I've read, red hair was considered very unfashionable during the 18th century! I don't think it was really until the 1790s that women gave up dyeing their hair... but even then, how many portraits of red-haired women do you see? ;P

But at least I forced myself to work with different colors? And yes, I'm still doing the "squiggly" flowers. I think they're effective for simplifying the floral patterns...

I hope you guys enjoy this project There's more on the way! :aww: :heart:

Chantal © ~Seitou
Textures from *hibbary, plus my own.
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Given 2010-07-08
Who doesn't dream of a dress like this? Chantal by ~Seitou is a historical fashion design in Georgian style with a lot of floral details and great textures. ( Featured by Lilyas )
Doll-Of-Murder Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i like it just the way it is. incorrectness and all
Shmelanna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student
love love love the details :D
Firerose3 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love this drawing basically because it has to do with the 18th century. I love the dresses, they are adorned so beautifully. In addition the Robe a la polonaise is my favorite type.
Somebodylost Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Minky-For-Short Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
gorgeous dress!!
goddessvenere Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
so lovely. i love your lines and every little detail that you gave. fabrics, patterns, hands, bodies all of them...
farawayandforever Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010

love love love
hypervampire Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The dress is beautiful. The face is scary! This is really well-drawn. No critiques from me!
Mrs-Imperial-Bryant Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
That dress is AMAZING! :faint:
So many frills :heart:
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