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Fallene's Travel Dress by Seitou Fallene's Travel Dress by Seitou
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Fallene's Travel Dress

If you follow me on Tumblr, then you might've seen a preview of this (and another picture) a few months ago. This was going to be part of my revamped AFoR character profile series, but by the time I finished the three outfits that I had planned for Fallene, I ended up not liking the direction the project was going in. So, you can pretty much ignore this picture (and the other two when I post them), since they're officially "unofficial" XDD

One good thing that did come out of this attempt, though, was that I was able to practice different styles of dresses and pinpoint which styles and details worked so that I'll be able to come up with something more appropriate the next time around. As far as Fallene's design goes, I'm for the most part going to keep her proportions the same, though I'll probably make her head smaller so that she doesn't look so much like a bobble-headed doll; I also want to see if I can render her skin tone a little better― she doesn't look dead enough XDD;; Her costumes also need more work. I keep looking at different fashion styles and debating which elements I want to borrow, and it's all very overwhelming after a while. I still like the idea of doing something 1830s-but-minus-the-giant-sleeves, though I want to work in more details like embroidery and hand-drawn patterns. So, the costumes are sort of turning into this weird combination of an early Victorian silhouette with more-or-less eighteenth century details... but then there are times when I want to incorporate Edwardian aesthetics instead :|

Fallene © ~Seitou
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OGUROXTEOS Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OH ES MUY COOL! >Q<
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Apostolat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Il love the hat
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Salomey Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
This is deffinetly the dress of my dream! Those are my favorite colors! My god how I want that dress!!!
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littlechakita101 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist
You the only artist that I actually read the bottom of the picture thingy. I love you and your work that much. Lol
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ArisuTwin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
oh, wish i could fav it twice... or more.......................
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correcaminos74 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
beutiful work
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xxarishaxpxx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is darling!
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GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love your work! Been lovin' it for a while now. Mind if I ask how you do the patterns on the dress or fabric, and how you make the patterns and dress so fluid?

I'm also curious as to how you design the hair and flowers so perfectly and where you get references or inspiration for such wonderfully designed gowns and dresses.

I've been stumped on these questions for quite some time since I found your account on DA.

If you don't want to give up your trade secrets that's fine and I wont bug anymore if you don't want to tell me. Another great design as always, Seitou!
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Seitou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Years ago, I downloaded a lot of patterns and textures that were made to be used in Photoshop, so that's how I do a lot of patterns. You can find a lot of tutorials on DA for applying textures, but they're pretty simple to use. As for hair and flowers-- they're really time-consuming, but I've gotten used to drawing them, so they're not too difficult. Dresses, though, can be trouble if you're working with lots of volume, so I'll try to find references for dresses that way I can get the movement right, and there are a lot of great Tumblr accounts that focus solely on fashion. So, most of my inspiration comes from Tumblr and a lot of the lolita brand websites (mostly Victorian Maiden, Mary Magdalene, and Juliette et Justine).
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GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the help! :)

Yeah, I'm starting to scan and download a lot of textures into my computer for use, but still need practice with them. Tumblr? Really? Never expected that, but alright. Thank you for the tips and where you get your references!

Keep up the great work, Seitou! ;)
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