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A Lady by SannaMaK A Lady by SannaMaK
It feels like I haven't got much to say about this because I got so frustrated with choosing the background for this one. After trying several options such as simple pattern backgrounds, photomanip backgrounds, picture backgrounds and even backgrounds that I drew etc. I decided to use this one. I'm not completely satisfied with it but I'm too fed up with trying to make yet another options so here it is :)

For the first time I drew nails and I must say that coloring them was difficult but hopefully they look tolerably ok. Another thing that I tried for the first time as well was using the striped pattern for a digitally colored drawing. It took quite a long time to make it look good but I think it was worth the effort. Specially making the shading on it was quite difficult. Though, I believe it would have been much easier if I had a newer version of PS.

The colors and stripes of the dress were inspired by a dress in the movie "The Lady and the Duke". Actually I haven't watched it but I saw a picture of it on the net a while ago. Unfortunately, I can't find it right now... :/

The brown background texture [link] by :iconinspyretash-stock: Go check out her gallery, she is awesome :)

Even the title is boring but, well, since she isn't any particular character, just a random lady, the title should be fine... :--P
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I'm not sure if I've commented on this before but it doesn't really matter if I have because this deserves attention over and over agian. It's absolutely stunning! Gosh, you're so skilled when it comes to details and colors.
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Thank you! This is probably one of my favourites of my works, too :D
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I can definitely see why! It's amazing.
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Gorgeous!!!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Thank you! I am happy to hear you like it :D
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dotsweare Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Lovely!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Thank you! I am glad you like it :D
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Really beautiful :D
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Thank you my friend!^^
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
=D
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ShalamarDelorian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful. I love when people colour thier work. It really brings it to life. She is very well done.
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :)
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :heart:
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Thank you! :D
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! :heart:
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olde-fashioned Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Very lovely! :clap:

I believe you mean this dress here: [link] There is a rather nifty site that has scores of screencaps from this exquisite movie here: [link]

:-)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Thank you! That is the very one! And I love that site, I already knew it but thanks for help anyways! :D
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olde-fashioned Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
:D
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Limey-Yankee Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Incredible! As always, your line work is stunning. The details are outstanding; this piece must have taken forever!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thank you! :D Hmm, this took for a quite long time really. The stripes weren't easy, not if you want them to follow the folds etc. realistically.
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Endogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
WOW! I'm in love with this! Amazing work :woohoo:
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you!! :)
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Endogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
You're welcome! :meow:
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aaah, your sense of detail always works best in old Victorian-ish dresses like that :) I can't help staring at her curly hair and the many folds on her massive gown XD
Even the little green/red/white stripe-like patterns just get you staring!
Very fancy work! (I like thoe feathers too!)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you! It's actually Gergian (or rococo), victorian dresses appear in the 19th century. Oh, don't we girls just love to get almost overly excited when we see a pretty dress filled with all kinds of decorations! :'D Now that we havesimple clothes we long for fancy dresses! It's funny how women didn't want to wear stays/corsets and now we even love to wear them again. :3
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I see XD
Haha! very overly excited you could say! These simple clothes are much too plain! :D
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Yes, very boring! Bring back all the difficult-to-put-on-clothes back! I want to spend half of my day getting dressed! XD
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Wisdoms-Pearl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
ooooh, very beautiful!! and great job with the nails!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you! Glad to hear those nails look good enough!
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AmberIsabella Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
So gorgeous! I adore the details. :love:
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you!^^ This time I really put a lot of work to the details, even to my standards! XD
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Velven Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh I love the colours and all the details in this!! That is some epic devotion to detail you have there! :D

Also, I love the buckle on the bodice, it reminds me of one in the book Taschen Fashion!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thank you! :) This is one of the rare times when I thought I'd go mad with all the details! :'D

I haven't read the Taschen Fashion book, is it good? Sounds interesting at least! ..Quite obviously but anyways!
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Velven Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Going mad with details is fun, especially with this period - it's almost impossble to put in too many details because they actually wore things like that!!

Taschen Fashion is a must read imho, well, I say read, but it's more focused on lots of pictures of costumes with just a few details eg. date, fabric etc. Definitely one of my favourite books! If you can get hold of a copy I'm sure you'd really enjoy it! :D
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
It certainly is! I've been trying to make a drawing that has so many details that even I get annoyed with them.. this was quite close but yet not close at all! XD And it seems that the more you draw details, the more you're able to draw next time!

That book sounds AMAZING! I really love fashion books with pictures of the details. I think. Whenever there is a fashion book, there should be enough pictures. I always hate when they don't have enough pictures and you don't understand what they're meaning in the text. This often happens specially with the historical fashion books! :S
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Velven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know what you mean about the details, I think that the more you draw them the more you get used to combning them in nice ways too.

I also hate it when a book about fashion just describes them with text, or even if the illustrations are really bad quality. It's much better if they have photos of actual garments or portraits or something! :D
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Oh yes, that is so true about the details. I have stopped reading historical fashion books without pictures... there's no sense to read it if you have no idea what they're talking about. Though, nowadays I usually know what the terms mean, but it is boring anyways. But the most I hate those really sketchy pictures...
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Velven Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, vague sketchy pictures are almost worse than no pictures!! :O

Also, sorry for the late reply dear! :)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
No problem, I'm also starting to be quite slow when it comes to replying! :P
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