Steampunk ftw

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Steampunk ftw

Postby Evelyn » Fri May 21, 2010 12:31 pm

My entry for TSP 2010! Awsome theme. I'm not very accustomed with steampunk, I only rp-ed once in a forum but I do know the plot, the philosophy etc. Also DA search bar has been so good with me.
Here's my entry. She has a name, Amelia, and she is going to be an aviator, explorer of the air. I'm working on her for a week and that's what I have done so far.

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I stuck when it came the turn for the aviator hat. Total failure! You don't wanna se my attemtps. :oops:
I would appreciate any cc, redline, direction or advice on how to pixel that hat and I'd have no problem for comments on the rest of the doll. SHe isn't finished, she's gonna get much more clothing and shiny watches! :D
muchos kisses in advance!
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Postby Dragyn » Fri May 21, 2010 5:05 pm

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Well, there's my attempt at redlines. Red = the base of the cap, the leather? Blue = the brass rims of the "goggles" ; Pink = the lens of the "goggles" ; and Green = possible hair xD how it would work around the hat.
The red lines in the back would be covered by the hair if the hair is longer than it, but I put them in incase the hair you're going to do is short or something and you'd see it. So... yeah. She looks really good so far! Don't forget you have to do a portrait too :)
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Postby Evelyn » Sat May 22, 2010 2:41 pm

Thank you so much Dragyn! I can see now how the aviator hat would go on her head.
Yep, I remember the portrait. hehe :)
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Postby Evelyn » Fri May 28, 2010 2:00 pm

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edit! Which version looks nicer? With long sleeves or not? Does the hat look funny? It isn't fully shaded yet. The hair will go inside of it- it's the light brown.

Any advice and cc?
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Postby Keke » Fri May 28, 2010 5:55 pm

I like the longer sleeves, it looks more steampunk. With the hair, it's too close to the shade of the hat. I can't really see it. Other than that, it looks great.
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Postby Evelyn » Sat May 29, 2010 5:46 am

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Thanks Keke!
New edit. I start having concerns on the hat. Three versions. With hat only, with no hat and with hat and many hair. Which looks better? :|
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Postby Marleaux » Sat May 29, 2010 10:47 am

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Postby PixelBug » Sat May 29, 2010 11:40 am

Long hair + hat
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Postby Keke » Sat May 29, 2010 8:55 pm

I like the first one of the three.
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Postby Raven-Hollow » Sat May 29, 2010 8:58 pm

I agree, hat and hair. :)
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Postby Evelyn » Sun May 30, 2010 7:38 am

Ok then, hat and hair it is.
Thanks guys, I'm off finishing her.
I have an enormous portrait to do too! :|
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Postby Lisara » Sun May 30, 2010 10:36 am

Before you do, I'm liking this so far, particular the edits - she looks great with long blonde hair and the cap. I really love your new way of shading... well... since last I saw it but I have been a little out of the dolling world for the past few months.

Anyway, sleeves. The long sleeves are a great outfit choice, particularly for the steampunk inspiration but the flow and folds of them need some work. At the moment, they are too smooth - ruffle them up a bit if you can. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you have just used the base's arms for the sleeves and only deviated away for the cuffs. I think she should have baggier sleeves as skin tight would be too restricting for an aviator. Plus, try to avoid outlining them in shadows, particularly at the top of the lower part of your arm, the light would fall more and so it would be highlighted rather than shadowed.

I'm am seriously loving those trousers and your shading on them. Really, Evy, I'm surprised at how much you've improved since I last saw one of your dolls.
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