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MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:26 am

I'm taking my vengeance for 2006 where I never ended up continuing MDI. Also, I was 12 then.
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Redoing China: Which dress do you think is fishier? Or otherwise better?
If I add a scale panel to the sides of the dress on the left, and maybe some veil-like detail, I would say the dress is based off a goldfish (China was the first to raise goldfish)
The dress on the right is actually a recent one by Christopher Bu, Fan Bing Bing's designer. I'd say it's pretty relevant to China. :wink:
PS: Her shoes are Jimmy Choo.
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Artzygrrl » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:35 pm

Love both ideas, but I love the idea of a goldfish dress. :D
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Consonanta » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:42 am

The dress to the left is delightfully fishy, though I would love to see a more diverse and multidimensional colour scheme as in the dress on the right. Perhaps the first dress's design with colours inspired by a tricoloured goldfish would be a suitable compromise between the two dresses.
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:09 am

That was my initial idea Consonanta ^^
But I don't want the colour scheme to resemble too much like a koi. I feel like the deep orange-red and white is too closely associated with koi. That's what I'm most hesitant about... I don't know, what does everyone else think?

There's also this goldfish. Or this goldfish... Goldfish are so diverse.

I might try out a few designs once I get down some better shading. I'll start with a general base colour first and then edit as I see fit. =)
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Consonanta » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:19 am

The sleekness of the current design may be somewhat evocative of koi fish, but if additional goldfishiness is necessary, perhaps a trailing ribbon could be added for further distinction. I rather like the black-and-gold fish; such a colour scheme would lend itself well to a cocktail dress. I look forward to the finished product. C:
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:28 am

OK this might be a far-shot but... A veil-like ribbon trail like at the bottom of this dress?
Or maybe edges like this?

Ignore that all the examples are Valentino LOL I just think Ribbons = Valentino
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Consonanta » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:38 am

The translucency of the first dress, with perhaps additional texture and frill, would be quite fishlike. Perhaps similar to this?
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:42 pm

*hits head on desk and snores*

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I like it one colour but EH... I will shade the rest some other time.
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Consonanta » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:22 am

That looks incredible, and I love the high contrast. C:
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Artzygrrl » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:26 am

Me too. *gives up* lol
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:22 am

NOOO don't give up!

I didn't give up either, I just had to wake up super-early the past two days which kind of threw off my night-time rhythm of staying up way too late.

1. I think I don't understand the meaning of Business Casual. Lol. But I'm keeping the hair even if it's a little unconventional! I'll give 50 diamonds if someone guesses which music video I drew inspiration from. Hint: It's J-Pop

2. How's the composition? It's a bit standard but I didn't want to do anything too extravagant when neither dolls are finished.

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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Artzygrrl » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:02 pm

I really love the first two. The last one is gorgeous but seems less obviously fish inspired?
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Consonanta » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:09 pm

The second and third designs are stunning, with the second bearing the greatest resemblance to fish, and the red lipstick complements the dress perfectly. C:
The portrait's hair is excellent; however, the face does not seem to fully match the fullbody, as it is somewhat thinner with a straighter nose compared with the fullbody doll's face.
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Phoenigette » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:57 am

I vote for 1 or 3, depending on how you're feeling. 3 is more of a show stopper dress that subtly says fish, but is still fish inspired. 1 is more playful and is quite obviously fish inspired. If you look at 3 and feel it's not fishy enough for you, go with 1. (They also portray very different characteristics for your person. I don't think most people would wear both dress 1 and 3; they are either fun/quirky or a babe).

I feel like 2 is far too obviously fishy and loses the believability of being a cocktail dress.
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:34 am

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why am i doing this one week before the extended deadline
i have no chance

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EDIT: I AM STUPID I USED THE WRONG BG COLOR THE WHOLE TIME //pterodactyl screech
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Gwen » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:38 pm

Keep going Nami it looks great!
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby batgirl » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:36 pm

I approve
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Re: MDI: China!

Postby Naminote » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:55 am

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Any tips for snake scales or a reptilian scale shine?

EDIT: had to edit because link was broken

EDIT 21/08/15
Done! Not exactly happy with the bikini pattern, but it's supposed to be a reticulated python pattern.
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