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Julia- 1870s Ball Gown by Terrizae Julia- 1870s Ball Gown by Terrizae
Because every once in a while I feel the need to draw something pretty and ruffly. And inked! (well, if it's all done on the computer is it technically still 'inked'?)
Anyway, yeah, began as a sketch that I liked enough to clean up and color. Julia in her ball gown, ca. 1873.

Textures are scanned scrapbook paper, floral design came from 408 Victorian Ornamental Designs by Dover Publications, and Julia is of course mine. :)
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty dress!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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MissJenniferLynn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Very lovely!

You know, Gone with the Wind nut that I am, I can't help but think that this is what Scarlett's dress for Ashley's birthday party, as described in the book, looked like. (The one Rhett forced her to wear after she and Ashley had been caught in the lumber office--the one that was turned into the red velvet dress for the movie.) The book described it as being jade green, with roses on the bustle. Is that what inspired this?
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

Unfortunately I still haven't gotten around to reading Gone With the Wind, I've only seen the film, so I think it's safe to say this dress was not inspired by it. Using flowers as decoration was pretty common in the Victorian era, and I felt that these colors were just well-suited for my character. But regardless of the source of inspiration, I'm glad you like it!
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SeelederZukunft Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The gown is amazing. Very well done!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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thehobbitgirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Lovely work. The dress is gorgeous and so is her necklace. I also love her little head tilt; it gives her personality past just standing there.
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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enigmaticblue Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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azami2011 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Beautiful! I like the pink flowers against the green, it's always such a pleasing color combo to me. The style of the dress is nice too! I love it!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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blossomblizzard Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Pretty! I like her ass, hahaha! <3
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
That's a beautiful dress.
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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LadyTzatziki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful color!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Hapuka Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. Well done =D
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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ShalamarDelorian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you base this off of Worth? It is really good. I lke how detailed you are (1873), also the colors of the piece are delightfully acurate. You must ave done a lot of research!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
I actually just used one book- Victorian Fashions & Costumes from Harper's Bazar: 1867-1898 from Dover Publications. It's about 300 pages of illustrations, organized by year so you can see how the styles progressed over the decades, and it also gives detailed information on the types of fabric and trims as well as the colors of each outfit. It's probably one of the best reference books I've ever bought, I use it all the time! I'm sure that a lot of the designs were inspired by Worth (there's a little blurb about him in the intro), so I guess you could say that I did base it off of him, indirectly. :)
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ShalamarDelorian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am soooooo jealous! I am constantly in search of reference books. FYI Charles Worth is the coolest person ever! If you design historical clothing you should definitely know about and revere him. LOL. It would be quite beneficial as well as endlessly interesting to research him.
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I found my copy at a Barnes & Noble, but I think you can buy it directly from the Dover Publications website. It wasn't terribly expensive either, only 20-something dollars if I remember correctly.

I will definitely have to look him up, I love anything to do with Victorian fashion!:D
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
She's beautiful!!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
:nod: :)
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Faeries-And-Phantoms Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
What a beautiful dress! I love all the different greens together.
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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bigbellyfatbob Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Dude really super awesometastic. NICE! Love the character design and gown. Colours are wonderful!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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kjarting Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
That is gorgeous! I love her ringlets. :heart: What a wonderful job.
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
OH, gosh, that's gorgeous.
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Mrs-Lovetts-Meat-Pie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :)
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Mrs-Lovetts-Meat-Pie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! ^^
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Sintitiks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Beautiful as always! The addition of a texture background really made this sand out from everything else in my ever growing Deviantart watchlist (...)

They have texts on floral designs?! Well, I'll be. Marvelous job!~
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
I wouldn't really call it a "text", it's a book full of clip art images that you can use permission-free (as long as you're not making money off of them), and it comes with a CD-rom so you can just take the image and drop it right into whatever you're working on. They make tons of books like this, there's a whole shelf of them at Barnes and Noble, in the art section. :)
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Sintitiks Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Oh... so something like an image book, yeah? I learned something new today! Thanks for the tip. =D
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Something like that, yeah.:nod: Glad to be of service!
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Liebe-Siegt-Alles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply wonderful. :heart:
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Lavor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   Filmographer
wow havent seen your stuff in a while Brittany!! <33 the dres is fantabulous and Julia is gorgeous as always! !!
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Terrizae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks David! :)
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qwchestr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Awwww this is so beautiful, Brittany! I miss seeing your art! ;___; :heart:
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