|This original print is in such great condition it really didn't need any fixing up. But I did anyway. Note the "V" in the lower left corner. I believe that is the signature of the artist, H Vernet.|
Friday, June 7, 2013
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Some of these dresses were made of such sheer fabric (often muslin) the ladies claimed the entire dress would fit in a teacup.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
|Costume Parisien Empire Fashion Plate|
|French Empire Fashion Plate|
Sunday, September 25, 2011
And here I have an elegant Regency (actually "Empire" since its a Fashion Print from Costume Parisien) Gentleman. I'm getting the knack. Turning the print into "ice" works better if there is a bit less detail in the picture. I've skipped the "3-D" filter but used the "Emboss". Then there are "Glass" filters and the "Transparency" layer option, along with "screen" and "color burn" layers.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
|After working for 2 days on the face, this lady has a very sweet smile.|
I've been working on cleaning up a Costume Parisien fashion plate. The plate is in bad condition; it looks as tho the person doing the water-color wash accidentally smeared it, or spilled something on it. The original engraving must have come out a bit odd; giving the lady's face a sort of negative-racoon-look!
Its taking me awhile because I'm trying to get results that look a lot like the original intent. Otherwise, I'd just sketch it by hand. Which I may do anyway, just for fun.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sunday, November 28, 2010
|I colorized the plate on the right- my original was so faded, everything was greyish-yellow, except the lady's green shoes and bright scarf. Also, I added some color to the fur hat on the left.|
Thursday, November 25, 2010
|Couple of cuties|
Saturday, November 20, 2010
From Georgette Heyer's "BLACK SHEEP" -Ackermann's & Costume Parisien "Walking Dress" & "Carriage Dress"
"Oh dear!" said Selina, wrinkling her nose in distaste. "All those frill, and tucks, and ribbons–! So–so deedy!"
So nothing more ws seen of that fashion-plate ..."
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here's a pretty old Costume Parisien, #48.3 . No date, but judging from the dresses, pretty early 1800's.