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Showing posts with label Napoleon. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Costume Parisien Empire Fashion Plate
French Empire Fashion Plate
While looking thru my files for scans that might make a nice "Regency Valentine's Day Card" I found nested file-within-file a folder labeled "MISC Scans". Full of gorgeous scans, mostly of French fashion plates. So I am looking forward to hours of nit-picky photoshop fun.  Heh.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Work in Progress

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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Equestrian Ladies from Costume Parisien

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

Another Costume Parisien MEN's Fashion 1817-1820

Couple of cuties
Here are two, make that four - now six- more Men's Regency (Empire) Fashion.  One coat in the Russian style, another announces a new type of ... hat?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lady's Magazine Fashion Print

My Lady's Magazine prints are very yellowed, and a bit spotty; so it takes a little time to clean them up.  I think I'll show a few "as is",  We'll see.  Here's another one.    Coming: a few Mystery engravings.