Mostly scans of genuine Regency (Empire) and Georgian fashion plates I've collected, some comments. Some good photographs I've taken (most are bleah), a few fashion or historical plates from the Web.
I have scanned these in at 300 dpi, but posted them to the Blog at 200dpi, for those who would like to download them. If someone would like the higher (300dpi) just email me, or mention it in comments.
A couple from 1814. Gentleman looks like Cary Grant!
Costumes Parisien, 1814
A couple more fashion prints from Costumes Parisien, these with couples. Funny mixture of formal & informal. That is, who would wear a straw hat and carry a parasol to a Ball? But maybe that was the fashion then!
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.
This one was fairly easy, as the ice-skating young French Hottie was already done (you can find it elsewhere on this blog). I'm working on a lady skating, taking another Costume Parisien fashion print and altering it. I've been working on an "Ice Sculpture" of an Ackermann's Beauty... family says it isn't "icy enough". So I'm just mulling it over.
Let's see... Daughter is doing well, tho experiencing some pain from the 9" scar in her side. Possibly "adhesions". She probably should have had a little post-surgical physical therapy. She's started school this week, enjoying herself, tried out for a play.
I'm going to make a few more Regency Christmas Cards this year, just for fun and to get back into practice. I used to do so every year, but dropped off the Almacks list accidentally! and got out of the habit. This year I'm going to alter a couple of the Costume Parisien plates. Not sure which ones...
I'm open to any requests & suggestions! I'll post the cards at 200dpi, good for downloading. If anyone wants higher (300) dpi, just send me an email.
Here is a Regency Ice Skating print from Long Ago:
Now I'm scanning & cleaning up some Costume Parisien fashion plates. Half the problem is my scanner over-or-under-exposes everything, Once scanned into Photoshop, I just hold the original artwork up and work to get the digital image looking pretty much the same, with less age-related yellowing.
Ackermann's Repository seldom had drawings of men, and they weren't nearly as detailed as the French fashion plates. The rather sad thing is I mostly own post-Waterloo (1815) for men. However, the fashions didn't change that rapidly: once guys discovered comfortable & attractive clothes, they pretty much stuck with it. Well, jeans have replaced skin-tight knit -or buckskin- breeches!