Uugh finally done!
This will be a print at Stockholm International Comics festival, going down in two weeks!
EDIT: It looks more blurry than it should because of the zoom level, and this is just a screenshot from photoshop. The two central ladies are nice and sharp in the actual print!
Thoroughly enjoying this piece. Also very pleased about my decision to make that dress glittery. :P
Ready for color!
I’m quickly becoming enamored with these two sassy mamas! I can’t wait for their chapter (for A NUMBER of reasons!!!)
Tall lady is called Ray, can’t remember what I wanted to call Lady Leia Hairbuns though…
The Great Gatsby - Official Trailer #1
However, it looks to me like there might be quite a bit of deviating from the book? Which I guess is fine, there’s already a great movie which follows the book (and mmm Robert Redford). It’ll be interesting to see. Either way it’s obviously going to be mega-eyecandy.
And here’s Ambrose’s set!
That leather jacket is PERFECT! Ideally there should be a vest, because that’s one of his defining points of fashion, but that shirt has the perfect neckline and I couldn’t get any vest to work with that. May make a variant with a vest and a different shirt sometime. I went for the peacock earrings for two reasons: one being the symbolism of pride and glamour, and second as they kind of visually look like Ames’ brown ‘sideburn’ thingies. The little potion bottle pendant represents his expertise when it comes to potions and magical concoctions, and his generally deep knowledge of all things occult. The fact that it’s specifically a ‘wish potion’ could represent his high hopes and dreams. The hidden sword cane is of course his Athame, and the cigars are also a reminder of Ambrose’s love for opulence and tobacco.
Is it sad that I put so much thought into these? :D Love it!
These are Art Deco period heels referred to as “jeweled heels”. They are a sample from a time when heels were custom-ordered. With enamel manufacturing put to practical use on shoes since the end of the 18th century, and the implementation of Bakelite and similar resin treatments in 1909, the heels radiate a glossy shine. Moreover, they show the subtle workmanship of geometric designs, and limestone and metal bead application, At that time in Paris, couturier and artisans specializing in custom-order footwear created luxurious shoes. Craftsmen who signed their names on shoe designs, like Andre Perugia, also appeared. Then, in the 1920s, Western European women began exposing the leg below the knees for the first time. When compared to the existence of footwear up until that period, this becomes an important matter. Shoes which utilize functionality paired with small engraved designs and various historic moldings. Of these shoes, 1920s footwear that reflects art deco designs can be said to exhibit a special charm equal to a kind of objet d’art.
These are just delicious!! Another addition to the ‘bajillion reasons to love art deco-list’. :)