Historical costuming resources!For all of you asking about good costuming resources in regards to my historical Disney princesses, here's an initial list:More Like This
ON THE INTERNET!
Demode Couture (There are so many links I could post that are already compiled and organized beautifully on Kendra VanCleave's site. Absolutely worth your time.) http://demodecouture.com/links/
The Costumer's Manifesto (cluttered but deep, lots of good links hidden away in the fray) http://www.costumes.org/
Wikipedia (surprisingly useful! Great for when you're trying to initially pin down a period.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_fashion
For some unadulterated extant dress porn, Tumblr is a fantastic point of reference:
Some great overview/survey books:
A History of Costume http://www.amazon.com/History-Costume-Carl-Kohler/dp/04862103
How to Be a Better DeviantHow to Be a Better DeviantMore Like This
Despite so many of the complaints some people have against it, DeviantART is a very good social network geared specifically towards artists and people who appreciate art. DeviantART is, in fact, one of the very first sites of its kind, predating even such social networking giants as Facebook and Myspace.
It is a wonderful place to share your work, to look at the work other artists have created, to offer and receive advice on artwork, and many other functions. You will find that there are lots of fellow Deviants out there who want the best for you and want to see you excel as an artist and as a member of the DeviantART community. On the other hand, you will also find an alarming number of people who like to troll, flame, spam, and just generally cause trouble for fellow Deviants. Every place has them, and there's no escaping it.
That said, there are a few ways you can survive the onslaught of some of
Want to know how to use gifs?So i got a lot of comments asking how to use gifs in journals so i will teach you all!More Like This
1.) Ok step one find a gif of your choice (i usually look them up on google and on tumblr)
2.) Copy the image address (you do this by right clicking the gif and click on "copy image address")
3.) then when your on your journal put this address in
< img src="filename.gif" alt="alternative text" width=X height=Y >
(i put spaces in-between < and > so you can see the address just make sure you get rid of the spaces)
4.) where it says "filename.gif" put in the image address and with x and y put in the size you want (i usually use 300 or 200 for x and 200 or 100 for y)
5.) AND NOW YOU HAVE WONDERFUL GIFS FOR YOU JOURNAL!!!!!
Enjoy my friends!!!