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1630s girl smelling an orange by kayananas 1630s girl smelling an orange by kayananas
super bright colors! pencil, then colored in ps5

from a bbc lucy worsley documentary about the restoration: instead of bathing, the norm during this period was to measure cleanliness from how white your linens were. hence the super white collars and cuffs that became fashionable. to cover body odor, something that could be done was to carry around an orange stuffed with a vinegar soaked sponge and studded with cloves. oh my

dress from anthony van dyke painting of queen henrietta marie: [link]





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MeadowOfTime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Brilliant. I love watching lucy worsley documentaries
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OakEvolution Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Historically accurate fashion drawings are my favorite!
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha oh well anything to avoid showering XP
Gah my favorite thing about when you're drawing dresses, you get the really appealing shapes in there! That collar is gorgeous!
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kayananas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
thank you! it looks so uncomfortable, but i'd still wear it bc it's pretty XD
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
Hehe I think I'll stick to my shirt and pants :I
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MannaKana Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   General Artist
Interesting facts, and lovely work :)
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kayananas Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   General Artist
thanks! i'm curious how such an orange would smell...
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Kosugy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
pretty cute
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kayananas Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   General Artist
thanks so much ^^
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Kosugy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
np I really like your style
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