Here’s a list of Scholarly Resources focusing on Historical Asian Fashions that is also available to English readers. Web sources are denoted as (WEB), public domain books available online as (ONLINE BOOK) , while the rest are printed books. Those with previews available on Google books are (PREVIEW ON GOOGLE BOOKS).
I have read most of these books/sources or have had them recommended to me. Some of these books may be out of print, but you may be able to find them at your local library (try Interloan).
More sources will be added as time goes by. Please let me know if you have a recommended source!
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Hi Everyone! My back has been improving a great deal these past weeks, feeling quite good in fact!
Anyways, I've been using Pinterest ( http://pinterest.com/nduong08/ ) to organize an archive of historical art (paintings, sculptures, etc) featuring Asian clothing (East, South, Southeast, Central). However, nowadays I don't have much time to search/scan pictures for reference, though there's still so much more to be added. If I could have an extra pair of helper or two, it would free up a lot of time (which also means more time for future fashion timelines).
If you're interested in pinning, please give me a holler in this journal and I'll in
Meant to write this in the last entry - I've been wanting to do some tutorials but I don't know what topics to write about. What you guys like to see me do a tutorial of?
Topics I was thinking about:
-Creating and using textures
-Painting eyes,lips, or hair
-Creating comic pages
-Digital Sumi-e / Digital Ink Brush
Suggestion are very much welcome. :)
Sooooo... I made it as one the semi-finalists for Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga 8 contest! My 3rd attempt at RSOM no less...
My entry is called "The Nightingale's Sorrow" http://www.tokyopop.com/RSOM_PeoplesChoice/manga/1308975.html and it's a short story featuring characters from Fallen Moon http://wirepop.com/comic_index.php?id=16 It's set a year or so after the events of the current storyline and uh, hints at certain things to come. It's also sorta, kinda, somewhat based on the Vietnamese folktale "Tam and Cam".
I worked on it 2 weeks before the deadline and so it's rushed in many places. So many things I wished I could correct! >_<