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NT Victorian Party Rough Sketch by selenityshiroi NT Victorian Party Rough Sketch by selenityshiroi
I really, really don't think I'm going to have time to clean this up any time soon. I have so many things on my plate it's not even funny! Even with a week off work, I have so many other things to do that I just can't see this happening.

So I'm submitting this very rough sketch instead.

This originally started as a Halloween Idea which morphed into Victorian Costume Party. And, yes, this was supposed to be a present for Wish-Chan's birthday. But this isn't a piece of art I can pull off without doing research on costuming (all of the outfits in this sketch are just cobbled together from vague recollections of Victorian Designs) and that will take more time than the art!

I kind of wish my inspiration hadn't taken me down this path, because this is way more ambitious and elaborate than I normally try. But at the same time, I've always drooled over Victorian dresses, so this isn't a shock!

But, anyway, Happy Early Halloween and Happy Early Birthday to Wish-chan! Sorry for the shoddy present!

(Oh, and since it's a rough sketch, from left to right it's Kai, Meilin, Miho, Sakura, Syaoran, Tomoyo and Eriol. Excuse my crappy boys and Tomoyo's crappy plait.)
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wishluv Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Oh, yes!!!! Victorian Costume Party! Even the outfit Syaoran's wearing is similar Lol... Telepathy? Kai is still wearing sunglasses. Lol... I love the composition to this sketch and the fluid poses. I think you put clear thought into your artwork.... Which I never do. >.< Do want to see a color version someday!!!
Think I love Meilin most in the pic... Though that's not new. ^^

Happy Halloween!
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selenityshiroi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is now a long term project for me, so there will be a colour version eventually! As well as a proper sketch/lineart! But it'll definitely be long term!
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tannnnnyyy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
AWESOME!! :D
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Bubulona20 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:faint: this is amazing! I :heart: it! Wonderful how you did it in Victorian style and how they all look really cool :)
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AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Oh, this is wonderful! When I saw a notification, I was hoping that it would be NT related. This sketch already looks so haunting~ it's perfect for the season. I love the intimacy of the picture in terms of they're either sitting or standing around the chair. I love Syaoran's hand on Sakura's shoulder and Miho's arm around Meilin's waist. Kai's sunglasses are so eccentric~ they remind me of Ozzy Osbourne!

I love the direction that you're going with this piece. Don't worry too much about finishing soon... who knows, maybe after the research and the drawing this can be your Christmas gift for the group! ;)
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selenityshiroi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kai's glasses are based on the glasses Holmes wore in the first Sherlock Holmes movie! They are actually proper Victorian Sunglasses, although most people assume they are anachronistic.

When the idea evolved into my Victorian Costume party, the large (red velvet-that detail doesn't exactly come across, yet!) chair/sofa/whatever the actual thing is was the first idea I came up with to link them all into the picture. Sakura then went front and centre and Syaoran had to stand behind her. Then I figured Tomoyo and Meilin would also be sat on the chair, because the boys are actually quite chivalrous. And then I decided to have Kai resting against Meilin and Eriol stood next to Tomoyo, to complete the shipping circle. Miho was originally going to either stand next to Eriol or sit next to Kai...but then I thought, nope, she can join the other girls on the chair. But to fit her in she had to sit on the other side, so she is hugging her Meilin-neechan so that she fits into frame!

And that is how my brain works!
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AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Aha, I found the name for the chair/sofa: Chaise Longue, which is Long Chair in French. Here's the image of what you have in mind: [link]
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selenityshiroi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU! My aunt had one but the term had completely slipped my mind! I kept trying to think of it and I even knew the term was French...but my mind kept saying boudoir for some reason which, yeah, is not what it is! I was thinking of one without the back/side but just the single end you can see in the picture.
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AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
In my case my mind kept saying lounge chair! =P

Ah yes, no back/side so Miho can fit more comfortably and so we can see Syaoran better. I know how frustrating it is when trying to remember something that you should know.
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NewTrials Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I was trying to find the name of the chair/sofa/whatever it is but I couldn't find it. I've seen them around at reception halls and I love the fact that you're using it in your picture.

I love your decision to keep Miho on the couch with the girls. Good luck with finishing picture when you can!
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