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Agrabah Wedding by Wickfield Agrabah Wedding by Wickfield
It's been a while since I last posted, hasn't it?  I guess time flies, because it's hard to believe it's actually been over six months since I completed a drawing...oops.  But I recently found my sketches for some more historically accurate Aladdin clothing, and after watching "The Thief of Bagdad" this weekend I finally got the inspiration to go ahead and finish this.

This was originally meant to be a companion piece to my Slave Jasmine drawing from last summer, which I decided to draw after I found out about the upcoming live-action Aladdin movie.  
It's too bad most "historic" movies set in the Middle East go the fantasy route when it comes to costume design...in my opinion the accurate clothing is pretty interesting in its own right! 

Like in my Historically Accurate Series, I referenced the fashion from the Abbasid Sultanate for Aladdin and Jasmine.  Both of their outfits were largely based on the work of the Arabic artist Al-Wasiti, whose art is an excellent resource for anyone attempting this period.  For her wedding announcement, Jasmine is dressed in a noblewoman's outdoor clothing, which requires a full-length wrap similar to the modern chador, as well as a facial veil - you can see some examples here.  Her dress has long draped sleeves and a floor-length hemline which would be indicators of expense and wealth.  I referenced her jewelry and the trims on her gown from medieval examples.  Don't you just love the heart-print design?  As for Prince Ali - aka Aladdin, he is wearing the typical Arabic-style tunic, boots, and turban.  Realistically, he could wear almost the exact clothes as my historic Jafar wore, as there was not much variation in mens' clothing.  But for Aladdin I decided to draw a caftan, since those were worn all throughout the Middle East, it adds a bit of a "foreign" look to his ensemble, as a visiting prince might wear. :)  His "diamond" pattern and trims came from the Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano, as "Arabic" designs were very popular in Europe during this period too!

BTW, for anyone who likes old movies, I would totally recommend "The Thief of Bagdad."  I saw it for the first time this weekend, but it is one of the films that heavily inspired Disney's version of Aladdin and you can definitely spot the similarities!  The storyline and sets are great, it features some POC actors in lead roles (VERY rare for 1940), and Conrad Veidt is one swoon-worthy Jaffar...but then again, I have peculiar tastes. ;)




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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
...I think I'm one of the only people who's NOT looking forward to the live action version of Aladdin. :(
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must be the other one then!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
You are? :O
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I don't care for the Aladdin remake, I think it is going to be too stereotypical. It's easier to forgive a cartoon from 1992 in my opinion.
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Right!
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SerenDippityDooDah Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O *Gasp* YAS!! Girl, Yes!! :D 

Made me so happy! It’s beautiful!! They’re perfect!! :D <3 
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Wickfield Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much!
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
Welcome back!
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:iconwickfield:
Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
Can't wait to see more!
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tidbitstitch899 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I love your art! 
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Beautiful. :-)
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:iconwickfield:
Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Your very welcome.
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mattjohn1992 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Great Art, Nice
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous as always :clap: And love the tender pose and expressions! You're right, this is just as beautifully interesting and very deserving of live-action attention, even though they won't likely go historical. Sigh.

Makes me extra grateful for your work, though :aww:
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  I found a few awesome photos from Pakistani weddings (wrong area, but the wedding fashion is relatively comparable), so I was glad to have that reference.  Doing the closed eyes was kind of unique for me. :)
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
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xVanyx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
Very beautiful :heart:.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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xVanyx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
You're welcome!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing job on them! their outfits are absolutely gorgeous and so well-thought! the poses are lovely, too!
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  I had some great references for Middle Eastern weddings to help me with the pose. :)
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AniMagix101 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
This is beautiful! You've done a fantastic job capturing the two characters in clothing that is both similar to the movie and beautifully accurate. You even got their eye brows on point, I love this so much!! Even down to the mehndi on her fingers this is stunning!
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much!  I'm glad to know you noticed all the little details I put in. :)
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MegaMovieMonday Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! You've done a fantastic job drawing them in these outfits. I really like how detailed and creative you went with their new outfits and the colors and patterns suit them so beautifully. I really love this! Great job making this! :D
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  I was pleased with how it turned out. :)
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MegaMovieMonday Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :) and I'm glad to hear that. :)
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caolah2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
If you do not want to see how the dress of Arab women looks, Watch this>
Arab women Dress by caolah2
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kevinlaboratory Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Student Filmographer
It's very impressing drawing.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING. I'm especially in love with how you did Jasmine here. The details, colours, expressions, everything on both of them is amazing! I also love how they have a real feeling of gravity and weight to them, sort of Giotto-like (but not as extreme). Do you have any recommendations for researching medieval Islamic clothing?
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks so much!  We really don't see enough authentic Arabic clothing so I decided to go all out with the details! 

If you want to look at period examples, you should check out the artwork of the medieval artists Al-Wasiti and Al-Jaziri, which is where I drew most of my reference for my various historic Aladdin drawings.  I've got some of their artwork on my historic fashion Pinterest board: www.pinterest.com/thewickfield…

There are also examples from other medieval Arab art (like depictions on figural bowls and vases) at these two blogs and notes about construction: 
idlelion.blogspot.com/
awalimofstormhold.wordpress.co…
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for these amazing resources! I have spent the past hour or so combing through all the great stuff here. Thanks again!! And again, beautiful picture! Love your art.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad I could help. If you have any questions just let me know. :)
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Gem-D Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!!! :heart:
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MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! Love how you did the costumes.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MU-Cheer-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
The only thing that would've made this even better is if it had Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as their upcoming roles. But as is, it's still great like the rest of your historical Disney pieces.

PS, I actually prefer the original Thief of Bagdad from 1924.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually not crazy about the casting for the upcoming movie - those two actors just don't fit Aladdin and Jasmine for me!  Maybe they will seem more like them in the final film.
And I actually saw part of the silent Thief of Bagdad a few years ago, but I am the only silent fan in our house so the channel got switched pretty quickly.  I'll have to give it another go, but it will be tough to beat the awesome cast in the 1940 version!
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ChaosEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous!
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks!
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ChaosEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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E4AlAbbasy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student General Artist
I Love how accurate it is 8D I am Arabian and to be honest when I first watched Disney's Aladdin I thought it was more Indian that Arabian and it confused me XD But your version is not just accurate but really beautiful <3 
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Disney kind of combined Arab and Indian designs...most of the stage shows are actually a lot more Indian-inspired than Arabic, which is too bad!  I'm glad you like mine though. :)
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maryioum Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece! I love the softness in it!
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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