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Rococo by gingersketches
Rococo
Yay!  The sun came back! B-) (Cool)  (Those of you who read this journal entry will know what I'm talking about:  fav.me/d93gyxl)

The Rococo period has to be one of the most opulent and extravagant periods in fashion history, in my opinion.  I mean, look at those incredible hairdos and crazy-wide panniers on the dresses.  (Fitting in coaches or walking through doors became an art in and of itself, I imagine.)  On top of that, you have to remember that back then there were no such things as sewing machines.  Every last embroidery stitch and piece of lace was hand-sewn or -woven, and somebody spent hours styling those towering wigs.  And then there was the weird "patch" trend - people stuck fake moles, in various shapes, on their skin.  Rumor has it, the patches were originally meant to hide scars from early childhood diseases such as smallpox, but eventually it just became its own thing.  Funny how these things get started, isn't it?

Edit: I just realized this is the first piece of artwork I've posted all year.  I can't tell whether to be pleased with myself for finally getting something done or ashamed at how long it's been since my last piece, lol.

... I think I will be pleased with myself.  Because that is much pleasanter for me =P




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So... I (finally) have a piece of artwork that is almost ready for posting here on dA, but I'm getting black flagged on the last lap.  The bulb burnt out on my light desk that I use to trace my rough sketch onto clean paper for inking :(  And my "clever" workaround of tracing up against a sunlit window didn't pan out either - the weather outside suddenly became a torrential downpour that makes it too dark to trace that way. 

Sigh...
Woohoo!  I am officially a married woman now :squee:  Admittedly, this new status comes with a new set of challenges and changes, but it is worth it.  The man I married is a godly, gracious man who is very caring and understanding of me, despite my shortcomings.

Now comes the adjustment phase:  unpacking and figuring out where things go in our new rental home, getting settled into a daily routine, adjusting to seeing our families less frequently (we were both homebodies), and so on.  But even with all that going on, I've managed to do some sketching since we got back from our honeymoon trip.  Nothing post-worthy yet, but that is the most drawing I've done in about three months, so it's progress :meow:  Hopefully, I'll get to that point soon.  We also have to get Internet service switched from his old place to our new place, and get my computer and scanner moved, too.  All in good time (though I'm definitely hoping for sooner rather than later).

Thank you all for your continued patience during this period of transition and major life changes for me.  I appreciate all the kind comments I've received, and I hope to get back on dA more regularly in the near future.
Well, my wedding is just around the corner (as in, *this Saturday*), and life continues to fly by at a hectic pace.  I have no time to draw right now, and probably won't really get a chance to until mid- to late-May, once my husband and I are back from our honeymoon and settled into our new house.

HOWEVER...  I wanted to give you guys at least SOMEthing to inspire you.  Since I can't provide that myself, I will delegate to a young lady named Lindsey Stirling.  The following are two phenomenal pieces of music she plays, and the music videos are inventive and impressive pieces of performance art.  Enjoy!

First up:  Rountable Rival - a playful steampunk Western romp.  (Seriously, it's worth watching for the elaborate costuming alone.)


Next:  Master of Tides - an exuberant "spontaneous" (to the unwitting spectators) live performance.  The sheer showmanship is so well-executed, from the actual performance to the video editing (the slow-mo water captures are captivating).


(If you get a chance, also check out the "making of" videos.  There's a pop-up at some point on each video that links you to them.  It's always cool to see an artist's creative process :) )
So... I (finally) have a piece of artwork that is almost ready for posting here on dA, but I'm getting black flagged on the last lap.  The bulb burnt out on my light desk that I use to trace my rough sketch onto clean paper for inking :(  And my "clever" workaround of tracing up against a sunlit window didn't pan out either - the weather outside suddenly became a torrential downpour that makes it too dark to trace that way. 

Sigh...

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Shauna
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am a Christian, a homeschool graduate, and a cancer survivor. I have been drawing since 9th grade, and I enjoy playing classic video games and watching black-and-white movies. I currently work at my local library six days a week, and am in constant danger of drowning in the books I check out. I'm also engaged to a pretty amazing guy. I thank God every day for these blessings.

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LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so awesome and beautiful have a great day 🌈✌♡happy summer🌈✌♡ congrats on your marriage all the best to you and your love
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gingersketches Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your nice comment, and thank you also for the fave on my "A Bit of Inspiration" journal.  (Lindsey Stirling is so cool, am I right?)  I hope you have a fantastic day :D
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AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thank you for the :llama:
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gingersketches Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
😁
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sandtree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thanks for the Lllama!
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gingersketches Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  Thank you for the llama in return :)
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vesperaline Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you for all the sweet comments you posted on my gallery lately! This is kind of you ^u^
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gingersketches Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :aww:  I have been so busy lately, that I do not always have time to look through my deviantWATCH notices.  So I pick a day to look through the gallery of a person I watch and see what they've posted since the last time I looked.  Looking through your gallery was a pleasure, as usual :)
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DBZpowerupover9000 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hello
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