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How to be an 18th Cent. Gent by shoomlah How to be an 18th Cent. Gent by shoomlah
The first half of an instructional piece done for class- I planned to do the next half on gentility and courtesies but, of course, I'm in college. I never have time. I meant to make him look less like, oh, I don't know, a man from the 20th century gussied up in 18th century attire, but I was more rushed than I would have liked on his face.

Quick Cautionary Note: this was for a project in class, and is in no way meant as something to be referenced by other people. If I was putting together a guide to costuming that was an actual tutorial, I'd be referencing period illustrations and extant garments all over the place. This is decent, sure, but you're much better off looking at the real stuff.

(pen & ink)
-C
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Tiggidou Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! very informative.  :) Well done!
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gcw1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great work!
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JellyfishBunny Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   General Artist
wow! This is one of the coolest things on DA! I love historical fashion (especially 18thcen and head wear!)

im sooooo following you now!
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Enano3355 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Buent rabajo
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thirsty-fuerstin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
fabulous!
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HyaRay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
This is extremely helpful. I'm not sure what for, but it is :)
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Bryana02 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is really helpful for reference!! :D thanks
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Victoria
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
ummm....you art good job
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kiyotea Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Actually, one of my favorite things about this was not the illustration, but the text. It was really neat to notice how you used the wiered style of writing that they used, in that the 's' looked more like an 'f'
The only thing is that, from what I've seen, generally there would only be one wierd s, and then it would be followed by a regular one, in the event that there were double letters.
(Like so: drefs, where f=wonky s)
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
That was my favorite part too.
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:iconpuvs:
Puvs Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Wonderful!
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VonJacquin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   General Artist
:)
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STracyArt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god I love you for this! I realize this was a project but...gah! I still love that you did it. I am so obsessed with 18th century men's attire haha! I just get so warm and fuzzy when I discover people who have a similar love.
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starfireone3 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
This is awesome. I sew, and this is just like, wow, what a great starting place when looking for costuming ideas. It's always good to have a good starting place.
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Soo *cough* no underwear?
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nope.
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
:)
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Fuzzypop Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Perhaps not an ideal reference but an excellent one none the less. ;) I'll definitely be using this one in the future. Excellent work!
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LadyAvernyia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahaha brilliant ^^
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JamesMarsano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! i couldnt find a perfect reference for this earlier..
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dukevonluke Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
stunning! :)
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Orange-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Love it and would love to have some clothes in XVIII century style ! ! Beautiful drawing .
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ValentinaKaquatosh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I really, really love this! It's nice to see what other artists/students are up to in their research on 18th century clothing. I especially like this idea because, even though by no means is it complete, the subject material is well thought out and designed. I wish there was more material of its ilk out in books. I would love to put together a book on 18th century reference material for designers and artists, but it would take a long while... the research alone would be enthralling, but the time it would take AND, as you mentioned, all the points of reference to remember to add.

In any case, I put it in my favorites. Very nice.
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, as it is we sort of have to hunt for reference, and we end up with (I'm sure you're familiar) piles of books that we have to pick and choose from. :) In the manner that there are "how to draw animals" or "how to draw anatomy" books, I'd love to see some "how to draw and research [insert historical period here]" books. It would be so damn helpful!

-C
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ValentinaKaquatosh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely! I would love to work on a project/book on "How to Draw People from the 18th Century" (like how they have "How to Draw Manga") and other reference books for graphic novelists, cartoonists, designers, etc. especially one that covers each decade. Occasionally I'll watch a film or read a book where the costuming, etiquette, and other details are missed. For historians and history lovers, that can be distracting! Personally, I just love the details, and in my own personal research, find something new every time. It's a fascinating century.
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sgtbuckwheat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I kind of want a costume now.
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bromstrom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw! Thank you! I've been searching for something like this for ages now :D
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bromstrom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw! Thank you! I've been searching for something like this for ages now :D
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool mate.
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Areina Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
O, I love this man fashion!!!!!!:)That`s why I love watching 18th century`s movies.
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DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You wouldn't have a 19th century, would you?
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technicolor-werewolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is fabulous.
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Epiphany-Gun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
An art lesson AND a history lesson. Awesome!
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ClaraLunati Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, you save me ! I've been searching for a tutorial like this one for a very long time, and finally I found it. That's perfect, thanks !
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Just wanted to point out that, as it says in the description, this isn't meant as a tutorial- there are far better references out on the internet.


-C
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ClaraLunati Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I know, but that's exactly what I searched ^^
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Period references or no, this is a very good page of basic guidelines, especially for me, who couldn't draw a decent-looking guy from ANY time period. THANKS!
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theFishWhisperer1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! HUZZAH!
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dorkinabubble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student General Artist
I like mah gentlemenz from the 18th century, thank u very muchy. :)
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AkatsukiRosez Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
I need this. x__x
:+fav:
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TheRambler80 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Wow, this is amazing. Perfectly done. Best guide ever. Totally awesome job you did!
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KaleidoscopeWoman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helping me with my book! Thank you for posting it!
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GabrielleDelgado Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this peice. It makes me want to meet an 18th century hunk.
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W0m6at Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
A great piece. Powdered wigs rule!
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primulatook Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a fun sketch! i love it
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hpholo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me want to write/draw a story set in the 18th century just so I can use this as reference. :D
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Cinsev Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lots of fun! i wish people still dressed like this :D
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Nefferduat Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Some people still do :P
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Ankh-of-chiaroscuro Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
OH!
This is amazing! I had to hold back a *squee* when I saw this.
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