1885 Black and White Ballgown for Coloring, plus Purple and Green Princess Gown

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I know, I know, AWOL again. I do really well when I get on a roll, and then I get off that roll and start rolling on something else. Yeah, I know… sad, huh.

Well, anyways! This gown is vaguely based on a couple of images of 1885 evening gowns that I have. I really like late 1800s evening gowns, although I’m really a big fan of the gowns of the 1800s in general… Although I don’t think the skirt is draped quite right I do think it turned out cute, and it sure is fussy, so here I put it up for hours of coloring fun, possibly even days if you really bother with every little rose and bit of lace. I really like coloring, and I will admit it is easier sometimes if I already have the outline done like with these – I don’t know how some of my kindred paperdoll blogging spirits can always work in black and white. I just sit here and pile up whatever Prismacolors I’m using, and I always sing to myself if I’m home alone, too.

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As for this gown, Melanie Ann who won my guess-the-number-of-colored-pencils contest wanted me to color it in purple and green, so here we have, well, lots of purple and green! (With a little gold, because I just had to have a highlight color…) I hope you like it, Melanie Ann. However, I will say, I don’t think one piece of fabric can actually drape like that skirt does, so please overlook all paperdoll-related warping of reality.

I had fun coloring to someone’s specifications, so I wanted to do another contest. Here it is: Out of all my Prismacolors, which one is my favorite color?

As I have more than 100 different colors, this one might take a while… Here is a list of available colors.. Post your answer in the comments – guessing will be closed at 7:30 AM EST on Monday the 28th, unless no one guesses. Winner gets to tell me how to color that 1885 gown up there :)

26 thoughts on “1885 Black and White Ballgown for Coloring, plus Purple and Green Princess Gown

  1. Just considering the colors in the outfits, I’d guess either Dahlia Purple or one of those bluey-greens like cerulean blue.

    I adore the princess gown! Purple is definitely my favorite color, and of the pencils I think my favorite would be a tie between Dahlia Purple and Mulberry.

  2. Hmm, favourite colour. I’m trying to think back to my favourite Prisma(s). Black Raspberry’s sample on the site seems like a very satisfying colour to use. Or Mulberry. Or… Process Red. There, them’s my guesses :D I’m sorry for guessing so many!

  3. I mean I can draw clothes pretty good, it’s just i don’t have the right tools to make it so detailed and even if i did I’m sure I wouldn’t know how to use them!

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