Black and White Medieval Gown with Flower Garlands

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I wanted to play with long sleeves a little more, so that’s where this dress came from. You would have to cut the edge of the sleeve for the hand to fit, but I have confidence my readers or their adult paperdoll providers can figure it out.

I said there was a special contest coming up, and here it is! I use last.fm, a site that provides music recommendations, Internet radio and so on, mostly because I always listen to the radio while I’m working, but also partially because I’m a sucker for little graphs based on what I listen to. I was thinking it would be fun to do some paperdolls based on the music I like listening to, but there’s so much I couldn’t decide what to try.

That’s where you come in! To enter, take a look through my last.fm profile, choose any artist I’ve ever listened to, and post it as a comment. On the 28th, I’ll use a random number generator to pick five comments, and then draw something based in some way on those artists. For example, if one of the winners picked Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, I listen to the Scheherazade suite all the time, so perhaps I’d do something based off of the Arabian Nights, something from the ballet, or maybe something from 1888 when it was composed.

Here’s the rules:
1) Even if you’ve won one of my black-and-white contests, you can enter this one.
2) You can only make one guess, and it has to be on this post.
3) Entries will be accepted until 9 PM EST, June 28th.
4) Yes, Brian, even you can enter.
5) I’ll take suggestions, but I reserve the right to make the final decision on what exactly to draw.

26 thoughts on “Black and White Medieval Gown with Flower Garlands

  1. What a lovely contest! and may i say you have great taste in music!I choose Puccini, because he’s my favorite opera composer,and it’d be lovley to see something out of La Boheme or Turandot!

  2. Lovely~ The flower-belt is so adorable :D I wonder if I could make such a thing to wear myself…?

    Oh, what a neat idea for a contest! I choose… shoot, I’m torn! I spotted Shiina Ringo right off the bat, but then I noticed Kimura Kaela… aww, they both have such fun fashion and music styles. But it looks like you listen to more of Shiina, so I’ll make her my choice :D (sorry for the wishy-washy comment. I decided on one choice though, so hopefully that’s okay?)

  3. This dress makes me think of Guinevere from Camelot.
    I’ll take Vivaldi and maybe you could do a dress based on one or all of his “Four Seasons”pieces.

  4. Oops! I did not mean to make two identical comments but my first one said it canceled so I made another.
    I am past the time limit but since only one person made it in the time limit I went ahead and voted.

  5. My favorite composer is J. S. Bach, so glad to see it pretty high up on your artist list. I took a baroque & classical music history class last semester, and really discovered a love for Bach’s choral music. Particularly the first movement of BWV 62: have you heard it?

    By the way, I think having a music theme is an awesome idea!

  6. I love the dress!!! It’s amazing.

    I like Supermassive Black Hole. If you drew a dress for that, I hope you wouldn’t make it an ugly Twilight baseball uniform.
    However, I must say that I THINK I prefer Für Elise.

  7. Yay! A new Dress to color!

    I’m going to say Lady Gaga because she has great music and always wears those crazy outfits. It might be fun to do something like that

  8. Saint Saens, I know it’s lazy and I really did mean to dig deeper but the possibility of a swan costume has me in thrall.

  9. I just adore your dresses! I love fantasy type dresses and manga style stuff, so I wanted to ask, could you maybe do a lolita dress? Perhaps gothic lolita?

  10. Lovely dress!

    One of my favorite songs, ever, is ‘Joey’ by Concrete Blonde… so I think I’ll choose them.

  11. Stephanie. The Japanese pop one? I love all the photos of her. And i love seeing all of your gorgeous drawings after my week without internet!

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