1930s Evening Gown in Gold and Red

A 1930's style evening gown. It is sleeveless, and has a deep V neck with ruching at the shoulders and chest. It has a peplum around the hips and a long, fitted skirt that flares out slightly at the ankles. The bodice and peplum are bright gold, with delicate scroll embroidery around the neckline and the edges of the peplum. The skirt is a vivid red, with a gold vine pattern covering it.Click for larger version (PNG); click for PDF version. Click here for the list of dolls.

The recoloring fun continues! I think I’m getting a handle on it. I feel like I’m learning something new each time. I’ve used Photoshop for a long time, but I’ve taught myself and so I missed a lot of useful things and tricks, so I feel like I’m new at this. But I think it’s turning out pretty well! Of course, I’m also thinking that I need to start making custom brushes and patterns, so learning more just leads to more work… The gold pattern on the skirt and the embroidery on the bodice are both from Obsidian Dawn.

No one has guessed Milo’s favorite food yet! The rule is one guess per person per new post, so if you’ve guessed already go ahead and guess again. Winner gets to tell me how to color this dress.

I was thinking I’d make a little present for people who sign up for my e-mail list, does anyone have any ideas? A wallpaper? A special outfit?

12 thoughts on “1930s Evening Gown in Gold and Red

  1. So glad you’re back! I love the little designs on the edges of the gold.

    I’m going to guess squash for fav. food.

  2. I love your computer coloring. These all look so good and the shading is so precise. I can never seem to get shading to look decent when I do computer coloring, so I think I will have to try following along on the tutorial you suggested.

    By the way, it’s great to have you back.

    I’m going to toss my hat in for Cheerios, as for Milos favorite food.

  3. Thanks! :) It’s neither squash nor Cheerios…

    RLC, the trick I use that isn’t in that tutorial is to section off one part at a time for coloring folds. With Photoshop, I select the magnetic lasso tool, make a selection out of the area where I want the shadow to be, then use a soft edged airbrush with low flow to add the shade. That way I don’t have to go back and erase anything, and it looks neat. I can then go back and blur the edges, if they don’t look quite right, or partially erase or cover up anything. When I’m better at this maybe I’ll do a tutorial myself, but I’m nowhere near good enough yet!

  4. I love this one and I’m so glad I stopped by the site. THREE new posts! Woo! Hmm…favorite food? I’m going with corn…that was the only vege my sister liked until she was a teen (well that and carrots but someone already guessed that).

  5. Hmmm… Milo is a little over a year old (FYI: that makes him about 6 weeks younger than my youngest! Fun age!!) I’m going with bananas. My youngest loves his bananas. Easy to eat, fun to pick up.

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