lojomojouniverse asked:

HI (again) I'm in a drawing mood and I would like to draw Fen'heral and Isii in some kind of Arlathan grab, but I can't find any of my refrences I've saved. :( With that said I'd love your take on Arlthan fashion (and if you have any reference pictures I'd love to see them). Thank you so much for your time!!! Your definitely the one first blog I check for drawing ideas and anything to do with Dragon age! :D

Thank you so much! And I fully support making Isii + Fen’Harel sketches. ;)

I did some scouring to try and find images that I felt represented what I picture when writing scenes set in Elvhenan. (Just for reference, I did post some sketches of the pantheon where you can get a sense of some of their costuming.) I’ll focus primarily on the noble class, as I see the merchant class as essentially trying to emulate the same general look but with much simpler materials (and less adornments). Slaves’ clothing would be determined by their masters (some would dress their property well to display their wealth while others would essentially keep them in rags. The roles they serve would also determine what clothing is chosen for them).

For women:

The costuming for the women of Elvhenan is heavily influenced by Roman design - lots of flowing, diaphanous fabrics with textural interest achieved through draping and layering. I also see a contrast between very soft, light fabrics against rigid adornments: scrolled metal collars, decorative chest plates and belts, often in golds and silvers. The typical silhouette for an Elvhen woman would be a loose gown that is belted with a sash around the waist, carefully layered and wrapped until it stretched from her hip to just below her bust. Common necklines included deep v’s, scoop neck, off the shoulder, and sleeveless. 

For Men:

This one was much harder to find images for. There were a lot of similarities between how men and women dressed in Elvhenan. Jewelry was not limited by gender; it would be commonplace to see a man wearing the same types of layered chains, collars, bracelets, chest plates, etc. as his female counterparts. Men also commonly wore sashes around the waist, stretching from the base of their ribs to the top of the hip. Unlike women’s clothing, the male silhouette was more structured and heavily layered. They tended to wear long tunics or jackets (similar to a sherwani only belted) and then layer it under a robe or a cloak. These jackets and/or tunics tended to end right around knee length with the legs covered in layered wrappings (like the ones Solas wears in DAI). Fabrics for men were stiffer than what women typically wore. 

(I’m going to toss up a source link for that last design because when I found it on a random Google Image search, I loved it so much I had to track down where it came from.)

I’ve gained a lot of weight in the last year mostly due to mental issues + college, so I haven’t really posted a recent picture in a long while.  Hanging out with Eleanor though, made me think that wasn’t really the important thing.  

Washington D.C. was cool, we were touristy tourists and it was really fun.  -Hotter than hell though

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I’ve literally typed and deleted this post countless times over the past 10 minutes so I’m just gonna say it:

Anons, I’m here for positivity.  So if you’re going to be negative, and unkind, then you’ll be ignored.  I just don’t have time for messages meant to cause drama, and meant to upset me.  If you don’t like something I said in a post, don’t reblog it! Or just message me off-anon to have an adult conversation.  It’s totally okay to disagree with me, but please be kind.