en costume

Newer! Simpler! Hopefully lucrative!

I’ve reduced commissions down to these options. You either get shaded lineart like the left or a full render like the right for the same price, based on how much of your figure you want.

For Autumn I will do outfits swaps (armour, ballgowns, swimwear, Hallow-e'en costumes…) for $10 each if you order a full body. So a character + one extra outfit would be 45.

Reblogs are appreciated as always. Trying to get this show on the road art-wise. 

I will draw mecha, anthro, NSFW (including gore) basically anything as long as it’s not morally or just plain aesthetically objectionable to me as an artist/sentient being. If you’re not sure I probably won’t judge, so just ask.

Email argentheinkel@gmail.com to reserve a slot.

Harriet Hoctor in unpublished photograph of in a black costume, en pointe, with her arms in front her, 1932. Vanity Fair. Photograph by Edward Steichen.

Dancer Hoctor started touring with vaudeville companies at age 16, which led to a role in Topsy and Eva on Broadway. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld, who cast her in his production of The Three Musketeers and several other shows throughout the next decade. 

out of all the things that I am not okay with, I am not okay with this the most
  • metal cutlery touching and MAKING NOISES!!
  • squeaky styrofoam!!
  • windex smell!!
  • getting bar soap under your fingernails!!
  • fluorescent lights!!
  • motorcycle engine sounds!!
  • chalk dust ON YOUR HANDS!!
  • shirt tags!!
  • sock seams!!
  • that awful fabric that cheap Hallowe’en costumes are made out of!!

AND

  • extra long and scratchy SYNTHETIC SHAG CARPET that WHISHES when you step on it!!
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Ottoman Costumes 1873

A great universal exposition was held at Prater Park in Vienna (Austria-Hungary) from May to November 1873 that far surpassed all of its predecessors (London 1851, 1862 and Paris 1855, 1867) in size and splendour. Seven million visitors attended. As part of the presentation of the Ottoman Empire, to which Albania belonged in the nineteenth century, was a photography exhibition showing the costumes of the various peoples of the Empire. Photography was still a relatively new art at the time and the public was enthralled by the exotic images. The photo collection, including pictures from Albania and the Western Balkans, also appeared in book form as “Les Costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873” (The Folk Costumes of Turkey in 1873), Constantinople 1873, a volume that has recently been digitised and made globally available by Harvard University Library. In this connection, we are grateful to the Library and, in particular, to András Riedlmayer of its Fine Arts Library for making possible this presentation of these 1873 photos of Albania and the Western Balkans.