bleumeringue asked: Hello, can an Indian boy wear a kurta with an hoodie or something similar as casual wear ?If not , what could he wear on top of a kurta if he gets cold ?
In India I can see the character wearing a kurta casually but he’d wear a sweater with it unless he was rich. Not that there’s anything wrong with a hoodie. Hoodies are a recent arrival in India, only available in expensive stores as of 20 years ago. Now, they’re mass-produced in India.
In the US, sure.
Mixing western fashions and South Asian fashions is really common (I don’t know any South Asian person who’s never done that). I wear sweatshirts and hoodies over Punjabi suits all the time or a lohi (large shawl) over western clothes all the time.
𝔗here is no set “rule” or “standard” plaguecore fashion. As long as
you feel comfortable wearing what you like and you feel good in it (and
you feel good wearing it with your mask!) then that is what is most
𝔗his is a somewhat a combination
of what I wear that I consider thematically “plaguecore” plus what I
feel translates the classic plague doctor look into a modern
𝔗his is not intended to a guide on creating a plague doctor
costume/outfit, though it could help if you’re not going for exact historical or “accepted” accuracy. This is just a fun list of suggestions to incorporate
elements of the aesthetic into your everyday wardrobe if it is something
that would interest you or make you happy. I will probably make more thorough posts covering each category over time (and some additional details and accessories), so stay tuned.
Hello!!! I was wondering if I could get some feedback on the lighting and movement of this piece, I want It to be dark and moody, but still be able to see some of the details. I also wanted to convey energy in the pose but I feel like it looks too stiff? General feedback would be appreciated as well!! Thanks so much!!
The pose itself is already pretty dynamic, but here’s a few pointers to how to push the flow and movement of the character itself, along with some slight alterations to the wiring that’s suspended around them.
As you can see, i’ve tried to avoid using 90° angles, ( as in altering the position of the left-most leg, by pushing it backwards ). Often 90° angles can come across as stiff when compared to stumped or more acute angles. Same reason that I have pushed the bend of the arm that isn’t grabbing the guitar ( of which, btw, I’m not sure if this is intentional or not, but as a guitar-player, i need to recommend you to implement a strap to the guitar, as holding the guitar like the character does in both my alterations, and the original picture is very, VERY straining, if not impossible ).
As you can see i’ve also added larger arcs to the wiring that’s floating around the characters. This is more of a personal preference, but i feel that these larger, smoother curves reads better - and thusly gives an overview of the composition much quicker.
As for the light - it was already pretty damn good looking. I just have a few notes. First of all, i would darken the background ( and the image in overall ) a bunch more, so that we can get those really stark contrasts from the parts exposed to the dramatic light on the floor.
I also went over the heads on the wiring on the left in the image, which seemed to have been recieving light from above in the original picture, when the main source of light - in fact, comes from the floor.
You will also notice that i’ve added a gradient of green light that’s glowing on the floor. This bolsters the effects of the floor-light and gives the overall image a strong sense of a cohesive colour-pallete, as the green here is plentyful enough to balance out the purples on the character.
For this particular piece, i’d recommend playing around a bit with highlights. A highlights of bright green or yellow ( like in the example above ) can give your scene an extra dynamic feel. I would limit my use of to the areas that should grab our attention first - such as the face.
Experiment a bit back and forth and see what you like the best :).
After learning that it is standard policy for Intelligence operatives to cut all the tags out of their clothing to avoid giving authorities/anyone else an opportunity to track them back to certain places, I now headcanon that Mara does not tolerate tags in her own clothes. (Neither does Talon Karrde, incidentally.)
They both either:
- Have things custom made without tags - Remove tags/identifying features when they purchases things - Buy extremely second-hand/vintage things that are impossible to track
(I’m having a lot of Feels about Mara & Talon clothes shopping together in strange places or hunting up the most remote but impressively talented clothing crafters whenever they need new clothes, much to the bafflement of everyone else in their lives. Occasionally they make a game of trying to figure out where one another’s clothing came from to keep their skills sharp.)
This habit proves to be exceptionally frustrating for Luke when he and Mara are first married because he wants to buy her clothing as a surprise but nothing has her size on it.
Then tags start disappearing from his own clothes. Luke is baffled.
When he finally broaches the subject, Mara just shrugs. It’s an old habit and hard to break, even if it is less relevant now.
Then Luke finds out about her games with Talon. Delighted, he joins in, tapping Lando and Han to help him source beautiful things for his wife from the most remote, unexpected corners of the galaxy imaginable.
Every untraceably unique piece he gifts her says “I love you and all your weirdness” in a love language distinct to them.
This was my first attempt at a more dynamic actiony pose and I’m happy for the most part with out is turned out!
Buut it’s the lower half of her body that’s throwing me off a bit, it just feels like it doesn’t match up proportionately with her upper half. If it’s not too much to also ask, I’d like some pointers on how to make the hair look more natural in a dynamic poses like this one.
This is an interesting angle on a pose like this, it’s mostly frontal, but beckons the use of foreshortening to deal with the legs. I’ll give it a shot.
First things first, the legs. As you already observed in the original piece, the legs are a tiny bit too small to match up with the torso. Additionally, the torso needed a bit more girth and bulk to appear as if it was naturally “connected” to the pelvis and subsequently the legs.
For the calf, ( and some of the thigh ) we have to utilize a bit of foreshortening to put it in perspective correctly. Foreshortening can be achieved through a number of techniques, but lovelifedrawing has a good article about this on here:
Construction in foreshortening takes a bit of time going back and forth on your sketch, as you’re basically making qualified guesses as to how something may look.
As for the hair, there will always be a point in aligning the larger volumes of hair to one direction ( in this case, from her front to her back ). If we assume that she is running towards the left corner ( in some sense towards us, the camera ) then all air resistance will come from the front, and push her locks backwards. Some behind her shoulders, others hovering slightly above them. Same for the ears, with the momentum your character has built up, it is likely that they would be pointing backwards as well depending on how fast she is moving. If she’s just jogging away casually, there’s a chance that small locks of hair, and her ears might tilt forward a little bit. But if she is sprinting ahead, which it seems she may be here - nearly everything will be pointing behind her.