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My friend Jesse Lopez, anatomy-geek , started up his Tumblr and will be posting some awesome anatomy sketches. Follow Follow!

My friend Jesse Lopez, anatomy-geek , started up his Tumblr and will be posting some awesome anatomy sketches. Follow Follow!

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In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.
Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.
When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.
The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.
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That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

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In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.

Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.

When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.

The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.

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That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

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"Michonne is one BAMF" by Sasha Palacio Walking Dead has few bad-asses, and Michonne is one of them =P This is my tribute piece I debuted at PixelDrip Gallery's wall themed “Nerdy Ladies” which I co-curated with Annie Wilkes at The Hive Gallery. Open March 8th-29th, celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. =D
I think I channeled Kill Bill in this =P

"Michonne is one BAMF" by Sasha Palacio

Walking Dead has few bad-asses, and Michonne is one of them =P This is my tribute piece I debuted at PixelDrip Gallery's wall themed “Nerdy Ladies” which I co-curated with Annie Wilkes at The Hive Gallery. Open March 8th-29th, celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. =D

I think I channeled Kill Bill in this =P

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Claire’s fancy-pants HISTORICAL FASHION MASTER POST

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So my historical costuming resources list from 2011 was less than a page long- I’m not saying that I’ve learned a lot in the past three years, but this list is now sitting pretty at a solid nine pages.  Whew.  And people wonder why I want to redo this damn series.

This list is by no means an exhaustive one- it’s a list of (primarily western) historical fashion resources, both online and offline, that is limited to what I know, own, or use!  It’s a work in progress, and I’m definitely hoping to expand on it as my knowledge base grows.  First things first, how about a little:

ADVICE FOR RESEARCHING HISTORICAL FASHION

  • Read, and read about more than just costuming.  Allowing yourself to understand the cultural and historical context surrounding the clothing of a particular region/period can be invaluable in sussing out good costume design.  Looking at pictures is all well and good, but reading about societal pressures, about construction techniques, daily routines, local symbolism, whatever else will really help you understand the rhyme and reason behind costuming from any given context.
  • Expand your costume vocabulary.  When you’re delving into a new topic, costuming or otherwise, picking up new terminology is essential to proper understanding and furthering your research.  Write down or take note of terms as you come across them- google them, look up synonyms, and use those words as a jumping off point for more research.  What’s a wire rebato?  How does it differ from a supportasse?  Inquiring minds want to know.
  • Double-check your sources.  Especially on the internet, and double especially on tumblr.  I love it, but it’s ground zero for rapidly spreading misinformation.  Books are usually your safest bet, but also take into account their date of publication, who’s writing them- an author’s biases can severely mangle their original source material.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Do everything you can to find out information on your own, but feel free to reach out to people with more specialized areas of knowledge for help!  Be considerate about it- the people you’re asking are busy as well- but a specific line of questioning that proves you’re passionate and that you respect their subject matter expertise can work wonders.

Okay, onto the links!

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of getting off the internet and looking into books!  God bless the internet, but books are (generally, this isn’t a rule) better-researched and better-sourced.  Bibliographies also mean each individual books can be a jumping off point for further research, which is always a fantastic thing.

Remember- owning books is awesome and you should absolutely assemble your own library of resources, but LIBRARIES.  Libraries.  You’ll be surprised to find what books are available to you at your local library.

GENERAL / SURVEYS

Patterns fo Fashion books
Detailed, hand-drawn diagrams of historical fashion, inside and out.  Pretty amazing stuff.

Fashion in Detail books
Not what you want if you’re looking for photos of entire costumes- note the “in detail” bit up there.  Just a beautiful series, and great reference for all the little things you might miss otherwise.  The V&A has an amazing fashion collection, and it’s great to see them share it with the world.

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Ads for Tanishq; by Suresh Natarajan; celebrating Afro-Indian culture in East Africa

needed this on my dash again

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Gorgeous Gorgeous Fucking GORGEOUS!

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The Art of Sasha Palacio turned 2 today! Hmmmm… I gotta upload more =P

The Art of Sasha Palacio turned 2 today! Hmmmm… I gotta upload more =P

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The Abandoned Ferris Wheel Spins Anyway

The thing that weirds me out most is that the squeaking really sounds like kids screaming on rides, like roller coasters.

GET THE SALT

That’s some Silent Hill shit

that’s fucing eerie man

Totally freaking wicked! But I would’ve shit myself if I was lost in the woods and heard that.

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Since I basically disappeared in December, I thought I’d upload a ton of stuff to make up for my absence!  After working on what has now become The Daily Planet Files since May of 2013, I’m finally happy with the designs and what this has developed into. Who know what surprises 2014 holds for these guys;)…

I’d  like to wish my super cool followers a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

oh man.

oh man oh man oh maaaan. *_*

Ugh… these are totally wicked…

Seriously amazing!

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"You had to have me"
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Elizabeth from the BioShock Infinite ”Burial At Sea” DLC.

I’ll make a full color version soon, but here’s a touched up scan to mirror the previous BioShock Infinite Elizabeth piece I did.