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Trying to make art-deco style Spock & Uhura for a Ship Wars requesting-person.

I cannot figure out what color for U's dress. Would it be weird to just ask the random requesting-person, whom I don't actually know, for an opinion on a WIP?

Meanwhile I'll ask you people. Thing looks like this:



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Red?

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Gold?

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Some light color?

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In related news:
1. Zoe Saldana has my sister's nose!
2. And now this Uhura has my other sister's hairstyle.
3. I'm a little disturbed. HI MY SISTERS.

Date: 2010-04-02 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isalie964.livejournal.com
Hm, I like the red one most. But I'm not so much a friend of yellow dresses in general.
How about something night blue to match his suit?

And, OMG, that Spock is frikking hot. GUH. *drools a little*

Date: 2010-04-02 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melithiel.livejournal.com
How about green, to match his skin? :oD

Date: 2010-04-02 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emilyadi.livejournal.com
I second the red.

Date: 2010-04-02 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrasaki.livejournal.com
I vote red.

Date: 2010-04-02 02:08 pm (UTC)
ext_51201: (topic: graphic design)
From: [identity profile] anodyna.livejournal.com
Ooh, art beta! First let me say, I love their stance and facial expressions--the fingers thing kills me! And Uhura's hair is awesome--your sister has pretty hair!

On to the dress--

I think of these three options the red works best. If you wanted to try something different in red, you could push it toward red-violet, maybe? I also really love Zoe in any kind of purples--deep blue violet or violet looks beautiful on her. Greens in the jade family are classically art deco colors, but I don't think those would work as well with Spock's coloring.

I hate to make vague suggestions so I dug up this little tool and made some color palettes! Um, because I get a little too excited about color, ahem. These are mostly to illustrate what colors I mean and ALSO because LOOK AT THIS NEAT TOOL, IT IS SO FUN!

palette with red-violets
palette made from actual violets
another species of violet

(I love degraeve.com. So much nerd fun in one site, eee.)

Date: 2010-04-02 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melithiel.livejournal.com
Ooh, good call! The red does work the best aesthetically, but it's a little...cliched? Purple might be a good compromise.

Date: 2010-04-02 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lymanalpha.livejournal.com
Ooh, purples! Those could work. Hmm, will play with this more tonight. The nice thing about digital art is that I can change the colors afterwards, hee!

Full disclosure: I always wait for your comments on art-beta posts because I KNOW you have color- and design-sense. Is that creepy? I'm not trying to be, honestly.

Also DUDE that is a neat tool.

Date: 2010-04-03 04:02 pm (UTC)
ext_51201: (topic: graphic design)
From: [identity profile] anodyna.livejournal.com
*blush* That's not creepy! I think... I actually have this phobia of being one of those people who have TOO MANY OPINIONS (and INDUCE EYEROLLING IN OTHERS) so that's actually very comforting. :D

Date: 2010-04-03 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lymanalpha.livejournal.com
You are BRILLIANT.
any color ideas for her...scarfy other-floating-cloth thing?

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Date: 2010-04-03 04:24 pm (UTC)
ext_51201: (st: spock uhura close)
From: [identity profile] anodyna.livejournal.com
Oh, beautiful! I love the way you've shaded the dress. I immediately thought, her breasts look so Art Deco! But, um, I realized that might be a strange comment. But what I mean is, the way you've shaded her form reminds me of Tamara dd Lempicka, for instance works like this one:



See, Art Deco boobs!

Yeah. Anyway! I think this looks amazing--I love the shape of the dress, too, going over her shoulders. Gorgeous! For the wrap, I wonder, maybe a neutral color, like ivory? It depends on the background, too. If you're doing a color or dark background ivory or white would stand out well. If you're doing a light background, maybe...hmm. What goes with purple? I always match it with either black or off-white. Would black look too much like an extension of Spock's suit? A wheat or yellow color would be a nice contrast to the purple but I think it might pick up his skin tone too much. Green or orange would create vibrancy? She might look like she dressed in the dark, though. ^_^

(If you were doing this in total 1930's mobster/Vulcan-Sex-Club-Priorietor style, I'd suggest giving her a white fox fur stole, but IDK (a) how hard it is to render fur and (b) if that would constitute supporting the fur industry. Tricky!)

Date: 2010-04-03 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lymanalpha.livejournal.com
ROOOOFLLL, um, probably because I've been staring at that painting (and fifteen others by Tamara de Lempicka) for like five days straight now. Because I don't otherwise know anything about art history, but sesh_khem gave me this



when I asked for a style reference and then I couldn't stop looking.

:D The cone-boobs make me laugh.

Hm, there is this one



with some fur...but I don't have anything made out of fur that I could use for reference. I'll go try ivory or green.

Date: 2010-04-03 04:54 pm (UTC)
ext_51201: (personal: van dongen tango)
From: [identity profile] anodyna.livejournal.com
HAH, cubist-boob mind-meld!!

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