I'm working on my figure drawing as of late and in my searching I came across a collaberative sketch blog by Emily Carroll and Vera Brosgol : drawthisdress.tumblr.com They take old photos of 19th Century fashions and do illustrations of the people wearing them. They are so fantastic. Last year about this time I came across some dress designs by the French designer Paul Poiret that I just love and so I thought I'd give Vera and Emily's little game a try. My first try is below:

It's not quite up to Emily and Vera's, but I had fun doing it. I'm still trying to get the hang of painting in the computer but I think I'm getting better.

In case you're curious, here's what the original dress from 1912 looks like: