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Abigail the Flamenco Dancer (Costume Design Reques by Qoo42
Abigail the Flamenco Dancer (Costume Design Reques
The Story: Meet Abigail. She is the daughter of a Spanish nobleman in the mid twentieth century, whose passion and talent lies in Flamenco dancing. She meets a man who she falls in love with, but he is a rebel in the Spanish civil war, and he is locked up in a fascist party prison where he is tortured. In a desperate attempt to help him escape, she enlists a number of Flamenco musicians sympathetic with the situation and convinces authorities to let them go on a tour, playing for fascist officials and prison guards. When they visit the prison where the man she loves is locked up, the plan is that while she is performing and everyone is at the performance, the stagehands (who are rebels in disguise) will go open the cells of the political prisoners and they will all escape in a massive prison-break. It is vital that she perform well in front of the entrance the guards and officials, because the lives of not just her love and the other prisoners but also herself and her accompanying musicians depends on the most passionate performance of her life. (Disclaimer - I did zero historical research before writing this)

Mood Image: meadmuse.files.wordpress.com/2…

Explanation: Part of a project in which I am costume designing costumes for my friends as characters. Request from the actual real person Abigail who requested "Flamenco Dancer"
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Juan Wants You to Do Your Work! by Qoo42
Juan Wants You to Do Your Work!
Do YOU have trouble staying focused? Always find yourself in need of stricter time management skills? Simply buy a "Juan Wants You to Do Your Work" Poster and hang it on your wall, make it your phone wallpaper, make it your desktop background, make it your profile picture, tape it over your computer screen and why not glue it to the inside of your glasses and contacts while you're at it? You'll never be distracted again! Available at a printer near you. 
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Hamlet - End (in Heian Japan) by Qoo42
Hamlet - End (in Heian Japan)
ハムレット(殺されるの前)Graphite and watercolor. 

Part of a series of costume designs for Hamlet set in Heian Japan. This is Hamlet prior to his death. He has completed his transformation from a scholar (other costume) to a warrior (this one). We still keep with the ocean theme, but this time the wave patterns on his vest are araumi waves, which are more roiling and violent (as is he). Symbolically, we've got sakura (cherry blossoms) and a centipede. This duality attempts to show the duality of violence, since the sakura is a symbol of the samurai, a violent hero, and the centipede is the symbol of a violent villain, yet, as we see in Hamlet, violence is violence and one person's hero may be another's villain.

For each design in this series, I was inspired by a Japanese monster. I can't find my mood image for this guy, but it was this raging rooster warrior sort of thing. Just trust me.
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Hamlet - Beginning (in Heian Japan) by Qoo42
Hamlet - Beginning (in Heian Japan)
ハムレット(初めて)Graphite and watercolor. Mood image: img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…

Part of a series costume designing a production of Hamlet set in Heian Japan. For Hamlet, I am showing a number of things including his transformation from a scholar (this costume) to a warrior (the other one), and also dealing with blue, red and the imagery of the sea. Inside his sleeves is the segaiha wave pattern, a more contemplative wave pattern.

For every design in this series, I was inspired by a Japanese monster. For this design, I was inspired by the inugami, a mysterious, yet often benign dog spirit (seen in the mood image above).
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Ophelia (in Heian Japan) by Qoo42
Ophelia (in Heian Japan)
オーフィリア Graphite and watercolor. Mood image: www.yokai.com/wp-content/uploa…

Costume design for Ophelia in a production of Hamlet set in Heian Japan. Tried to use lighter colors and peach blossoms on ice, a common Japanese aesthetic symbol. All representing innocence.

For every design in this series, I got inspiration from a Japanese monster. For this one, I was inspired by the rokurokubi, a woman with a freakishly long neck (seen in mood image above).
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015   Photographer
Thank you so much for adding my work to your collections! :)
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Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015

thanks a lot for the fav!

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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving "Steampunk Landscape" :D
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Thanks for the fave!
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Ceresta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite! :)
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dresew Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
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Switchum Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
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