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    Chow 166 :: Pride and Prejudice


    ROUND #166:: Pride and Prejudice
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    Pride and Prejudice

    Yes Colin Firth nailed it for many, but put him out of your mind for now. Put Jennifer Ehle and Kiera Knightly out too, because this week your challenge is to interpret Mr Darcy and/or Elizabeth Bennet from ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. One or the other or both, it’s up to you. We’d like to see people stick to historical accuracy and dress them in the Regency/Napoleonic clothes of two hundred years ago, but it’s up to you.

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    Fitzwilliam Darcy is the main male protagonist. At twenty-eight years old and unmarried, Mr. Darcy is the wealthy owner of the famously superior estate Pemberley in Derbyshire. Portrayed as handsome and intelligent, but not convivial, his concern with decorum and moral rectitude is seen by many as an excessive concern with social status. He makes a poor impression on strangers, such as the people of Meryton, but is valued by those who know him well.

    Elizabeth Bennet is the main female protagonist. The reader sees the unfolding plot and the other characters mostly from her viewpoint. The second of the Bennet daughters at twenty years old, she is portrayed as intelligent, lively, attractive and witty, with her faults being a tendency to judge on first impressions and perhaps being a little selective of the evidence she uses to base her judgments upon. As the plot begins, her closest relationships are with her father, her sister Jane, her aunt Mrs. Gardiner and her neighbour Charlotte Lucas.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is one of the most read novels in history. We don’t expect people who haven’t read it to do so for the challenge, but it is available to do so online at:

    http://www.oddparts.com/oddparts_pre...ejudice/0.html

    There has been a recent Zombie version of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, so no Zombies please!

    Clothing ref:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1795-1820_in_fashion

    http://www.costumes.org/history/100p...gencylinks.htm

    http://www.fashion-era.com/regency_f...20Style%201800

    http://www.janeausten.co.uk/magazine...ml?id=6&step=2




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    I guess I'll have to hold off on the Crime and Punishment suggestion now, doh. I'll be interested in seeing what you guys come up with, good luck all!

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    Heh, I was gonna mention the zombie version, good thing you told us to stay away right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulk-Sal View Post
    Heh, I was gonna mention the zombie version, good thing you told us to stay away right away.
    You mean this one? Pride and Prejudice With Zombies?

    LOL, that's the first one that came to my mind too, I have to read that...

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    That's the one! My one buddy has it. I think that's the only way he'd read the book. Actually, that might be the only way I read the book... :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulk-Sal View Post
    Actually, that might be the only way I read the book... :p
    Hah, same. Sitting this one out. Cute was fine but Jane Austin is a step too far Posh. Shame on you! /joking

    But why?
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    LOL not a huge fan of Jane Austin either, but this would be fun to do for the clothing. Too bad I have other things to finish

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    what's with all the girly chows lately?

    just kidding, i'm actually looking forward to getting stuck in to this one!


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    Hahahah! Oh awesome, I was in Bath a few weeks ago, in a Jane Austen museum taking a tour of her and her life. The only good picture of her is one her sister drew, so I might go and study it for reference =P This should be fun!

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    I actually love this book. An old English classic.
    Heres a Darcy wearing a regency style shirt. Gonna spend a bit of time developing the dress on this one.



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    I don't mind people taking this one a little wide, if they want....

    I'll probably do a Mr. Darcy ala His Majesty's Royal Navy circa 1805, myself...

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    I love that idea! Exploring the character at the same time. Will be great to see the variation of period costume coming out!

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    Yeah....this is about it for me. Back to the Bombard!

    Edit: Hrm, I've got some weird things going on with the cranium on this one.

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    Searledesign- recheck your anatomy before you get to far into hard-lines, that head is a bit massive, for starts. I like what you've got going on in the shirt though, a bit foppish but hey who isn't these days.

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    Dont worry CKlamb. Just a quick sketch designing the shirt really. Not the final pose. Haha, quite glad you think its foppish. I was going for a Dandy Darcy. =]

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    About 2 and a half years ago, I did a painting of Lizzie Bennet. I think it may be time to revisit?


    I haven't finished my Newborn CHOW entry though T_T

    We'll see.


    GREAT idea!!

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    Gah! I got all excited last night waiting for the new topic, only to have it be my worst nemesis.. foofoo clothing

    Oh well maybe next week. This was a quick attempt at a concept.



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    bakadoodle: A lot of regency clothing is actually really simple and not really in the "foo-foo" vein... Not compared to the victorians or the pre-revolution french, for sure!

    Yours is somewhere between renaissance and victorian right now... I would do yourself a favor and do some research if you want to do period clothing, you might find it a lot more interesting to do than you think.

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    This an interesting topic.

    First try after reading the references links.
    Not sure still about the direction i will follow for the design.

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    Daestwen is right...

    For women, the main look of Regency dress was 'the Empire line' which had a very high waistline just under the bust, puff sleeves and a scoop neck. It was often worn with short cropped or long tight jackets and a bonnet when out. There was quite scandal when some women used to wear it with a transparent top part showing off rouged nipples. I believe someone did this at Duchess of Richmond's Ball just before the Battle of Waterloo. I doubt Lizzie Bennet would have.

    Men often wore tight britches, high collars, or stocks, knee boots and tailed coats. The look was generally a slim silhouette rather than loads of ruffle and extravagance, the womens clothes generally being inspired by Greek clothing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_silhouette

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    Hmm, guess I'll give it another shot. In every pic I've seen so far all the clothing makes the women look mostly shapeless. Sad really. You get a bit of a bust line then the rest of the wonderful curves are obscured by that 'empire line' thing.

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    the movies are really fine examples of the costume of the day, both common and fine. Also peek at Sense & Sensibility, excellent examples there as well.

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    I'm in as well, even though I think the subject is pretty meh (sorry..)
    Trying the classic portrait thingie as real as possible. Been blasting away at some Martha Dahlig tutorials, and this looks like a good subject to put it in practice

    Some pretty extreme sharpening on this wip though, I think my final will be a bit softer.

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    Well Pixeltuner, I'm glad to see you have a go despite thinking the subject 'meh'. I'll be honest and say I'm surprised at some of the reactions to this topic. We've had historical themes quite a lot in the past. Is it Jane Austen that scares people?

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    I think it really is the movie which left a bad taste in my mouth, because I thought Sense and Sensibility to be quite enjoyable actually.
    And to be clear, my 'meh' is not as negative as others may have expressed. It's just that I'm not really getting inspired by the subject matter and to me it seems more like an exercise in 'getting' the period right. I like doing the research and I've found my own niche in the subject to get from it what I want to learn at the moment but uhm yeah.. meh

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    Hmm I was gonna pass on this one, mostly because I won't have next weekend to do any art, but it sounds like a fun challenge.

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    I really want to try this one. My blasted scanner broke on sunday though. Maybe I'll break out the camera. Good luck to everyone can't wait to see the interpretations.

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    I think it's more like transporting me back to 10th grade that kills it. I love the time period though, lots of interesting literature from that time period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poshspice View Post
    Well Pixeltuner, I'm glad to see you have a go despite thinking the subject 'meh'. I'll be honest and say I'm surprised at some of the reactions to this topic. We've had historical themes quite a lot in the past. Is it Jane Austen that scares people?
    No this topic is great! The classics are classics for a reason. There is so much people can take off this. I for one love it. Thumbs up Posh.

    Her sister was great too. Wuthering Heights would be a brilliant topic too

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