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November 3, 2013
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Canon EOS 600D
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Oct 26, 2013, 3:48:47 PM
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Elizabeth by Yordaniella Elizabeth by Yordaniella
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Looks like I was bookered for the Bioshock Infinite movie ... well, only looks like it, unfortunately ;) :lol:
I love the almost cinematic quality of the shot :meow:, which was taken by ~0illecebra0 in Schwäbisch Hall in front of the Michaelskirche. The wind decided to be especially awesome in that very second and added quite a bit of epic volume to my hair <3

Lessons learned that day: eating a whole meal in a corset isnīt exactly a recommendable thing to do, you can never wear enough makeup for shots like these, itīs always gonna look too pale - and just standing there trying to look pretty doesnīt really convey Elizabethīs character.  I hope that next weekend (depending solely on the weather D:) I can get more in-character and scenic photos than just plain "beauty" shots, which category this photo seems to fall in.

About the costume: I bought an M-sized dress on ebay and had it changed by my mum to suit Elizabethīs costume. About one third of the costume I changed myself, working especially on the skirt as well as creating the collar from scratch.
The corset (white base is bought too and had to be changed in size and stripes as well) doesnīt quite match Elizabethīs because I couldnīt find anthracite stripes anywhere :noes: - but I almost like my version more now I must say :meow:

What fascinates me about the character of the "lamb of Columbia" is I guess that sheīs the most "classically feminine" character I`ve encountered in a video game (in Gronkhīs lp) that, at the same time, isnīt portrayed in a weak or superficial way - of course sheīs been "beautified" for the player to "fall in love" with her, but I`d say thatīs a legitimate choice of visual design (though Iīm very glad the big objectifying breasts from the early demos didnīt make it in the game >->).

I like that her role isnīt only displayed as a woman, but a very deep human being, so Bioshock Infinite must be (hm, together with ICO maybe) the best example of how to get the trope of the "damsel in distress" to actually work perfectly, as it is done fully by intention and in the context of telling a mindblowing story (which is rare for an ego-shooter - or even a story-based game to be honest) that is based on just that cliche and couldnīt have been told without it - but eventually exceeds it in so many ways.
Oh, and Berthold is totally Bookerīs name in some other world :D
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McFhurer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
i hope you don't mind, but i used this pic as a model for a scribble drawing :D
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, I don´t mind :D Let me know when you upload it, wanna see :la:
McFhurer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014 a quick upload cause i got here late and im a bit tired, your face turned out a bit weird, i like the result tho :p
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool flow in the body! :D Very expressive :)
McFhurer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
hehe thanks, my teacher says i'm on the right track, so yay, i'll start to put some more art in the future :D
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome to hear! :D
McFhurer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
:D, also i have to make a set of 10 drawings each week with a different technique, so maybe i will do some other stuff

if you want of course
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah sure, feel free to :) (sorry I`m only replying now, I didn´t notice the comment before for some reason ^^")
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McFhurer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
okay ill upload it when i get home hehe
ThelemaTherion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Loving your corset. The best I've see so far!
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