I’ve just noticed that I’ve never posted any Inaisce here.
In the beginning, The Reliquatory was more heavily rooted in Dolly Kei, so maybe it didn’t feel quite right at the time. But now, never having shared it feels like a gross misdemeanor.
This is one of my favorite collections of all time.
Chinese women’s costumes of different dynasties:
1. Han Dynasty
2. Dynasty Wei-Jin
3. Period of six dynasties
4. Sui dynasty
5. The Tang Dynasty
6. The era of the Five Dynasties
7. Song Dynasty
8. The Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian)
9. The Ming Dynasty
10. The Qing Dynasty (Manchu)
I am certain that the captions are out of order. For example, no. 10 (bottom right) is from the Han Dynasty, and no. 9 (bottom center) is from the Qing Dynasty. Tumblr sometimes changes around the order of the photos in a photoset.
Can anyone help us figure out the proper order of captions?
I have worked until now to an archaeological catalogue and seeing such approximative mistakes in an historical report really makes me cringe.
Far from being a Chinese clothing expert, I casually possess a book reporting the same pictures ( http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Clothing-Introductions-Culture/dp/0521186897/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352360733&sr=1-2 ). The book is published by Cambridge university press, so perhaps it’s not scientifical, but it’s a more serious source than any online blog. So I am sharing, for the sake of being a bitch (and because I love Chinese clothing AND correct stuff).
According to my source:
1-Wei and Jin dynasty (+scorpion-tail-shape hairstyle kind of ancient hairstyle in Warring States period\western Han) (western Jin is dated 265-317 A.D.)
2- Southern dynasty (420-589 A.D.)
3- Sui (similar to Korean hanboks) (581-618 A.D.)
4- Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.)
5- A queen from the 5 dynasties period. (907-960 A.D.)
6- Song dynasty (Northern Song 960-1127 A.D.; Southern Song 1127-1276 A.D.)
7- Not featured (but it seems to be Chabi, wife of Kublai Kan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chabi ) (1227–1281 A.D.)
8- Ming dynasty (Shuitian dress) (1368-1644 A.D.)
9- (Manchurian) Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.)
10- Han dynasty (Western Han 206 B.C.-25 A.D.; Eastern Han 25-220 A.D.)
I hope to not have made typos. X)
Also, paintings by Zhou Xun and Gao Chunming from “Lady Garments and Adornments of Chinese Past Dynasties”
I really appreciate your hard work; I’d like to offer you a round of applause.
Thank you so much!
Also, Empress Chabi was from the Yuan Dynasty.
Ahh I love this!
瞬間連写アクションポーズ02 殺陣・ソードアクション篇 [単行本] and 瞬間連写アクションポーズ03 ヒロイン・アクション篇 [単行本] Real Action Pose Books.
The sword one is neat because they have a kimono on and kimono off version of each shot most of the time. And the third book looks really nice, I hope I can find it. Bought this also from Kinokuniya in hopes one day I do an action comic mixing a storyboard/comic style for the action scenes. An example of this would be some panels Agasang did I still swoon over.
Also I wonder how many takes it took to get that cool scene down where he kicks the guys sword back in.
so awesome, these rule. Ugh I have that thing where clashing metal makes me shiver, like scraping nails down a blackboard, those sword pics are killer but it’s hard to even look. aaaaughh awesome otherwise, though
Muslim schoolgirls from St. Maaz high school practise Chinese wushu martial arts inside the school compound in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Girls from ages 10 to 16 participate in weekly sessions during school term.
Reblogging for personal reference and badassery.
Men’s Suit Masterpost
Confused about suits? Are they hard to draw? What styles are good for what occasions and what body types? What does a suit say about your character? There are so many variables, it can be a lot to take in and nowadays most people don’t know too much about ‘suit rules’. That’s fine, since generally these rules are flexible and in many ways they’ve been broken or bent in modern times. When drawing a suit it’s important to pay attention to the details though: the shoulders, the lapels, the vents, the breast cuts and button etiquette. You must know your basics first! And then you can feel free to arse the rules! Let’s get started!
The profile of the suit, the length and width of it, is heavily reliant on the height and weight of your character. Shorter, squatter men want to accentuate the vertical line, so they should wear straighter cuts and shorter coats. Tall, skinny men need just the opposite: a slight nip in the waist to break up the long tall shape of their body and a slightly longer coat.
Before we jump into the 3 cuts of shoulders, let’s talk about length for a short while, (pardon the pun). There’s a saying that a good suit jacket is like a good lawyer: it should always cover your ass. This is a very American thing (and American style suits are typically the most common) This also applies more to suit jackets or sports coats than with blazers (I’ll discuss the differences later). Shorter coats tend to look young, hip, and modern. However, for the standard cut, the jacket should end about where your thumb joint meets your hand with your arms by your side. Italians tend to get away with slightly shorter coats with a nice trim waist and the slightest peek of fanny. How flashy.
Also referred to by tailors as the ‘natural shoulder’. There is little to no padding and it slopes gently around the frame of the shoulders. The waist cut itself can be a little more relaxed and straighter than the other two cuts. “Relaxed” by the way is NEVER BAGGY. Don’t draw a suit with too many soft wrinkles, it looks awful.
These suits have a bit more British stiffness to them, with additional padding in the shoulder, it is usually accompanied by a nipped, fitted waist.
Also called the “roped shoulder”, with a slightly more pronounced bump at the seam of the sleeves. The Italians like it sharp, cutting, and sleek. The waist is also usually quite trim and the length can be slightly shorter than the other two, where Snookie’s longest pair of shorts might end.
Again, there are 3 styles of lapels: the notched lapel, the peaked lapel, and the shawl lapel. A good lapel should roll to a finish, not crease. Another variable is width. Currently, narrow lapels are “in” and have a fresh, modern look, while very wide lapels can look very dated or 70s. A good rule of thumb is that a lapel should be as wide as the tie, if not the exact same width, then at least very close. There should be a dialogue between the two pieces.
The notched lapel, or “step lapel” is the most common, the most versatile, and a timeless classic, good for most occasions. The notch should be at collarbone level to catch the eye and bring attention to the face. Again, a suit is all about balance though, so a very tall man would drop the notches down slightly to break up his blank middle portion.
The peaked, or pointed (if you’re European) lapel is often reserved for formal settings such as weddings, birthdays, galas, etc. The peaks communicate a certain amount of excitement and panache. Many people think the peaked lapel belongs only on tuxedos, but I’m inclined to think it can be worn more and more on other kinds of suits and with a variety of fabrics for that extra flair. You’ll almost always see this lapel type on double breasted cuts.
This is the least common of suit collars and might be reserved for relaxed evening dinners. It gives the wearer a calm and controlled impression, often found on tuxedos or smoking jackets. Though it can be found on tuxedos it should be considered slightly less formal than the peaked lapel equivalent. This is the only kind of lapel that does not have a button hole.
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