Yep no photoshop
involved. I am very proud of her for the technical detail
with markers. The pattern that her dress
is modeled after belongs to simplicity ^^ I take no credit
for their genius.
For those perhaps
wondering the story behind this kamiki had bought the
pattern with the intent to recreate the dress on the
front. A carbon copy of the dress to be exact. After purchasing the pattern we
discovered we also had to make a hoop skirt and corset. Sad
to say, those are very expensive to make. The dress would
have probably come to about 300-600$ just for the materials
(not joking... that thing is a lot of fabric). Because of that kamiki, heartbroken, gave up on getting the dress.
So this is where this
picture plays into this tale. I wanted to give her the dress
so I drew an image with the exact dress and heavy parallels
to the original picture so that she would know she got the
dress she wanted in a strange way. I was never happy that
simplicity had their model in a profile for the dress so I
turned her to a 3/4th view and gave her a more relaxed pose.