If someone could get their skintones right, that would be Velázquez The assumption that Spanish people are dark-skinned is an exaggeration which has other origins-- political rivalry-- and has no real genetic base. If you came over here, you'd be surprised at how pale-- pasty, even-- we can be.
This was a judge doll for a dolling contest called Through the Ages, where you have to make up a character and dress them according to the fashion of their times for three rounds. I participated last year and won, so I became a judge for this year's. The idea behind these dolls, which you can check on the site by clicking the Judges link, was to draw ourselves following our favourite historical fashion style. Hence the dark hair and eyes; those are mine. There's not enough Spanish fashion or culture around and I just had to go for these humongous dresses I adore. The skin was a happy accident when I played with the colour settings, it looked better with orange hues in there rather than the paler ones it originally had. I may have lost some accuracy but it looks much better this way. Thanks a lot for the comment
I'm sorry if I sounded too blunt with the skin colour thing, people just assume things and I tend to get too defensive about my country. After all, it's my reality. I admit that I've never attempted shading non-white skin, probably because I'm white and most people around me are too.
It's even sadder when you get to know when those stereotypes were created and why. And to think there's still people who believe them and go around claiming that there's no way Spanish people can have fair skin and hair or a particular eye colour. Ugh, The Tudors, I'm not that knowledgeable about TV shows based on them, but most historical series I've watched or heard of make me want to scream. It's okay to make up facts and create a fictional account of whatever you wish. But that doesn't mean that you can change history to meet the audience's expectations. Most people do not realise that these shows are actually the best way to approach people to history and that, as such, they are really powerful weapons. However, since all they care about is getting more audience, they basically turn history into a mockery of itself and sell cheap sex scenes and random facts without even consulting any respectable expert on those topics. Btw is there a single series on the Tudors that has a blonde woman playing Catherine?
I'm glad you liked my other entries and learnt something from them. It's shocking how much people misinterpret Spain and have such a limited-- and manipulated-- vision on its history and culture. Thanks for your reply. It's refreshing to deal with these topics in such a calm manner
- Congrats on the DD! Have a nice day!
I've love the inspirational (referential) portrait you used. It was in my Spanish classroom in high school and I always liked to stare at it. Maybe I'll actually enter the contest this year - I always say that but we shall seeeeee.
Enter! This could be epic if you finally do. Do I have to beg?
Now that you've put this up, that can only mean one thing! Pageant time! This is one pageant I'm saving all of my energy for. Can't wait.
No, mercy hmm? That means I get to be challenged, you know how I love to be challenged! The more challenging the better.
Did I just dig myself into a deep hole by saying that? LOLOL.
Trust me, it's not a head start. More of a warning No, seriously, when the pageant opens you have to reserve a time period (century) and place, so you may want to be quick.
I think I already have a particular era I want...so I'll be as quick as I can so nobody else can take it. Hopefully, it won't be popular enough...
Oh my god I love massive base-edits xD Like I can only barely kind of recognize the hands
Anyways this looks lovely ;-; I love those shiny embroidery details, and her face is so soft and young looking <3 It really does remind me of those old paintings. Awesome job ;_;
Thank you so much
I always want to enter historical pageants, cause I love history, but then I get pissed off at pretty-not-accurate dolls winning. Also, TTA concept bothered me.
I feel the same way with Miss Doll Europe/International pageants, because sometimes people throw accuracy out of the window, but hey, it's all for fun, right?
I love history, especially that part of history dealing with the not so well-known aspects of it, like linguistics, attitudes towards death, health and cleanliness, dress code and fashion etc. I'm not that much into the political part, though. May I ask what bothered you? It's mainly curiosity but also a way to get feedback.