First in a series of three: I realized that I have a set of prismacolor markers that are just drying out because I've always been a little afraid of them. I also have a tendency to use muted, toned-down tones, and I wanted to force myself to use bright, pure colors.
I pull my clothing and costume design from a bajillion sources that are just sort of a jumble in my head; so I tried to keep note of inspirations behind each outfit, in case anyone finds that sort of thing interesting.
17th c. Dutch floral still-life
paintings Chinese theater/opera
the ridiculousness of the Romantic Era
The texture and color of poppy petals
Mid-16th century Italian portraiture