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Off Topic => Fan Projects => Topic started by: Evie on April 13, 2014, 05:48:49 pm

Title: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on April 13, 2014, 05:48:49 pm
I decided to try playing with running some of my Mini-Deryni photos through artistic filters in one of my phone apps.  Here are some of the results I liked best:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/13809715095_56bc675b77.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3jpb8)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/13812219723_673b824185.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3xeHn)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/13813605994_b6e7346259.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3EkNA)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/13813956095_150a9f5dab.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3G8SP)
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: lenni on October 14, 2014, 08:37:38 pm
Wow! Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen/Lenni
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 14, 2014, 09:59:27 pm
Wow! Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen/Lenni

Thank you!  That third one (Duncan praying) has been printed in an 8" x 10" size and matted and framed.  I have it hanging in my office.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: revanne on October 15, 2014, 01:52:23 am
Lovely - I especially like the one of Duncan praying. What are the icons?
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Elkhound on October 15, 2014, 08:06:03 am
I like these a lot better than the 'straight' pictures; makes the figures look a little less blank.  (Is there some way of fiddling with the facial features to give them expressions?)
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Jerusha on October 15, 2014, 09:27:27 am
Although I like them all, the picture of Duncan really catches my eye - I think it is the range of muted colours that makes it stand out.  The framed version must be even better.

I can also see it as a cover for a greeting card - maybe a birthday card for KK? 

If you ever need to run a little side business, I can see a set of "Mini-Deryni Moments" all occasion cards being a success.

Just think of all the cool shots you have in your archives that could be Halloween cards.   ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 15, 2014, 09:52:56 am
The icons are actual miniature icons that I bought at a Lebanese Food Festival hosted by the local Maronite Church.  The one in the foreground is Christ, and the one in the background is Mary with the Christ child, IIRC.  That was a temporary set that I built on my living room floor to take some photos to bolster Kirienne's spirits when she first found out about her cancer.  Luke and Gigi kept wanting to barge in on the scene, so the props didn't manage to stay up long, but I got several good shots out of that photo session before it got annihilated by curious cats.  You can see the other photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9573389@N08/sets/72157632593692633/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/9573389@N08/sets/72157632593692633/)

Some people are good at tweaking the dolls' expressions in Photoshop by adding in a faint upturn (or downturn) of the lips, or editing the corners of the mouth to make the expression less smiley if they want a more serious mood.  Unfortunately I'm not that skilled in Photoshop (or my free equivalent, Gimp) yet.  I have to use other tricks to convey emotion--body language (via careful posing), certain tilts of the head, lighting, camera angles, etc.

Mini-Deryni Moments cards might be a success here, although I think I'd have to give them out for free rather than sell them at a profit, since otherwise that might count as profiting off KK's work (or at least certainly her characters), which might not be legal, since they are copyrighted.  And even if it is, I wouldn't wish to do that unless I had her express permission to do so.  But the Mini-Deryni photo art is certainly fun to make.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 15, 2014, 09:58:31 am
Here is the framed version of "Duncan at Prayer" on my office wall.  I also use this picture as the background to my smartphone's lock screen.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15540119101_826e30d83c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFeaZX)Framed version (https://flic.kr/p/pFeaZX) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

The outside mat is a slightly rosier shade than it appears on my monitor, so it picks up the warm tones from the picture very nicely.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on October 15, 2014, 11:52:54 am
Very nice framed image. I can easily see you using this image of Duncan as a birthday card to KK this week. I think most photoshop programs can make greeting cards. Although, you will need a color printer and glossy paper.  Fun ideas.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Aerlys on October 15, 2014, 12:27:11 pm
The Duncan picture is my favorite, too. The kids used to enjoy playing with Andy Warhol-type images on my laptop before the camera puked out. What about that for mini-Deryni artwork? ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 15, 2014, 02:23:45 pm
The Duncan picture is my favorite, too. The kids used to enjoy playing with Andy Warhol-type images on my laptop before the camera puked out. What about that for mini-Deryni artwork? ;D

Something like this?

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15358789930_721fc47d1a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppcP9W)Comic book Deryni (https://flic.kr/p/ppcP9W) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

That's the "Comic Book" filter on my Paper Artist Android app.   :)

I have access to a color printer and cardstock at work, but unfortunately I'm not allowed to download Gimp or any other photo-editing software to my office computer.  I could create something on my notebook or home computer and then save it to a USB drive to print at work, I suppose.  My home printer is a black and white inkjet, and it's currently acting up, so not suitable for printing artsy greeting cards on.  *sigh*
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Elkhound on October 16, 2014, 07:53:28 am
Do you have a Kinko's in town?
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 16, 2014, 08:50:54 am
We do, but I'd rather print things at work rather than spend gas money hunting down a Kinko's, pay for the downtown parking meters, and have them print my photos off my USB drive, potentially infecting my drive with a virus in the process.  Especially since my color printer at work is a whole four feet away from my desk chair and will print from a USB drive also.   :)

Granted, my boss would take a dim view of me going into business for myself, using up hundreds of dollars of company money in inkjet cartridges by printing up thousands of color copies on the office color inkjet printer.  ;D But the occasional color copy for personal use is fine.  So I'd only go someplace like Kinko's if I were going to print a bulk run of color pictures for personal use, or if I need something printed in a size my office printer can't handle, like the 20" x 30" poster print of "Rhemuth the Beautiful" (actually an art-filtered photo of Toledo, Spain, that shows a lovely medieval city with a castle and a cathedral in the right locations relative to each other) that I've also got framed and hanging on my office wall opposite "Duncan at Prayer." 
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: tenworld on October 20, 2014, 08:28:22 pm

maybe its the angle (or maybe all the recent videos) but I looked at this and thought I saw the Imp with Cersei from Game of thrones.

Sorry Evie :)
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on October 21, 2014, 02:50:10 am
Tenworld, I think it is the pixilation from the comic book filter that gives Duncan that harsher, more angular face. But now that you mention it, I can see Tyrion standing in that photo.  ;D  Cersei not so much, but interesting idea. I like Tyrion, he is one of the few good people in Game of Thrones so it really isn't that bad a thing for Duncan to be confused with Tyrion, besides the height issue, that is.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 21, 2014, 08:17:10 am
The perspective also makes Duncan look shorter than Helena in that photo, since he's somewhat in the background and she's in the foreground of the shot, when he's actually nearly an inch taller, IIRC.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Aerlys on October 21, 2014, 03:43:38 pm

maybe its the angle (or maybe all the recent videos) but I looked at this and thought I saw the Imp with Cersei from Game of thrones.

Sorry Evie :)

I was thinking he looked more like a demented clown with really bad face paint!

Sorry, too.  :) 



Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 21, 2014, 04:50:57 pm

maybe its the angle (or maybe all the recent videos) but I looked at this and thought I saw the Imp with Cersei from Game of thrones.

Sorry Evie :)

I was thinking he looked more like a demented clown with really bad face paint!

Sorry, too.  :)

LOL!  And that's why I don't normally use that filter, but it's the closest one I've got to a Warhol-art filter, and you did bring up that art style....   ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 21, 2014, 04:54:42 pm
No, on second thought, I was thinking of Lichthenstein.  OK, off to see if I have a Warhol filter....   :D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Aerlys on October 22, 2014, 02:42:24 pm
Here you go, compliments of Photo Booth on DS2's new MacBook Pro, featuring one of his most recent knife making masterpieces. This particular effect is called "Pop Art.":

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a594/The_Skarz/Photoon10-21-14at604PM_zps75d820f2.jpg)


Photo Booth has all kinds of...interesting effects. Duncan could even be turned into a hologram!


Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on October 22, 2014, 04:46:12 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15417010789_cd89474ab0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pumdbR)Mini-Deryni Warhol style (https://flic.kr/p/pumdbR) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

Mini-Deryni, Warhol style. 
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Elkhound on January 29, 2015, 08:33:43 am
Tenworld, I think it is the pixilation from the comic book filter that gives Duncan that harsher, more angular face. But now that you mention it, I can see Tyrion standing in that photo.  ;D  Cersei not so much, but interesting idea. I like Tyrion, he is one of the few good people in Game of Thrones so it really isn't that bad a thing for Duncan to be confused with Tyrion, besides the height issue, that is.

Tyrion seems to be the only member of House Lannister who comes anywhere close to being a decent human being, although Joffery is the only one who is a total waste of skin (think Connell, but much worse; you can't be in his presence five minutes without wanting to strangle him.)  To be fair, everyone else does have at least one good quality.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 02, 2015, 01:04:04 pm
Today is Duncan McLain's birthday, so to celebrate the occasion, I made a cassock for Mini-Duncan:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/16237259780_ea24d9bfc2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qJQcCQ)New cassock (https://flic.kr/p/qJQcCQ) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

Today at lunchtime, I was going to cut out the matching cape, but I realized too late that I left my fabric scissors at home.  We managed to get a pattern cut out of a coffee filter with my folding embroidery scissors instead.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/15806862254_1e08b0301c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q5NirQ)Creative pattern making (https://flic.kr/p/q5NirQ) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: revanne on February 02, 2015, 01:54:27 pm
Love it.  He looks very handsome
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 02, 2015, 02:00:01 pm
Thank you! I'm still researching the cummerbund-style cinctures, but I'll be adding that to his new set as well.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on February 02, 2015, 02:03:55 pm
Happy Birthday Duncan! Love the new Birthday clothes.  ;D tehe tehe
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Jerusha on February 02, 2015, 03:11:32 pm
A very smart looking bishop, indeed!  Though I think Duncan might be a bit curious about the folding double-handled short sword on his lap.  Just the right size to carry in a saddle bag when you don't want someone to know you are armed.  ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 02, 2015, 04:47:33 pm
Well, he probably would have seen a pair of scissors before, but not exactly that same shape, and probably not anywhere near that huge.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 03, 2015, 08:23:54 am
Last night Duncan got a pectoral cross to add to his birthday collection.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/16244659668_b69ef0b0e7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qKu8n7)New pectoral cross (https://flic.kr/p/qKu8n7) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Elkhound on February 03, 2015, 11:43:22 am
It looks a little large.  If you moved it up to full size and assumed it was solid gold, wouldn't it be too heavy for his neck?
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Aerlys on February 03, 2015, 12:26:07 pm
Well, at least it could double as a shield. ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on February 03, 2015, 12:42:29 pm
 ;D A shield for his heart ;D
And that would be on heck of a large ruby. Rival the crown jewels. Kelson will be jealous.
 What it needs is a chain to hang off his shoulders instead of the back of his neck. Then it will look perfect.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Elkhound on February 03, 2015, 01:31:57 pm
Well, it might be a garnet rather than a ruby.  And perhaps it is gold leaf over wood or ceramic.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 03, 2015, 02:05:41 pm
I thought a Celtic style cross would be apt, and that was the only Celtic cross pendant I had on hand, though I can keep a lookout for others.  It would be the 1:6 equivalent of 4" to 4.5" around, which puts it in the same size range as some other (real life) pectoral crosses I've seen online, only since those are usually regular crosses rather than round ones, the elongation keeps them from looking as large, proportionally speaking.  The central stone is approx. .5 cm across, so multiplied to real life scale, that would be 3 cm....yeah, I think it's likely that it's a garnet and not a ruby, or Kelson would have good reason to be envious!  Then again, it would actually belong to the Church of Gwynedd, not to Duncan personally, so maybe it's meant to be trotted out on those "dress to impress" high holy days....   ;D

That pendant is actually the twin to the one Mini-Duncan wore with his vestments on his very first Easter, though it probably seems smaller in those photos because of the other regalia he's wearing.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5231/6911431430_59c38899b0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bwJTLS)Mitre and crosier (https://flic.kr/p/bwJTLS) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

And it's even smaller than the pendant he's wearing in this photo, at least lengthwise:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/13952325195_6197852cd3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfVjbX)Christus resurrexit! (https://flic.kr/p/nfVjbX) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 06, 2015, 11:27:48 am
I had a chance to (mostly) finish Duncan's capelet today.  It still needs pressing to make it lie right, and it needs a closure at the neck opening, but it's more or less done.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8606/16271304309_d30a634697_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMQFTt)New capelet (https://flic.kr/p/qMQFTt) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

And since I've belatedly realized I am posting these updates in the Photo Art thread rather than the Action Figure thread, here's some photo art of Duncan wearing his new clothes:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8588/16270547970_0da98d5bed_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMLP49)Duncan portrait (https://flic.kr/p/qMLP49) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/16270547900_a3a082222b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMLP2W)Noir Duncan (https://flic.kr/p/qMLP2W) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Jerusha on February 06, 2015, 01:11:54 pm
Very nice, Evie; I also like the tapestry pillow in the background.   :)  You could almost imagine that Duncan has made a stop at the local inn for a goblet of ale.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 09, 2015, 10:42:39 am
More doll art. I wanted to see how the filtering would work in a forced perspective shot that combined dolls with actual costumed humans in the background.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/16482755352_c90b24eaa9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r7wqV7)Dancing Dolls (https://flic.kr/p/r7wqV7) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on February 09, 2015, 10:16:51 pm
Hi Evie,
I hope you do not mind if I side step the compromising issue of Duncan's and Helena's apparent "closeness" :o , and tell you that I do like the art work of them together. I will imagine it is cousin Alaric and Richenda instead. Is there any way you can layer them out from the background real people, rework the back ground image so we can see the people with greater detail and then combine the fore ground and back ground images back together? It would be nice to see the back ground people too.
 
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 09, 2015, 10:52:43 pm
Actually, when I took that particular picture (and the other dance photos I took that same evening), I was more focused (pardon the pun) on the duo as just a pair of dancers rather than specifically Duncan and Helena, but those just happened to be the figures I had with me at that event. I was watching the dancing when it occurred to me that I could pose them in a dancing position on the table, and with them in the foreground and the real dancers in the background, I might be able to get them to look like they were all the same scale if I got the camera angle and focus just right. It was more an experiment in making forced perspective work rather than anything else, though I figure in the absence of any other 1:6 gentlemen present to walk out onto a dance floor with a 1:6 lady, Duncan might be willing to oblige. :)

Even without the filter effect, the background people wouldn't be that much in focus, because the camera would only focus on either the foreground or the background characters.  So in some of the pictures I took, Duncan and Helena are out of focus but the people dancing are in sharp focus, and in others (including the original for this one) Duncan and Helena are in focus with the background dancers blurred. The added filter effect actually helps to make the contrasting focus slightly less obvious rather than more so.

Here's the original of that photo:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/9053623911_09d4719df1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eN3bXZ)Enjoying the dancing (https://flic.kr/p/eN3bXZ) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

(They were posed for the opening of a particular dance, if I remember correctly, only by the time I got them propped up and got the camera set up for the shot, the dance had changed to something else.  :(  It would have been great if the dancers behind them were all in the same pose!)

And another photo with the focus on the background rather than the foreground:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/9055822904_f165bafb23_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eNesDE)Dancing through the night (https://flic.kr/p/eNesDE) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

I didn't have a doll stand with me, and I think Helena didn't have flat-bottomed feet yet when I took these, so as I recall, Duncan was propped against a tankard for stability, and he was quite literally holding up Helena so I would have both hands free to take the photos. They face-planted several times before I managed to get them stable enough for the dance shots.  So if he appears to be holding her a bit too closely, that's why.  The alternative would have been having Helena stagger around the table before falling over like a cheap drunk, and while that might have made for entertaining videos, the photos wouldn't have been quite was I was aiming for.  ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on February 09, 2015, 11:19:15 pm
Quote
so as I recall, Duncan was propped against a tankard for stability,
lol Oh that is cute! I will not say that I have not witnessed a friend using his own tankard to hold himself upright with, but my experience is that tankards quite often cause the opposite effect. Falling down. Or perhaps the contents of the Tankard is the culprit rather than the tankard itself.  (Youth and Renaissance faires, need I say more.)

It is a good picture of Duncan and Helena and I do like the filter you used.  It is too bad the focus of the camera did not get the background dancers a little better. I still think you can cut them out of the one photo and add in the sharper back ground of say the second photo you took and see what that looks like.  My arc-soft photo studio program has what is called a "magic wand" (that is the tool to selects similar parts of the photo such as the fore-people) and then cut and paste them onto a separate layer. You could overlay the sharp image of  your characters onto the sharp image of your background people and then use your artwork filter and see it that comes out.

A friend recently got a go pro camera, which I have learned does not have a focus zone. Every part of the picture is in focus no matter how far away it is. I was considering getting one just because of that feature.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 09, 2015, 11:43:22 pm
I'll see if I can figure out how to merge the foreground figures from one photo with the background figures of the other next time I have a chance to play with Gimp, but my rudimentary knowledge of the software is still pretty much what little bits I've picked up from trial and error experimentation, so no promises as to the quality of the output.

I actually prefer having the focus of foreground and background be different, since even though we're generally not conscious of it, that's more like how human vision actually works.  Just looking around my living room right now, for instance, if I focus on the plastic cup that is four feet away from me, the TV screen four more feet beyond that (and more in the periphery of my vision) is not in focus, even though things around my focal point (the plastic cup) appear sharp and clear.  On the other hand, if I focus on the TV screen, the images on it are nice and clear, but now the cup on the table between me and the TV screen is out of focus.  A camera that shows both foreground and background in equally clear focus may create pleasing photographs, but at the same time they are a less realistic depiction of how our eyes actually see things.  Both sorts of images have their uses, but for the forced perspective images, I like the differences of focus.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 10, 2015, 02:13:30 pm
I'll just keep posting the cassock related stuff in this thread since I accidentally started off doing so.  I was able to work on the cummerbund style cincture at lunch today.  Couldn't find purple fringe anywhere, but have seen several examples online of bishop cinctures with gold fringe, so I went with that option since I already had some in my stash.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8670/16492618431_406fd8ff89_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r8oYSc)Bishop Duncan relaxing (https://flic.kr/p/r8oYSc) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

The capelet is too long to show off the cummerbund part of the cincture to good advantage, but I'll try to take a picture of him without the cape soon.  I still need to add a folded-down hood to the capelet to give him the "collared" look that KK requested.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Jerusha on February 10, 2015, 02:54:42 pm
It's probably just the glare from the camera flash, but that "non-cannonical" light on the end table looks like it is working and providing the light for Bishop Duncan to read his book.  Nice effect!
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 10, 2015, 03:04:23 pm
That non-canonical light is working and providing accent lighting for the scene.  It is a book light that I found at Dollar Tree.  (It comes off the base for clipping onto a paperback book cover.) I'm actually using my phone camera on the "low light" setting for that photo, which means flash was turned off and the camera simulates a slow shutter speed to get the necessary exposure.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 10, 2015, 03:48:41 pm
Here's the book light shining even brighter when I took a photo earlier this morning:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8574/16304821420_dd6820bf09_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qQNtmG)Quiet moment (https://flic.kr/p/qQNtmG) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 10, 2015, 11:02:38 pm
And two more photos taken tonight, now that I've added the hood to the capelet. I think the turned down edges of the hood sides may have been what eventually evolved into what is now the clerical collar. Either that or the amice may have turned into the stiff collar shape we associate with clergy nowadays. But that's speculative; I don't know enough about the history of religious garments to know for sure.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/16310242500_0866c7a3d6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qRhfRA)20150210_202130_LLS (https://flic.kr/p/qRhfRA) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

Front view

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8589/16495940511_47dff36902_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r8G1pr)20150210_202213_LLS (https://flic.kr/p/r8G1pr) by evian_delacourt (https://www.flickr.com/people/9573389@N08/), on Flickr

Rear view

I keep forgetting to take a photo with the capelet off so you can see the whole cincture. 

We had a projects night at our SCA meeting, so I inherited some lovely lightweight wool fabric scraps in a light tan color that I think will make great winter wear for one or more of my littles, as well as some really pretty patterned velour that could make great "velvet" Court garb for one or several littles.  Also found a "fat quarter" of quilting fabric that is a geometric white-on-white pattern that I think would work nicely for a fancy undershirt or chemise, or perhaps for some sleeve or cloak lining fabric.  Now I just need more time to sew.
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Jerusha on February 11, 2015, 09:32:25 am
Very nice, Evie.  I'll trade you more time if you'll trade me some of your patience to do such fine work!   ;)

Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 11, 2015, 09:52:56 am
I'm only patient with it because it takes so little time to finish a 1:6 garment compared to a full sized one.  That's why my littles have far more medieval garb than I do.  *sigh!*   ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Aerlys on February 17, 2015, 01:22:07 pm
Very nice, as always, Evie. The gold fringe is a nice touch, and most fitting for our favorite bishop.

Just a note. The green stole, while lovely, would not be worn all the time, but only for occasions such as the celebration of Mass, the administraion of sacraments, or when the Blessed Sacrament is touched. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14301a.htm (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14301a.htm)
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Aerlys on February 17, 2015, 01:26:36 pm
That non-canonical light is working and providing accent lighting for the scene.  It is a book light that I found at Dollar Tree.

Works better than that non-canonical "leg lamp" a la Christmas Story that you had for the littles!
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Evie on February 17, 2015, 01:51:34 pm
Very nice, as always, Evie. The gold fringe is a nice touch, and most fitting for our favorite bishop.

Just a note. The green stole, while lovely, would not be worn all the time, but only for occasions such as the celebration of Mass, the administraion of sacraments, or when the Blessed Sacrament is touched. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14301a.htm (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14301a.htm)

OK, good to know!  My High MethoBaptist upbringing didn't adequately prepare me for outfitting Church of Gwynedd bishops. :D

That non-canonical light is working and providing accent lighting for the scene.  It is a book light that I found at Dollar Tree.

Works better than that non-canonical "leg lamp" a la Christmas Story that you had for the littlest!

LOL!  Yes, I'm sure the new lamp is less disconcerting to my miniature episcopate!   ;D
Title: Re: Mini-Deryni photo art
Post by: Laurna on February 18, 2015, 03:37:57 am
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Quote from: Aerlys on February 17, 2015, 01:26:36 pm
 Works better than that non-canonical "leg lamp"

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LOL!  Yes, I'm sure the new lamp is less disconcerting to my miniature episcopate!   ;D

LOL!  Remembering the leg lamp has me smiling.