Judy : Vol. 31, 1882 Plate 2

Judy Tuesday brings you some post-holiday (but still winter-ish) costumes to maybe keep you in the spirit even as we leave the first month of the new year behind.

I just mentioned last week that I was trying to group these thematically. Don’t really have a thematic reason for why the “Cairo” costume goes with the “December” costume, but maybe I was just thinking it looked festive. In other words, my idea of theme may be questionable.

I really love the “December” costume. I had initially planned to separate the hood from the dress as I have done with other attached pieces in the past, but decided against it. Sometimes the goofiness of the style “as-is” is just right.

I can tell already I drew the “Cairo” costume with a rather conservative bustle because I’m still used to squeezing the costumes in for the larger dolls. Hopefully I will calculate better as we go along so that these fanciful creations can really breathe.

[Click this link or the image to download a printable .pdf of these costumes]

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  • Julie Matthews

    That holly leaf pattern is very nice. I love these Judy sets!

    • thank you! i really love the holly pattern too and it was fun to draw!

  • RLC

    Love the holly on the Winter costume. I also really like how you use narrow lines to give the shading. It reminds me of the actual etched images of the 19th century. Though I wonder… Was Judy done with etching or black and white litho? It’s right on the edge of that transition. Hmm… Now I need to go find an original to check. Clearly, I have a problem.

    • if my eye is as good a judge as i believe it is, i’d say these are litho by this point ~ ha!