Okay so normally I'd post a big long paragraph for you, since I don't have a present (oops); you're such an amazing wonderful beautiful person and I'm so proud to call you friend! I'm so happy we met and I'm so happy that you like me enough to put up with me and ship with me. The world is an infinitely better place for having you in it.
Hey Bugs! I have the first image up from the Doll Line: Rose and Arion! They'll be the example designs to go off of in this line.
So I'm trying to get started with drawing the other characters in the "official" doll line, including Griselle! I guess this is me asking what you would want her outfit to look like? I mean, I could probably design one on my own if needed, but I'd rather have your input so that it turns out to be something you want or like, and not something that I thought was good. :D So just... give me some suggestions! Type of dress, neckline, skirt length, specific ballet motif, etc. I'm open to all suggestions!
Oh my gosh, my apologies for not getting to this earlirer. ^^; Rose and Arion's outfits for the line are lovely, by the way!
Anywho, in terms of dress, I'm thinking that Griselle would wear a semi formal gown with a sweetheart neckline, paired with a romantic tutu-shaped skirt/silhouette; full yet drapey, falls between the knees and ankles, a design common in Romantic-era ballets. Doesn't neccesarily have to be a dress for ballet, just one that appears something like this. She'd also dawn a see-through lace shawl that drapes around her shoulders/uper arms. The specific design can be up to you, just as long as it evokes a wing-like appearance.
Feather motifs would be great as well (both for Swan Lake ballet parallels and of course, Grisey's story), such as this design for her glasses. If incorporating colors, primarily white and pale/soft grays, and maybe a touch of wintery but non-Christmas-y hues (any shade of blue would work, or silver/gold). The main feel of her outfit would have a swan-like graceful/elegance, so additional accessories would be minimalist yet sleek, none too gaudy really.
As for anything else? Feel free to ask if you want to bounce off more ideas, but otherwise go wild. ^^
Awesome! Those definitely sound in line for an Ugly duckling character. :D The one thing I will ask about is shoes; did you have any design in mind for those? (Most of the shoes I've done so far were either actual ballet shoes or heels based on ballet shoes.)
I think the Hans Christian Andersen one would be fine. In all technicality, Andersen was a bisexual virgin who remained celibrate all his life, so any biological children would be historically impossible. But Ever After High is a world of magic, so there's no saying that Andersen didn't write a child into existence, or even adopt one.
I say, if you have this idea and you're keen on developing it, go for it. I made an Andersen kid before, and even though I scrapped him, it was really fun. Making children of fairytale authors is definitely something that's okay on this Wikia.
As for WWII fairytales, I would really like to know what is your definition of those.
In a horrible history book I read it said it was a fairytale. Its a bit obscure and its a girl not a women. Funny enough I found it on the creepypasta wiki. The differences between that one and the book one is that the girl was out going to get some bread and bumped into him. I'm sorry this version is a bit gory.
In Berlin, after World War II, money was short, supplies were tight, and it seemed like everyone was hungry. At that time, people were telling the tale of a young woman who saw a blind man picking his way through a crowd. The two started to talk. The man asked her for a favor: could she deliver the letter to the address on the envelope? Well, it was on her way home, so she agreed.
She started out to deliver the message, when she turned around to see if there was anything else the blind man needed. But she spotted him hurrying through the crowd without his smoked glasses or white cane. She was, naturally, suspicious, so she went to the police.
When the police paid a visit to the address on the envelope, they made a gruesome discovery- three butchers had been harvesting human flesh and selling it to the starving people.
And what was in the envelope the man gave to the woman? A note, saying simply "This is the last one I am sending you today."
Ooo, I've heard of that story. It's one of the worst things I've ever read.
Unfortunately, it's not a fairytale. The story has a strong historical basis so it can't be repeated, while fairytales are mostly written/said in a way so that it can appear to happen at any time or place in the world. There's also no fantastical or magical elements of the tale, so it reads more like an urban myth than anything.
I have to apologise, but I haven't read Alice in Wonderland (nor Through The Looking Glass) so I wouldn't really know, However, I'd recommend that you read the Jabberwocky poem from which it originates, and maybe read up on the books since that's where the poen comes from.