I'm back-ish. Mostly came back to read things now that I'm out of school and a professional bum again.
Here's some reason thread-jacks from motherfucking Byzantium. The first is the physical component of my master's thesis, where I went into the inventory of an 11th Century patrician woman and recreated some of her garments based on extant artwork. It took translation from Middle Greek, but fuck you: Orange. That's one of the icons I'm done as well. St. Lucia (Loukia) of Syracuse. The most recent one I've done of the Archangel Gabriel was fucking killer, but anyways, pics.http://i.imgur.com/L4uTZ73.jpg
Not embedded because BIG.
And this is a 12th Century Byzantine ensemble based on the Eisiterion of Agnes of France from 1179. It's a story of how a 9 year old princess from France came to Constantinople and married the emperor, complete with Byzantine side-eye from the empress. I shit you not, it's fucking glorious. I want to take the image of the side-eyeing empress, transform it into a banner tattoo that says, "Byz, please!"
Oh, and the side-eye, the whole thing is kind of terrifyingly pedo, though, even if it was a standard practice: