Saturday, October 06, 2007
Estampie sculpted shoes
New today at Lassitude & Ennui, "Estampie" sculpted medieval shoes in six muted velvets with contrasting embroidery and prim laces. Those were - pardon the language - a bitch to texture and I had to revise my first plans to account for some heavy mesh distortion on the toe part but it was very instructive. The final texture is a mix of various techniques - the embroidery is hand-drawn, the surface structure photosourced, the shadows baked & heavily postprocessed in PS.
Available in ladies' sizes (0 and 12) and gents' sizes (20 and 30) - they actually are a bit larger but this was fashionable a couple of centuries ago ;) Definitely not SCA approved, while historical exemples were consulted and provided much inspiration, the result is more one for fantasy outfits. Permissions no mod / copy / no transfer, 230L$, size & color demos available for free. And of course a fatpack too.
(The name comes from the medieval dance and music form, the estampie - which is said to have been quite lively and vigorous. Hence the perfect name for comfortable slippers, that would suit both a pretty maid on the dance floor, or the court bard playing for her)