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Another design inspired by Strictly Come Dancing from the week before last.

The dress is based on the waltz dance. The colours were suppose to be a pale lilac on the main part of the dress and the rest cornflower blue with gem detail on the shoulder and side. 
The colours turned out darker than expected as I didn't test the them first. 
The colours also appear to be darker again after I scanned them on to my computer. I have lightened them but its still not as pale as I would of liked.
There are also a few mistakes.  Most notable the hands, I've never been very good at drawing these and because I rushed it shows.

I did these using pro markers and then touched up using Gimp.

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