Created using the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Scene Maker on Azalea's Dress Up Dolls.
Perhaps more than my other Doll Divine images, this series is indicative of the fact that I have way too much time on my hands (he, he!). Nonetheless, it was fun to do, and a nice break from the purely "fantastical" pieces I usually do.
My parents and I are HUGE fans of the show NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). In a nutshell, the show features an eclectic team of government agents who are called in to deal with any criminal activity (usually deaths) involving the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Although I don't always agree with the politics used in the series' plot lines, the characters are some of the best examples of original screenwriting on the air today.
Probationary Agent Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, credentials:
-Experienced NSA (National Security Agency) analyst
-Can be overly ambitious (i.e. try too hard) but always done with good intent
-Able to sift through extensive amounts of information to locate key subtle clues
-Capable sketch artist, marksman and hand-to-hand combatant
-Very determined and focused when pursuing a goal
-Not a afraid to throw herself into the center of a situation (doesn't intimidate easily)
From the moment it was announced that Eleanor Bishop would be joining the NCIS team, I, probably like many people, had certain doubts. The shadow cast by Ziva had really been larger than life (at least in my opinion), and Bishop herself admitted that she had some big shoes to fill in that capacity. Although still relatively fresh on the show, she does seem like an interesting character, and I tried to express her personality through the design choices of this piece.
My main thought for her outfit was lots of patterns, for two specific reasons: from her very first episodes, it seemed to me that Bishop embodied traits from many other team members, past and present; she has some of Ziva's fighting skills, Kate's drawing ability, Ducky's medical knowledge and, most of all, Gibbs' attitude and determination. Also, her background as an analyst requires her to shift through many strands of tenuously connected information (represented by the chaotic patter of the under dress) in order to discover the patterns and evidence that will ultimately lead to an answer (ordered pattern on the overdress).