Sunday, March 28, 2010

Incorporating Fashion into Illustration

In my last two illustration assignments I've become more and more concerned with how my "characters" look and appear. Since I can't do straight fashion illustrations, this is the next best thing and I think allows me to think harder about my process for creating illustrations.

This is probably my most complete and successful. Our assignment was to do a book cover, illustrating a title of our choice. I chose The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath mostly because I hate the one on the book I had. Feet pointing inwards with pink type? The Bell Jar is far more violent than that.

In terms of my goal achievement I think I still need to become a better artist to convey what I wanted, which was something more violent and immediate. However I am still pleased that I created a striking image especially because I thought that drapery was going to be the motherfucking death of me.

The costuming was fun, since it forced me to go to goodwill and figure out what was going to work best for the story I wanted to tell. Of course I had to listen to a moron from class tell me that backs were NEVER EVER shown in the 50's....heh...please see Marilyn Monroe, Sabrina, Irving Penn, Dior, etc etc.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rag and Bone

Much apologies about the delay...We've gone through several fashion weeks and I am just now updating! I've been abit bogged down once again with school. However this week is spring break so hoooraaay for updates!!

Since photographing my work can be abit of a pain I've started to experiment more with corel painter which is such a fun program. I definately wont be using it to do school illustrations but its great for fun doodles of my favorite looks from fashion week.

Starting off is probably my favorite from NY fashion week, Rag & Bone!

This set is abit old, almost a month I think....yeesh. You can really tell in contrast to the second set which is alittle bit better by comparison.
Right now I am still experimenting in black&white...we'll move on to color later. Right now I am more concerned with line and texture since I think alot of computer illustration has a tendency to look airbrushed..

Everyone thinks I am weird for now wanting to get a one shoulder dress to layer over button downs, but I mean c'mon!! How great is that look? My personal favorite collections were ones that I could to a certain extent, apply to my own life. Although the real deal would certainly not be a bad thing...