Another historical illustrator that I have looked at is Jacques Demachy.
Throughout his work Jacques Demachy uses mixed
media to create his illustrations. I
feel that his work portrays a very elegant, delicate and soft effect. These are created through the media that has
been used also the posture of the figure.
Personally my favourite element of his work is the delicacy of the media
combined with the strength of the detail included in certain areas. If I were to take any element of his work
through to my own it would be the delicate nature of it as I feel that a
beautiful effect is created through this.
I feel that his work fits into the couture market.
As you may know by now if you have read my previous posts I have been researching into contemporary illustrators; well now I have moved onto historical illustrators.
One that I have looked at is Bobby Hillson.
Throughout her work Bobby Hillson has used
pencil and ink to create her illustrations and usually only used one media in
each piece. I feel like her work
portrays a very feminine and sophisticated mood. Personally my favourite part is the sketchy
lines and shading, this is because I feel that it gives the piece character and
depth. I would like to experiment with
this style f line and shading in my own illustrations. I feel that they fit into the designer/ ready
to wear markets.
Whilst looking into my final illustrator for the current brief I came across this early 1900's designer called Jeanne Paquin. This is one of her dresses that I wanted to share with you as I though that it is beautiful and the detail that has been pt into it is inspiring.
Well you might remember in a previous post I told you about my trouser design that I will be making in my pattern cutting lessons. Well after creating some samples of the difficult areas I have created my patterns. Here are pictures showing how I made them:
In our pattern cutting lessons we have been looking into different aspects all to do with trousers and now we are making a full pair of trousers with help for the experimental methods that we have been learning about.
Here is the trousers that I have adapted from one of my designs for unit 8 where I designed for Stella McCartney.
Another contemporary Illustrator that I have looked at for the current brief is Chris Duncan.
Throughout his work Chris
Duncan has used various media including stitch, pencil and paint. I feel that his work portrays a busy,
abstract mood through the dots of pain and the amount of things that he
includes. Personally my favourite element
of his work is the clusters of dots as I feel that create a really interesting
effect that I also used in abstract artwork.
If I were to take any elements of his work through to my own I would use
both the dots and the stitching as I feel that they create an interesting
texture and perspective to his work. I
feel that his work would fit into the ready to wear market.
Another contemporary illustrator that I have looked at for the current brief is Peter Clark.
Throughout his work Peter
Clark has used collage consistently, this has become his trademark. I feel that his work portrays a playful and
childlike mood this is through the media that he uses and how they look like they
could be dolls dresses. Personally my
favourite part of his work is the texture that he creates through folding the
paper. If I were to take any element of
his work through to my own it would be the way that he creates volume and
texture through folding paper and the way that he uses different types of paper
to create his pieces. I think that his
work would fit into the ready to wear market.
So now that the first brief of the year has finished we have started a new one. This one is illustration, anyone has has read my previous illustration posts will know that I'm not the biggest fan of illustration, but to my surprise is enjoying it so far.
The first contemporary illustrator that I have looked at is Danny Roberts.
Throughout his work Danny
Roberts has used various media including pen, watercolour, and photoshop. I feel that his work can depict different
moods feelings but the one that I feel runs through his work is Elegance this
has been created through the poses and the media that he uses. Personally my favourite element of his pieces
is the way that he is able to recreate on image, magazine cover or photograph
in a way that still has his own style and elegance included. If I were the take any element of his work
through to my own I would use the way he recreates an image and experiment with
this on backgrounds and poses when creating my own work. I feel that his work fits in with the high
end of high street market.
Here is another set of my outfit designs that I have experimented with on photoshop. I am really pleased that I have developed this skill as it has given me a way to improve my designs and experiment with colours.
Sorry that I have left it so long to post this but I have only just got round to it. In my last pattern cutting lesson I attempted another pocket, this time it was a front hip pocket. I really like this pocket and think that it is quite easy to follow. Why don't you try it?
Iron the interfacing onto the front trouser.
Place the front facing onto the front trouser, right side to right side, and sew 1.5cm seam allowance.
Notch the curve and reduce bulk.
Turn the pieces around so the wrong sides are together and press.
Attach the back piece of the front hip pocket using a 1.5cm seam allowance. Reduce to 1cm.
Sew a bias binding strip around the curve (explained previously). Press.
Secure everything together using 2 short lines of stitch, one at each end of the pocket.
Take the back trouser piece and attach it to the front trouser using 1.5cm seam allowance. Overlock the edge.
After reconsidering and re-looking over all my designs I realized what I had previously thought would happen, the only colour that is coming through is burgundy. Therefore I needed to re think my colour pallette and apply these new colours to my designs.
Instead of re drawing them out colouring them again I decided to experiment on photoshop. Here is what I managed to create.
For the last part of the brief that I have been talking about for a while I had to design a capsule collection for the designer I was given. A capsule collection is a collection of 6-12 garments that can all be mixed and matched to create about 20-30 outfits.
Here are two of my favourite designs:
Knitted Slouch Jumper.
What do you think?
Can you see them fitting into Stella McCartney's brand?