Monday, 21 November 2011

Illustration Recreations

While researching into the different illustrators I have created some of my own in the style of some of the people I have researched.

Here are some examples:

Peter Clark

Chris Duncan

Danny Roberts

 Camila Do Rosario

Bobby Hillson

What do you think?

My Illustrators

Here is a list of the illustrators that I have looked at for the current brief in chronological order.

1900 - 1930: Jeanne Paquin

1910 - 1940: Georges Lepape

1920 - 1950: Christian Berard

1920 - 1950: Marcel Vertes

1925 - 1949: Alexandre Delfau

1925 - 1950: Jacques Demachy

1950's: Jean Demarchy

1950's: Ruth Freeman

1950 - 1970: Kenneth Paul Block

1950 - 1970: Bobby Hillson

1970 - Present: Peter Clark

1998 - Present: Hiroshi Tanabe

1999 - Present: Siv Stoldal

2000 - Present: Inga Liksaite

2003 - Present: Chris Duncan

2006 - Present: Inslee Haynes

2006 - Present: Maria Gomez

2008 - Present: Camila Do Rosario

2008 - Present: Danny Roberts

2008 - Present: Sandra Suy

Jacques Demachy

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.

Bobby Hillson

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.

What do you think of her work?

Jeanne Paquin

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.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Trouser Patterns

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:

Friday, 11 November 2011

Trouser Design

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.

What do you think?

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Chris Duncan

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.

Peter Clark

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.

Danny Roberts

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.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Slashed Pocket with Welt

The second sample that we attempted was a slashed pocket with welt.  I found this sample a lot harder than the previous ones and just one slip can cause a lot of problems ( as I found out).

Here is how I did it:

Iron on interfacing to one of the rectangles and the sew the two rectangles together (right side to right side) using 1.5cm seam allowance.

Reduce bulk making sure you cut diagonally across the corners.

Bag out and press.

 Get a larger piece of fabric and draw on 3 lines all 15cm long and 1cm apart.  Close the rectangle with 2 vertical lines.

Place the welt onto the large piece of fabric (right side to right side) making sure that the bottom edge lines up with the middle line.

Tack the welt in the middle of the 1cm gap.

Place the large pocket piece opposite the welt (lining it up with the middle line) and sew all the way around the rectangle. (try to catch the edge of the welt in with the stitch line).

Draw on a bone shape by drawing a line down the middle of the rectangle and creating triangles at the ends which reach to the corners.

Cut along these lines making sure that you don't go through the stitch line in the corners. (that was the mistake I made)

Push the pocket through the hole along with the triangle shaped corners so that they are on the wrong side.

Fold everything down so that the edge that the welt is attached to is the only thing sticking up.

Take the small pocket and attach it to the seam along the previous seam line.

Flip the two sides of the pocket up so they lye flat.

Place the two pocket pieces together and sew 1.5cm seam allowance.

Make sure you go up and past the start of the large fabric piece making sure you don't catch it in.

Sew down the side of the welt securing it to the large piece of fabric.

As you can see in the picture below this is what the front will look like if you cut through the stitch line.

Finished Pocket.

My Skills are Growing

I have been experimenting more on photoshop and have been able to insert images of real, legs, arms and head which I think gives the picture more character.

What do you think?

Another Set of Photoshopped Designs

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.

What do you think?

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Front Hip Pocket

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.

Press the seam line.

New Designs

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.

Capsule Collection Designs

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.
Day Dress.

What do you think?

Can you see them fitting into Stella McCartney's brand?