Based on a rough sketch I did. I didnt think I would continue this theme, but I enjoy it alot. i didnt fully get the hang of the designs until the very last one(my fav!) These designs are much more wearable (my preferred way of designing)
Sorry for poor quality. I do not have alot of time to perfect my drawings and it seems my skill in drawing shoes has dropped heavily. SAI brush's are made from fellow DA artists. Please check my "stock and resources" folder.
After being inspired by another artist who works ona large canvas, I attempted to practice drawing on one myself. Not that i was not already working on a large one, but knowing the proper size to work in can do wonders for details. In this case i chose 350 DPI and a 4x7 canvas. I also practiced brush strokes with the paint brush. I've always ignored this brush b/c i didnt like how solid it was, but after changing the "min size" to 1-4 and keeping the size high between 8-12, I soon discovered the awesome shape it causes Thus the feather dress (it's not my first feather dress). I pushed myself to shade better too, in a different way and to push the details. I worked on it for about 2 hours.
One more quick sketch and color. This time, I tried working with gothic lolita (center) which turned out to be more sweet than gothic, but whatever. I created another Elven style lolita (inspired by Lord of the Rings movie adaption) on the right with a more fantasy style to it. And I wanted a winter lolita (left) which turned out to be more santa-ish and I made it pink...so it's now a babydoll santa lolita...
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The series of fashion designs presented in this Look Book is inspired by the many readings I have read throughout my educational career and the thoughts sparked by them. As one progresses through the designs in the order presented, one is taken through my mindset starting from four years ago, and ending with the present. This series illustrates how my thoughts have changed over time and which philosophies have stayed the same thus far. Each piece metaphorically alludes to specific plays, books, and other readings and symbolically reflects my personal opinions and thoughts or significant changes in perspective of each. Elements of each design like the cut and fit of an outfit as well as color and patterns of cloth or embellishments like beading, lace, and accessories (jewelry/shoes etc.) will all reflect my opinions or changes in opinions towards a specific topic (philosophical or otherwise life-related).
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Two: Cyrano’s Identity – In Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano uses only one part of him, his poetic wit, to win over Roxanne. Another part of Cyrano, his low self-esteem self that only ever worries about his nose, is hidden away and masked by his poetry. To me, Cyrano’s identity was not just the hidden insecurities and lovely words, but also his personality and romanticized ideas about love. His ability to use his words to show another side of him stood out the most. Hence, I concluded that people all each have one identity, but in the presence of different people, each identity presents only certain aspects of the identity to mask other parts of the identity. This “masking” idea is reflected in the physical mask of the outfit as well as the shoulder drapery and the full ball gown that mask the shape of the respective areas. In the ball gown, additional folding and cinching in the cloth and extra petticoats further masks the true shape of the hoop skirt. In this outfit, the outfit as a whole is the identity, and the way the cloth is utilized is the masking of certain parts of the outfit.
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You are not to use this art, design, or concept in any way without my written approval.
Forgive me for being two months delayed on these designs... --------------------------------------------------------------------- We all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month ... This is my contribution to draw attention to the issue. The Pink Ribbon Collection is a collection of 10-15 designs. I'll be uploading 1 design everyday (almost everyday at least). This first collection has 15 designs, so that puts us past October, but you get the point. If I ever have the time and get rich enough to be a legit philanthropist, I'd totally make an annual Pink Ribbon Collection and auction it off where all proceeds go to one of the major breast cancer research foundations. ------------------------------------------------------------
Sorry for the month+ delay. The 14th piece in the collection is a empire dress with tassels, pearls, and curved ruching... Again, if I ever remember, I'll get around to accessorizing each piece, but for now, all designs are just dresses.
For those of you who like formal, over the top designs, I have one more extreme couture dresse for this collection.
In the diagram you'll see a typical scale for the fashion figure that generally measures 9 heads tall. Male and female fashion figures are the same in proportion of height, but have some obvious differences. Keep this diagram handy when practicing your figure illustration.
Another of my personal fashion croqui. This is an old version that I use on occasion still... Mostly the back view. I'm posting this for others to use since I've been asked in the past to do this. Please, just let me know that you are going to use it and link back to this page.
This is the croqui that I currently use for most of my designs. I've included the male and female version. I originally got these last year from a stock site that I haven't been able to find again... >< I've seen the originals on several other stock sites but I can't find the original creator. If you know could you point me in the right direction? The stock site has been found! The original versions for both of these croquis are from www.designersnexus.com - you can download them for free in Adobe Illustrator or high-quality PNG format here: www.designersnexus.com/fashion… - the female croqui appears to be a hybrid of these 2 croquis: www.designersnexus.com/fashion… and www.designersnexus.com/fashion… Thank you
The female has been altered (a lot) from the original so I guess it's my version now. I am giving permission to anyone who wants to use these. Give credit if you want.
I actually love fashion from the 20's-50's so this was pretty fun for me. I wanted to stick with Snow White's color scheme without making it so blocked out. The dress is a pale yellow with navy polka dots and the navy collar shows the interior color of the lining. I matched it up with a navy belt and deep red shoes to tie in the red of Snow White's peek-a-boo color on her original sleeves and bow. The white pearl earrings and necklace comes from the big white collar of the movie. The hat had to be added. Women didn't leave the house without a few fashion staples of the day. One of which were hats. Big flowers, feathers, veils... Form fitted to floppy... Hats were in. I liked the concept of a big red flower instead of the simple bow I was going to do since I kept her hair short. A total nod to Audrey Hepburn of the day.
Design (c) Moi! Snow White (c) Disney Audrey Hepburn (c) herself
This should probably be in my scraps, but I just wanted to have an excuse to introduce this site: [link] to those who don't know it yet.
Pose Maniacs is an excellent place for practising poses and quick studies. It can't compare to having a real model in front of you, sure, but it's a nice way of just practising a bit every day. It's helping me at least
... though as you can see, I obviously need a LOT more practice xD
back to cute ready-to-wear dresses!! (with the exception of gardevoir)
from left to right: gardevoir, sableye, castform snow, castform rain, castform sun, castform normal, togetic
-gardevor: i really struggled with this one because i didnt want a "direct" interpretation because the pokemon already looks like it's wearing a dress so...i opted for green blazer secured by the shape that's not just a triangle plastered onto the chest (common misconception; it actually goes *through the pokemon. it looks that way b/c of the angle). The shirt is based of the skirt portion of the pokemon+it's arms. -sableye: head becomes sleeves, eyes become the faceted skirt, the red jewel becomes the bodice and a structured skirt. -castform. for normal, the little sheer strap is its head detail+an average fluffiness skirt. the other forms is adjusted accordingly; snow: poofier skirt+avant garde collar; rain: flat skirt+hood; sun: structured skirt+orange baubles -togetic: i hate this design, but i couldn't come up with anything else. a feathered bodice (wings) and a patterned round skirt (body)
from left to right: mudkip, shinx, abra, infernape, shaymin lugia, entei
details: -mudkip: skirt's shape from tail, the head fin becomes a structured turtleneck, cheek whiskers form the shoulders -shinx: ears->poof sleeves, stars on shoes, tuff->paper-bag skirt detail, the color scheme should make the other details self-explanatory -abra: wanted to reflect its body structure in the skirt, the top is pretty much a direct interpretation of its upper torso. silver shoes to represent the spoons it bends in its evolution -infernape: fire->epic pants, it's head detail can be found on the neck, wristlets->shoulder detail, peplum detail kept -shaymin: oh god it's so terrible im not even going to include a description -lugia: eye details->shoulder, sleeves are feathers because duh, it's epic back detail is now found as cutouts ^^, giant wings->skirt -entei: the face->bodice, wings on back->shoulder detail, the "cloud" on its back->sheer sleeves, everything else is pretty self-explanatory
this set is dedicated to
i hate shaymin's look ARGH, but infernapes pants?? OMG!! don't ask me how lugia's dress maintains its shape...it just does. and don't worry, im iffy about entei's color scheme too...
i love feedback, so please tell me what you think! make sure all your criticism is constructive, so dont be like "omg you suck!!" because that's not very nice...
my designs belong to me and may not be used in any way without my permission
and more to come: jigglypuff, pichu, rayquaza, staraptor, onyx, paras, magnemite, cubone
if you want to see a pokemon done, please leave me a comment as well!!