Linn Olofsdotter combines drawing and scanned in fabric with photoshop to create her stylised images. In my opinion her illustrations are really different and unique. I want to try and incorporate her style of body illustration into my own work. I would also like to experiment with scanning fabric onto the computer and modifying it on photoshop as it works really well.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Laura Laine combines her drawing skills with photoshop to create dark and enchanting illustrations. The second image has been layered onto the Chanel perfume add and modified to create a really interesting image. I think the mood portrays quite a haunting quality. It reminds me of Tim Burton films and in my opinion they could work really well in animation. I want to try and incorporate her style of work by her spindly, quirky illustrations and layering them onto another image.
I really like Kovacs endearing fashion images. She uses her illustration and photoshop to create her images modifying the colours and layering the images up. They have a cartoon quality to them which i would like to incorporate into my work.
Antwerp Central Station Edit
This was my final outcome. I added colour and exaggerated the hair. I think it worked quite well. :)
I started to experiment with different effects on photoshop and i thought this one worked best. It has some of Miko Rantenens eeriness to it which was what i was trying to do. To improve this i could change the colour to a sepia and layer other images on top.
This is my original photograph that i took of my friend Frankie :) I liked the setting and placement of the image but i think it ca be improved with Photoshop.
This is an example of Mikko Rantenen work. She has created this eery image by taking a photograph and then editing the colours on photoshop. I want to incorporate this old-fashioned quality into my own work...but with a modern twist.
This was a sketch I drew on a recent trip to Antwerp in Belgium. I visited the MOMU where there was an amazing exhibition on graduates work. This skirt was one of my favourite pieces as it was structured and was beautifully draped at the hem. Using photoshop i cleaned up the image and changed the colours into black and white. I then defined some of the lines using the paint tool in black.
For this image i traced the outline of the original sketch and then deleted the original layer. Im not sure that this was successful. It looks like i've edited the image on paint. It wasn't experimental enough but it was a good starting point. :)
I started to experiment a little bit more with this image. In my previous brief i had been looking at the 1960's which i found really inspirational as all the prints were so bold. Whilst doing my research i came across a book that had a double page on Yves Saint Laurent's psychedelic dresses. I scanned a picture in and layered it onto my sketch changing the opacity and tidying up the edges with an eraser.
I liked the idea of layering prints onto my sketch so I scanned in another Yves Saint Laurent dress and cropped it down to a specific section and enlarged it. I then filled in my sketch with white paint so the pattern was just on the garment and the hair. I think this turned out quite well. If I had more time I'd like to experiment more with the blur tool and softer colours. I'd develop my sketch as well so she wasn't just standing still.
Monday, 13 December 2010
On 10th of November 2010 Ralph Lauren blew everyone away as he used advanced video mapping technology projected onto the façade of the designer’s flagships in New York and London to create an enormous “four dimensional”(4D) display celebrating the 10th anniversary of RalphLauren.com. The technology combined art, music and fashion with larger-than-life sized images including four-story tall models and polo players, and iconic Ralph Lauren fashion accessories such as the Ricky Bag, ties and belts that wrapped the length of the new women’s flagship on Madison Avenue, gave the illusion that images were extending beyond the building and floating out into space toward the audience. This ground-breaking technology has been pioneered by the fashion industry showing how fast-moving and exciting the industry is. Without computers 4D wouldn’t be possible and we’d all be missing out on something extroadinary.
In my opinion Computers are incredibly important to the fashion industry. Without them we wouldn’t be able to create beautiful catwalk shows, glossy magazines or Ralph Laurens 4D masterpiece. Although there is controversy with computer software’s such as Photoshop, as some people believe it to be unnatural, it opens up an expanse of opportunities and creativity. The world of fashion and the world of computers have one thing very much in common. They both change. I can’t wait to see what will happen next.
A quote from fashionidustrynetwork.com stated that 9 out of 10 fashion design job postings list must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Photoshop and Illustrator are the most commonly used software for art and design. It can be used for editing pictures (correcting colours, adding text to image, reducing size, enlarging images, changing format and so on...), creating web pages, creating logos and other design things, working with 3D content, creating animations and even working with movie clips. This is important in the fashion industry as companies such as magazines and advertising agencies frequently use the techniques such as editing pictures.
Moving on from my original drawing I experimented with a blur tool and a liquefy tool. I think this worked really well and it's definitely my favourite Photoshop work I've done so far.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
This video is from Manish Aroras 2008 spring/summer collection. Although its from two years ago the collection has really inspired. The different prints and textiles he uses are amazing and the colours are so vibrant. His collection is completely different to what you see on the catwalks today which is why i like it so much. You'd have to be pretty brave to wear one of his pieces but theyre really fun and beautifully made.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Crocs are supposed to be a FAD but people are, for some reason, still buying them :/
I think Fur Coats are a fashion FAD. I think its always going to be around in A/W but not to the extreme that designers have produced this season!
I think unless you look like a model its very tricky to pull off a camel coat therefore i believe its a FAD and in a couple of years will be out of fashion again.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Naum Gabo was associated with the Constructivists at the time of the Russian Revolution of 1917. They saw an artistic renewal as part of the revolution and embraced new scientific theories and industrial materials. He studied Medicine, Natural Science and Engineering at Munich University. At that time he had the opportunity to hear Heinrich Wolfflin's lectures on art history which, it is said, prompted the discovery that he had interest in both science and art.His works can be roughly divided into three different categories: surface, line and moving sculptures.