It’s so easy to ask someone to do something. I do that all the time with my students forgetting that this is the first time they’re hearing this information while I’ve had years to have it sink in. I have to admit that it took me a long time to really understand, let go, and implement the tenets of design; especially in reference to the drawing/designing technique I posted about a few weeks ago. So I gave myself the lesson this time and I’m showing it to you in all it’s non-judgmental glory to critique. I cranked up some Eastern European folk music and flipped through one of my books for inspiration and then let her rip.
Take a look at it and tell me what you notice. Do I fully explore an idea? What sort of jumps do I take from design to design? Big? Small? Am I consistent? How do you see some of these design elements manifesting themselves in real garments? Is it madness? Are there any designs or elements that you think would be a good starting point for the basis of a collection?
So that’s that. I also have to admit that I was wiped out after this. It took about 30 minutes (a little less than a minute per sketch) of real focus but I could have kept on going because I wasn’t drawing garments. I was drawing what my inspiration helped me to draw which was a lot less tiring than drawing garments.
My personal fav is the 2nd garment on the last page. I know it looks like a muumuu (yay muumuu!) but it kind of has a runway “finale” feel. It’s also one of the few sketches that didn’t emphasize the waist and that spoke to me for some reason. I’m interested to decide/develop/discover what the doodle could be in the seams. Is it feathers? Raw seams? Cat hair? So I’m going to run with that one. Unless you tell me otherwise.