Just some added flavor.
I really don’t know how these ideas get into my head sometimes, you guys.
Hopefully you’re not too busy to notice, but I guess with the red thread, you’ll find each other eventually.
Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m spending it with my cat.
I had the pleasure of working with Amechi Egbe of Fashion Idealist who is working on launching his new comapny, Concepteur Market. He hired me to create an illustration that visualizes the company’s concept of connecting people through fashion.
The Indiegogo campaign will be launched by the end of this week, and if you help support the campaign with a certain minimum, you can receive a fashion illustration of you in your favorite outfit, head-to-toe, by me!
I’ll post an update when the campaign is up and running, but I hope there are ways you can help support!
My holiday spirit is showing. Possibly because I get to go home for Christmas!
Merry Christmas, y’all.
Also, I’ve been doing some watercolor work lately for a client of mine. Cute city girls who ride bicycles and shop at farmers markets.
I realize I posted this yesterday, but I wanted to make sure with my client, Petite Alma, if it would be okay if I posted any work like this on my blog or website. So, you don’t get the scanned version, only a small Instagrammed idea of what I’m doing.
Graphite and watercolor.
Saw these girls when I was in the city with my friend, Ashley (who’s work you should check out as well!), and liked how they were wearing simple black dresses. The girl on the left had long black hair too and red lips and I thought the simplicity was stunning.
Ink and red marker.
When in New York, you fall into trends easily.
Watercolor, ink, and acrylic. Fashionable males to come next!
PS: Sorry it’s been awhile. I have an entire list of things to work on so this should be getting updated more often like before.
I went through and found some of my old fashion design work (¬_¬)
It’s crazy how much someone’s style can change. This work is three years old and I’ve gone through some of my old fashion illustration sketchbooks and it’s definitely retrospective.
And good news! The career fair really was successful after all! I’ll be doing freelance work for one company and another has me as a potential candidate as an assistant designer (and fashion is only my minor)!
For most of the day yesterday, I participated in the Abercrombie & Fitch Fashion Showdown with my lovely friends, Kat and Naomi! It was a great experience and what made it even better was that we were in it to just have fun.
Everyone had to work in teams of three and when we arrived, every team was given a box of materials to work with, including a “wild card item” and this year it was bubble wrap. The rules consisted of us having to work with the materials we had, the bubble wrap had to be utilized, and also include a final illustration that conveyed our finished product. We also had from about 12:30PM to 5:45PM so along with creating an outfit, we were challenged to finish it within a time frame.
Our focus of our outfit was that we wanted it to be wearable and use the bubble wrap in a way that wasn’t generic and we decided to create a lace applique effect with it. We really wanted to demonstrate that we didn’t just use the wild card item as an after thought and show that we tried to really think of way to incorporate it into something wearable, but also make it fluid and presentable. We even made our own trim that we used in the waistband. What made it even more fun is the hair clip that Naomi and Kat made while I drew the illustration (they only gave us a pencil to draw with ( ﾟдﾟ) )!
While we didn’t win, it was exciting to have people who both participated in the competition and also came to the reception tell us that they loved our dress, would wear it, and fully felt that we should have placed. Simply hearing from others how much they loved our creation was better than winning and it was fun to have another creative outlet and be challenged. If anything, if there was a People’s Choice award, I’m sure we were guaranteed to win then. It was an adrenaline rush to have so many people tell us that our product was their favorite out of twenty one teams.
To think of all the things one could create with bubble wrap! It was really interesting to see how other people solved that obstacle as well. I’m proud of what we created and I think it would be fun to just start making hair accessories with these girls!
She reflects a colorful personality. I did this in a rush for a portfolio I submitted along with the three other pieces prior to this. Yay for hairdryers to get paint to dry fast! The life of an artist ^o^
Gouache and ink!
If Burberry was a couple.
Gouache and ink and because I love Burberry.
Why she gotta be so pretty?!
Another experiment with Tao Okamoto. I’m still trying to see if I can successfully paint without being dependent on my line work!
I think I’m getting better.
The universe has a funny way of putting very compatible people very far apart.
Fashion Illustration experiment with Tao Okamoto for Thakoon Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear.
I dug up these two gems from back when I was a fashion design major. Even though these are over a year old, I still really like them and it reflects my design aesthetic from that time period. I looked at science a lot when it came to design, this collection revolving around anatomy and I had another that used organometallic chemistry as inspiration.
You can even see how my drawing style has evolved! Plus, these pieces are from the class that inspired my change from fashion to illustration. Maybe I’ll look through some of my other old projects and post them, though most of my professors still have them for documentation.
A fashion illustration commission I did a few months ago. I did some new experimenting with this and after doing so, I used a similar technique in the six character project I did this past Spring Quarter (as seen in the Lion Hearted Boy). They also wanted me to focus on eye makeup, which is something I never did before and want to try to incorporate that into future projects if possible. I was excited for spring, and I’m hoping to create a scarf like this soon as side project for myself.
The event has yet to take place, but I couldn’t wait any longer. Dip pen and ink and colored digitally in Photoshop.