So, I haven’t really drawn since February. But I used to draw all the time and I should get back into that. But I need a reason to draw that’s more illustrate-y than comics-y. So I figure why not try to make some illustrations to go with all that shit I wrote in January. I am a huge fan of old sf mags and pulpy mass market paperbacks from the 1970s and 80s. So I’ll be flipping through my old Asimov SF mags and using the black and white illustrations…
Final Collection: First half
Due to having an awesome time in real life, these are late-ish. But here’s the first five looks from my “final collection”. Main ideas were: Patchwork in place of where leather would be in a high-end collection. Gathers and drapes. Clothes people would actually wear (like, comfortable).
Week 12: Setup/Sketch
At least the challenges are ending with some fun. The theme this week was to be inspired by Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus. Since I have not been to a circus in AGES I just looked up pictures in the Life magazine archives on Google. I’m using for inspiration this great (probs high-speed Ektachrome) shot and this cute one of a circus university from the 1950s. Here’s my sketch, it’s a terribly rough idea right now and the only for sure thing is the shirt/blouse/top bit: To get…
Week 11: Setup/Sketch
So boring. Clearly, because I’ve had this sketch since the episode aired and am only now posting it. “Red Carpet” means “pretty dress”. What-ever. I mean, traditionally, kind of awesome, but that’s history all crammed together. And there’s like a million kinds of red carpet. Anyway. We’re going to interpret this as “inoffensive dress”. I’m doing it in crayon yellow though.
Week 8: Setup/Sketch
Pretty simple theme this week, design a look around one of the elements—wind, water, air or fire. I was totally going to do heart, as suggested, but realised that it would probs end up too much like Dsquared2. So I decided to go with air. I’m kind of thinking about like, Mercury/Hermes and the wing shoe things and swift messenger. Reffing lightly the silhouettes of ladies in the ’40s who worked on planes, sort of. Maybe it’s too superhero-y, but shit—that’s what I like! Eat it convention! (now I just…