I am so excited that the long weekend has started. I bet you too. It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, finally, I am back blogging.
Today we are discussing fashion illustration, stuff that you will do a lot when you study fashion design. As you may know, Hueynie is taking a fashion design course. We think it is good to share a glimpse about what she has been learning here, considering that maybe some of you are interested in fashion design too. We planned to explain it from different sides, therefore we will put it into a series of post.
First of all, when you draw, it is not drawing without purpose, but everything you draw should have a theme. The topic she raised here is 'Childhood Memories'. She tried to work out these keywords: vintage, classical and whimsical to bring out childhood memories into reality. The design should state moments of full of laughs and happiness yet dramatic sense of childhood. Hence, the second thing to consider is the type of the dress - a drapery dress is an example of a classic and vintage cutting. Consequently, the next thing to think about is from what material you are going to make this dress. Cotton and lace are common fabrics used in the old days. Fourth, have in mind the supporting particles or details. As you can see, she chose stitched flowers, birds and butterflies as the details to strengthen the whimsical and oldie sides of the dress. Lastly, you need to decide the right colors to be incorporated into the design. For this series of illustrations Hueynie chose fancy yet dull color to represent the cheerfulness of childhood, at the same time, the dull color selections highlight past memories issue.
Hope you enjoy this post. Happy weekend :)