This is my finished illustration from my previous work. This work was inspired by Gareth Pugh fashion film where he sickly uses the kaleidoscope effect on his films. Influenced by that I decided to have some similar movement being seen in my illustration. Whereas, my clothing construction was inspired by Japanese as my theme is ’’Nouvelle Japonisme’, to make it interesting I decided to have a modern twist of French couture style going on.
So far, I really enjoyed this whole process of illustration, as it was so much fun to play around with varies kinds of tools in Mac Illustrator.
Here is another illustration where I only decided to use one singular colour and just focus on the light and dark effect of its tone. To get this effect I used fill in option, different kinds of brush tools, clipping masks as well as gradient slider, which was the most fun part.
I enjoyed working on this piece, as it was exciting to play around with endless tools which illustrator software had to offer. As you can see it’s my unfinished work, I will be continuing to work on this same piece and develop my skills further.
This time I decided to use Alexander McQueen’s garment as I was inspired by his intrigued construction work for my Performance assignment. As usual, I used pen tool to outline the work and dragged off the piece making it look plain in texture but exciting use of colour gradient slider with transparency capacity as preferable.
Previously I used simple t-shirt to add some detail to the garment. This time I decided to use my illustration design from my Performance project - Nouvelle Japonisme. As to lead this process I used pen tool and pencil tool to create those fine and neat lines.
I was thinking to add some textures but I decided to leave as how it is because I changed my final design based on my performance assignment. But, with this session it gave me some knowledge about sending the pattern back and front and also making sure that I fully end my pen/pencil mark close from where I started or else I found out that it will be difficult to fill in the colour and create some texture/pattern design in the garment.
I used simple t-shirt for my first attempt of adding detail to the garment. As a starting point, I used pen tool to outline the garment and drag out the clean and plain version out of it. I used tools such as dashed line, off set path, distort, gradient tool, and ziz zag tools. I found this tools really useful because it helped me to create my garment to look a bit more visual and I really like the effect of details been seen because it looks much more fun and exciting.
I started using Pinterest where you pin board all the information from fashion relating items to anything to be honest. It seems to be interesting for showing everyone to share ideas and interests with other people with common likes.
For my first attempt of using this software I found it so much helpful to gather information for my college research works and it’s so easy to pin the images making it so much relaxed to organize board. I will be continuing to make use of this software for my projects to gather round inspirational informations since, I found it really beneficial to keep in track with the sources for my future references for my project.
I recently started using Polyvore and found it really interesting to use because it was so handy for my research and to present my thoughts together in one whole place. I like how it lets you to visualize your whole collection of the look in this canvas like board. Plus, it’s really simple to use and easy access to save the image you like for the future use.
This is my first attempt of using this site and so far I found it extremely useful whilst there is so much to do with. Basically, its like a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between traditional whiteboards and slides. The zoom-able canvas makes it so much fun to explore ideas and be creative with it by displaying information not as a series, but as one large board that zooms in on specific information or images however you like.