Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ever since last summer, when my fashion program met with a fashion illustrator (we were each asked to craft our own makeshift collection), I've been dabbling a lot in drawing. In the late hours of the night, I drew lots of (far from professional) sketches. But there is something so therapeutic about drawing. In any event, the first picture was inspired by the movie Paris When it Sizzles--- a movie that comments on the overly extravagant ways of Hollywood, while following a love story between the characters played by Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. I've never actually been able to get through the whole movie; it's not as easy-going as Funny Face. But while drawing this picture, I've decided to give the movie a second chance to get the full cinematic experience.
This second drawing, is of a make-believe shoe collection. They're a bit stripper-ish, but I imagine them extremely high, blue-painted wooden heels, juxtaposed against a charcoal gray fabric for the body of the boot. The suede fabric would have cascading striped indentations to contrast the round toe of the boot. This all sounds rather silly. I know I'm no designer, (and I don't have any impending dreams to be) but the whole design process is fascinating.