hey every buddy, it’s been a while since my last post. been working really hard on finishing up this book.
I got some really fun projects coming up with the likes of miss Sophie Ward and Stacy King. i think it should be pretty awesome if everything comes together.
i wanted to post a drawing i did tonight as practice, cause i’ve been slacking on practicing lately.
hope you like it.
About a year ago I drew a thumbnail sketch of 5 girls laying on their backs. The concept for the picture was that I wanted it to have dynamic composition and be interesting from every angle. Once I finished the thumbnail, I set it aside for another time. Then a few months ago, I decided to illustrate Christian Dior‘s couture collection, and that thumbnail sketch was the perfect framework for the clothes. For three days straight I worked on the picture. It was 30″ X 40″ on illustration board. I used brushed ink and ink pens. I know I have already posted this picture in my Fashion Book, but I actually have 2 versions of this illustration. The original version is almost completely black and white, and the final is colored digitally. I actually mailed the original to Paris to The House of Dior two days after I finished. Still haven’t heard anything back from them… maybe someday. haha
In June 2007 Simon Ungless, Director of Graduate Fashion at the Academy of Art, asked me to illustrate the School of Fashion’s Lookbook for New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I jumped with excitement at the offer. I worked night and day through the month of July producing one drawing a day for it. So yeah, this is my first Lookbook I’ve ever done. Hope yawl enjoy it.
In February 2006 I had an idea to create a world and characters that would represent Alexander McQueen’s Designs. I looked through all his runway shows from over the years, and picked out 12 outfits for the picture. After playing around with a few sketches, I decided to build the world as a sort of 3D/2D Layered Art Piece. I used all sorts of different papers and recycled cardboard. The final dimensions of it are 46 inches long by 26 inches high and 6 inches deep. I think I still have some of the early concept sketches. If I do I’ll post it up here. I hope you like it.