Fashion collection inspiration
Fashion collection inspiration
In this video you will see my last 4 sketches having plants as inspiration. I am ready to get to a new challenge, so please leave a comment below the description of my video if you want me create a special collection.This time, I will sketch only in pencils, without adding the colors. I mentioned in my previous video that fact that you can sketch only in graphite pencils and then, you can add colors in your computer or on a transparent paper if you want to see what colors fit best.
When sketching with pencil, use the elements like: lines, dots, surfaces and explore the possibilities. A line can be soft, curved, rigid or interrupted, a dot can be placed single or in small or large groups, a surface can be textured or left simple, in one tone.For these 2 outfits I preferred lines and black surfaces from time to time to create a contrast. If there is too much information in one part of the costume, the rest should be more simple and easy to understand.
There is no need to have crowded surfaces everywhere. Empty spaces will be very useful and they will grab the attention upon the rest of the composition.
Always think of your disposal of elements when creating something. Also, don’t be afraid of thinking unconventional when it comes to creating a new costume. Large volumes can be spectacular too:)
What you should know is that later on you will be able to adjust them and transform all these creative exercises into wearable costumes.In this stage there is no need to be too explicit. If you have the time, leave your sketches away for 2-3 days. Later on you will interpret them differently and who knows, maybe each of your sketch will be a new start for another collection.
In fact, this is the beauty of a collection. You can choose your favorite sketch and start from there to make 4-5 different outfits.
Great designers are doing about 100-120 different costumes to present them on the stage, so, you should have a lot of patience with your fashion collection and start thinking like a future designer. This means you have to make a solid research, find your best images that will inspire you and then start sketching. After that, take a deep look to all of them and choose the best of them. Create as many pieces until you say: that’s it, that’s my limit, I can not dig for more, these are all the combinations I can think of.
And then take a break, start from the beginning and do the same excise until there is no much left to explore.This is what I do to create hundreds of sketches without getting tired or bored.
This means to be organized and to know the process.Creativity is something you can learn. In fact, you have all the information inside you. These exercises will only help you digg for more. They will help you bring all those ideas to the surfaces. Enjoy my video until the end and then try to see how many outfits you can create starting from the same images.Send them all to me and I will include them in my next video. We will analyze it all together and I will come with a feed-back to each drawing, so that you could learn fast how to be better.
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