Final Photos 20/10/16

I made final photos on blue background and I really like how the shadow looks on some photos. I tried to recreate some poses from the painting and represent the mood.  Even if my background is monochromatic and differs from the original , I think that  I conveyed the most important things like shape,structure, some other forms and techniques.

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Also I changed the colour balance of my final photos , for make them more blue, so they will look like the original painting . In Photoshop > adjustments > colour balance in all photos  I have done the same settings ( -15, +20, +46).

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Details :

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Final outfit:

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Making Process 18/10/16

I started to change some clothes for better showing the mood of  the painting that inspired me.

Firstly, I cut off colorful sweater exactly in the middle , but not until the top, because it looks more interesting and not so ordinary. I wanted to recreate woman`s coat from the painting.

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Then I cut out the sleeves end from purple sweater and added the lines to my “coat”.

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After I cut out 4 more pieces from purple sweater and 4 from blue.  I fastened pink striped to the top of beige skirt, that I used like a dress on the mannequin .

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I added blue striped on space between scarf and gray-blue jacket,that I put on top of the skirt. By doing this I wanted to show lines structure of strokes of the pain brush , that the artist of the painting has used.

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I have had an idea how I can better convey the techniques of drawing on my final design. I took a head band , cut it and attached to scarf. I tried to convey the structure of this part of the painting. I think that its really shows appropriate form.

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Also I wanted to create something from the style of woman from the painting and I bought simple white shirt in charity shop and blue bow. I just wanted to show the collar of the shirt.

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For accessories I chose a hat and for adding some style from the painting , I cut out a piece from from blue sweater and attached it on the hat. I used the idea of woman`s hat.

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Ideas and development of final piece

  • Idea

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This is my further exploration of my initial idea. I used variety of fabrics such as fur, tweed and knitwear. I showed how I can use material and my drapes for my final design. The color palette , as you can see, consist of different shades of blue and purple with addition of yellow and beige. I chose knitwear for develop my ideas,  because we can see on the painting, that almost all people wear autumn/winter clothes. Also I thinks that knitwear perfectly can show interesting structure that I need .

  • Drawings

After I drew many drapes in different drawing media like colored pencils, oil pastels acrylic,watercolor and marker pen , I started to create ideas for final design. I chose to draw my illustration by using colored pencils, because they can perfectly recreate the structure of the painting , all thin strokes of the paint brush.

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Also I have done some design by using photos of my drapes. I changed the size of them and sticked in different places and positions.

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I hope you can see how well the colored pencils show all details of fabrics.

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  • Styling

For the make up I chose the same one as the woman from the painting has: pink lips and cheeks. Also I will draw lines on model`s eyes , for showing the structure. I chose the main colors from the painting : yellow, blue, light blue and purple. For hair I chose short and dark. Talking about pose/mood/attitude I want recreate the pose of woman from painting and some more that you can see below.

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Research skills to develop own learning 

When I was researching historical and social context of my painting( La Place Clichy , Pierre Auguste Renoir) I have learned that the work in terms of composition is inspired by the Japanese Printmaking , particulary in the style rising perspective of the street . And also I have learned that Japanese prints  were at that time very popular after its success at the World Exhibition of 1867. Further more I have get to know that Renoir was a great admirer of Katsushika Hokusai. After  I read this information , I have researched  this artist.

He is Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) school. His early works represent the full spectrum of ukiyo-e art, including single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors, hand paintings, and surimono (“printed things”), such as greetings and announcements. Later he concentrated on the classical themes of the samurai and Chinese subjects. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” published between 1826 and 1833, marked the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print. ( from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hokusai )

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Hokusai had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. His most popular work is the ukiyo-e series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which was created between 1826 and 1833. It actually consists of 46 prints (10 of them added after publication). In addition, he is responsible for the 1834 One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽百景 Fugaku Hyakkei), a work which “is generally considered the masterpiece among his landscape picture books.” His ukiyo-e transformed the art form from a style of portraiture focused on the courtesans and actors popular during the Edo Period in Japan’s cities into a much broader style of art that focused on landscapes, plants, and animals. ( from http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/biography.html )

“Land Art” Contextual Studies 18/10/16

Land art is a general subject for discussion. This art relates to different specialisation like photography, interior design, craft and so on.

Earth art, also referred to as Land art or Earthworks, is largely an American movement that uses the natural landscape to create site-specific structures, art forms, and sculptures. The movement was an outgrowth of Conceptualism and Minimalism.

Through photography we try to capture a moment in time. Video captures the progression of time in a linear fashion. Painting represents our reality of the moment (or our distortion of it). Sculpture creates a concrete reality of an idea or a representation of a form. Land art doesn’t offer a reflection of a moment in time but the unfolding progression of time (the time the work is viewed) .through time lapse photography, it offers the viewer a way of seeing the processes that are going on all around them and even how their own physical form moves through time.

I think that land art is relate to my specialisation , because in fashion we use natural and organic materials to work with.

S0me designers inspired by nature and land art

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Also fashion designers use different materials from nature to create their collection . The garments could be in total harmony with the environment or in total discordance with it. For example, Satuu Maaranen  was intrigued by the astonishing works of many land artists in which the environment has an important role. Therefore he coated some of his fabrics with grass, sawdust or sand. And he also created digital prints of these surfaces. The spontaneous open silkscreen prints resemble different elements and moments in nature, everything from the movement of the sea to the northern lights and summer sunsets.

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Furthermore, people in the fashion industry use land art in fashion photography.

Alberto Burri’s Land Art Masterpiece Grand Cretto Stars in Bottega Veneta’s fall ad campaign.

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Just last year, after three decades of on-again, off-again construction, Alberto Burri’s land art masterpiece Grand Cretto—a 86,000-square-foot expanse of white concrete blocks in Sicily—was finally completed by the artist’s foundation. And just in time for a troupe of stylish visitors. For Bottega Veneta’s fall fashion campaign, creative director Tomas Maier tapped photographer Viviane Sassen to shoot the collection amid the severe man-made terrain, a memorial to the village of Gibellina, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1968. “It’s more than a backdrop, but rather an added voice to our collaboration,” says Maier of the stunning setting, distinguished by the deep crevices or cretto between each hunk of concrete. In the campaign images—out today—the expansive artwork makes a striking backdrop to midnight-blue frocks, tough leather jackets, and a wild leopard trench, and nods, yet again, to the enduring dialogue between art and fashion.

 

Induction on sewing machine 12/10/16

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Today my teacher shown to us how to use the sewing machine safely and how to perform basis sewing tasks.

Before doing some stitches I located the spool spin . This is a small plastic or metal pin that sticks out of the top of the sewing machine, and holds your spool of thread. After I looked for thread quide. The thread guide directs thread from the spool on the top of the machine to the bobbin winder. It is a geometric metal piece that sticks out of the top of the sewing machine on the left side.Later I found bobbin-winder. To the right of the spool pin on top of the sewing machine is another smaller plastic or metal pin, next to a small horizontal wheel. This is the bobbin winder and the bobbin winder stopper. These work together (with the spool of thread) to wind thread onto your bobbin prior to starting sewing. Afterward I looked for the stitch adjustment button. These buttons select the type of stitch you create, the length of the stitch, and the direction of the stitch (forward or in reverse) and looked for the tension dial . The tension dial is a small numbered wheel near the takeup lever. It controls the tension of the thread as you sew; if the tension is too tight, the needle will be pulled to the right. If the tension is too loose, the thread will loop on the bottom of the fabric you are sewing. Next I found the needle  clamp screw . This is a metal piece that holds the needle in place while sewing. It is located under the arm of the sewing machine. After I found the presser foot level and practiced raising and lowering the presser foot. It will be a lever to the right or back of the needle assembly. Then I located the bobbin cover and bobbin release, installed a needle, winded and inserted the bobbin, thread the sewing machine and got both threads out. I practices sewing some seams.

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GroupTutorial and Source 2nd hand clothes 10/10/16

In the morning our teachers divided all students in 3 groups of 4 people. We presented our work in sketchbook and told about our choice about paintings from museum. After  that we discussed every work and helped each our to choose one painting for further developing.

I chose ” La place Clichy” and my classmates supported my choice. That also prefer this painting because of interesting structure and different kind of shapes , that I can use after . 

I researched about form and process of painting  and I know more details that can help me to create shapes and different draping . This research has influenced my concept by searching facts that I did not know before such as information about surface or range of techniques that artist used.

This week we will be focusing on developing Fashion design ideas inspired by our research.

After presentation I went to 2nd hand Charity shops for searching garment that I feel have some connection with painting that I chose. I have visited about 5-6 shops and found 5 pieces of clothes and 3 accessories that relate to ” La place Clichy”.

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Then I created different shapes on the mannequin to draw.

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Each shape I draw in different medium like colored pencils,marker pen, oil pastels,acrylic.

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