Friday, 21 December 2012

Life Drawing

So the life drawing sessions are now over, thought I would post some more of my drawings... 

Using Graphite, in a Cubist Style, Inspiration from
Picasso's Woman Playing the Mandolin (1910).
I used straight lines, tone and repetition of shapes.
Looking at Tone, done with Graphite.
Done with Graphite.

Done with Graphite.
Fine Liner Sketch, Inspiration from Van Gogh's Sorrow.

Oil Pastels on Black Paper - Abstract Style, I sketched in mostly areas of
light with light skin tones and pinks.

Oil Pastels on Black Paper - Realistic Style. I really enjoyed using oil pastels,
 I hadn't really used them before. 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

So this week I took my chosen photo and enlarged it to A3 Size. Then traced it with a fine line. Then using the traced version I scanned it into Photoshop and rubbed away any mistakes, after that I opened the image into Adobe Illustrated where I used 'Live Trace' to get more bold and defined lines. 

I then photocopied this and pinned it onto my fabric. I used it as a guide to stitch my design onto the fabric with the sewing machine. I used the embroidery foot. 

Live Traced Image. 
Photo of First Stage of Stitching, I edited the levels on Photoshop to give it more of a digital feel. After stitching over the paper I had to pick out the paper carefully, most of it tore away easily.

I hand stitched the eyes, and nostrils. For the eye-liner, I used Satin Stitch.

Photoshop Effects - I used the Hue/Saturation Tool to change the Colours. 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Photo Shoot!

Ok so here are photos of each outfit and some of my favourites. I used Photoshop to edit each one of these.

Outfit 1.

Outfit 2.

Outfit 3.

Outfit 4.

Outfit 5.

Outfit 6.

Outfit 7.
My favourite outfit is number 7. I decided that this is the outfit I would most like to recreate in embroidery and stitch form. The photo above is the one I will use, I like the pose and the thickness of the pattern in the cardigan, the detailed feathers in the top and lastly the glasses. Also there is just enough clothes to not overpower the image for when I recreate the jumper in embroidery.

Some more edited photos ... Hope you like :)

And some crazy colour versions! ;)