Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
As exhausted as I am from my non stop Wednesday classes, I am pleased with how the second-third of my textile/surface design class is going. The first project, my ipod print, was very tedious and irritating as it was very geometric and required a lot of precision and tight rendering. (I'll be happy to upload the final product of that when I get it back!) This second project, however, is much more organic and free. It is a floral print and I have been super inspired. I would say a good half of my sketchbook this past month has been flower studies. My professor, Carol Litt is famous at FIT for her wonderful floral paintings and I have been super lucky to learn how to paint from her. It definitely will help me with my illustration.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In Bil Donovan's fashion illustration concepts class, I had to do an illustration for an article about a designer who used pills as a motif for a scarf design. I'm happy with how the orange pill case turned out...the scarf not so much. We had to use "fall colors" so I settled for brown. I'm thinking I could have picked something more interesting.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I love Joe Denaro's class. He encourages us to be free and loose and inventive. He loves fashion and attitude and emphasizes knowing trends. I get a certain relaxed high in his class. It's a great way to end the week.
Textile design is very time consuming because it requires perfect technical skill. For our first project we are designing a print of an everyday object. I chose an ipod. I had to draw each one a about three million times with a ruler to get it "perfect" enough. My professor tells me this project is the tightest, most "perfect" painting we will have to do. I hope so. My A.D.D. cannot handle this very well...especially at night. Anyway, it is a work in progress and I hope it turns out nicely. Our next project is floral prints. I'm very excited to do that. It sounds like it will be more artistic and organic. To prepare, I will have to start collecting bulb catalogues, books on flowers, and gardening magazines for references, sketchings, and even just learning the anatomy of a flower.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So I'm on spring break now. Tonight, I came to Baltimore, MD to visit my friend Liz. She goes to MICA, one of the best art colleges in the country. It's very pretty and different from FIT, but is it BETTER? I wouldn't say. It does seem to have things that FIT lacks and vice versa. Apparently they're having problems with break-ins. That would NEVER happen at FIT. Every building at FIT has a security guard at each entrance, ready to check ID's. I was able to walk into a few MICA buildings without anything like that. Also, MICA is very expensive. A PLUS about MICA is the scenery. They have an old train station on their campus! The buildings in Baltimore are a million times prettier than the ones in Chelsea/the Fashion District of NYC. Liz's dorm is a lot bigger than an FIT suite. She gets her own room and shares a living room, kicthen, and a bathroom with three other girls. Honestly, I think this suite is the size of my friends' Roosevelt Island apartment. OH!!! AND THEIR WALL HAS A GIANT CANVAS THAT THEY CAN PAINT ON!!! Sooooo lucky! My roommate and I wouldve gone crazy with that.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
They're not even scanned. I took pictures of them with my PHONE and did a quick clean up in photoshop. Hahaha. FIT has interesting models.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Soooo. This is new. I'm gonna put all my art stuff here I suppose. My friend Jack has one of these. I just realized he's been posting stuff since 2007! I was like...a BABY back then. Well, I was 15. And 3 years from now I will look at my 18 year old self and think I was a baby now, too.
Uhm, yeah. About me about me about me. I'm in my 2nd semester of fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I love (most of) the teachers and I've made quite a few friends. I sorta have this love-hate relationship with NYC, but it's growing on me. Last semester I had an emotional breakdown and wanted to transfer and run far far far away but I'm finally becoming comfortable here, by myself, single, bored sometimes, and in New York. We'll see what happens.
The art: just doodles in my sketchbook because Adobe Bridge doesnt feel like photomerging large scans today. AND my recent photoshop project I did for class. Got a B+.