πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Progress πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Its always awesome seeing progression on things you’ve been working so hard to achieve. & I for one am super pleased πŸ˜„πŸ˜Š Im getting better with facial expressions, it wasn’t that long ago I would feel the facial features I illustrated were {lack of a better word} bad.
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Most times I would just avoid them, not even bother with an attempt. But after dedicating the appropriate time to, researching different techniques, & countless YouTube videos…. I really started bettering my craft. Which is so satisfying, I am elated with progress. Truly can’t say it enough.

Which reminds me of this fabulous quote:
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So as I walk down memory lane with these illustrations & rejoice over the development of my skills. I have such strong faith for where it may lead me.
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠQues confetti & exciting exit πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Presentation Prep. Collection I

Presentation prep.

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Gearing up for my presentation later this week. I’m showing illustrations for a collection. & the biggest huddle is color rendering. The print fabric is satin, & probably the biggest challenge is doing the appreciate downsize of the print.

I’m using mix media on each girl. The first croquis is primarily marker.
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Her hair however is color pencil. Its a bit rougher than usual because I haven’t work in marker for some time.

The original was fully in color pencil, but I got the sense of moody & sad.
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& decided to scape this image & keep the marker.
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My second image is a halter top with a key hole cut out, & slack made from the print. For her face I switched it up & used ink. I am a lot more pleased with using the fineness of the ink to capture the facial details. I always used ink on some of the braided bun of the hair
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For both the 2nd & 3rd image I used color pencil & ink for the face. Its a work in progress but I’m really loving the results. Feel really confident about this one πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„

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Kuba Love 😍😍

Stumbled on these gems 😍😍😍 both are made out of Kuba cloth. The Kuba people adorn their garments with shells which is their currency. Kuba Kingdom is located in Central Africa, bordering Dem. Republic of the Congo.

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& the cape doubles as a skirt, this deal just gets better & better 😄

I love gaining insight through experience,  especially when I’m learning through fashion. I am over the moon about these eclectic pieces. The fact that it encourages me to dive in & take a clearer look. I want to learn what’s the symbolism for the position of all the arrows, diamonds, fine lines etc. I want to research, learn about it all.

My excitement at this point is apparent. & whatever I find I sure will share with everyone

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Have a great day πŸ™‚

Natural Hair is So “Unprofessional” -Excuse you WHA?!?? πŸ’

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**click link below

http://http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/10/what-if-black-women-didnt-have-to-change-to-get-a-job/

So glad we’re speaking on it. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Way too often we aren’t seen as “ideal candidates” based primarily on the appearance of our hair. Being deemed as unprofessional I still am perplexed about what my fro has to do being able to do my job.

As a pharmacy technician, the pharmacist would say my curls were a distraction & weren’t professional. Which was odd cause our customers loved my hair & would receive several complements daily. What my hair had to do with processing prescriptions, I could never answer. Aside from it being hate & an unjust bias. Because when other girls would come in with their curls laying down more against their backs; nothing, No complaints.

My hair is anything but unkept & “unprofessional” you unethical bitch. I wish anyone step to me with that type of nonsense. {#LetaBitchTryMe} my natural hair has nothing to do with my work ethic, duty capabilities, & job performance. Why should we have to hide the true essence of who we are to conform to a standard we don’t fit in, {square peg in circle complex}. & I’m not referring to showing up to your work place in sweats & a tank top or tight mini skirt…..

-Signed Naturalista working to change Natural Hair deemed acceptable in the workplace πŸ’

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Comments, similar experiences, struck a nerve? Feel free to like, share, etc.

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Draping Horrors 😱😱

After having such a huge “step back” {which felt more like the ultimate setback}, with draping these pants. I was so frustrated and over everything.

In class, i got up to the part of changing the dart into a yoke & decided to put the front & back of the pants leg together before clipping the back to attach the yoke….. & That. Was. When. Disaster Hit {pause for dramatic effect}

Before I even put the pant on the dress form, the side seam of the front was going up as the back layed straight. I initially thought there may have been an error due to me rushing, so I decided to undo it & assemble it on the form. {Didn’t get any better} in fact, it got worst!! The grains {Grains= the threads of the fabric} were pulling every direction, fabric wasn’t laying flat & was extremely tight. {I’m making tapered pants}.

It was a complete mess. I know you must be thinking why didn’t I take a picture, would be a lot easier to explain…. Which definitely is true, but I was so flustered & aggravated I took the whole thing off and left. Was so bummed nothing added up & would have to start the whole thing over. I was PISSED 😈.

So that was yesterday, {brighter days} Today 🌞. I prepared the muslin, took my time {more like the appropriate time, this is due on Tues. After all πŸ˜‚} & proceeded to drape. Figuring out where I went wrong which was pulling both sides of the fabric against the form. Instead of gently gliding my hand to feel for the side seams.

Today’s progress is so much better & I feel a lot better about the pants. Have a deeper understanding of tapered, skinny jeans & pants as a whole.

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& believe me I have enough horrors with pants to fill up a trilogy set of novels, cover to cover.
So glad I stuck with it, didn’t give up & learned so much through my experience.

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