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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Peace & Love
✌ & πŸ’—

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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Peace & Love
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Have a great day 😊

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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Peace & Love
✌&💗
Have a great day πŸ™‚

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.

As always thanks for stopping
Peace & Love ya’ll
     ✌ & πŸ’—

Let your passion out weigh your fear💗

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With that being said, I really do love fashion illustration. Something about filling that blank page with colorful ideas; expression, curvey dancing lines. All based on designs that’ll come to life in the near future. This fills me with so much joy and excited eagerness to follow through to finish. But at the same time I’m stuck at a stand still worried that my next move won’t be my best move.

Im petrified that through my experiment process I’ll completely ruin things. So I literally freeze & don’t bother. This, {I’m starting to realize} does nothing but add to my procrastination, and lack of time management.

Im currently working on my fear of ruining things and just trust the “Live & Learn” theory. Got to trust myself more, remember its fun and enjoyable. & that’s the beauty of art

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& I for one have created a lot of “Birds” :)🐦🐥🐧 RIP the legendary Bob Ross.

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I honestly don’t even know why I’ve been such a punk, its still a work in progress but its finally in motion of completing phase 1. Best part of inspiration aside from getting struck and excited is actually finishing :)😄😄💗 & I’m getting closer to that goal.

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So let’s REDEFINE FEAR & get things done. Bulldoze through that shit #TeamGoGetter :).

As always thanks so much for stopping by,

Peace & Love
     ✌ &  💗
       peeps

Work In Progress

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Not where I want to be, but thankful I’m not were I was. 🙌🙌🙌 Did some minor tweaking to the girls, still have to add color to their clothes….. Have every intention on seeing this through.
Especially after hanging out with my nieces & nephews the other day. I realized just how much they look up to me, in all honest I want to be a great role model for them. One who finishes all that I start, & trys my best through it all.

OK now back to these sketches, I used PrismaColor markers & color pencils. Mainly “cool grey 40%” for the shadowing.

Giving the old Bad Habits a rest

As the sun sets on 2014 some things I’ve been struggling with to switch up is my procrastination, lord knows my lack of time management is the works of 👹 devil 😂. And self-doubt, im not as bad with it compared to me being a procrastinator. People tell me “I work well under pressure” they must mean the end result, cause the process is torture. So why give myself more added on stress. {Procrastination At Its Finest}

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Another thing I definitely want to leave behind in 2014 is the inconsistency in my work with blog. Between school and all its work, side projects…… I need to stop making excuses. Like Nike says, JUST DO IT!  Guess this post applies to me in more ways than one. I can pretty much relate to all things listed.

I have started living by my mantra;

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No more excuses, just results. Lord willing of course

I Wishing everyone nothing but GREATNESS, SUCCESS & PURE POSITIVITY into 2015 & beyond
      

              ✌ & 💗. 
     Peace and Love peeps