Thank you for your comments, likes and shares on my latest videos. This tutorial I made for all of you who asked about a fashion collection inspired by chandeliers, feathers and butterflies. We will start with the chandeliers. After doing my research on Pinterest, and you will see now what inspired me, I started drawing in pencil. I won’t use the color yet, because what interests me now is to generate as many sketches as possible.
I wanted to say that I received a lot of emails from you guys, but to make these tutorials useful, I think it is better to practice the same exercises as me. So, use the same sources of inspiration and practice a little and then send me your ideas and I will present them in my next videos. You will learn more when doing the same exercise and the fact that everybody will work on the same topic will help us all to see how many possibilities there are, even if the source is the same for everybody.
You will learn not only because of my feedback to you but because you will participate in a large discussion with all people implicated in the fashion collection. You will see what other did and compare the result. This will help you learn from your mistakes but also from their mistakes. Coming back to my drawings, I explored the basic shapes of each chandelier and I used the same textures and details. These are basic ideas, and it is not difficult to simply observe the source of inspiration and transform it into a fashion costume.
For the third image, I used not only the chandelier but also the folding and curtains around it. The color will come later, and you can imagine these dresses in ivory, black, chocolate brown, soft peach or gold. The second challenge was feathers. The thing with the feathers is that they are quite symmetric and sometimes not very juicy to inspire. I always search for incredible sources, asymmetric objects or exotic plants or animals to start from. When the source is quite dry, what I do is to try to go deep and see the details, as in this case.
Maybe the color can inspire you or the paintings of a feather – like the peacock feathers.In this case I was inspired by textures and patterns. You can explore those fluffy parts of a feather, or the macro structure of feathers that will inspire you too. With the butterflies, the process was almost the same. They are too symmetrical and sometimes predictable in shape. I searched for some special shapes and I use their patterns to make a costume of them. What I consider boring is to actually take a butterfly and use it as a pattern in your dress. The crowdness is not a creative solution that one can be proud of, but if there is no other think to start from, well, this can be accepted.
That’s why I tried to escape this area of using an element and transforming it into a module, so I used wings and their forms to compose my costumes. The caterpillars were eve more offering, so I did a sketch inspire by one. As about he colors for this collection I thought of using the green from my caterpillar and turquoise balanced with large surfaces of gray and black. Hope you enjoyed my video, and, as always, please do not forget to subscribe!Thank you!