The easiest way of starting a collection inspired by a theme is to observe the shapes. You can almost copy the model and adapt it in order to create an outfit. I think it is obvious what inspired me here. As I said before, for this stage it is recommended to use simple lines. These drawings will help you express your ideas, so, there is no need to add the human body or any anatomical details. I am inspired by greasy pencils or charcoal pencils because they leave bold marks. The beautiful gray tones come from the pressure of my hand. That’s why I prefer these pencils – because with an HB pencils one cannot obtain such pressure. After drawing the large volumes, i just added details. The hands are not very important, so, I just suggested the fact that she will wear a tight blouse beneath the dress.
For the second costume, I took the shape of the arch in the left part of the drawing and made an autumn tunic. The wheels inspired a hat and the lamp that hangs beneath the arch, the jewelries. The color was not the main point here, so, the drawing remained black and white.
For the third drawing, i took the lamp once again and made a hat out of it. This time, was not the shape that inspired me but the texture. After sketching the volume, the most interesting part for me was to explore the details. All that lacy texture I used to imagine my outfit like having embroidery with golden threads. This time, color helped me to imagine even better how the costume will be brought to life.
All 3 costumes are designed for winter time. I did 3 variants inspired by a single image just to show you the endless possibilities an image can offer.