Young Designers: At Home – Activity #10
Hey everyone!! I hope you had a lovely BH and managed to find some (socially distanced) ways to enjoy the sunshine! As it’s Tuesday I’ve once again taken inspiration from our Young Designers course which I’ve been been doing for the last 10 weeks!! Wow… time flies hih
Today I’ve got 2 fun and complimentary fashion experiments which you can try yourself at home!
What you’ll need:
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*Stack of Magazines
So as mentioned above, today we’re looking at 2 different creative activities but ones that compliment one another so you can have a go at one or both of them!
Activity 1: Cut Out Garments
This activity is similar to this suggestion I put out a few weeks ago in that the aim is to cut away garments, but this time we’re using magazines rather then our own illustrations.
To start with have a look through a fashion magazine and rip out some pages that feature a model in a clear, easily edged garment (basically something you can easily cut out/ has a clear shape).
You want to pick garments that have a defined edge and aren’t too fiddly. Once you’ve got a selection cut off the rough edge first using scissors. Then make sure you use a cutting mat to protect your surfaces and get a craft knife. Make sure the blade is sharp and for safety tips please watch the video demonstration because I go into detail about the best (and safest way to cut!)
You want to remove all of the garment so you’re left with a negative space. You can now experiment with different background papers (for this you can use newsprint, sheet music paper, wrapping paper, origami paper etc etc)
Experiment with different compositions and feel free to stick down when you’ve found something you’re happy with. Here’s some examples from online to get you inspired! [ Images Source]
Activity 2: Over Drawing
In this experimental challenge you can create your own looks by over drawing on the page/design/model! To start again you’ll need some pages from magazine, try and find models in fitted clothes or underwear/lingerie as these will be the easiest to draw over but bold one colour garments also work well!
Don’t worry if the image is quite dark as that works well with the white / gold pens! Once you’ve got a selection of images to choose from select your first one and you can start working on top of the editorial image… Create your own outline first and then fill in the the ‘fabric’ with details and patterns! Use your imagination… think ‘over the top’ and couture! The more exciting the better!
You can of course combine the 2 activities and do both collage and over drawing to create something really unique! Check out the examples I found below of this technique! Amazing huh!? [Image Source]
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