Monday, September 8, 2008

Sketch experiment #1

I am spending the day trying out various sketching techniques in order to establish a style for my senior  collection.  I will be posting them as I finish them, and would love feedback!

4 comments:

Helen said...

I like the drop shadow in this one -- it both softens and grounds the look compared to your second example. You might also try a shadow (or frame, since it isn't really related to a light source, I guess) around the lower half.

I'm not sure you need such an exaggerated pose, though. Are there design elements on the sleeves that might need to be visible?

Anonymous said...

Love the pose and shadow. Did you want your eye to be drawn only to the top part of the figure? I'm certainly glad my hip bone isn't so angular. LOL Great design.

Jessie said...

Yes, if there's one thing I may do differently on the final one, it's soften that hip angle a bit. I chose to use this pose in order to show off the high-waisted skirt, but perhaps I can find another one that is less garbled in the shoulder area. Ultimately, I have a very muted color palette, and am trying to figure out a way to make it interesting. I keep thinking I have to do this by adding just the right accent colors, but perhaps I should err on the side of simplicity to make it interesting. I appreciate the input, thank you!

Carly said...

I would chose simplicity in your color scheme. It might unify the clothing a little more. I think I like option two more because option one's colors make no distinction between the model, the clothes, or the shoes. I'm excited to see all your sketches, they're really coming along.