I’m currently working on a clothing collection called monoprismatic. I like to create fashion illustrations for every collection I produce, but the illustrations for this line have really helped me to understand the overall feel monoprismatic.
I’ve sketched countless scribbles of garments, accessories and ideas over the past year. The garments have morphed quite a bit from when I started, but the figure wearing the outfit has remained fairly consistent. When I noticed this, I perked up and paid attention. The figure was always very still and confident. However, they seemed a little hesitant, perhaps because they were on display or they were in a new environment–like they were definitely sure of themselves, but maybe not of the viewer. Perhaps this is a reflection of my own personality. One of my art teachers in the past always told me that if an artist didn’t draw people from a photograph or a live model, the finished artwork end up representing the artist far more than they intended.
Another consistency throughout my sketches was the fact that all figures were wearing glasses. The glasses tended to get bigger and more cartoonish as my ideas solidified. This detail has definitely stuck around for the completed collection look. I’ve embraced them completely and confidently as a quirky and bold accessory.