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monoprismatic illustrations in progress

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.

Sketch time

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.

Invisible leg.     Invisible ink?

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.

Adding color.

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Gifting my dad with fashion: sugar.skin.circus illustrations

My dad is the kind of guy who would probably never ever put on any of the clothing that I make. But he loves and supports me (Thanks, Dad!).  He always hints at wanting SOMETHING from my collections, but I know better than whipping up a custom circus-Dad outfit for him.  If I did that, we all know he’d have to try to pull off a stellar performance of forced-polite-face when he opened it and then it would be forever unworn.  Instead, I surprised him last year for Christmas with a series of illustrations featuring my sugar.skin.circus clothing.

It was cute to watch him open them because he always tries to be so stoic, but he was pretty pumped about them.  He even busted them out and wrangled someone into helping him parade them around any time a visitor stopped by.  Now they are hanging up in his house.

sugar.skin.circus illustrations

 
 

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