Watch video of the
NEW YORK CITY
JUNE 30, 2014
VIDEO OF WORKSHOP
Meetup.com | Participants must pre-pay to RSVP for drawing event.
Also join me Saturday, June 28, 5pm @ The Met. to see the exhibit.
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This will coincide with the fabulous exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHARLES JAMES: BEYOND FASHION
W/ANTONIO LOPEZ ILLUSTRATIONS
W/ANTONIO LOPEZ ILLUSTRATIONS
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I just came back from a 3 day conference in San Francisco on SMART FABRICS & WEARABLE TECH. This is just a sampling of some of the work that I found there. There was SO much more. Here is a link to the conference itself http://www.smartfabricsconference.com/smart-fabrics-2014-in-san-francisco.aspx
For info on what Art Center College of Design is doing with Wearable Tech http://artcenter.edu/dot/wearables.php
Here are some thoughts on Relating Tech back to Fashion
Julia Koerner in collaboration with Iris van Herpen and 3-D printing Co. Materialize
Vuzix Corp. – Smart Glasses
1. The future of manufacturing
Wearables: the first native industry of the new manufacturing
3-D printing, intelligent robotics, digital parts, open source design, active supply chain, blue tooth connections to devices.
In 10 years 3-D Printing will be 90% cheaper
Robotics already 90% cheaper than in 2005
Shift to regional factories – small-simple-local
This means that the trend of fashion manufacturing returning to LA should increase.
The order in which designers do business – Sell it before you make it.
build a team, dream it, draw it, sell it, make it, ship it (from Sonny Vu, MisFit Wearables)
Flexible OLEDs – Universal Display Corp.
2. Shift in concept approach and terminology as it relates to Fashion.
Elastolite – EL lighting – Oryon Technologies
3. What is needed for Fashion
ability to use textiles as a platform for sensor
improved for touch, fabric weight, drape, stretch, wash-ability
convenience risk of overwhelming the user with technologies
battery size and weight
improved materials for 3-D printers
what about high end customers fixation on “luxury” materials?
Eco fashion and 3-D printing…what materials, recycling issues?
Janet Hansen, Enlighted Designs – Smart RGB LED Pixel Systems for Wearables.
4. Speakers I was most interested in
Flexible OLEDs – Dr. Mike Hack – Universal Display Corp.
Anouk Wipprecht – Couture – also her association with AutoDesk – Pier 9 – SF
Julia Koerner – Suprastudio, UCLA – collaborations with Matierialize and Iris van Herpen
Sonny Vu – MisFit Wearables – Getting a Wearable Product to Market
Paul Brody – IBM – open souce design and 3-D printers.
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I am currently teaching Visual Merchandising and Display at Mt San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. We are using Sketch UP Pro to design the displays but I believe it is important for students to learn to SKETCH THEIR IDEAS MANUALLY. so they are required to carry a 5.5 x 8.5 spiral bound sketchbook with them at all times to sketch their ideas and take notes. Here is a sample of a sketchbook spread from a trip I took to San Francisco last Christmas. I was looking at some Macy’s store windows and thinking about how else this idea could be used at another season, other merchandise or another context. Here is my sketchbook page. I have also put a SKETCH UP PRO Notes pdf on the Student Resources page here with links to great tutorials.
Sketchbook for Display Design Ideas
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If you are like me, you have a number of these pens that seem to be full but don’t work because the tips are clogged. Well I finally got fed up and decided to try to take one of the tips apart…and yes, I fix my sewing machines too. So after a bit of trial and error I found the solution….ENJOY.
- Unscrew the tip – take a pliers and turn the chrome tip to the left. As my husband taught me –“righty tighty, lefty loosey”. It will come out.
- Pull the clogged part carefully out of the outer tip cover (A)
- These parts are VERY small so be careful not to lose any.
- Soak in nail polish remover – it will soften the white ink and make it easier to remove.
- Carefully pull the interior TIP (B) out of the coil spring (C).
- Use a pin or needle to clean out all the parts.
REASSEMBLE ONCE ALL THE PARTS ARE CLEAN.
Carefully reinsert the pin tip (B) into the spring (C) and push into the outer tip cover (A).
Screw the assembled tip back into the pen – be sure to clean off the top of the pen before reinserting.
Screw all the way in until the pin tip (B) emerges from the chrome tip cover. Press down on the tip while squeezing the pen to get the ink to flow again through the tip.
BE SURE TO ALWAYS CLEAN THE TIP OFF AFTER USE AND PUT THE CAP BACK ON.
Check my other pages on this blog for fashion drawing templates, e-books, and videos resources.
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My designs will be part of a Gatsby themed Fashion Show this Sunday – Nov 3, 2013
SIGNATURES FASHION SHOW this Sunday at the Palos Verdes Art Center – Tickets still available -$45
Gatsby themed show, dancers, models, Fashion Show, Champagne Luncheon, Boutique – 12:30 – 3pm
FOR TICKETS You may charge tickets by phone by calling The Artists’ Studio Gallery, 424-206-9902,
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Illustrating Sheers is the same manually as it is using Photoshop. You still need to think of the layers the way the fabric is put together in the outfit.
- Preliminary drawing on tracing paper or temp. layer if using Photoshop.
- Skin tone first – all shading complete using marker.
- Bottom sheer layer first – use marker and colorless blender. In Photoshop, use airbrush, and set opacity from 20% – 30% depending on transparency of fabric.
- Pink slip in this illustration is silk charmeuse and so is rather opaque. the yellow jacket is organza and is sheer. The light pink skirt added to bottom of slip is chiffon.
- White pencil is used to add subtle highlights to layers. Also to create a gauzy, barrier effect between layers. In Photoshop set opacity of white layer to 30% and use airbrush.
- Work from light to dark adding layers in the order they are on the actual outfit.
- At the end use white gel pen to create white or light color lace, black fine point marker to create black lace.
- Use black pencil to indicate seams, fine details, and to hold edges of shapes,
The illustration below shows the complete progression from first sketch to final rendering.
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Trying to get some R & R, husband having knee surgery,…maybe dancing soon. Hope you are all having a great summer. Here is something to make you happy. This was done when I was at the Antonio Lopez workshop in the Dominican Republic many years ago. To get a feel of it, watch the video and listen to the music while drinking a Rum & Coke. If you close your eyes and let a fan blow on you, you can almost feel the sea breeze. ENJOY https://vimeo.com/album/2032497/video/46783440
ENJOY THE SUMMER – BACK MID SEPTEMBER…IN TIME FOR FALL SCHOOL TERM.
Pastel & charcoal – drawn from live models
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