FASHION DRAWING AS PERFORMANCE


This Fall, starting September 26th, I will be participating in multiple fashion events in the Los Angeles area as a speaker, illustrator and designer.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Drawing at PVAC Studio Tour in 2014

Drawing at PVAC Studio Tour in 2014

September 26 & 27, 2015 – Palos Verdes Art Center – Artists Studio Tour

On Sunday only, September 27, 11 am – 4 pm – Justine will be on The PVAC Atrium sketching from live models wearing fashions created by artists members of The Artists Studio of PVAC.

$30 for 2 days of tours – Tickets available on line – www.artists-studio-pvac.com

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ParishFantasy2FiguresOctober 21, 2015 – Mid Valley Arts League – 7:30 pm

“A COSTUME DRAWING EVENT WITH JUSTINE LIMPUS PARISH”

Bring your sketchbook with your favorite supplies and experience the excitement of drawing from a live costumed model. Our model will be the fabulous Daniella Traub, a former European runway model, who is one of the best costume and fashion models in LA. Using a combination of pieces from Justine’s fashion collection, assorted accessories and fantasy props, Justine and Daniella will create a series of lively costumed storytelling themes complete with special music playlists to augment the mood of each theme. Poses will all be short, from 3 to 10 minutes. Justine will draw along with the group and demonstrate some of the quick sketching methods and materials she uses in her workshops at Paramount Animation, Disney Consumer Products and classes at Art Center College of Design.

LOCATION: Church of the good Shepherd, 400 West Duarte Rd, Arcadia, CA 91007   http://mval.org/index.htm

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drawing of Tziporah Salamon

drawing of Tziporah Salamon

 

October 24, 2015 – Palos Verdes Art Center – Tziporah Salamon Event

Justine will be drawing Tziporah during her show – 3:30 – 6:30 pm

All sketches will be available for sale in The Artists Studio Store.

Register on line for this event – www.pvartcenter.org/education

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2015CompositeNovember 8, 2015 – Signatures – Fashion Show, Luncheon and Boutique

Justine will be showing some of her special occasion fashion collection as a part of this group show of wearables and jewelry by artists from The Artists Studio of PVAC.

Justine has also created the Finale pieces. Justine’s original fashion sketches are also available for sale in the store.

$35 – Tickets available on line – www.artists-studio-pvac.com

 

 

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A Side Trip to Budapest


In 1991, 2 years after the Berlin Wall came down, Tom and I were able to travel to Budapest as part of a 3 month journey in a camper van – from London to Budapest and back.  We were able to visit our lovely friends then and had stayed in touch ever since.  24 years later, we were able to take a 4 day trip to Budapest from Berlin to see them again.  It was as though we never left… happy times again!

Be sure to follow my class Blog for our adventures in Berlin https://headtotoeberlin.wordpress.com/

The Bacsy's & Szabo's

The Bacsy’s & Szabo’s

Gabor Szabo comes from a long line of artists – his grandfather was a famous portrait painter.  His father was a sculptor, Gabor is a bronze sculptor and his son, Adam Szabo, is a sculptor in a new tradition, combining traditional sculpture methods with video and installation. His daughter Zsofi is also an artist and teacher.  His wife Marianne is an economist and fabulous cook.

Erno and Judit Bacsy are our other friends.  Erno is a bio-chemist and was head of the Institute in Budapest (similar to our NIH)  and Judit is an art historian and author/expert on Hungarian tapestry.

Budapest is an amazingly ornate city.  Most of it was built in the 19th Century with the Buda side of the river being the oldest.  The East and the West pretty much meet here.  The Romans and later Western tribes got as far as the Buda side of the Danube with the Turks and the Eastern tribes stopping on the Pest side….hence the name BUDAPEST.

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BERLIN – THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES


berlin2 003Check out our class Blog for lots of photos, sketches and articles on our time here in Berlin

www.headtotoeberlin.wordpress.com

I have been walking, sketching, more walking, and of course eating the most wonderful food.

Tom is coming over in July so I will hold off on the best places till then.

and taking the S & U bahn everywhere.

near Hackescher Markt station

near Hackescher Markt station

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BERLIN ADVENTURE – PART 1


I landed in Berlin on Sunday, June 1 after a very long flight with a plane change in Frankfurt.  Exhausted but determined to stay awake we meet in the Lobby of the Citadines – our Apartment/Hotel in the Wilmersdorf area of Berlin.    There are 10 students plus my teaching assistant and myself here in Berlin for the next 8 weeks.

My flat is here at CITADINES apartment hotel

My flat is here at CITADINES apartment hotel

Our studio, which is in the Bikini Berlin Office complex which adjoins the Mall, is next to the Zoo and Tiergarten.

Our studio - Bikini Berlin office complex

Our studio – Bikini Berlin office complex

the view of the Zoo, Tiergarten and Metro station from our studio

the view of the Zoo, Tiergarten and Metro station from our studio

I am also painting on my time off.

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Kurfurstendamm Ave – Tombow Pen/waterbrush

We have set up a BLOG for the class so follow our progress there.  I will not be posting here very often so follow me on Instagram, Facebook or the Class Blog to see my paintings

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BERLIN FOR THE SUMMER


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HEAD TO TOE BERLIN

Bikini Berlin Building

Bikini Berlin Building

Check out our new online Blog/Magazine

On June 1, 2015, I am taking a group of 10 students from Art Center College of Design to Berlin for Study Abroad.  We started with 3 weeks of preparation and research here at Art Center in Pasadena, CA.  We will be in Berlin for 9 weeks with our studio based at The Bikini Berlin Complex.

We started with preparation classes in quick fashion sketching from fashion show models.  These sketches are some of my class demonstrations for sketching the “essence” of a fashion show design in 30 seconds. 

I use Sharpie, Tombow Pens & Waterbrush

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Be sure to follow our progress on my Instagram channel.

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Digital Printing on Fabric


PeacockPrintFinishedCoatSmallFileFor an artist or small scale designer, digital printing on fabric that is now reasonable in cost is a dream come true. These images are more first foray into the new world of digital printed fabric.

These 2 images are from a combination of my paintings, scanned images of my pleated fabric and Photoshop manipulations.   I wanted to create border prints to use on a ¾ length coat design I have been working with. After some trial and error this is the results. I have included some notes with each one on how it was created. The fabrics were all printed by www.spoonflower.com. It took some time for me to figure out how I wanted the image to repeat. Spoonflower has a program on their site that will give you a few different kinds of repeats. What I ended up doing for both was to create a repeat that ran horizontally (cross grain) on the fabric and a basic repeat gave me the look of the border pattern I wanted down one side. My original images were 4”- 7” x 45” or 56” (the width of the fabric) @ 300 dpi. Spoonflower tells you the maximum file size for the image so I had to play with it a bit to get it to fit their requirements. My images ended up being around 200 – 250 dpi on their end.

original watercolor - 30" x 30"

original watercolor – 30″ x 30″

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Created from parts of an original watercolor, scanned and manipulated in Photoshop. The size of the repeat was actually based on the garment pattern pieces and how many repeats and how big the bottom of the image would be on each pattern piece. This image was 4’ x 45” @ 300 dpi in it’s original state. I ordered 2 yards, which turn out not to be enough for the sleeves. The sleeves are a double layer iridescent chiffon (dark teal with olive under) plus a piece of the left over fabric for a border at the end.

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ARASHI COPPER PRINT

Created from scanned images of my Shibori Pleated fabric and manipulated in Photoshop. “Arashi” is the image created by one of the pleating methods and translates to “little storm”. The original images is 7” x 45” @ 300 dpi. I am working on the coat now.

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THE MOOD COLLAGE: Giving meaning to non-verbal messaging


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Kendrick Wang

This is another in a series of posts about Mood Collages.

Understanding and being able to verbalize the elements of your own aesthetic helps you communicate your design messaging to others.

The images shown here are from my Costume Design class in the Entertainment Design Dept at Art Center College of Design.

also check out my VIDEO on YouTube http://youtu.be/vVm-6tX0eMo

TELLING THE VISUAL STORY: COLOR, SURFACE, FORM LANGUAGE

 MOOD the designer tries to create a mood, and uses the elements of The Visual Story to act on the viewer to solicit a particular emotional response. Example: euphoria, excitement, dread, fear, longing, lust, love, etc… are emotional responses to visual messaging that can be enhanced by a deliberate use of The Visual Story Elements: color, surface, form language.

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Liam MacDonald

COLOR – colors within your mood collage should be compatible and similar in their intensity and clarity. They should be able to coordinate and “go together”.

  • It is best to talk about them in clear COLOR THEORY language.
  • Do not use “trendy” color names in the early stages of concept development as they can lead to confusion.
  • These kinds of names are assigned AFTER the message of the mood collage is set.
  • These color names usually reinforce the visual messaging of the color story.

Example #1: value, intensity, clarity, tones, shades, primaries, Secondaries, complementary, etc…are all clear descriptive words used to describe color properties. Example #2: Pepto-Bismol pink – is actually a magenta based red with a lot of white added to make it a “Tone”. If you had never seen Pepto-Bismol, how would you know what color it is? SURFACE – describes the properties of the materials including: smooth, rough, opaque, transparent, heavy, light, bulky, stretching, stiff, soft, fuzzy, shinny, etc…

  • In apparel this describes the “hand” of the material or how it feels on the skin.
  • Because apparel is driven by the wearer, it is one of the more kinetic design forms.
  • In this case the Surface and the Form Language work together to create movement.

FORM LANGUAGE – describes the shape, silhouette and flow of the design.

  • Fabric draped over a form creates folds that may lead the eye to a center of interest.
  • Shapes and visual flow can appear curvy, angular, geometric, straight lines, tight or open curves, complex or simple.
  • The complexity of the shapes can appear minimalistic or concentrated and active.
  • The weight and drape of the material enhances the perception of the form language.
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