Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Fashion Illustration Caitlin Power Kenton Magazine

27,5 x 27,5 cm / 10,63 x 10,63" Red pencil, graphite and ink on Arches hotpress watercolourpaper and Photoshop, 2013. 
Made for the contest: Draw a Dot.
Dresses by fashion designer: Caitlin Power
Alexander Liang, the Editor-in-Chief of KENTON Magazine has chosen 3 looks from Caitlin Power F/W 2013 collection.
I've chosen 2 dresses because they would fit better together. I always like to know the background story of the collection and when I heard about the architecture I could see that in the graphic lines Caitlin is using.

After watching 'behind the scene' video's, I came up with these keywords:
- Strong/ powerful/ fierce
- Bordeaux red, silver, black.
- Matt / shine / transparant.
- Gloves
- Graphic shapes
- Dark and edgy
- Paris and London Architecture
- Steam punk mixed with new romantic.

I sketched several poses because I was looking for a powerful pose that would show the front of the dresses and a little bit of their hairstyle.
I combined the graphic lines with the rounded shapes of the ladies. I used this before in other work, so it was nice to experiment a little more with that.
I like the gloves they are wearing, so I brought them to the front by making them black and I think it gives it more 'edge'.