Category Archives: fashion notebook
Miss Doodle is back on her blog, at MISS DOODLE’S DAY – CUTE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PARIS
We have both decided that this is better for her and me and also for those who love her. As she represents the other part of my split personality, she felt “crushed” here and thinks that she needs her own univers in order to freely express herself.
…where visions come from. The vision of my big angel has probably to do with my love for textiles and Haute-Couture, but also with the many human beings I see here daily. No! People are not walking around in extravagant evening gowns in the Paris Metro, but there are so many differently shaped faces and bodies fusing into my intuitive sketching.
This kind of “Drawing from inside” works well with a very fine ink-pen (0.1mm), just letting the lines float into the hand, into the pen and softly on the paper. Oh, don’t think. Just look and let grow…
©estandrea / parisdreamtime 2009
I must say that I LOVE shoes, even those I cannot walk in, they are such beautiful objects….: This composition in Watercolor took me quite a long time. First I made the ink drawings of the shoes which took me several days given that I have to work on other things too. I must say this is a great drawing exercise. Then I let it sit for a few days before beginning to put the color on. Actually the shoes I chose did not have the colors I gave them here, I just improvised, going with the flow, putting on layers of color, letting dry, again put color on etc. and always having an eye on the composition. Choose your favourite:
Composition “SHOES”, (latest fashion seen, for once not in Vogue but in Marie Claire Hors Série/ Accessoires, December 2009), Watercolor on 24 x 30 cm WCPaper
Wild patterns everywhere, the inspiration for this painting was a photograph in this week’s VOGUE-France edition. I draw the dance-posture and clothes as they appeared in the picture, but gave it a different face and haircolor. Apparently fashion designers now fancy “real” animalskin in addition to animalskin-patterns, printed on silky fabric.
I personally don’t like this skin-idea very much.
The picture was nice and reminded me of this old movie I watched( in the Jackson Pollock exhibition I talked about in a post which you can find here in the new blog) about tribal Northamerican art, where a medecin man wrapped in animalskin danced a wild rythmic dance….
Is fashion something tribal?
|Adj.||1.||tribal – relating to or characteristic of a tribe; “tribal customs”tribe // (trb)
1. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
2. A political, ethnic, or ancestral division of ancient states and cultures, especially:
a. Any of the three divisions of the ancient Romans, namely, the Latin, Sabine, and Etruscan.
b. Any of the 12 divisions of ancient Israel.
c. A phyle of ancient Greece.
3. A group of people sharing an occupation, interest, or habit: a tribe of graduate students.
4. Informal A large family.
5. Biology A taxonomic category placed between a subfamily and a genus or between a suborder and a family and usually containing several genera.