Friday, October 2, 2009

The Extent of my Rendering...and Photoshop

BEWARE: All of you designers out there are going to cringe at what I am about to show you. You may even throw up in your mouth a little.

I had a few ideas for my Halloween costume (I'm going to be a fairy), so I tried making a few designs so I could take it to the fabric store and decide what I wanted. I took and introductory art and design class (can't you tell?), but it didn't seen to help any. I am going to be honest: that isn't even my croquis. I traced it. I don't have any patience for rendering either. I just color the clothes like a 6-year old would color her Barbie Princess coloring book--very flat, no shading. I'm sure I didn't have to tell you this, since it is plain to see. However, it suited my purposes.For those of you with little girls (or are little girls at heart) you may recognize the orange fairy as "Fawn" from Disney's "Tinkerbell" movie. She is so awesome when she helps all of the little animals! Yeah, I wanted to be her for Halloween.

I settled on the fairy to the right on this set because she looked like an upside-down flower, only I decided on brown stretch velvet for the bodice and tie-dye red-orange for the skirt. I would like to resemble an autumn leaf.
Lindsay is the lucky girl who gets to be Tinkerbell (on the left). She bought some awesome green-yellow velvet fabric for it. I'm a little apprehensive because it doesn't stretch, and we bought the last of the yardage. I'm sure it will turn out fine.... : /


katrina said...

I'm excited to see how your costumes turn out! I haven't even though about dressing up for Halloween yet. I keep thinking it's still September!

Ry Ry said...

don't you have connections with some people at mk that can look for you? If I was still around there I'd check but I'm back home in az instead...maybe I'll head back and do photopass as a cp so at least then I can work...
oh, and I'm interested in seeing the final product here. sounds like an fun task for you.