If you got the reference right away- you are obviously 'my people.
If you didn't it's okay...but you really GOTta start watching Game of Thrones, cause it's the best!
Okay, so long story short...I kinda...well, I kinda don't know what I am calling my current series.
And yes, I'm in day 16 and just now getting around to do a series intro. But as I mentioned in my last post, this kind of thing is a huge source of stress for me and my OCPD ways- so even if it's 16 days late, I need to have a proper intro...even if I have no idea what the series is called.
So far this year I created watercolor fashion illustrations, Frida-inspired paintings and played with gold leaf(and acrylic and spray paint!) for a month. I wanted to get back to some just plain ol' pencil drawing BUT I also wanted to use some recycled materials since Earth Day is later this month...and I often work with recycled materials in jewelry, and of course with my fashion club/3D AP students.
Some of my own recycled fashion/accessory creations...ranging from evening gowns made from melted bottles to magazines...to jewelry from crazy things like cat food foils!
Some examples of my students' recycled fashions from fashion club and AP 3D art.
Definitely one of my favorite moments from this year- my students created the two looks on the left (and another one not in this pic!) The magazine garments were featured at the Art Hive Magazine booth at Art Pal Beach. I took some 'scraps' from each girl to create a piece to wear at the VIP opening, that's when this pic was
I actually started off playing around with two different ideas-then abandoned them.
At first I was thinking hats (call back to a previous series) so I started drawing pieces on newspaper...but I just wasn't feeling it. I also started a fashion illustration, thinking that the actual 'garment' would be out of recycled materials...NOPE.
Then...I kinda figured it out. Here are two inspirations behind my new series;
(Left) #ButterflyBellas (Right) Fashion Illustration based off PRAS unconventional materials challenge.
I just knew I really wanted to work with recycled materials...and I kinda went from there. I decided to style the current series after my 'Butterfly Bellas' that I have done in the past, and then just have fun incorporating the recycled materials- mostly in the hair right now. I am also adding a small reoccuring butterfly motif in each piece just to keep it cohesive.
Here are the first 14 images...still no name for the series...