Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Favourite Illustrators

Jess I discovered through instagram a few years back. What I love about Jessicas work is she creates simple but realistic detail on her female faces but then adds a lot of detail to the bottom half of the painting, the females clothing. Not so much in this piece but in other peices, there are watercolour and ink paintings within the femals garments which gives an intreaging feeling towards her art. I love her use of contrast through out her work but furthermore, I love her skills and technique within the use of watercolour and ink. She will forever influence many of my own paintings. 


When studing art at GCSE I came accross Illustator Leigh Viner during a module and ever since that day she has been one of my all time faviorite illusators. Leigh Viner has infulenced me in all of my drawings I have ever done and even still to this day. What I love about Leigh Viners work is the detial she put in to created of these females faces. Besides this, I love the low tone of colour she uses over most of her creations with a small part of colour which makes the art really stand out.  Lastly I love the textures she uses that bring the image to life and feel more realistic, like the line textures through the hair and eyelashes. 


I discovered Hankinson during my studies at A Level. Sarah Hankinson has also become a personal faviroute of mine. Similar to Viner, I love the way Hankinson adds deail to the female faces. In addition, I love the use of colour and her techniques. She creates a bold divide between light and dark colours but also a contrast of faded and bold pigmintation which creates texture, definition and an allure to the eye.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

House of Z - Zac Posen

Today I watched this documentary on Zac Posen and how his passion for creativity, curiosity, and determination lead him on a successful path of becoming a famous designer. When watching this documentary it really inspired me and opened my eyes to the fashion industry and the challenges that come with being successful. One thing that really caught my attention was when Zac's success was starting to deteriorate, he let other people and the fame change his original niche and style that made him successful in the first place. It taught me to always believe in yourself and your own creativity and to take other peoples opinions into account but not to let what they say to change who you are but to always develop your own conclusions and personal style. It was also inspiring to see how even tho his career in Fashion nearly ended, he never gave up and in the end was able to come back on top. Through this, it showed Zac's dedication and strength for something he loved. Even right from the start of the documentary, it was explained how hard he was constantly working. One thing Zac said that has really influenced me was, "I set a goal and just before I reach my goal I set it a little higher". He also took a lot of risks with his career. If he believed that the risk would better his company, even the slightest, he would take it. One of the risks he took was moving his whole team and house to Paris as he believed it would help put his brand back in a stronger position, which in the end it did.

 Overall, I LOVED this documentary. If there's anything you should watch it should be the house of Z. It has really inspired and motivated me to do better and to keep working hard towards my goals. I hope to carry the knowledge I have learned, the determination, curiosity, creativity, and strength from Zac Posen into my next module at uni. 

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