Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Burn Burn

Today i shall be drawing with FIRE, ahem yes the 1st attempt didn't not end well =/

At 1st i tried to bur patterns into paper and it just rose in flames or left big brown blotches it was very inconsistent so i decided to draw on the paper 1st with water and then burn into it this
seemed to work leaving a white crumpled image surrounded in scorch marks.

I then thought hay what's flammable! and so painted with a bit of white spirit and tried to set it along to burn a nice neat pattern, but this wasn't so simple as the fumes evaporated before i could get a flame on them, but it did leave some awesome dirty fume marks on the revers side.

thinking up lodes of ways i could do cool things i tried wetting patterns on the paper then cooking them in the oven but this didn't brown them just died out the paper and made it very hot -_-*

I then burnt leopard spots into paper but ended up just being erm holes and well burning my fingers servile times in the proses. So i thought about layering, dug out some fabric and places some albino snake skin underneath. Kinda reminds me of the burns on the back were the blisters are all peeling off leaving the raw skin underneath.

I then though ooo skin and started burning the snake skin melting holes in it, shriveling and hardening the texture of it i think worked really really well and creates a gre
at texture. almost like burning into human skin ( if it didn't blister and peel of corse).

And to conclude my finger now smell of gas.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Busy busy bee

Righti ho, finally got a chance to update some more and make some posts.
Been stuck in a room for weeks churning out designs and making them, i now have a collection of two jackets, a dress, some trousers and a two skirts. (il get pictures of them up soon)

Jacket. This is a 5-7 pice garment, the first pice consists of 2-4 pieces that makes a hollow oval these are the arms, with the idea of joining them restricting moment and the ability to pretty much do anything. then the body is simple attached with an under-yoke and a chunky zip on the back, one finished with white surgical marking stitches the other bleach into and warn out coloring.
Skirts! After making one witch was well tad to frumpy yes tight at the knee with altering patens, vertical and horizontal striping pattern (in the aim of a deformity in the pattern because its not all the same) i decided to make another one. This little nightmare was aufal to make as i erm cut all the pieces out a tad wrong and had to skim bits off in order to add bits in to make it all work, it works on the bases of an hourglass shame, skinny waist, bulgy hips and exceedingly tight on the knee restricting the ability to walk. The aim of this skirt is t corset the lower half and restrict movement giving you a slight handicap. This also has alternating panels of pattern and has been bleached into.
The trouser, with a mega low crouch double pleat on the front single on the back sides, done in grey planed to be coated in plaster these little beauties are comfy smart cash and hard to walk in if you have a large stride, for these i should have added an extra crotch pice to make them a bit baggier or done some prints o the leg to make them a tad more exsighting.
The finally pice, beautiful cream fake fur arms and a stiff pattern body that drops bellow the knee with draww string to stiffen and pull and crunch this fabric, its elegant and very hard to get in as it has no zip, with this the fur is shaven into and matterd one side and flawless the other, the bottem i plan to plaser to give it that bulky stiffness inspired my MA-KE.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Samples samples SAMPLES!

Right finally had some time to upload my samples iv been playing with >.<

The final sample, discharge paste painted in a DNA pattern not worked so well so i shall look into printing with white ink instead on fabric like this.

These tow samples is more discharge paste on a double sided fabric im going to use for my skirt , the paste really takes out all the colour and it looks allot better than i expected..

More discharge paste and its never looked better, really cannot weight to use this on a larger scale it came out better than any and looks so assume =P

Hear we have 3 mini samples of playing with holes in fabric, 1 just see through one with bulging clumps of fur and another with the snake skin underneath, cant weight to put these on a garment.

This mess was an attempt to stitch a DNA strand pattern into fabric subtle white on grey, with free stitch machine, it somewhat worked?

Found this albino snake skin at a bargain price, hear iv cut into it and used an inline to pull through the hole to create a tumor like bulge .

Fur fur everywhere and not a drop to spare >.<>

This is the same garish green velvet but iv used discharge paste on it to tae out the colour, iv played with albino style leopard prints time consuming but worth it.

This is the material i intend to use for my inked arm jacket, its greeny velvet hear iv tried out fabric acid burning off the top layer of the hairs this give such a nice effect, looks worn and moth eaten perfect for my design.

well those are my samples wait in anticipation to see them on my real garment cant weight to do them, but maybe not the discharge paste so much as it caused me a rather bad head ake >.<>

Monday, 26 April 2010

FMP catch up.

Right so to zipp up to speed so far i have;
Started my research witch all came about from looking at albino animals for patters and a new spin on my carry on project, cogs soon started turning and i began looking into how animals came about getting the albino gene (a lack in pigments in the skin and hair cells), finding it as a genetic deformity lead me to look at others, as an oveus cause of these came clear to be nuclei radiation exposure : Hiroshima, Chernobyl both devastating leaving their nuclei stain. Bleached out destroyed scenery, shadow burns, deform children, surgical correction. Mind running 150 MPH idea sprouting left right and center, Forcing it down into my 1st sketch book.

Step two, 2 ideas embedded into my head of designs strategically planning them out on paper getting a real image of them, it soon become apparent these would just just as difficult and challenging to make as always ;]
Pinned up planed out a single sleeve jacket with an under-yoke, impossible to get n by yourself (impossible to stitch together)
In completing my mock up more ideas sprouting in fabric and patters, Annotating my sketch book, doodling in my planner things soon began to take off faster. o_O

Special effect; have a tad too much fun torturing fake fur, bleaching into fabrics, playing witch chemicals burning off top layers getting moth eaten, destroyed nuked up effect on fabric even if it did leave me with a spinning had having to retire for a power nap >.<. Sanding holes in thick woven fabric creating a hole reel of samples to witch now intend to heavily indulge into with all my designs, hmmm fur, albino snake skin. Sleep becoming an inconveniences but necessity from my tiring body.

. . . . .and so up to date on the old FMP mind diary i find the empty spaces soon filled with more challenging ideas. =/

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Docks Day

A little old photography down ye old docks as it was tooooo cold to draw my fingers were numb and felt like they were bleeding x_X
Was also a good chance to play with my new camera =P

Monday, 22 February 2010


Searise of prints on different fabrics and testers.

Stone and ribbons

A cubic approach on life
drawing combining
the harsh hard contours
of the solid body to the
flowing soft see thru
ribbon. A2 charcoal
and ink.

A chalk and charcoal drawing
of a stone figure wrapped in
ribbon, witch i differentiated
from the figure by using oil
pastels giving it vibrance
and life. A2, purple paper.

Massacred mannequin

Two drawings of a battered old mannequin, one in pencil the other in chalk and charcoal, iv tried t give the effect of the wear and tare and texture of the stuffing and holes.

A2 on sugar paper

Tedious Zebra stripes

A set of tediously cut out screen prints of zebra stripes done on white cotton witch black ink, One a repeat cross pattern the other a seres of random overlapping prints. A2-1

Insects are in

This is a sketch of a 3D sculpture of a praying mantis, done on ripped and taped together paper, I used Green oil pastels with heavy black ink dripped and splattered on
roughly A3

Image play

This was an image i got of peacock feathers, flipped mirrored and rotated it to make a larger and symertical pattern, to witch i then made negative and enhanced the color on photoshop to do this amazing digital print onto fabric.

Life drawing with Anable

A composition of light and dark on yellow paper using chalk and charcoals, Focusing on the curves and fullness of the body.
A2 size.

A tryptic of images each in a different color, white, blue and black ink. White focasing on the facial features and mood, Blue the position and body as a hole and black on the hand and arm position with detail.
A2, orange paper.

A warm up drawing with ink, chalk and charcoal, drawing 1st off normally with ink and a stick, then left handed with chalk and then left and right handed with charcoal and chalk.
A2 Green paper.