EXAMPLES OF SPREADS FROM MY FINAL OUTCOME / ZINE :
Keeping the zine layout minimalistic and clean, i wanted to take the same approach as maybe a read that would be of holy notice or even as simplistic as the bible – of course with the juxtaposition of the bright red contrasting against the pale palettes and black. I have kept the same text throughout, also very bold yet simple – considering features within religion again – with the statement paragraph on the back cover stating all holy commandments to bring the front and back cover together, contradicting the evocative images next to them.
I thought it would be interesting to play around with the iconic figure Kim Kardashian and manipulate her into becoming a character completely opposite to what she is known for now, being the queen. This idea helped portray my sub theme of contradictory or irony within this upper-class world. To make this idea more noticeable, I have added the iconic quote of ‘Save Our Queen’, highlighting that the 21st century are more likely to save the celebrity Kardashian, than our own royalty – putting them both on equal hierarchy.
Developing skills on drawing correct facial structures and features, using a grid across the head. I found this so useful to my everyday drawing, especially as illustration is definitely a subject i want to look further into for year 2. The grid allows you to be correctly proportionate within the face, unlike my typical drawing where you base it on average and just your eye.
I absolutely love the controversy based around these digital collages as the concept and style is completely what i look for with inspiration. Taking such an iconic figure to our generation, or at least a celebrity who’s life is nationally known due to 24/7 press coverage, and managing to obtain her in such a holy and certain way, I take as clever and knowledgable on how to interest the world today. I definitely want to use Kim Kardashian or a similar iconic figure within my zine now, possibly playing around on photoshop or illustrator as her as the queen.
Taking influence from the series American Horror Story and the symbolic drag series, ‘DRAGULA’, I decided i want to base some of my final illustrations on the concept of contradictory nun’s, hopefully not offending anyone and in a light-hearted and playful way.
A model on the runway at Yohji Yamamoto’s fall 2011 show at Palais de Tokyo.
Yohji Yamamoto appeared on my pinterest timeline when searching for inspiration for designs and styling for my shoot. I have seen little of his work before, but understand his iconic position in the fashion industry. What i thought i could take away from it, is the careless, oversized garments – with potentially the fun and evocative take on silk and lace.
I have really noticed an improvement on my drawing skills throughout the past 2 lessons, also adapting a style for my drawing which at first I took as amateur and careless, is now a way that I really like to draw the body and clothing, including shapes instead of simple outlines. My faces are still not a strong achievement and hopefully, next lesson – I will understand how to simplify the features but also making them into my own, individual style.