I've been working on some more summer shapes and will show you those later this week. I dug up some older ones, from 2009. I hope it inspires you to look around at the interesting profiles and silhouettes that come with the season.
Speaking of silhouettes - I read in the exhibition catalogue from the recent Alexander McQueen show that he preferred designing a garment from the side view.
"I design from the side, that way i get the worst angle of the body.
You've got all the lumps and bumps, the s-bend of the back, the bum.
That way I get a cut and proportion and silhouette that works all the
way round the body." Lee Alexander McQueen
Isn't that interesting? Gives a much different perspective to look at a figure from the side. We tend to notice fronts and backs - but side view is genius. It was an amazing show - well worth the five hour wait in the broiling sun. You may have heard about the outrageous lines to enter the museum....Fallon and I were two of the thousands baking in the heat to see the exhibit on the very last day.
I loved this one - on display, and with a video to illustrate the painting process. See that HERE. (Photos borrowed from Met site.)
We are continuing studying color and names with the current crusade. It's been a fun investigation to review this aspect of our creative process. Come see what we have been doing HERE.