Making of a silk dress with a wing painted on it.
With dye in color blue black.
Realistic feathers placed unrealistically.
A long story told as is.
By artist/escapist Yuko Nagai, currently Miss Sore Thumb in a rural Japanese town
who rambles about random stuff as well.
Read on.
Thank you.

February 8, 2008

wing dress update: preparing for dye swatches

wing dress project, inching forward


today, i post the progression of
pencil drawings for fabric dye swatch preparation!


meaning, that,
before i start messing with fabrics
i make pencil drawing samples to
give myself a little idea on how to proceed

because, you see,
once on the fabric,
you can't really ponder
swift move will ensure you the
nice, clean finish

i can ponder all i want in
every other dept. of my life
(and i would, too)
but
not while on a fabric dyeing mission



so this is where i left off the last time



warm up with some general shading....



and let it get darker....



and darker.....




....til i kinda feel "done"



another one, also kinda done



what do i mean by "kinda done"?

well, it feels like i need to spice up
something amiss, i say

so i opted for
slightly notching up by
darkenning wider area
hard to see, i know but
it's there, the difference




in a practical sense, with these drawings
i didn't have to go this detailed
but i did, just so i'd feel a bit more encouraged
and motivated
to endure a still long process ahead

next step: painting on fabric swatches

6 comments:

obscurio said...

it's getting exciting! every time you post a blog on the 'wing dress' my anticipation moves up a 'NOTCH'!!!

i feel so involved with this project now - obviously without having to contribute any of the work. lol...

can't wait to see how the dye process works... great going yuko!!!

webmaster pomona said...

thanks for your support, always ;^J

Jo Normal said...

Very inspiring indeed.... it's been a ew days since this post, I wonder if there will be an update soon (hint, hint)
;-)

webmaster pomona said...

(((soon, soon)))

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