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.

June 21, 2009

wing dress update: s u m m e r !!!!!



summer arrived again to
northern half of us



what i've been doing on my
wing dress project
...

the placement of the feathers is
pretty-much done except for
the front of the dress

below:
feels like something's not quite enough



next:
so i added few feathers
just to see different ways to
mess up my work...

that's
thee tongue trio



and next:
evidently i seem to favor the
short feathers placed like scales

this one seemed like a good one
made me almost happy even, but...



...when i pinned the panels together
it was all wrong, too...

smallish
and
bubblish

like fish eggs on seaweed

(((ouch!)))



so i decided to put that on hold and
moved on to the next task

ya, shading



one thing i am trying to learn from the first piece is
to make the contrast of light and shadow
not too tedious

meaning
dark be darrrrk
don't make the contrast
itty bitty
light-dark-light-dark affair
for that would make it look
very "busy"

below:
dark getting darrk



anyhow

i hope you people will have a fantastic summer
(or winter)
and
thankyu for your visit!

June 8, 2009

wing dress update: (untitled due to...)

today i have acute melancholitis on my tongue
this means
talk is curtish as i share with you
the latest on my "wing dress" project


looking at one of the photos from
the last post on the subject
made me realize
i don't like the back side...

ya, right there...
stood out like a sore...feather



the following three:
the latest as of yesterday
almost done with feather placement

design's much bolder than the first piece...





what's left is pretty much this:
adding some sense of speed
of velocity, of "swish"-ness

like this



time to pull the covers way over my head
and dream of flying

thank you for your visit!