In Couture

In Couture - student project

one last painting I have done...just because I love Dior

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And here is my final paintings

Just a few tips i would like to share.

Firstly, not drawing the patterns helped me be more expressive with my watercolour. I was too worried about the pencil lines even though I could lighten them up. 

Secondly, even though I have been using water colour for a few months now, it can be still tricky. Katie's teachings on using water colour really helped me. So that is something you might want to take note. 

Lastly, I love emblishments but mostly I love outlining. I think it gives my artwork more of a charcter and as an artist.

So basically what I am trying to say is make your art work your own, you can never go wrong doing what you love. 

I really enjoyed this class. Thank you Katie!

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Hi Everyone, 

Been under the weather so I have only manage to start painting this week. I change a lot of sketches mainly because I had gotten the wrong water colour paper. Anyway here is my progression earlier this week.

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Hey everyone, hope everyone is having fun with their projects. I am!

So here is my first few sketch, I am not great with faces or hands but I think my models look alien like which is kind of cool. =)

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Sketch 1 is Chanel.

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Sketch 2 is D&G

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Sketch 3 & 4 D&G , Valentino 

I am really looking forward to test out my water colour skills on these drawings. =)

In Couture

Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.

However, the term haute couture may have been misused by ready-to-wear brands since the late 1980s, so that its true meaning may have become blurred with that of prêt-à-porter (the French term for ready-to-wear fashion) in the public perception.

Many top designer fashion houses, such as Chanel, use the word for some of their special collections. These collections are often not for sale or they are very difficult to purchase.

These days, Houses use couture as a PR a form of advertising for the House. 

It is a demising art, sadly. 

I believe fashion is a moving work of art. Couture is part of that move and history. From the great houses of today, here are my inspirations for this project.  

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Chanel

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Dior

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Chanel

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D&G

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Dior

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Dior

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Dior

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D&G

Valentino

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Dior Couture, below is my painting of it. 

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