Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Design Class at SML

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)
wife of US President John Adams 1764

i joined the other new students, some complete newbies to fashion illustration and design. i don't really consider myself a newbie. i did fashion illustration at IFTC. since the design course includes illustration, i thought it would be a nice refresher. as it turned out, i learnt a new great technique.

jasmi started us off with drawing the female figure using the ellipse to form various parts of the body then joining them together to make a figure. even the complete beginners ended up with nice figures. and this is just the first class!

we were told to practise, practise, practise and each of us will have to show 5 pages of practise by the next class.

at the afternoon drafting class, mdm took me through the steps to do the full bodice draft the bunka way and after i completed a draft successfully (no mistakes. hurray!), i was given an exercise to draft 6 different bodice designs. i completed 4 by the end of the class. 2 more will be for homework.

a wonderful thing i discovered about SML: you can buy drafting paper from them at 30 cents a sheet which is a great price!

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