Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sketching issues

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Kate for David Yurman Jewellery, this is by me, here are other two drawings of mine
(check!)

Sketching is hard. I mean skecthing WELL is hard. And sketching is more important than you may aspect. At least when it comes to designing. You have to make it quick, easy and understandable, without detailing it, details are not welcomed. At least not always. It has to present a clear idea in it. Idea that speaks for itself. And before sketching, you already need an idea. For getting one of those? Well it's not like you're in a grossery shop and ask: " One for me, please." It's the hardest part- the part of being inspired. (But about being inspiered I'll write in another post).
I'm not bad at drawing, it quite never has been a problem for me, but sketching is a thing I don't know how to do, I mess up with too many lines. And less lines you have the greater sketcher you are.
I have to sketch every day in architecture lesson (and you must be really precise, millimeter by millimeter, but my hands tremble a little) and now I should do another work: a bracelet or a watch. The last one is way too complicated...
I'm willing to share with you guys my horrible sketches of the lake house I had to project for school, I tried to sketch without any stress, just with a free hand (AND YOU CAN SEE IT):

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I hope I have improved since September..
Here are some sketches from some very famouse creative people which really inspired me to improve my sketching skills!

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Epic chairs, the right one is my favourite: Barcellona Chair by Mies van der Rohe

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Gianfranco Ferrè

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Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Frank O. Gehry

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Yves Saint Lauren

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A random illustration
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The Wizard Oz Shoe Edition: A.Testoni, Botkier and the last one I couldn't figure out.

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A tower, great sketch, really great.

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Frank Lloyd Wright (the King of sketching)

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KENZO parfum, so essential!

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Donna Karan
LOVE THIS SKETCH, I can imagine so well this outfit shining on the runway


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Frank Lloyd Wright (the King of sketching)

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Gianfranco Ferrè

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Jason Brooks, a fashion illustrator.

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The Wizard Oz Shoe Edition: Sergio Rossi, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Moschino

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A random jewel sketch I liked

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I don't know the author but I really liked this sketch, you can help me out on it, if you know who made it;) (it was an important Haute Couture designer)

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Giorgio Armani

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Frank Lloyd Wright (the King of sketching), the Waterfall House


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There's also a book released in the honour of 100 years of fashion illustration, curated by Cally Blackman, take a look on Amazon (check!)
I love the cover, don't you find it just gorgeous?


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kas mõni sinu visand oma ka siia kuskile ära eksinud (nt sõrmus)?

Merilin said...

Oleks VAID!!! :) ma kòigun ùhest ààrmusest teise nagu Sa nàha vòid vòrreldes esimest pilti ja kaks jàrgmist, mis on ainukesed minu tehtud selle portsu seas.

Praxides said...

This is my first stop in your blog and, OH MY GOD i cant belive you draw soooo amazingly well!Love all your work, im sure you will succeed!!Congratulations, really!

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Mont Charles et Moi said...

Very beautiful:-)great blog
thank you for the comment:-))
baci

Cote de Texas said...

that is a gorgeous sketch - wow - you are so talented!! incredible!

Merilin said...

Thank you everyone!:)
I am working on my drawings and currently trying to "restyle" my style, will post about it soon!;)

The Photodiarist said...

Totally loving your blog!!!!

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Jocelyn said...

wow, i stumbled across your blog, and I am so glad that I did! What an inspiration, keep at it girl, these are amazing! I will definitely be back!

-joce

The Fashion Seen said...

You are talented. Don't stop what your doing.
www.thefashionseen.com

Kowie said...

the exam went well, so i'm very pleased.


your drawing was amazing, and i once again enjoyed reading your post.

TheCluelessCrafter said...

Thank you for this round up of diverse sketches. I love the premise behind sketching, that they are the result of spontaneous passion and free from judgment. The actual thought of the artist is capture on paper as it appeared in his/her head.

Why do you like sketching? or trying to get better at it?

Barbora said...

I love fashion illustration. It's like a fairy tale: "Once upon a time..." Just in this one The Sleeping Beauty wears Valentino or Prada:))
PS:Your sketches are amazing!!!!

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Merilin said...

I have to admit.. I actually don't like sketching. I like the idea, it seems great:
"the result of spontaneous passion and free from judgment".. as you beautifully wrote.. but I don't know how:D that's why I need to study it, it's essential for working in design and architecture I guess.. :)

Merilin said...

.. and instead of Prince Charming's kiss it was Nick Knight's flashing lights to waken her up!;D

Teresa Hatfield said...

This is my favorite blog. The design and work on your site is beyond the norm.

Being a person that becomes intoxicated by art,I find these pieces beautiful. The artwork is these sketches are out-there beautiful!

I am so happy that I found your blog!

Merilin said...

:) Thank you everyone! It surely makes my blogging a lot more gratifing!

Vinda Sonata said...

Merilin, your kate drawing is simply breathtaking!! i'm losing words!! ♥

Merilin said...

:) thanks Vinda!

ellinelle said...

..so beautiful drawings ..I'm in love with them ..