In the Monday afternoon class we had three different designs to work from. One from the 1940s, one from 2013 and one from 2014. The illustration above is of a design on the catwalk in London Fashion Week, 2013. Points to note:- painting a head of hair, one method I used, underpaint with a light yellow wash, and then work in glazes from a light red to a dark brown so you have a palette that will give three D effect. Wool: a nice fabric to represent artistically, again, underpaint with the appropriate colour, then use darker tones to paint in shadows. To make the impression of knitting use a round headed brush (side of brush not tip) and literally dab on the brush strokes. These techniques are specific to watercolours, you let the paint blend and merge together as you work to give realistic wool knit garments.
Wool in Fashion Art
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