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#BLOWFISHDAYS - FIGURE SKATING ILLUSTRATIONS

Basically one month later I'm back. With thousands of things happening at the same time it's quite hard to keep an agenda.

Our Airbnb apartments are being quite requisited, which is good, but also means hard to predict days.


I'm also planning my collection of paper jewelry collection and taking many classes... so: big news coming soon! =)

To relax a bit of all the formalities from Fashion Illustration classes, I've been creating some illustrations for a couple of figure skaters and the feedback is being so nice!


04.12 was Kaitlyn Weaver's birthday! She's a beautiful and skilled ice dancer from Team Canada!

The inspiration came from Kaitlyn and Andrew's short program:

And she was so sweet in her answer! I got a combo: like + comment + stories' post!


 

When she featured me on her stories, and right after a post featuring no other than Andrew Poje, I nearly fainted. Like...really!




04.15 was the last day of Yuzuru's ice show Continues ~ With Wings ~ and also the b-day of Javier Fernández! He skated a bit of his Impossible Dream program and everyone sang happy birthday to him. My choice of outfit was obviously his costume for the gala program Super Javi, coreographed by the - also super - Kurt Browning.


"I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life"


In the end, Javi himself probably didn't even notice my post. Buuuuuut! A sweet sweet sweeeet heart from Belgium did!

Thank you so much for the love, Jorik Hendrickx!!




He has probably no idea, but since he skated to Il Divo's Aranjuez version, his base of fans here in Brazil did grow a lot! Something I'll let him know on his birthday post, also coming soon!




Last, but not least: Javier Raya! He's been through such difficult times! I'm so glad he's recovering his heart and emotions! Also, on this post there's also a short video with the illustration steps!


Javi, thank you so much for your efforts, your inspirational words and all the love!!


#HappyMonday, everyone!
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FASHION ILLUSTRATION CLASSES - I

It's been two weeks since I started with the Fashion Illustration post graduation course. And tomorrow I'll also start the Jewellery Collection course.

So far we've been through human figure and some references researches... 

Trying to find a mid point between the realistic style and the manga style is not easy. And I can't say the professor loves manga. But yeah... I'm surviving and learning a lot, or so I want to believe, hahahaha.

"You can find great references at Vogue and Elle magazines." - Yup, it's quite obvious, isn't it? Maybe way too much obvious for my liking... So I decided to go a little outside the box and take some references I knew the other students would not take to the classroom =P

 Some scans from japanese Seventeen magazine.

Bridal editorial, from YES WEDDING magazine.

Camila Klein's jewellery collection.

Gekkan EXILE's editorial with Takanori Iwata

Again, Takanori Iwata, but this cool poses are from his first photobook.

And Yuzuru. Obviously. You saw it coming, didn't you?
Now, really, his movements are very elegant - that's why he's here again.


Not only Yuzu though. Kaitlyn Weaver, Yuna Kim, Carolina Kostner, Karen Chen, Kaetlyn Osmond and Maia Shibutani too. Because Figure Skating is elegant. Period. 



Later on, I'm going to make a post just about my production and its evolution, but for now, here you have an illustration of the canadian figure skater Gabrielle Daleman. It's the 3rd illustration since the classes have started:
Gabby herself gave my post a like, so you can imagine how over the Moon I became when I saw the notification!

So far so good it seems!

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Calvin Klein F/W 2017

Today I'm doing just a quick post to talk about my illustration for Draw A Dot's Calvin Klein F/W 2017 open call.

The F/W 2017 was the Raf Simons debut with CK... “What will Raf do?” has been the refrain since he signed on the dotted line last August. The house of Calvin has its own codes: primarily American minimalism and a provocative sort of sensuality.

The collection is full of Americanisms: including brightly colored band uniforms, Wall Street suits, sheriff’s jackets, quilting on some terrific parkas and metal-tipped cowboy boots.

 They devoted a fair bit of attention to the great American plastic couch cover, slipping transparent plastic over everything from plaid tailoring to a sensational yellow-gold fur coat and feathered cocktail numbers.

Strange. But it’s such a weird idea, it just may catch on. Calvinisms got their attention, too. Male and female models wore varsity sweaters with sheer torsos in a technical knit that looked lifted from the world of shapewear, a tricky look for both genders. Brooke Shields’s famous silhouette was stamped on the leather label on the back waistband of jeans.









This last look was the one I decided to pick up to create my illustration. It has bold colors and is the kind of look you can't not notice it's from USA. Very American, very CK.



Some points I wanted to express: the perspective - the model is confiant and at the top; and the music. Yes, the music. The scenography and the music of a fashion show can tell a lot about the mood of the fashion designer, things that maybe we wouldn't be able to notice just watching the models walking by wearing the looks - the song for this runway was: This Is Not America, by Pat Metheny Group (David Bowie's), which is also the theme song of the movie The Falcon And The Snowman. So, all the writing in the illustration are parts of the song lyrics, because after watching the runway is impossible not to get the song stuck in your head. Which is annoying, but still good! ♥ 





And before I'm called crazy by anyone, here's the show. Try not to sing sha la la la la...


So, every open call, from all the submited illustrations, 9 are picked up as highlights and shared on Draw A Dot's Instagram account. And, as I said before here, I had one of my illustrations posted there once, by it didn't reach the top 9. Yet, it was to great that I couldn't even remember about the top 9. lol

That's why I wasn't expecting at all when I was tagged not only by Draw A Dot, buy also by Marcus Kan (who owns not only Draw a dot but also Toronto Designers Market)! Think about someone over the moon. Yup, that was me!  ♥ 

 



And I thought it was over. But last week I found out there was an article in Draw A Dot about this illustration: "I really like the perspective of this piece. The girl looks amazing in that outfit and I really like the words as they add a pop art vibe to the piece! Overall, I am liking this illustration a lot and I am still wondering if she is actually inside a building or out at a construction site. Thoughts?" 

(Yes. Merry Xmas, Rapha. lol)


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WARM UP IS OVER!

It's August!!!



Do you know what it means? 
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Getting organized?

   "You know that creating a detailed chronogram is part of any project methodology, right?" - this was Kito, the good soul and professor who was coordinating my college's graduation project.

   "Yup. But I'm not gonna make it." - I trust him a lot, so I gave him my most honest answer.

   "If you don't have a good reason why, you'll be discounted points from your development part." -  Nowadays, basically 6 months after this page of my life was turned, I quite feel sorry for the professors who helped me up back there. 

   "The semester is really short, so I don't want to loose time in something that, REALLY, I'm not gonna use AT ALL... This chronogram will be like my schedule books from high school days... first days very complete and used, but after less than a month of classes I always forgot they'd ever existed..." - that's how I started explaining.   

   "Then, how do you plan to organize yourself?" - oh, poor, Kito.

   "I'm gona make the very detailed tasks' lists, yes, for research, development, conception, etc, but I won't detail how many hours I need or when I'm going to make it, because really, I will not follow time guides, so there's no reason to lie about it."

   Yes, I did many lists and had a good couple of pages glued in all the walls of my studio, so I had all those truths really shoved in my face. This way I could not slack off.

   Now, why chronograms don't work for me?

   Because every day is a new one pretty much different from the day which came before: new events, new challenges and new energies.

   Yes, energies and moods. The same way there are days when it feels like everyone decided to be hanging out and having a good time, or when it feels like the whole city decided to go to the same restaurant's food you were craving some food from, there are days when the streets are empty and it feels like all the souls want some reclusion and moments of piece.

   There are days when you want to draw something new and incredible, but the most impressive thing you get is an argument with a blank page and using half of a new eraser (nevermind, the eraser will disappear before you have the chance to completely use it). 

   There are days when you want to sleep, but just can't! So instead of staying in the bed, turning around and getting angry or worried because you can't sleep (which won't help you to sleep at all), it's better to accept it and do something with the energy and the mood you have at the moment.

   Not all the moments are suitable for everything. So it's useless to try to schedule when you'll feel good to do researchs, when it will be nice to draw, etc.

   For me, the best thing is just wake up and see how I'm feeling, and how the day woke up. It's much more fun to go with the energy flow and not fight it. (And you'll check all the tasks that need to be done the same way!)

   But yes, for many people, it's still a messy way of life.

   Ok. I'm a messy (crazy, artsy, strange, left handed) person. No news here, right?

   Even this blog started from my reason to get some rhythm and order for my creative process.
(While I don't finally build a decent website as well. Anyways)



   So, today I'm going through an important part of my creative process: r e g i s t e r i n g!
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#TBT: COMPUTER ARTS

Keeping the #TBT mood, here are some scans from our brazilian version of Computer Arts magazine. 



Sadly it's over right now... So I'm considering to become a subscriber of the UK version.

Or maybe a subscription of Monocle magazine wouldn't be bad at all...

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DRAW-A-DOT

Yes. I've been gone for a good couple of months.
I'm still adjusting myself to this brand new graduated life. 

But I'm coming back with great news!

Now I have a fashion illustration featured on @drawadot's instagram!


Really, the happiness here is over the Moon! I've always had wanted to send an illustration to one of Marcus' open calls, but I was always busy with college/ work stuff...

Then, first time sent and BOOOM! Here it is:


There are so many incredible illustrators featured in this account...! It's insane to be part of the team now! 



This illustration was inspirated by Comme Des Garçons S/S2015! The last look!
And the postion is an Ina Bauer (from figure skating). Drama, anyone?


July is coming! Miu Miu's illustration too: tons of colors and fun!



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