After coming up with a simple example of the phrase I would put on the t-shirt, I tried to find a blank digital drawing of a t-shirt and then photoshop my phrase on it. My expectations were that I had enough photoshop skills to put an image on another image. After 40 minutes of trying to use photoshop I wasn’t satisfied with the outcome because it looked something like this
So I decided, since I have arms and ability to draw, let’s go ahead and sketch. (photo from sketchbook) This is the photo of the page from my sketchbook to show what I did:
In relation to my last post and with the help of photoshop I created something similar. A phrase that I thought of myself: “If you’re friends with everybody, you’re friends with no one.”
I showed the process of making one via adobe photoshop in my sketchbook in the form of screenshot. Also, I showed different examples on how you can play around with the location of the phrase on the image.
In relation to my last post, I wanted to show another really good example of representation of my idea. There is an instagram account I stumbled across few months ago. It’s Russian and basically, it consists of different quotes that are short but catchy. I got inspired by the simplicity of the posts and also because I could relate to a lot. I got the vibe that most of them were about our youth, so called “teenage problems”.
The name of the instagram page is – @sklad1997.
When I saw this I immediately imagined all of this, but on a t-shirt instead of just coloured background. I can say that it was my inspiration to kind of start off the creation of my final piece. In my sketchbook, I stuck in few examples as well and translated all of them to english.
At this point I have decided that I’m gonna be doing t-shirts as my final piece. But more importantly, what’s gonna be on the t-shirts. By researching brands like Supreme and ASS Club, my “viewer” should have gotten an idea on what I’m trying to achieve. Classic Supreme t-shirt logo is a perfect example.
This is what I have to do:
1st step: to know what type of clothing you’re working with. (example: t-shirt or hoodie)
2nd step: decide on the colour pallet of the clothing
3rd step: decide what and where you’re going to put and image or words on the t-shirt.
4th step: decide what technique I’m going to use to achieve the right and needed result when transferring an image or a text on t he fabric
5th step: decide how I’m going to present the clothing
Today is the fitting day for my future photoshoot. I will be doing the fitting at my accommodation. I have invited my sister over and for today I only need her to try few outfits on, so then I’m prepared and I know what she’s going to wear on the day of the actual photoshoot.
I thought that 3-4 outfits would be enough and then I will chose the ones that stand out to me the most. I decided to capture everything on a polaroid camera and then stick the photos in my sketchbook.
I bought a plain white large size t-shirt, so I can pretend that the t-shirt already has my design on it and manipulate with the closing around it. My first outfits was very greyish and minimalistic. I found these sliver wide leg pants in River Island and they were on sale. I don’t know why, but I bought them immediately, I already knew that somehow they would come handy in the future. I sound like the diaries of an anonymous shopaholic but never mind. I styled them with white t-shirt tucked inside, long grey trench coat, some plain black pumas and hand made LV denim choker.
Here is photos of the other outfits that I have styled:
Overall, I think I went really safe this time colour wise. The pallet of the clothing is very settle down, neutrals and greys. Very calm. But I think that’s what I’m trying to show, that my type of t-shirts are mostly suitable for every day wear rather than occasion wear. But it’s not boring, it’s still very stylish and comfy.
Today I really need to get a second sketchbook so I can start filling it in as well. As I described in my proposal, I have decided that it would be the most suitable way for me to do my sketchbooks: first sketchbook is for research and second sketchbook is for idea development and the final piece itself.
Today I wanted to plan my photoshoot in advance. So when my t-shirts are gonna be ready, all I have to do is look back at what I have planned to remind myself and just go and do it.
The things I had to think about were: model/hair & makeup/location/mood.
So I wanted my sister to model for me for my photoshoot. I always ask her to help me out in this kind of situations. Plus, I think her body type and hair type fits my needs perfectly. For hair I wanted plain, dark, straight semi-long hair just like she has. Two hairstyles: hair down and a ponytail. For make up I wanted to do something colourful and artsy. I’d rather have a lot going on her eyes, then eyes and lips together. So I was thinking about doing a monochrome make up, either pink or green. That’s just my vision.
For location, I had two locations in mind. First one was roof top. To me it seems very minimalistic, no cars, clear sky and lines everywhere in the form of buildings and sunset. Second location I wanted to be a bedroom or a bed, to be precise. I wanted my model to be in the bed and in the process of waking up and getting ready for the day. Here is the image of what I mean by the bedroom/studio: (found on tumblr)
The whole mood of this photoshoot is meant to be relaxed but chic. I want my futute photos to look very raw. I doubt that I will be editing them that much because I always like the original photos more.