Sketching new handpainted silk clothes ideas

Sunday, April 05, 2009


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Sitting in Piccolo Padre Café this morning, and had my watercolour pencils and notebook with me, so I sketched a couple of colour combo ideas ...

I'm desperate for some new clothes, and it's time to make some, so I doodle for a bit and decided what I really want is something bright - obviously :-), something to slip on which could be smart casual or dressy, depending on what I wear with it. Something really comfortable and which drapes well, and looks faaabulous!

Of course what I've ended up sketching is my TeenaTop design, which I always come back to as it's so simple in its shape, yet has unlimited potential for all kinds of colour combinations, as well as all kinds of types of silk to choose from.

You may remember I've been painting on white sandwashed silk most recently, so I'll use that. It feels so cool and delicious - I love it!

So that's my personal project for this week - a gorgeous new TeenaTop or two :D - and I may just go for the purple and orange which I've sketched above.

PS - if you're wondering about the watercolour pencils, I bought them in an art shop - I colour in my design, then with a slightly damp paintbrush I wash over the colours, they merge and smudge a bit, just like real handpainted silk. You can see my little water container in the photo, top left.

Can't wait to get started!
Ciao for now,
Teena


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1 comments:

narkeymarkey 11:01 PM  

can't wait to see the finished article - lucky you being able to make exactly the clothes you wish for :) the watercolour pencils are a great idea!

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