Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Drawings that influence Scarification and Tattoo patterns

Using books on African art and culture , I looked at there everyday hunting objects aswell as there ceramics , this gave me the basis to begin sketching patterns for scarification or tattooing on my final image.  
I think the left hand image would look good on the shoulder and the following image down the arm as to symbolise tattooing.

I used scarification from other African people to sketch out the designs of these images , I feel these would also look good down the arm . The only problem I now feel I have with large tattoo or scarification is that they take quite a long time to complete and in the 3 hour time limit to complete the hair and make up it would be a massive rush to get these designs perfect in a large scale . I may choose to use parts of these designs in a simple form on smaller areas of body .

Hair practice for editorial

I used traditional vase sculptures as inspiration for the shape in my editorial image , I like how the hair and the handle create circular movement , this made me think of the other circular shapes I have previously researched . I also like how this has brought my research back to my initial starting point , I began this project looking at ceramics pots , these have influenced my research alot as I am obsessed with texture.

This is my hair practise for my editorial shoot , I want to create a modern version of a classic tribal style . The buns are to represent the circular shapes that I have notice throughout my research into all the tribes . I feel it would look great if in my final image I could attach crepe hair into the buns and then crimp the hair before forming the buns . This will add colour and texture the hair which will represent the tribal hair styles that I have researched.
I will pull the hair in to the centre alot tighter and neater to give a sheer and glossy finish I will also use hairspray .
I am very happy with the result of this image I would like to experiment further with this style in different positions . I will also look into the colour scheme of the crepe hair I will be using .

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Ernst Haeckel

After researching Marios Schwab collection I found that the collection had been hevily influenced by artist Ernst Haeckel , his work is so beautiful and I am so pleased that I found this work .

Ernst used his knowledge in biology , zoology and many other things to create a collection of beautiful images . Although this is not entirely tribal the patterns which are produced are from natural forms , which are in the natural habitats of the tribal communities .
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 This reminds me of a basket which has been created by weaved bamboo , it fascinates me that this is a in depth drawing of a natural form. The detail that has been captured make me wonder what we miss by not looking close enough . This also could reflect in my shoot as there could be more to the image than at first glance, such as small details in the hair and accessories
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I would like to use the detailed images in my future drawings , I believe if i look into the animals that surround the tribes that I have been researching I would get some amazing patterns.
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These drawings remind me of the habitats that the tribal communities live in and it is clear how they have evolved using the animals in their environments .

Marios Schwab Spring/Summer 2013

Marios Schwab Spring/Summer 2013 

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 There is no denying the influence of this catwalk show just by looking at one image which is something I really want to recreate, the instant recognisition of tribalism. Schwab was inspired by 20th Century Navaho and the natural forms. Taking alot of inspiration fronm the surroundings of the amazon including the bees and their natural habitat.

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The hair in this show is very simple which I like , the middle parting creates a powerful line down the centre of the head . The long hair which has been extended using clip in extentions looks like a warrior princess , very Pocahontas .

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I like how the clothing looks like a tribal outfit with the colours and the designs , the bottom half of the dress appears to look like a skirt that tribal communities wear. The patterned lines around the chest area remind me of scarification , this is a great way of representing scars as sometimes they may appear to much on the skin itself .

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Val Garland was the lead Make up artist for this show , the inspiration Garland used was modern warrior . I think this make up instantly looks tribal and fierce . I can see this would be striking from the audience and works well with the clothing. The skin looks natural and pure , I would like to achieve this in my base for my shoots as I feel the tribes would not wear a normal base of foundation it will be their normal skin tones.

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brillant to see the movement in the styling , which reflects why the hair and make needs to be so solid and rigid. It also makes me realise that it is not just the overall styling that makes the theme complete in a fashion show but also the music which was produced by  Rafael Wallon-Brownstone .