Sunday, 11 March 2012
Dior: vintage couture,
I've been working on this for a while, on and off. I seen the dress in the harpers bazaar magazine and I couldn't resist drawing it, (you can view the original image here. Though the image in the magazine that I drew from showed the dress to be more orange than red? photo-trickery at it's best again, me thinks!!)
I spent quite sometime working on the shading and the vividness of the colours, I love the reddy-oranges. The green bodice should have looked more acid-ey!! I assumed by laying down a yellow with lime green over the top it would give the right effect, not so though. I do however love the colours not to mention the dress, can you imagine making this, Oh-my-Gosh!! and to think it's vintage Dior, it looked like it was made yesterday Be-auti-ful, I Love It!!
I Swear if I owned this I would wear it every day, which actually made me question my own style and design ability's. I love bright colours and do frequently wear them yet when I design and sew for myself I almost always stick to a cautious colour palette. Time to bust out the colours I think and let my inner tropical bird free!!!