pig mask

i made a pig mask for one of my classes:

pig mask

it's made out of a material called wonderflex, and i used a life cast of myself with clay parts added for the nose, cheeks, and ears to mold the mask. then i covered it with a leather/vinyl like fabric, and then decorated it with black sharpie and white out.


2011.02.28.tad: dress with bows

i drew this dress in illustrator based on the following photo:

dress with bows

here is a a summary of all my tads this month:


tad has been great! looking forward to seeing everyone next year!


2011.02.27.tad: striped hoodie

i need a hoodie without zippers, so i decided to make one:


i might add a kangaroo pocket and a skirt and maybe shape it a little more, but i think it will work for what i need... i used a piece of scrap fabric that i've had lying around that is a little scratchy and not that cozy, so it's more of a prototype for possible future clothing that i might make...


2011.02.26.tad: maze and circle

today was my first day in a sample making and design sewing class that i'm taking. we learned how to use industrial sewing machines and worked on a maze and circle exercise:


the lines are sewn concentrically 1/4" apart. i think of it like the equivalent of doing scales on the piano, but for sewing. i have used an industrial machine before and have done the same exercises before, but still found the circle to be very challenging. it starts out ok, but when you get to the inside, any flaws in your sewing become much more apparent.

i'm excited about the class. throughout the semester, we will learn a variety of sewing techniques including seams and finishes, curves, bias, hems, hand finishing, plackets, pockets, buttonholes, collars and necklines, and zippers and assemble a notebook with examples of everything we have sewn.


2011.02.25.tad: illustrator self-portrait

following the themes of making avatars and learning illustrator, i drew a self-portrait illustrator based on a photograph:


i traced over the photograph and made adjustments where i thought it made sense to.


2011.02.24.tad: basic dress, revisited

today, for my illustrator class, i expanded on the basic dress illustration that i made the other day and created variations and then compiled everything into a linesheet:


2011.02.23.tad: cthulhu comp, wip

i worked on a first pass of a second product photo for my photoshop product photography assignment:


i crocheted this cthulhu doll a couple of years ago. it was from a book called creepy cute crochet: zombies, ninjas, robots, and more!.

i also worked on my pigopus comp some more:


i refined and smoothed the edges of my mask some more, hand painting and blurring where appropriate. i also adjusted my shadows and reflections.


2011.02.22.tad: basic dress tracing

tracing of a basic dress pattern in my illustrator class:

basic dress tracing

we are just learning elementary techniques right now, as well as different, more efficient ways of working. we will take the same dress and apply different variations (sleeveless, longer, etc.) and then create a linesheet on thursday.