Monday, August 16, 2010

Paul Poiret

This summer I wanted to do a project in acrylic to use up some of the remaining boards I had lying around before I moved to Raleigh. I ended up with 3 paintings based on vintage illustrations from fashion house Poiret. The illustrations date from around 1910 and are done by Paul Iribe & George LePape, who were commissioned over many years to create drawings of the Poiret fashions. This is a topic I touched back in 2006 when I was working on my senior thesis for my BFA in illustration. Similarly, I created 3 illustrations based on the fashion of Poiret. This time, however, it was far more homage because I used the existing compositions & color palettes from the Iribe/LePape images. While I made quite a few changes, the similarities are uncanny. The image below shows my paintings on the right next to their inspirations.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I've been playing around with ZBrush today, getting pumped up for the 3D stuff I'm undoubtedly going to have to do in the coming weeks when classes start. Here's a head I spent a couple hours "sculpting." I haven't figured out out to use more than one object yet, so I wasn't able to use spheres for his eyeballs. Next time!