Analysing Fashion illustrators - Task 2 second half


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Fashion Diploma course

Research 2 digital fashion illustrators try to include the following:

  • Basic biographical information
  • An analysis of their work, including examples and descriptions
  • What media, techniques and processes do you think they have used?
  • Are there any you would or wouldn't use in your own work?
  • List things that you would like to try.

Record your findings on your blog.

Second Digital Illustrator:

Jenny Walton

https://www.jenny-walton.com/

1.Basic biographical information

  • Fashion director at The Sartorialist
  • Designer & illustrator based in New York City
  • Graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in Fashion Design

Jenny Walton has worked with brands such as Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Simone Rocha, Moncler, Carolina Herrera & Tata Harper 
 
She has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, InStyle, & Conde Nast Traveler.

Have you always wanted to be an illustrator?

JW: No, you know it’s funny; it’s not something I ever thought about doing. I used to have this hour-long commute every day, and after a while I started to realise I should be using this time, and I should be sketching, and this was around 2014 when Instagram was becoming such a huge thing, so the end of the train ride I would post my sketch, and it was great because I would just get this immediate reaction from people. It was really exciting for me to try and turn that into a career.

2.An analysis of their work, including examples and descriptions

Jenny Walton is a Fashion illustrator, and a fashion blogger and her work are mainly drawings of catwalks and High fashion collections.

Most of the drawings are shown into her sketchbooks or ripped paper, her silhouettes are essentials and minimalists, the profiles have few main lines and skin colours, she plays with light and over positions and giving the viewer an intuition and almost a sensation of the garments.

  3. What media, techniques and processes do you think they have used?

Watch this video of Jenny Walton drawing:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxu33dkg54l/

 Most of her works are handmade drawing using plain sketch paper or marker sketch pads like Strathmore™ pads, mixing Copic™-markers, brush pens and fine liner pens like Micron™ on differents sizes for details.

Some other works, like the ones on top, I think are instead, digital works made with Wacom tablet or Adobe Illustrator and then added some finishing details and brushing on Adobe Photoshop.

Few other works are made using makeup as colours, applying eyeliner, lipsticks and foundation.

4. Are there any you would or wouldn't use in your own work?
     List things that you would like to try.

Jenny Walton has high artistic value, her works are essential and minimalist, but fluids in the movements.

I will love to steal her sense of balance between details and essential; she is confident in what she should add to give the viewer an understanding of the garments and what she can omit.

Every line of her works show you how confident she is with her knowledge of drawing, she does it by memory and sketches a silhouette with just five lines, knowing when to stop it's a talent the comes with time and experience.

I will like to experiment with Copic™ markers and brush pens and force myself to be less realistic and full of details, her works are light and straight to point, pop in out beautifully out of the paper.

Honestly, there is nothing I wouldn't use for my work; I wish I had the same skills!


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