this should have been the fourth or fifth week of the challenge. A lot got in the way, school, mainly school. school opened about three weeks ago so i needed time to settle in and tune my mind for school.
This weeks two challenges are:
1. stripes and dots,
2. Random outfit
For the first time i did not use water colors in my illustrations. I left them at home because they felt a little heavy and i love to pack light. I have to teach myself how to shade properly, you'll notice a few glitches in my shading.
I should have posted this yesterday but I had a little challenges with internet. oh well, better late than never right. This weeks two themes are high fashion and street style ~ sunny day out.
I really enjoyed these two challenges especially the sunny day out, its really simple, playful and fun. just the way I like it.
Don't forget to check out Chisema's blog to see what she did with the challenge here.
For the next five weeks or so, my fellow Zambian fashion illustrator, Chisema and I will be posting different fashion illustration challenges. The first two challenges will be posted tomorrow, 1st September.
I am so excited about collaborating with another illustrator, there is so much amazing talent in Zambia.
Over the weekend I discovered an amazing collection called Black Of Steel by Zambian designer brand, UShi Fabrics.
The Black Steel collection was inspired by the strength of a market trader. It tells a story of a woman’s true character. The way it is formed, who or what influences it, how no matter how much bending she does she doesn’t break and when she stays true to what she believes in everything works out right in the end.
The collection has 9 outfits, each representing different stages a woman goes though. Black and White is the main color focus of her character( black symbolizing society and white being her purity) which changes as the stages progress to show how well she gets to know herself and get comfortable with being true to herself. I fell so in love with this collection that I decided to do some illustrations. You can read more about the collection Here