Costume Design Part 2
This week, you will be applying your concepts from your film work last week and learn about figure drawing by practicing those skills as you create a research collage and design a costume for a main character in a new interpretation of a popular film. (If you have questions about this unit, please email Mrs. Wagstaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Today you will create a visual collage that you will use to inspire your costume design. Your collage needs to include images related to your selected time period/setting as well as images related to costume design, like colors or fabrics. You can either use the internet and copy and paste images onto a word document, or you can use magazines, fabrics, art supplies, etc. to create a physical collage that you scan/take a photo of.
Find images that inspire you! These can be pictures of clothing, architecture, colors, textures, or anything else that you find creatively interesting. The images can relate to the mood you want to capture, the way you interpret your character’s personality, and other abstract ideas. They can also be specific elements you want to incorporate into your design, like a pattern or a material or a particular piece of clothing. I should be able to see how your collage connects to your final costume design.
Your collage needs to include a minimum of 10 images, your name, the name of the film, and the time period/location written clearly. This will be submitted to turnitin.com by midnight on Friday evening.
Using the collage you made yesterday to inspire you, the final piece of your project will be creating ONE costume design for your character.
Today, watch the following video to see the basic process of figure drawing. You should get out a piece of paper, a ruler, a pencil, and eraser, and follow along with the video. Pause the video as needed to copy what the artist is doing. If you finish early, use the time left to begin sketching your costume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gpbtwUI7to
Optional: If you are really interested in figure drawing, here’s a very detailed guide you can check out! This PDF has lots of really great examples of figure drawings with fabric swatches, as well as some great poses and examples from different eras. https://ljiljanans.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/character_costume.pdf
THURSDAY & FRIDAY:
Today, you need to create your costume design using the figure drawing you did yesterday. You should use elements of your research collage in designing the costume, such as color, pattern, or shape. The costume should reflect the new time and place your production is set in, and not the original setting of the original film! I am not grading based on your drawing capabilities, but rather on your ability to create a design that clearly connects to your research collage ideas and the reflections you made about who your character is from the worksheet you completed while watching the film. Your design needs to include color, and you need to label your drawing with your name, the name of the film, the name of your character, and the setting/time period of your production.
Please upload your collage and your drawing as one document to Turnitin.com for process points by Friday, May 29th.
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