I found two videos on youtube on how to make T-shirts in Adobe Illustrator both where helpful and had different ways to create t-shirts, I will use the first video as help to make a type T-shirt design. For the second video I will use it when doing a vector of an illustration I have made.
For this project I have been looking at many different fashion artists, I love Hayden Williams’ illustrations they’re all bold and eye catching, even if the illustration is just black and white the drawing is still bold and just as good as one with colour in, His drawings are elegant and traditional with his own twist to them, there all perfectly drawn and none are quick sketched, from each image you can see how much time is spent on one drawing to get detail or colour right.
I found a youtube advert about very I found this important to include in my research it’s not long but shows off T-shirts and patterns, This will help me as it shows me whats in style for this season,.
On instagram I found some fashion designers but Marc Jacobs and Fendi where the two that stood up I youtubed them to see what work came up, I linked the two videos into this blog to show you what I watched, I found these two videos helpful I especially liked Fendi because of the patterns and colours he used. Marc Jacobs showed making a Mickey Mouse T-shirt as I’m doing T-shirts this shows the process of making them through screen printing but nothing of the design being drawn or being created in a software such as Adobe Illustrator.
I looked at different images I focused a lot on colours to see what was in fashion for spring.
The first image the colours the woman is wearing is Strawberry Ice and white.
Black and white stripes where also something I seen in images while looking at London Fashion Week.
On T-shirts many women were wearing Toasted Almond but had a slight bit of yellow in to make it less skin like. I wouldn’t use this for my designs as I don’t think the colour would work on only two colour T-shirts.
Many people were wearing Prints usually with something plain,but most had completely vibrant colours to show the part of the outfit, although I like this style it was mostly seen on jackets rather than T-shirts.
A style that I kept on seeing was stripes but black and white stripes always worked well, and could be used for T-shirts.
I could also see a lot of reds, and some plaid clothing. I wouldn’t use this on T-shirt designs because I don’t think they would be a successful design that could be uniquely created and call my own.
A colour which I have seen in shops and during London Fashion Week is Woodbine, I like this colour on things like button up shirts rather than normal T-shirts as it’d look cheap if it was plain but it could work if it was a pattern T-shirt.
I also seen a colour which is always seen black and white, This will always work no matter what clothes you want to use it on especially T-shirts. You can use the colours with type, patterns, vectors and screen printing