I found today quite challenging as I am not the best at drawing especially drawing quick sketches which was today's task. I am going to go away and practice though as I know that I am not going to be Picasso overnight.
Today we had a workshop on how to use Photoshop, I found this interesting as I have always struggled with using it, I had never had a proper induction to it I have always had to teach my self so to have a session where we went over the basics as well as some of the more complicated tasks was really helpful.
We had our first lecture today, we were learning all about the history of fashion. We then had to go off in groups and do extra research on a selection of topics and say how they linked. After we had done this we came back to the room and presented our findings, we stuck all our pictures on the wall and turned it into a big timeline, this made it very clear what styles had come around and in which era.
Today I was working on my mannequin, I have found myself with a clearer understanding of the way that I want to take this unit, I have decided to look into the Victorian era. We also had our first pattern cutting technical session, I love pattern cutting so I really enjoyed this, we were going over dart manipulation and it was very helpful to have a session where I could refresh my mind.
We had our first crit of this unit today, I felt okay about it to start with but found that I really struggled to talk about my ideas, so I am going to work a lot on this and work on my sketchbook so that it shows more of my development and experimentation. I also decided to work on my mannequin so that I could produce more developments.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.