My name is Matthew and this blog is to publish my projects and progress in general in conceptual fashion design, drawing, illustration, and other art nik-naks that I may do along the way. If you have any comments or criticisms I'd love to hear!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Open/Close Shirt

These images are from my college project 'Open/Close'. I chose to explore zippers alone and their relationship with the body. As an opening and closing I began to use them metaphorically in my sketchbook development. I made this shirt out of sheer organza to represent the delicacy of skin, the heavy zips as a way of controlling emotions and thoughts we allow in and out, though even those of us with 'thick skin' can find this a difficult task.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Bleached Flour Resist Technique

This is an illustration of a hallway in Manchester City Library. I made it using a flour resist technique on a teal-gray velvet.

Dysperse Life Drawing

This is a really old one, but still one of my favourites. It was drawn with dysperse dye and the transfered on to a piece of poly organza.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Life drawing

This is from my first life drawing session after a few months off... unfortunately the paper got slightly damp on the way to the club and rumpled on one side.... Used this piece for a practise, but got so into it, it ended the best of the session!