You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning, sun is shining, you smell delicious breakfast made by your beloved one and you're just immersed in cosy and warm bedclothes? Fluffy pillows are hugging you, wishing all the best for upcoming day. You nestle the fragrant pillow to your face trying to keep this comfy feeling with you. Cannot imagine better kicking off the morning than this!
And can you imagine a better kicking off a new interior textile brand than launching it with pillows? You can't? Me neither. It's a really graceful item to be made, to be gossiped about, to be shot in the campaign, and finally to launch the whole collection and the brand Breka. In my dreams, I see a short movie with girlfriends pillow fighting and young women talking guys while hugging pillows. I want to bring out all emotions which are between us and our pillows - the joy, excitement, happiness, but also sadness and flowing tears. From the 15th October you will be able to see the movie and to browse the whole collection on Breka's official website. Feel free to visit BrekaStudio on Etsy as well. I'll be so pleased knowing you enjoy my products and you appreciate my artworks. It's always the best what one can imagine to have the audience. For the artist it's the best fulfillment.
I'm so glad I decided to start just with pillows. I love working on them! Exploring a new design is always a kind of adventure for me. I'm trying how certain fabric works with the paint, if the ink flows smoothly through the fabric or rather collects on edges? If the warp and the weft react the same way? What is the result of wet painting? The great advantage of working with cushions is the long rectangle shape and how it's needed to be composed. I already made some prototypes and I'm getting ready for the collection and the big lounching!
Photographed by Antilight
There is simply no field in which I feel I'm really good at. I mean the field I mastered and I know very well, and you can ask my any question expecting high quality answer. It's not that I know nothing, of course not. I do something new and useful every single day in my life. Thought there must be some knowlegde hidden behind all those activities and years of practice. I might underestimate myself (that's one I'm really good at!) thought you can surely find some people claiming I'm a master at preparing gazpacho, keeping clean wardrobe or even at drawing my concept fashion sketches.
The thing is I love trying new activities. This is my passion and my nature. And I love learning. I find so many fields interesting, useful and with potential that I sometimes dream about living a few lives (not only my own - the only one I have) to try all of this. Why not to master in fashion drawing? Or in architecture design? Or in online marketing? Photoshooting? Fabric painting? This is why you can see so many different categories in here. Because I'm simply passionate about all of them! It means as well that I'm not a professional in any of them. But with every single post I try to make some progress and show you better and better content.
A few days ago I found the quote which describes me entirely. Those words was said by Peter Clifford "I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day"
My watercolor adventure began years ago and had it's ups and downs. I concentrated on this technique about a year ago and I fell I learn something with every single painting. However, supported by the words of encouragement from people I appreciate, I decided to exhibit my artworks and to sell some of them. That's why I work on opening my shop on Etsy. Preparing adequate description, scanning and shooting good quality photos take quite a lot of time. Especially the last one.
I don't want to talk about taking photos as such, the lighting, shutters etc. but about styling. My primary aim is to catch the eye of my potential client and to make him feel comfortable with my painting. That's why you can notice that I avoid positioning from one side (and wide angle lenses as well). So I was working en face. Bright background and dark frame with passepartout gives the contrast and shows the most important area on the picture. Interesting and complementary basis needs to match the painting with the intensity and the hue to determine the correlation with surrounding. Some additional accessories are very important too. Thanks to them we have the feeling of a whole situation - that someone just created some doodles of the drawing mannequin or just put down a fashion magazine. It makes us imagine the artwork in our own apartment. And that's the point!
I hope that my tips will be useful for you and I hope I'll master my photographic skills some day to be able to present you amazing and inspiring photos.
If you find this tips useful please share them with others. If there is still something unclear, please leave a comment with the question - there are no inadequate questions - so I'll answer all of them!
You know that feeling when you just need to listen one song over and over again? Don't you? Even worse is when it's a music video which you need to watch over and over again... And when you love the vocal? And when the singer is your girl crush??? Yep. Paloma Faith inspires me constantly since I saw the Changing for the first time. I really love the combination of her soul voice and Sigma's pop music. Love the mix of vibrant colors of life and friendship, and the street culture shown in there. It inspired me to draw a few sketches, more or less accurate, finished or successful, you're on to judge. I decided to put some color on one of them, as the color have a huge impact on me in this song. Barbie colors are set together with Paloma's peculiar appearance and for me it looks really awesome.
If you haven't seen the video yet, now you can see it below.
Here we've got eight looks relating to my concept of the original fashion detail about which I was writing a few days before. I focused on two neutral colors, as I needed to diversify the outer and the hidden layer of each piece, but I wanted also to show the detail and the construction not concentrating on variegation. Some of those looks are extremely simple, practically classic, however with this little twist achieved by original construction and refreshing cut. It's not a breathtaking collection because it wasn't supposed to be. It was like an answer for a precise task. So I even feel it's a bit boring... But I also can see enormous potential if, it was played with colors, fabrics and textures.
Yesterday I wasn't sure if I should post it, as I feel that summer is going to an end, and I think it was supposedly said that we have our weekend sketches only for holidays. Honestly, I wasn't proud of myself about what I did this weekend too, I was a bit ashamed and didn't want to share my doodles. But finally I realized that, even if they're not as good as I want them to be, their still mine, and they show my passion about my city and my love to Lodz. So here they are. Hope you enjoy.
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford