Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mena Paper Dolls: Garden Party Essentials

I spent last week in illustrator making flat sketches of my entire collection. Often times the finished collection looks a little different from the sketches you started with, so once the collection is finalized and the samples approved they need to be revised in detail. That means every topstitch, rivet, zipper, etc. needs to be drawn and accounted for.  These technical sketches then go to the production company along with a very detailed packet explaining the construction of the garment. This is what we in the "biz" call a tech pack. Since I am my own production company, when I'm done I take them from one side of my desk and place them on the other side.  I'll use them mainly for quality control purposes, and to add to my lil portfolio.

Whenever I'm working on flats I'm always reminded how closely they resemble paper dolls. They're just so darn cute all lined up together with teeny tiny zippers and perfectly rendered topstitching... 

So. Naturally I had to turn them in to paper dolls for realz.

It's been awhile since I've played around with markers. Half of them are all dried out, but it was fun anyways and now I want to do the whole collection as paper dolls.

I could make paper dolls for a living. I'm easy.
Thanks for indulging me.


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