So, this weekend, (after 2 all nighters, much panic, and crisis) I decided to take it easy, and work on a few personal things.
One class I feel RISD is lacking, at least in the illustration department, is a course focusing on clothing and fabric studies (I've already gone ahead of myself and decided on a class name: "Let's Play Dress Up"). I'm struggling with is costuming and apparel within illustrations, as I usually draw people in sweaters and jeans, so I decided to pick up a few books and have some fun doing some studies. With some super awesome brush pens, which are excellent for quick sketching, I had a blast! Each of these took about 2-5 minutes:
I'm super exciting to keep going with this, because I've already started using elements of this clothing in sketching for assignments, and it's helping me develop a short hand way of drawing. Plus, some of the descriptions behind these costumes are so interesting: in the last image, on the bottom row, the polka dotted pants require over 90 sq. ft. of silk to make. Seriously neat stuff.
Next up: more clothing, and ARMOR.