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Brainstorming

Apr 25, 2009

Brainstorming is something that I really like. I think is the most important part of every project.
I collected some pictures that inspire me to start thinking about the designs I wanted to make. I cut the pictures from different magazines and I pasted them over a big piece of paper (11x17), then I started sketching some ideas using a pencil, these are very rough sketches. After that, I was fixing them with a black pigment ink pen # 0.1. I also chose some fabrics for these designs. When I start brainstorming, I need to have the elements around me so I can have a better idea of what I want to reach; elements like fabric swatches, pictures, inspiration board, yarns, trims, pencils, ink, etc.
I'm still working on these designs, this is just a very early stage..


My little inspiration board with the pictures I collected

This is the same board, but I just wanted
to play around with the colors to give it
a vintage feeling :)


Retouching the rough sketches with black ink

Retouching the details

The picture is not very clear,
I hope you can see some of the designs
and fabric swatches around

I will post more pictures when this is done.. :)

22 comments:

  1. Wow Giovanna!

    Your drawings are really nice!
    I love the boho design! =)
    Keep on designing!

    Jasmine

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  2. This is great, I love seeing how you develop your ideas from inspiration!

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  3. soooo awesome! You are constantly 'doing' --i love that. nice work.

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  4. Muchas gracias por tu visita, me encanto visitqar tu blog, tienes muy bonitos trabajos, te visitarè a menudo.

    Que tengas un muy buen fin de semana.

    Ale :)

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  5. Thank you so much for all your comments girls!! I really appreciate them :)
    xxx
    Giovanna

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  6. wow! you have an amazing talent!!
    and i am obsessed with boho fashion as well!
    when you become a famous designer, i am definitely buying something of yours!
    they are GORGEOUS!!

    lmao! yes the awkward conversation at the end is the best!!!

    xx
    youngdamsel.blogspot

    thanks for your comment! it made me happy (:

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  7. wow, awesome pen/ink art! they have such detail and grace.

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  8. I love your inspiration board! Great idea! And your designs are so pretty! Keep up the good work :)

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  9. Hello Giovanna!
    How are you?
    I like the ideas you found for inspiration...and I adore your new sketches!!! You're so talented.
    Have a great day! =)
    Mary

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  10. Love your sketches and your designs! If I was 30 years younger, I would definitely buy them! ;o)

    Have a bright sunshiny day!

    *Lori

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  11. thank you! I'm glad you like my art ^^

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  12. Thank you all so very much for your lovely comments!! They make me very happy :)
    xoxo
    Giovanna

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  13. Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog....I am LOVING yours! I'll definitely be back to peek into your interesting life!
    Michele
    LittleRedCottage.etsy.com

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  14. fantastic drawings and I love your little bits of inspiration too

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my Etsy shop, Giovanna! :) You'll love the buttons...who doesn't love buttons? I think it's an universal thing!
    Michele

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  16. these drawings are fabulous!!!

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  17. Fabulous, Giovanna! Your drawings are amazing. So glad to find your blog. Thanks for commenting on mine and for the birthday wishes - much appreciated!

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  18. Beautiful drawings and designs...I'm following you.

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  19. How fabulous! Love the designs!

    You have an award on my blog!
    http://greenearthjourney.blogspot.com/2009/05/splash-award.html

    Sincerely
    Hyla Waldron
    http://greenearthjourney.com

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  20. That looks really cool!

    I'm a creative writer and I always mightily enjoy brainstorming too - more than when I'm polishing my sentences, I can really get carried away as soon as a new character or plot starts to emerge.

    I just wrote a post about my favourite inspiration triggers, but I'm definitely going to try if clipping pictures from magazines and pasting them on a big piece of paper works for me too! And I even find looking at your sketches inspirational! Those models have character!

    Deborah

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