Coming towards the end!

My HIL 012: Drawing for Illustration class has brought me so far in my art ability. It’s outstanding!

So, we’ve been working on some of our final projects which includes a magazine cover and a newspaper print collage

drawing. The magazine cover one I have yet to finish , and as for my newsprint collage drawing, it needs a few touches here and there, but it has come super awesome!

This past Saturday my Professor gave back our first day of class drawing. When I saw it, my eyes popped out of my head! I’ve improved so much! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, I swear. At that moment, I realized how much I grew in the program. I might even consider

taking it again, since it’s a class that you can very much take over and over again and continuously learn.

My accomplishments are starting to get checked in. One of them was to improve my life drawing through this class, and let me tell you, it did. Drastically. I know that in the future it will all go to use, especially when applying to my dream college (FIT, that is!).

I really wish this course wasn’t coming to an end, but there’s always next year and the

other two semesters! I’m just very glad I spent my time wisely with this college program.I wonder what holds on my last day!


first day of class drawing



news paper collage (unfinished)



warm up (pen and ink)

Final Project

I’m having such a hard time with my final project! There is so much to do in such little time. Our final project was to create a board with our floor plan, fabrics, finished and furniture for our mock apartment. Everyone’s project is so unique and they all look amazing.

We have been litterally working on this project since day 1. I have learned so much from this project. Going to fabric stores, clipping out pictures and practically robbing Home Depot of all its wood samples has been an experience.

Saturday we worked on our final steps of the project and next week we are going to to a presentation to the class, which I’m a little nervous about. I’ve been working right through break these past few weeks because I want my project to be perfect! I can’t wait to just to my presentation and not have to worry about it! I still have a lot of finishing touches  to do.


The end is near…

My last class in Styling of Fashion, Food and Home Products for the Visual Industry is rapidly approaching.  This semester has gone by so fast, it’s unreal.  I do not have an official ‘final project’ in my class but we did our mannequin photoshoot this Saturday and next Saturday is the food photoshoot!  I am particularly excited for next week because my group is doing sushi, my favorite food and I will get to eat it after the shoot (at 10 in the morning yum haha).

Anyway, for the mannequin photoshoot my group was going for a classy-yet-still-young-and-chic look.  Getting to see the mannequin and wig closets in the D building was very cool experience (and a little creepy).  Before we were allowed to touch the mannequins we had to learn the etiquette and rules from Professor Sokoli because they are very fragile and very expensive.  Our mannequin was the fabulous Erin O’Connor, a model from the 90s.  There was so many too choose from but she was the tallest and skinniest, so our clothes would look the best on Erin.  Overall I am very pleased with how our pictures came out and it is definately a piece to add to my portfolio.



Progression – Final Project

The drawing board, my draft came along way

My Completed Final Project

The time came for me to take on the hot glue gun once again, pullout a few tricks I learned in my school art class, and dare to do something so different, I didn’t think it was possible to create.  Having a vision inspired by a 2 Dimensional art project, I made in school while experimenting with vanishing points, I decide to make this runway 3D while keeping the self drawn seats (which I’m very proud of considering it’s a big step up from my usual stick figure drawings) flat, but making them shine a bit with the help of glitter glue.

Sticking with my Alexa Chung inspired celebrity style board, our final task was to imagine we are presenting an idea for a fashion photo shoot.  As a huge Vogue fan who reads the magazine every month cover-to-cover, I over course imagined that I was presenting this board to Anna Wintour herself, which urged me to take complete advantage of the 3 days and work incredibly hard on this final project.

I like to leave a great last impression, so with that in mind, I thought I would take a few pages from Vogue magazine and give the class a bit of a history lesson.  If you didn’t already notice, Alexa Chung is not the only notable style icon on my board, aside from the other brunette beauties (the models), Jane Birkin joins Alexa as the ultimate fashion icon, during her 1970’s glory days.  After reviewing Alexa’s style I thought Jane was the perfect women to compare her too.  Their street style amazed me the most, so placing them in Paris during fashion week, I, “the editor” compared how both Birkin and Chung took fashion week by storm during their completely different generations.

Incorporating Vogue’s “Flash” section as well, a “Vogue photographer” followed around Chung during the spring shows and took a number of photos to compare to Birkin.  After 3 weeks in class, it’s safe to say I progressed a great amount.  The little tips my professor gave me popped in my head throughout the whole creation, and reflected in my board tremendously. even though class has sadly come to an end, I will continue to make a few style boards for fun, maybe even in a few years for my profession.


Three weeks went by already?

It feels like just yesterday I was getting ready for my first day of Summer Live. We’ve all had so much fun and I will miss everyone.

I’m pretty sad about having to leave FIT (for the summer anyway!).

But before we I say my final goodbye, I want to tell you all about my final project! We had to take pictures of typography in our environment or around New York. New York it was for me! I had fun with this assignment. I never realized how type defines this city, it’s everywhere! From billboards, advertisements, and shop windows, you can’t not see type wherever you go. What I had the most fun doing was taking the time to look at graffiti and stickers people put everywhere. Some of it was really cool!


The next part is to arrange them in a non conventional way. I chose to do a collage. I chose to do a “T”, to stand for typography. I’m happy with how it came out so far! Do you like it?

What I learned in this class will help me with graphic design and it increased my overall knowledge of type. Without it, I wouldn’t know the difference between kerning and I wouldn’t know what a “rag” was. It’s ending too soon, I still want to learn more and do more awesome projects!

What is everyone else doing for final projects?