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Nippon!! x4 - Complete C. by rednotion Nippon!! x4 - Complete C. by rednotion
Nippon!! x4
Studies in Reconciliation

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It'd be best to download it for a magnified image, especially for Autumn and Winter cause I didn't post them individually!

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It's done! I bypassed doing individual for the last two cause I just wanted to post it already.

Winter print: [link]

From left to right, top to bottom: Haru, Natsu, Aki, Fuyu, the 4 seasons (in Japanese)

When I was sort of coming up with this, I thought of exploring a few concepts for each season, for example,

Spring - structure (the brown grills thing) and pattern/print (which I had to adapt seamlessly from the picture)
Summer - wraps (although present in other seasons) and ropes
Autumn - Tailoring and structure
Winter - opacity (sheer), textures, patterns (the "fur" with the black stuff at the bottom is supposed to sort of resemble those tree branches with heaps of snow on it)

fun fact!: I was hesitant to call this TOTALLY japanese inspired because halfway through I ran into some Korean and Chinese hairstyles probably, and the black shoulders on some pieces were inspired by panda ears. ufu.

Well, please give honest criticism/comments, since this is a study!

Cheers,
L.

(c) rednotion 2009-2012
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mzclark Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Totally knew these were based on seasons before I read your artists comment so FANTASTIC job on conveying this! I love it. The fabrics, colors and styling are playful, pretty and wearable! Winter is my overall favorite. The print and colors are something i truly enjoy (being a fan of asian culture). Followed by SUMMER (love the red), SPRING (that blue/green print is lovely) and then FALL (it might be the colors I dont care much for or possibly the "tailored" style, but the overall designs are nice. This segment may look better once sewn.)
Also did you intend to create a bridge and torii in your lines? That's what I see in each season.

This is a great learning peice for those of us who need to learn about or improve our skills in creating harmony and cohesion through-out a collection.
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transe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   General Artist
Wow, you have so many sketches! I really like the fact that they have contrast, they look very graphic. My favorites are: the 4th outfit from Spring, 4th from Summer, 3rd and 5th from Autumn and 1st and 3rd from winter. :)
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jynxerie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I really love how you mixed the colors, the colors are definitely for Summer since it has warm colors *^* Two thumbs up for this work!
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Panikpapagei Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Artist
wonderful! you're so talented~♥
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FantasyCraze Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Always have been a sucker for east themes in clothes.I love this.
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anotherphilip Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Blew me away. You definitely have a very very extensive collection! Congrats! :rose:
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you! ^u^ not that I don't appreciate compliments (hehe) but do you have any criticisms to offer ?
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anotherphilip Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I am usually very good at spotting a mistake but frankly, this
is flawless. (or simply I do not know enough to spot a mistake)
Aesthetically, each design looks unique and very wearable. The
design details are very interesting and eye-capturing. I also
see a variety of different elements being incorporated into the
collection, yet they still look beautifully cohesive together.
Color wise, it is very spot-on, perfectly depicting your inspiration
and respective season. I could only wish they were made in real
life.

Congrats! :rose:
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:dalove: I'm very embarrassed right now haha but thank you so much!
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StrawberryFox568 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Beautiful and well-thought out! I love designs based on seasons, and you've done a really amazing job with these (:
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