Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday drawing 2013


This year, I drew this holiday card to honor my experience working on Spike Lee's independent film "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus". It was shot in New York and Martha's Vineyard. Personally I felt I've grown up so much as a real film maker with this project.
The red dress that the girl is wearing in the drawing is what we designed and made from scratch for the lead actress. The real dress came out fantastically though.

Costume designer : Ruth Carter
Assistant Costume designer : Chloe Ji Yoon

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Butler press





These president drawings are shown at Esquire.com. You can click the link below to see more men costume drawings of The Butler.


http://www.esquire.com/blogs/mens-fashion/lee-daniels-the-butler-style-0813

Costume Illustrations/ The Butler

Costume Illustrations for the movie The Butler. 
Costume Designer: Ruth Carter
Costume Illustrator : Chloe Ji Yoon




Ruth and I made many costume drawings for The Butler. These are just part of those drawings. 


















Saturday, May 25, 2013

Costume Concept sketches 2012

 Super hero woman costume ideas that I presented to producers in 2012. Her name starts with E.
These are my original designs that I have right to show anywhere. -I didn't get paid

I completely sold the ideas (first two are my favorite) but I backed off on this project because I was skeptical about their financial ability. Often, producers make you to bring ideas for them to attract investors but they won't pay you for ideas and drawings up front. In that case, I back off and don't even think about it twice. Hollywood is tough.

These are my genuine originals.







Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Costume concept sketches 2010

This film didn't get made. But these are my original designs(rough sketches) that I have right to show anywhere.

The story is...some hippies in late 60's get stranded in tropical island for decades till current time living their lives without any connection with outside of island. Of course the children were born in commun and they became the beautiful teens for the story. The teens don't know any technology but they know how to surf, hunt and survive in a wilderness. The elders(original hippies) teach them music, dance, art and fashion.  They have their fabric making machinery and dye method from natural sources. No sewing machine but they have needles and thread.
These people need swimsuits/board shorts, everyday wear and party dresses. It was very exciting to imagine what's their lives like and design their wardrobe with limited sources. Of course the inspiration can start from 60's and stops there. But the young generation can be as imaginative as the nature.

It's too bad that this film didn't happen. Can someone write a story like this and hire me to design costumes?






















Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Life Drawings


Life drawings- 25 min. 18"x 24"

I love life drawings. I love the energy from myself when I am focused drawing.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Costume Sketches for One TV Pilot that I can't say





I'm uplaoding these sketches for my possible designers to recognize me. I'll delete this post soon if this action againsts the confidentiality.  
Not so many people look at my blog so here I go!