WE DID IT !
So yesterday the results for the graphics project were announced, and yours truly was crowned ultimate designer, I already thanked everyone who supported me and believed in me, but in this post I'd like to share my thoughts on what got me this win, maybe this way I can encourage some people who are considering on joining to actually do it!
I think the main thing that got me a lot of places in this competition was uniqueness, I feel like I was able to look beyond "Fashion Approved" concepts, say for example the Betsey Johnson challenge, all of the fashion connoisseurs would have been outraged by such a "Tacky" editorial, but I started thinking of something that I could relate Betsey Johnson to, I feel this makes for a very special entry, making it personal, you have to find a way to fall in love with the reference you're working on (or concept) something has to speak to you about that reference.
You could also say it was my unapologetic behavior about my work, I was gonna present whatever I wanted and the way I wanted to, many would worry about being too much or overdoing it, but you gotta stay true to YOU, every entry has to tell something about your personality,your style and what you stand for, and you should always stick by your decision.
For any competition you need to be able to take criticism and apply it, don't just go around saying that judges hate you or have favorites, stand on your own, work and prove them that you are everything and more than what they ask for, take this comments and apply them, don't just nod and smile.
Be you, but a little bit more like Beyonce
No but seriously, give the best of you, don't go for the easy, tackle 3 models in one week (See task 2), push yourself to do the best of the best and never stop until you reach that perfect result (Which means you'll never stop we all make little mistakes here and there)
And most importantly, know where you stand, if you've been practicing hair for a month and you still can't perfect it, don't go for an editorial that is all about hair, you're going to stress yourself and loose motivation, for this competition you need to play to your advantage, until you're not confident in your technique for all of the parts that make a graphic choose one or two features that stand out, say skin and hair or clothing and skin, and make those your focal points, this way you will always have a result that mesmerizes everybody and is appealing to the eye
Before finishing up this post I'll share a little video I put together of my progress since Dec. 2012 when I started
and before I leave heres a BIG and heartfelt
See ya tomorrow on day two of W.W.W ! xo. Pablo.