Created in Substance Designer, rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 3.
This trampled mud material, has a trampled field look, complete with puddles, pebbles, and light twigs.
Go see it in Marmoset Viewer at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Dyb4o
I’ve been working on a handful of materials for video games, which I created in Substance Designer by Allegorithmic.
I’ve been putting them up on my Artstation site. Please feel free to “like” my individual pieces and follow me there. Also, I’m always open to feedback on them!!
It’s ever-growing, so please check back soon!
Here’s a preview.
I have always loved taking photos. Recently, I’ve reached out, and have done some event photography!
Raleighwood Media Group invited me to take photos of their annual Raleigh Food & Wine Festival Sunday Tasting Event, that was held on May 21st at the beautiful and historic Melrose Knitting Mill.
Please follow the link for all of the photos. Below are some previews.
Couture for a Cause 2015 was a smashing success, in so many ways!
The event was fun and vibrant, brought in record-breaking funds for Activate Good! and I’m really thrilled with the two pieces I made for the show!!!
I hope that I did a good job highlighting and celebrating the LGBT Center of Raleigh with my two gorgeous kimonos…
Left Model: Diana Cameron McQueen
Right Model: AnneMarie Brown
Thank you all so much for your generosity in helping me raise MORE than the required $200 for Activate Good’s Couture for a Cause!
This year, I am designing two looks for the runway that represent and are inspired by the LGBT Center of Raleigh this year. I truly love the work they do to support the LGBT population in my area of North Carolina, many of whom are dear friends of mine (and yours!!)
As you may know, I design under the name Leopold Designs, and hand-dye the silk fabric that goes into making my garments for the runway.
What I’d like to do is up the ante…. and I want to show you my appreciation for helping me get to a new goal of $1000. If you help me reach this new fundraising goal, I will raffle off 5 (yes, FIVE) of my hand-dyed Leopold Designs silk scarves to 5 of you!
Here is a sneak peek at the Couture look’s fabric…
Now look here……… Activate Good’s Couture for a Cause is going to be a flipping BLAST this year!
There are musicians, a dj, this POETRY FOX, amazing silent auction items, and OH YEAH…. FASHION!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am designing to highlight the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Check out the photo below to see my work in progress!
Seriously….You should do the following (in either order):
a.) Chip in to help me win the PRIZE for raising the most funds for the cause at : http://coutureforacause2015.causevox.com/kimkirchstein
2.) Buy TICKETS for this amazing fun night!!
Let’s have a great time, and do some Shibori together for a few hours!!!
Join me in this fun, hands-on class, where you’ll learn the basics of this beautiful method of dyeing!!
Shibori is a Japanese technique of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create pattern when dye is applied. Loosely, you could call it “Japanese Tie-dye”.
No experience is necessary!! Come ready to learn and get your hands dirty! At the end of class, you’ll take home this new skill and your dyed fabrics that could be used as tea towels, place mats or made into beautiful pillows for your home.
Saturday, October 24th, from 10:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Click here to register.
Gather’s NEW location in Raleigh!!
715 N. Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
*NOTE: Entrance is located on Franklin Street, next to 212 E. Franklin St.
Friends… This is my THIRD time taking part in Activate Good’s Couture for a Cause. Each year chosen designers design a couture look and a ready-to-wear look to walk the runway, which highlights the nonprofits that Activate Good works with, and each group’s contribution to our community.
This year, I am designing two fun, elegant kimonos to bring light and awareness to the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Those two looks will be premiered the night ofNovember 7th, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Tickets are available HERE.
In lieu of the auction during the fashion show, each of the designers need to raise $200 each.
This will ensure that we all meet our fundraising goal, but also, this is a contest!! The designer who raises the most money gets a really great prize. I would really love to bring in the most funds on behalf of my non-profit, and having the added honor of winning this prize would be super spectacular!
Please help me raise the funds by donating anything (even a little bit) you can!! Here is the link to that: http://coutureforacause2015.causevox.com/kimkirchstein
Thank you all!!!