Over the turkey-holiday, I was commissioned (via wonderful Etsy) to begin this beautiful wedding dress illustration! Like me, she’s been inspired by all the royal wedding hype across the pond :3 Both of these are the designer photos of course, but the bride herself had the most beautiful wedding! From the photos provided, Im guessing they held their event at a wine-country vineyard location- so romantic and wonderful! She had lots of amazing photos to work with, and makes my job so much easier by having chose the perfect dress for herself! She requested the front and back be illustrated, as well as her scalloped-edged cathedral-length veil. The illustration will be completely black and white, leaving the drama and focous on the dress itself! She had a wonderful vision to work from, Im so excited to begin this : )
Dug out another from the back of my portfolio- this is a sketch for a corset I designed and sewed for a draping II class. We needed to draw inspiration from the great Valentino, possibly taking from his use of pastels, florals, lace, etc : )
Seems quick sketches will be all I have time for for now : ) Love this one though, Im definitely going to want to redraw her and do full color and detail.
This is an outline sketch for a design Im working on- a contoured, striped princess line corset top with a tulle tutu skirt! Colors will most likely be a soft blue and pink striped fabric I have, and a ballerina pink tulle for the tutu.
Hopefully, all will sew out well and I will have a new Antoinette costume!
Inspired by an editorial entitled "Dazed and Confused", featuring a fringed dress by Alexander McQueen
Success! The fiancé took pity on me and worked his technological magic on the old scanner :3
“Nikita” is inspired by an editorial I filed a few months ago given to me by a friend. Entitled “Dazed and Confused”, the tiny writing is a bit worn, but seems to read “fringed dress: Alexander McQueen”. Let me just say, since his death I’ve explored more of his designs then I had before. He was an absolute genius- a visionary who refused to be conventional or compromise his outrageous style. I mean come on, even if you aren’t as enamored by his designs as I take a look at these shoes:
Image from The Purse Blog
The Purse Blog has a great article on these as well as many other photos here!
Dress + Tights: Rodarte; Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Completion! I chose a favorite editorial clipping of mine featuring a beautiful dress by Rodarte with edgy spiderwebbed tights and spiky stilettos.
I scanned this into my laptop via dusty scanner/printer, and in the process of me and my fiance scrambling to fit it in, it got a bit ruffled up in the top left corner. Of course, damn scanner picks up every flec. However, Im pretty happy with how this one came out : )
Looking forward to working on more today and playing with some new mediums and techniques!