My Best’s Bridal Shower!

Another personal post : ) Look at me, over 3 posts in two days… this is getting close to an activity record for me! I wanted to share a super special event I hosted this past month for my best … Continue reading

Sketches Galore!

Yes, I have disappeared, yet again, off of the face of the earth. A few months ago, back in my day-to-day posting days (the good ol days) I had graduated, gotten married, and was enjoying a sort of creative-paradise housewife state. I was at home, doing light cooking, sketching random collection musings, and of course working my watercolors to death.
Then, enter job.
Now, I am owned a solid 5-days a week, with no set hours. Meaning sometimes I’ll be home at a nice 6pm, other nights 8:30 and needing to pass out before work at 9am : (

However, I mentioned a couple posts back in Creativity Lost of booking some custom work via Etsy! One of those for a beautifully talented Philomena Kwok, of Featherhead Millinery in Australia. She first contacted me asking about doing a set of simplistic, stylized balck and white watercolors to use in advertising for her pieces. Of course, after checking her work out over at her website, I was hooked.

So, over the last month, piece by piece I’ve been putting together a set of girls which Philomena will be using a graphic designer to photoshop her hats over, model-style : )
Check out Featherhead No.1 –

Photoshoppin’ the figure

Let me be the first to say, I have long been vehemently opposed to converting completely to photoshopped fashion figs. Maybe I’m an old soul, but one of the defining memories I have that pushed me towards entering the fashion industry was seeing original Coco Chanel and Valentino sketches- absolutely perfect. From full color and intricate detailing to minimal lines for added drama, I fell in love with the actual art of fashion. I have the same romantic ideas about the dying world of couture and the industry shift to outsourced, mass-produced products. I see the necessity of the technological advances- if you need to have 40 technical flats and 20 fashion figures colored and detailed in a pinch, ol’ Adobe programs really come through in less than a third of the time it would take to meet the deadline by hand. But there is a strong sense in me that urges a withdrawl from the technology revolution.. the elegant stroke of an artists figure, that unbelievable hand-sewn & beaded couture gown.. these are what made me fall in love with fashion, and I feel that these staples of the history of fashion need to be kept alive by as many different artists as possible.

So.. after that bleeding-heart proclamation, PHOTOSHOPPE! Here is a quick girl I put together for a three group, 45-piece collection I am working on. By “quick”, Im talking a 5 minute line drawing, 7 minutes for the technical flats, and maybe another 7 colorizing it all in PS. Bing, bang, bam, done!
I thought I’d post here here, as I haven’t shared any of the tech-side of illustration.. there’s my two cents on it :3