Monday, 2 February 2015

Audrey Hepburn Fashion Illustration

I started drawing this, of Audrey Hepburn before christmas and for a while it was just sitting on my 'in-progress' pile, but yesterday I finally got around to finishing it!
I hope you like the outcome - I'm pretty pleased with it!
The original image that I used as reference was by Norman Parkinson and it has lots of pink tones in it, so I thought I'd add in a splash of pink in photoshop to brighten it up and it works really well.
She was such a pleasure to draw, her face is just timeless!!
She is now up in my shop along with some other originals, so go and check them out -->

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 2015

I love everything about Paris Couture week, and as always I feel compelled and inspired to draw as soon as the looks hit the runway!
Giambattista Valli never EVER fails to amaze, everything floral, embroidered and frilly - Of course!
I decided to draw this look that features a beautiful silk flower covered bodice and chiffon skirt. 
I hope you like!
I used pencil for the main part and watercolour for the skirt, which I think worked quite well to show the flowy-ness of the skirt. I discovered Art Masking Fluid the other day, (and I'm currently obsessed lol) and decided to use it on this piece to mask out the white embroidered flowers on the skirt - It worked like a treat!
Anyway, heres some snaps from the Giambattista Valli show and backstage :)