Monday, September 19, 2011

Rainbow triangles

Here's a rough draft of something I'm working on at the moment. Just thought I'd share it along the way. :)


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Songbird and Diavolina

Here's my finished watercolor rendition of page 12 in the Canberra Centre's new fashion magazine Culture. I'm completely in love with both the shoes (by Diavolina) and the 'Songbird' dress (by Review).



I keep promising to stop taking photos with my phone, but all of my recent paintings have been on A3 paper, and my scanner is too small, so you'll have to forgive the poor quality images.

If you like this painting, you can get your very own print over at the Illustrateur Etsy store.

This is the page that inspired my painting. It is taken outside the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (one of my favorite places).




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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sneak peek: pink dress

Last week I painted the cover of the new Canberra Centre fashion magazine Culture, and this week I've started on the inside.

I'm completely in love with this pink dress, and the shoes. Oh the shoes!

It's about 80 percent finished, and I'll post up the finished product soon, but here are some of the steps along the way.

First I sketched everything out, elongating her using the 10-heads fashion illustration formula.
 Then I started painting in the lighter colors, such as skin tones.
 Then came the background and dress.
Next I'll add some more shading and ink lines and she'll be done! You can see the image I'm working from in the background.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Culture Magazine

Last week I received the first edition of Culture Magazine in the mail. It is a magazine put together by the Canberra Centre, on behalf of the retailers.

In the past I've been disappointed by mall magazines, but this one was really quite lovely. I think what really sold me was that they actually shot their main spread 'The art of fashion' in Canberra, and at two of my favorite places...The National Gallery of Australia, and the National Portrait Gallery.

The photos are really lovely, I just wish I knew who the photographer was because there doesn't seem to be a credit anywhere that I can find.

I did a quick painting of their cover outfit, although I only had poor quality watercolors and photocopy paper on hand, so here is the result.
Once I got home I did another take, this time on better quality paper using my regular watercolors. What do you think?

The magazine is going to provide me with inspiration for several weeks I suspect, as it is crammed full of beautiful fashion and accessories. And I'm already looking forward to the next edition!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Westward Ingénue clutch

Over the weekend I finished off my painting of this Kate Spade Westward Ingénue clutch. I honestly can't think of anything better than sequins and leather. And if I had a spare $545.00 it would be mine!




I've refrained from actually using glitter on this one. Are you proud of me? ;)

If, like me, you can't afford to buy the real clutch head on over to the new Illustrateur Etsy Store and pick up a little print!


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kate Spade sneak peek

Last night I started painting a Kate Spade bag that I've been coveting for a while. I'm about half way, and have been using just watercolor so far. What do you think?
 I'll try to finish it off on the weekend and post it up.

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