Monday, November 22, 2010

Smokey Eyes and Legs For Days

Does anyone else find that blogger makes their colors duller when they're uploaded to this damn place? Maybe it's just my screen but I find that blogger makes my colors less vibrant and "happy." It's quite a nuisance.

Any way, this is continuing the series of fashion-y fun illustrations inspired by mis amigos. If you can tell who this one was supposed to be, you get points. HINT: He can be sassy, brassy, classy, and I love his lovely dancer's legs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Using Friends as Inspiration

I've got a nice little momentum going here, let's see if I can't try to upload weekly. Or...almost weekly at least. That would be nice wouldn't it?

So, when I said "fashion illustration" I meant something more along the lines of this. Something fun, stylish, fashiony, and fun. Instead of using models or model types in pretty settings, wearing pretty things, why not use my pretty friends to inspire me? My friend Sandy inspired this piece, and I found it hard to achieve a likeness after removing so much about her that makes her...her.

You take away the hair of someone and it automatically makes it harder to achieve an exact likeness. Take away familiar articles of clothing, give them different (and extreme) make up and they look different. If you know Sandy, hopefully this reads somewhat as her, but even if it doesn't, I am surprised at how quickly I was able to bang out this piece and still be happy with it, likeness achieved or not.

I guess inspiration is a swift mover.

(I don't know why, but it uploaded kind of rough :()

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Too Much Project Runway and Mad Men Does This:

The titles sums it up. I've been itching to flex my fashion illustration chops, and while these aren't really what I had in mind when thinking "fashion" and "illustration," I couldn't help but indulge myself a little. Mad Men is clearly a big influence, especially in the first line. If every woman could be a Joan...damn...

It would be great to revitalize the fashion illustration industry. Gone are the days of Gibson girls and Vargas pinups. Once photography took over, no one thought to use artists to help launch fashion movements. If you're as into this idea as I am, let's do the damn thing.

Kudos if you catch the Mondrian shoes.