Thursday, 24 January 2008

Brahma Competition

Here is my entry for the Brahma ( Brazilian beer) Competion, a bit more commercial than usual but I feel it fulfills the style as well as being trueful to myself, I am quite pleased :-)

Update: My work is featured in the gallery on the Brahma site have a look, there's lots more cool artwork on there too.

Colette in the Clouds

Colette in the clouds, drawing on tracing paper with rotering pens and coloured pencil.

More Dior

Here are a few close up images of the make up from the Christian Dior spring/summer 08 show, I love the eyes so much!

Dior meets the Jetsons

I've noticed the images from the Christian Dior spring/summer couture show this week and there making me weak at the knees, I love the Jetsons meets Barbarella Geisha theme, I'm even seeing some klimt influences too although it could just be my imagination. The make up is to die for, they look so cartoon, so over the top sixties! The clothes are equally as gorgeous and OTT, which I love, to me it is so creative and Galliano is really having fun with fashion. I already have a little obsession with sixties fashion and collect sixties fashion mags which I will no doubt scan in to show and tell soon. Anyway heres some pics, I feel some more drawings coming on! Sorry about the small pic, if you double click it should get bigger.

Monday, 14 January 2008

Curvy Submission- Lock work girl

I almost missed the curvy competition for yen mag again, only finding out about it today I rushed to finalise this drawing for submission, hope you like!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

100% Wool - Illustration friday

This is my drawing for illustration friday topic '100%' I drew it in pen and ink with my new rotring pens which I love!

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Minnie, Daisy and Bat girl

I am loving the cartoon and character influenced fashion for next season. Comme de garcons and Luella have both been inspired by Minnie mouse and co, and there was the Disney land Paris fashion event 'Princesses and Createurs' which invited several designers including Vivienne Westwood to design dresses for disney characters. I have my illustrated my own take on a few characters, can you recognise them?....

Friday, 4 January 2008

Soar- Illustration friday

She felt as free as the wind as she soared through the sky. 
Double click to see a bigger image :-)

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Illustrated Fashion

At the moment there appears to be a lot of illustration being applied to fashion instead of the other way round which I'm loving. A while back Julie Verhoeven designed a lovely little capsule collection for Mulberry consisting of gorgeous quilted bag which I had my eyes on but could not come to terms with parting with so much money for a handbag! Now one of my favourite illustrators Liselotte Watkins has designed a collection of illustrations for Mui Mui and the results are gorgeous, I love the bold colours and patterns contained with in her work, I just wish I could afford to buy one but I can console myself as I do have some tops from H&M designed by swedish illustrator Cassandra Rhodin which are equally as wonderful. 

James Jean has also produced illustrations for Prada dresses based on wood nymphs, the details of these illustrations are amazing you can view Prada wallpaper he designed here James Jean . I really hope illustrated fashion is here to stay, it' s so much more interesting  applying illustration to garments other than t-shirts. One day I hope to have my illustrations adorning beautiful clothes such as these...