Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fashion a la Ralph Lauren

I've done detailed, realistic, blackline illustration for many years and this illustration is more closely related than the quick sketchy pieces I created in the past couple of months. Inspired by fashion week, and, of course, by Ralph Lauren ( I mean, I did a term paper on him in college!) this digital fashion piece is the first of a series.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fashion Illustration 7

Come on; get happy! I think it was raining for a week when I drew this one! Thoughts of warmer weather and a vacation (even in my mind) inspired this illustration. I imagined turquoise and coral stones on the top piece, with orange to warm up the cool tones here and there.
Although the only "vacation" I will have this year will be at cub scout camp, or traveling the globe via google maps, a girl can live vicariously through her creations!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fashion Illustration 6

Still inspired by the Oscars and Fashion Week(s) I designed a gown that I would wear; if I had a place to wear it to! The hair was inspired by a fashion house - don't ask me which, they've all run together now. Love the smoky blue and palest pink as an accent. It's very pretty as a monochromatic palette, but, if you have pale features, it will wash you out.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fashion Illustration 5

If I was an equestrian type of person, I think this is what I would be wearing. Animal print definitely would wend it's way somewhere in my wardrobe. This print is tricky; if you overdo it, you look like a hooker. Worn tastefully, it adds a lot of fun. Animal prints themselves are terrific from a graphic standpoint and there's that certain wild mystique about them which translates into..."maybe i'm just a little bit wild myself" ;)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fashion Illustration 4

I think this one is my favorite so far - love the stance and the colors, purple and olive are a great combination. Lots of citrusy olives and mustard colors in the Fashion Week shows. Fashion "Week" is actually several weeks; one in New York, then London, Milan and, finally, Paris. I'll get to one of them someday! :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fashion Illustration 3

One of the reasons these are so much fun to do is that they are so fast! I can whip them up in minutes! It's a far cry from the painstakingly detailed work I do in colored pencil...and that's ok! It's all good.
The clothing are all my own concepts, although I am certainly influenced by current designers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fashion Illustration 2

I think Fashion Week in New York, then London, really inspired me. Each design house featured some wonderful pieces, then some that weren't so great, but, isn't that always the way? There was lots of black and grey, cobalt blue and some citrus greens and purples were some dominant color schemes.