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woman walking dogs fashion illustration

When walking my two very enthusiastic dogs the other day (and when I say ‘walk’, I mean dragged along at high speed by my dogs :D), I got the idea to do this illustration. There was a beautiful reference in Troyt Coburn’s ‘A Study in Pastel’ shoot for Marie Claire Australia June 2012 issue for the optimistically dressed lady. I don’t fancy her chances in looking so glamorous for long in those Prada shoes.

This illustration features dogs that I’ve either known or owned! My two current dogs – the white and black and gold German Shepherds – take pride of place here but will probably be outraced by my friend’s Dalmatian, Sparkle.

Here’s a link to the full-sized picture here! Thank you and I hope you have a lovely day. xxx

woman walking dogs fashion illustration
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marie anoinette modern sketch

A fashion illustration based on Marie Antoinette, where everyone, including the extras, were the cool cats. I just love the juxtaposition between historical and modern, as I love a juxtaposition between traditional techniques and digital, which you can see an example in my tutorial for applying watercolour digitally.

marie anoinette modern sketch
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The Alexander McQueen F/W 2016 collection was an Erté influenced dream with a focus on adornment, making every model a nymph straight out of a fairytale. I particularly loved the wispy, dishevelled hairstyles with beautiful and elaborate pinned accessories. I painted a freestyle ink base to compliment the intricate details. The blindfold was my artistic license because I was getting a Highwaywoman feeling from how the sketch was going.

 

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While falling into a black hole of fashion editorials, I found a great photoshoot for Elle Canada which I just had to sketch right away, immediately, post haste! The next thing I know it’s 5 am, but as much as I love those flashes of inspiration in the wee hours, my sleep cycle really doesn’t.

For this one I wanted to contrast the modern styling with some Mucha-inspired details, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. It’s a mix of traditional and digital mediums which I’ll detail below in a little tutorial.

The original pencil sketch

Final piece post digitally applied watercolour

Mini-tutorial for avoiding the dreaded ‘muddy’ watercolours when painting over pencil! under the cut.

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