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A Girl In a Red Gown ( Fashion illustration of the day)

Today I'm sharing a new fashion illustration with you. The medium is watercolour and markers on paper. The illustration depicts a girl wearing a red gown. I made this fashion illustration with the Chinese New Year in mind. I love the symbolism behind the colour red, so a red gown was a must. Another thing I love is this kind of dramatic and glam design, I mean what lady doesn't like over the top gowns with lots of details? This kind of dresses are enough to make us feel like princesses and queens, and we all need that once in a while.  This red gown also has flare (transparent) sleeves because I've been really into flare style lately. 

I wouldn't mind owing a dress like this one. Maybe I'll make it some day.  Who knows? Lately my eye wonders everything I pass by a textile/fabric shop. I'm always tempted to go in and buy tons of materials and fabrics, but I won't do that until I'm certain that I can commit to it. Making a dress is a very time-consuming process and I hate being wasteful so I will only buy a material if I'm certain that I will be able to make something out of it. Are you the same way? Anyhow, originally I planned to share this fashion illustration at the start of the Lunar year this Friday but I wasn't able to do it. I hope I'm not too late to wish you a Happy Lunar/Chinese Year. Thank you for reading. Have a lovely week everyone!


  1. This red gown is amazing! You are so talented!

  2. Very beautiful, I love the colors!

  3. Veramente bellissima *_*

  4. Ma è bellissima!!

  5. What a beautiful illustration! I love when you create layers upon layers on detail Ivana, both on and off the page - the 3D effect you give your work makes it such a treat to come and see on your blog :) I love your idea of making this dress, what a fun idea! I wish I had that skill as there are so many dresses I'd love to create to wear myself haha - perhaps I'll start learning?! You would lovely in this dramatic red dress, I'm sure :) Have a lovely week! x

    1. thank you, it's always fun to play with a 3D effect.

  6. Dear Ivana, yes, this is a perfect dress for Chinese New Year and like you I would love to own such a dress! It is red - and I know, we both love red :) The illustration turned out wonderful and I see again how talented you are <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  7. so beautiful! love it


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  9. Oh WOW, what a robe, dearest Ivana! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Hugs from here, Traude

  10. What a stunning illustration and thank you for taking CNY as inspiration, Ivana! xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  11. Mi affascina l'abito brava Ivana

  12. Ivana ma wow! questo è uno dei più belli
    nuova recensione da me <<< Avon Epic Lip il primo rossetto con primer >>>
    buon martedì

  13. very cool stuff my dear! this outfit reminds me on my latest dress i showed on my blog - nice.



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