There is a stark contrast between the black marker fashion illustrations/sketches I'm going to share today and my outfit. The fashion sketches are all about spring and summer, while the outfit is all about winter. The only thing they have in common is that they are both in black. So, I figured I can post them together. I made these sketches last summer and originally I didn't plan to share them on my blog, but now I decided to do so because I've spent quite a few hours drawing and painting yesterday and that made me realize how important sketching is. Free styling things is everything when you'e trying to find your own style. Yesterday I've even used markers again (to work on my new illustrations), so that made me reflect not just on drawing with markers but on the importance of drawing from head. I have even made a little drawing/painting video but I'm not sure am I going to post it or not. Would you like to see it?
Painting from memory or imagination is my favourite thing to do. However, (as you know if you have been reading my blog) lately, I've been making so many catwalk illustrations based on recent fashion collections (my way of catching up with the fashion weeks), that I didn't really have time for sketching. Yesterday, I decided to make some time. I'll probably show you how that ended up soon enough. Today I'm showing you these old old sketches. The bottom line is that sketching is a a great way to get new ideas. Often my sketches end up becoming paintings. Sometimes I'm so caught up in improving my technique that I forget to sit down and just create art, draw what I feel like drawing, without plans or expectations.
|black marker on paper, fashion illustration|
Now, about the outfit. All black styling with red details. A lots of black faux fur (a faux fur stole and faux fur leg warmers). This red cap is one of my favourite ones. It was a gift from my husband. He have it to me on our second date, ages and ages ago. He said that he saw in a shop window and it made him think of me. Isn't that cute? What do you wear when it gets really cold? These photographs are a bit ironic. The Japanese cherry tree is blooming, the sun is shining, and yet I'm all wrapped like I'm going to face the worst of winter weather. Looking at these images, it feels like I'm overreacting. It's sunny, how cold it can be? Well, you'll just going to have to trust me. It was very cold.
|cap:old, coat: vintage, faux fur leg warmers/stole: old, backpack: no name, boots: Šimecki|