Modaodaradosti is a blog whose aim is to celebrate all things beautiful. Literally translated, moda oda radosti means ' fashion, an ode to joy' and that sums up the philosophy behind this blog pretty well. Devoted to finding joy and meaning in everyday things, modaodaradosti is always evolving.
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Fashion Illustrations of the way: Purple, Green and Blue ( Watercolours and Markers)
Happy Monday dear people! How are you? I hope you're doing well. Today I will share my new art with you with you, mainly my 3 new paintings/illustrations. The medium for all of them is markers and watercolour on paper. Basically, all of them are mixed media paintings/illustrations. They are a bit more artistic than the other fashion illustrations I've been working on lately, but that was kind of the point. At the moment, I like how they turned out, but who knows I might get very self-critical later so perhaps best to share them right now. These 3 paintings were created without a plan and without a reference of any kind, straight from my head to paper you might say. Improvised art can teach us a lot, I think. Besides making time for studying and learning about art, I also try to make time to just improvise and create art in a more spontaneous way. Using a reference can be a great way to improve our drawing skills, but I think that drawing without a reference is just as important. There are so many things one needs to do if one genuinely wants to improve one's rendering and drawing skills. First of all, you have to draw a lot. Draw slowly, draw quickly, draw with a reference, draw without a reference, draw draw draw in every way possible. From research to work, work, work, it's an never ending process really. However, there is also a bright side. You end up making a lot of art. That's always good, right?
This fashion illustration of a purple haired girl in a green two piece was an eleven minute challenge. I drew it with makers and coloured it with watercolours in 11 minutes. I didn't really time myself, but I made a video recording so I know how long it took. I was thinking about sharing this video on my YouTube channel, but the quality isn't first class so I'm still undecided. Anyhow, I love this greet set. Two piece outfits (especially when we're talking about tops and shorts) can be so perfect for spring. I certainly created this green top and shorts set with spring in mind. Speaking of set outfits and spring, two piece dresses are also pretty cute. A lot of girls are sporting a matching set of a cropped top and skirt. What do you think about that? Do you have any two piece outfits and sets? How do you like this illustration?
Here is another quick fashion illustrations. This one is dominated by purple shades. I actually drew and painted it immediately after the first one. I didn't time myself but I tried to challenge myself to do it as fast as possible. I've heard it said that challenging ourselves to draw in less time is good thing. Supposedly, it can teach us a lot. It makes sense to me. Setting a limited amount of time to draw something sounds like a practical way to develop our drawing skills, so I've been trying to do that. This second fashion illustration depicts a girl wearing a purple off shoulder gown. What can I say? I've been loving the ultra violet trend lately. I added a background to this one and it seems to me that the overall feel of it is more emotional, than what a standard fashion illustration should be like, but I love mixing fashion with art, so that's alright by me.
Time for my third painting. Here is a painting in the portrait style, but it is not really a portrait, just an imagine from my head. It reminds me of another painting of mine, one that I painted a few years ago. Anyhow, what happened with this painting is that I first painted with watercolours, but because I didn't like how it turned out, I decided to add the finishing touches with markers. The dominant colours are blue and green. How do you like it?
What are some of best winter destinations in Herzegovina? That is the questions that I plan to answer with a series of posts. To start with, I'm bringing you a bit of winter magic and taking you with me to mountain Rujiste (proper spelling Rujište, pronunciation Ruyshte) located on mountain Prenj. This mountain is only a short drive away from Mostar city, which makes it ideal for a little winter getaway.
I've always loved mountains, so when we went for a little drive and ended up here, I was ecstatic. Winter fairy tale coming my way, that's something I didn't mind at all. I'm a big fan of hiking (as some of you may know). Not that I did a lot of hiking here (I'll explain why later). Anyhow, this is a great place for visiting, whether or not you plan to hike. Just chilling or photograph taking is fine too. For me personally, there is just something about the combination of high altitude and fresh air that makes my heart sing. …
It seems that white in winter is a real trend nowadays. Nobody lives following that rule 'no white after labor day' anymore. Today I've prepared some style tips and outfit information for you, because I do believe that white can be a great way to refresh our winter style. I'll be happy if I inspire you to give white a try. Anything from a white bag to white shoes can make your winter outfits more fun. So, why not give this lovely colour a chance? Here are my five easy steps to start wearing more white in winter right now. Most of these don't even require you do any shopping as I'm sure you'll be able to find at least some of these items in your closet. Sometimes it is all about reexamining what we already have in our closets.
1. START WITH ACCESSORIES
If you find wearing white overwhelming, you can always try baby steps. Start with white shoes (super trendy right now) and/or bag and move from there. Next thing you can do is try other white accessories, su…
I did a lot of reading this January& February. I even discovered two new authors that I plan to follow more closely, so I'm really happy about that. The same thing happened last year, if I remember correctly. There is something about the start of the new year that makes me motivated to read even more. As Asimov wisely said, self-education is best education. Not that I don't believe in formal education. I've spent a lot of money and time on my formal education. I've also invested in different courses and workshops. It is always easier to study with a good teacher. As someone who has worked as a teacher, I can see many benefits of standard education. However, it is also important to work on our education ourselves because we are the ones who know ourselves best (or at least we should) so we know on what areas we should work on. The way I interpret Asimov words is not a critique of formal education, but a call for continuous education. I'm a strong believer that …