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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?
As I mentioned in one of my last post, I'm already thinking about what I might wear for all those festive occasions that are coming up. Autumn and Winter both have its fair share of festivities. Our social calendar can be quite busy this time of year with all the meetings, events, festivities, celebrations, family and work parties. Some of these social occasions come with a black tie dress code, so I decided to prepare some outfit ideas. A bit of formal wear inspiration for my readers. All of these photographs were taken the day before yesterday. We're enjoying a rather warm Autumn in Herzegovina but these outfits I'm sharing can be easily be adapted for colder weather. Just throw a warm coat or a blazer over them, and that would be that. That's what I plan to do once it gets colder. Anyhow, all four dresses I'll be sharing with you today are from Rosegal. This is my second collaboration with this site, if you want you can have a look at my first one here. With…
Time for another Fashion Illustration Friday talk. We'll talk autumn and share some new autumn inspired fashion illustrations & outfits. Autumn is a season with one of the most beautiful colour palettes. Just think about all those gorgeous gold and red leaves! Even the fruits of Autumn are visually stunning, for example the delicious and juicy fruits such as pomegranates and grapes. With so much to appeal to our senses, it's hard not to be appreciative of autumn. It is a stunning season indeed, so small wonder I was inspired to create some fashion art. Scroll down to see and read more.
AUTUMN COLOUR COMBOS TO CONSIDER
Besides enjoying the colours of autumn, I sure love wearing colour in autumn, and that's what I'll write about today. Whether we're talking about accessories or clothes, a bit of colour can take us a long way. Here are some illustrated & photographed colour combos to consider.
RED AND GREEN
Is it too early to start reaching for those festive …
I was thinking about why I like tartan pattern so much, when one reason crossed my mind. I figured that it probably has something to do with the history and the culture behind this particular pattern. After all, I always say that traditional and folklore clothing (be it original or reproduced) carries additional value. Traditional patterns can be such an wonderful source of inspiration. Traditional patters have soul to them, one might say. The history of tartan is particularly interesting. Today we mostly associate tartan with Scotland, but according to some historians, tartan like fabrics were used by ancient Celtic populations spreading across the British Isles as early as the sixth and the eight century BC. Well, that one old pattern for sure! However, even if tartan clothes are really as old as ancient Celts, it is the still Scotland that is responsible for tartan we know today. Did you know that different tartan patterns can represent different Scottish families? Something like …