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Bookworm Girls Wearing Yellow Dresses ( Fashion illustrations of the day)

Fashion illustration is definitely something I'm constantly working on, in an effort to both improve my skills and to find a style that works best for me. I would say that fashion illustration is a very wide field, especially these days. To me this revival of fashion illustration makes perfect sense. When professional photography first became a thing, fashion sketches fell into background of fashion advertising, but today they are having a comeback. Not just in marketing, but in art as well. Many artist are taking to fashion illustration.

 There are people doing all kind of things, from doing complex fashion paintings that are closer to art than to sketches of clothes, to doing a very simplistic drawings meant to illustrate only clothes. From sketches of clothes to artistic fashion paintings, there are many ways to approach fashion illustrations. Sometimes fashion illustration is more about aesthetic, sometimes it is all about functionality (like in being an actual sketch of clothes, something fashion designers make for themselves and their clients). You've seen me do all kind of things here on my blog. I don't talk about it non stop, but I'm constantly trying to take my fashion illustration skills to a new level. I'm always trying out new concepts and ideas. I do feel that I'm getting closer to finding a style that would feel completely my own.

Today I'm sharing two of my new fashion illustrations with you. I've been working on a different concept, drawing the girls with ordinary pencil and the clothes with coloured pencil. Perhaps it is my way of focusing on clothes in a different way. Something like when you're having a bad day but your clothes make you feel better. Yellow is a perfect choice for summer, and wearing dresses when it gets hot is a no brainer, so I drew some yellow dresses. Both of these fashion illustrations are featuring a girl wearing a yellow dress and having a book in hand. I was going for a summery feel. The first dress is a slip dress, while the other is a shirt dress. How do you like them?


Bookworm Girls Wearing Yellow Dresses ( Fashion illustrations of the day)


Bookworm Girls Wearing Yellow Dresses ( Fashion illustrations of the day)

Bookworm Girls Wearing Yellow Dresses ( Fashion illustrations of the day)


Bookworm Girls Wearing Yellow Dresses ( Fashion illustrations of the day)

Bookworm Girls Wearing Yellow Dresses ( Fashion illustrations of the day)


This is not the first time I drew some bookworms. I love reading, so that's not exactly surprising. A book can be a great fashion accessory as well. If you want to know how to make more time for reading, you can check out my old post (here). When it comes to reading, I'm currently obsessing over Arthur and Boris Strugatsky. These two are the classics of science fiction, but I only discovered them a few days ago. I mean I knew about them, but I never got to reading one of their books before.  Right now, I'm close to finishing a novel of theirs titled The Prisoners of Power and it's aaaaaaamazing. Back to the subject of these two fashion illustrations. I've played with some digital effects, to give my illustrations a retro feel. Scroll down to have a look.....And that would be all for today. As always, thank you for reading. Your feedback is always appreciated. 


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  1. To me fashion sketches have always been so beautiful and were really a way of seeing a designers or artist's passion and hard work. I think it's wonderful to be able to see the line that a pencil makes and how this creates the uniqueness of the artist. You are very very talented my dear. You would have no idea how much I would love to be able to sit down and just sketch a beautiful dress on a lovely girl!

    www.beingisabella.com

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    1. thank you dear. If you want to learn fashion illustration, I can recommend tutorials from Zoe Hong.

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  2. As always, great work dear. Lovely illustrations.

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  3. These illustrations are lovely and with your affinity for reading, I'm not surprised they are bookworms. Even with the advent of fashion photography, fashion illustration is still a very unique and valid artform in and of itself.

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    1. thank you Rowena. I do agree, fashion illustration can really be an art form in itself so I think it's something that's here to stay.

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  4. I love these! and I love this style of fashion illustrations a lot! They seem very lighthearted, dynamic, fresh, artistic - and informative! Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are definitely classics of Soviet period sci-fi literature. I'm not a fan of sci-fi, but some of their stories were made into movies, and they are more like fairy tales really, which I am a fan of. It is amazing how much they were able to express in their "fairy-tale-ish" writing and get away with in Soviet times!

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    1. yes, they were really able to get away with a lot! Literature often finds a way to reflect on social issues.

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  5. I always love yellow outfits.
    These are pretty chic sketch

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  6. This is beautiful. Yellow is just such a gorgeous color!

    http://whatmakesmesmileblog.com/

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  7. the illustrations are so lovely! i love the haircut on the first one, it fits perfectly somehow for a bookworm! i love these x
    have a wonderful day!

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  8. It's great to know that artist are going back to the old school way of doing things. I love both drawings especially the dress on the second drawing. And yes yellow is the colour for Summer. Great work Ivana : ) xo

    www.juanitalikes.com

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  9. They are lovely illustrations, and I really like the yellow! :) I'm enjoying yellow everything at the moment! :)

    It's great you are enjoying your illustrations and having fun and trying new things often :)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! I've lost my voice so it's an interesting week for me, ha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. Beautiful illustrations-true talent. I would love if you checked out my most recent post!
    http://lululostinthought.blogspot.com/2018/06/ootd-weekend-at-savoy.html
    Love Lulu Xx

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  11. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  12. These are one of my favourite from you. I don't know if its the choice of colour, but this is refreshing and so beautiful. That dress is so chic.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  13. I must say there is so much flow and fluidity in this pencil fashion illustrations of the bookworms. I just love the yellow dresses you created for both of them and of course, the way the books are held as this seems easy to imagine in my mind but quite something else when you have to hold a pencil and make it work, hahah. I don't know what it is, but the drawings seem to inspire a feeling of relaxed joyfulness in me and I had to tell you that. I love your experimentation in this artistic category and I hope to see more :) xo

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