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Inspired by....blogs Fashionably Idu & My Glamour Zone ( My Fashion Illustrations of Bloggers)


Time for another Inspired by feature, a regular feature on my blog that is all about my illustrations of fashion bloggers, i.e., fabulous outfits seen through my eyes and captured by my hand! Today I'm sharing with you two new fashion illustrations. One of them was inspired by a neon green outfit recently featured on Fashionably Idu site (do check it out here) and the second illustration was inspired by an  elegant outfit posted on Glamour zone site (do have a closer look here). I have already illustrated Idu in the past (here and here), but this is the first time I illustrated an outfit featured on Glamour zone blog. As I always say,  one of the best part about blogging is finding so many inspiring ladies.

I was actually quite nervous about making art again. It's been almost a month since my last drawing and I was worried I had lost my touch. Contrary to popular belief, art skills are not something you're born with, they are something you need to develop. In addition, art skills are something you need to  constantly work on so you can maintain them. Starting again is never easy, but there is always that -'if not now then when?' question. So, just like with working out, I decided to jump right back on track. Art was never meant for lazy people. Anyhow, I had warmed myself up with a few random sketches, and then I made these two illustrations. They are both mixed media, coloured pencils and make up. I wrote about painting with make up before, but if you're missed my old posts you can have a look herehere and here


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Let's start with this illustration of a wide skirt look. As I mentioned this was my first time illustrating this blogger. Glamour Zone is a blog run by two twin sisters, I've been following it for a while but  only recently I've decided on an outfit to illustrate. When I sketched this outfit, I had an interesting idea about turning it into a mix media illustration. I realized that I'm short on my coloured pencils supply anyhow, so I decided to fill in this drawing with some make up.  I thought it might give it an interesting texture and it did. It created a crayon effect that I was hoping for. I've used a number of things to fill this fashion drawing up, as you will be able to see on the photographs bellow. Besides using make up (brow shadow kit from Essence, mascara from Maybelline) I also used a nail-polish! It's all about being creative.







Another outfit I simply had to illustrate is this gorgeous neon set that Idu from Fashionably Idu wore. Isn't this outfit spectacular? I'm a big fan of wearing green in summer. Are you? Anyway, I sketched this illustration quite quickly. I mostly filled it in with colour pencils but I also used a bit of make up (brow shadow) to make it more shiny. How do you like it? I did rush a bit with this one, I made it this morning. It was a busy morning, but I still think this drawing turned out alright. I might make another one in the future. Drawing skills are something you always have to work on, that's what I realized.

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I'm happy I managed to find time to make these fashion drawings (and to take photographs of them....and to post them).  It really is as they say. You have to make time for the things you like, you have to put in the effort to make something you will like. No object will fall down from heaven. Nobody will serve you what you want on a silver plate. Be it art, or some other hobby, you just have to work on it and try to get better. There is no secret. There are only two things needed: time and effort. Do you agree? What are you working on? Are there any skills you're trying to develop? Do you have any hobbies or projects you're working on? As always, thank you for reading and visiting. We'll wrap this post up with another photograph, and that would be all for today. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  1. Wow! Predivno! I slažem se s tobom u potpunosti. Vrijeme i trud se na kraju uvijek isplati. :)

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    1. hvala, da za sve što vrijedi treba se potruditi.

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  2. Everything looks so wonderful!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous drawings, beautiful details. Xx

    Much love,
    Elegant Duchess 😘
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  4. You realized such beautiful illustration that prfectly reproduce the inspiration! Well done Ivana! xo

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  5. Lovely inspirations! The illustrations are amazing!

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  6. They are beautiful photos and I love that you not only get inspiration from many different places but also that you experiment with different materials for your artwork! :) Good to see you are back to your illustrations again :)

    Hope that you've got a lovely weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  7. You did such an amazing job! Love it!
    I wonder how you would draw me :)

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  8. You did a wonderful job with the illustrations!

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  9. Nice drawing! It looks the same with the photo inspiration :) I agree that art is like working out. When we stop doing it, its like refresh again from the start :D I use to draw alot of graphic art before, but then I stop for so long and It's not easy to do it again.
    Anyway, nice post dear. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. These came out beautiful! I love that you're using so many different materials in your work. So unique!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  11. I absolutely adore both illustrations! Love love love! The idea with pearls is fabulous!
    <3

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  12. Love your illustrations Ivana <3

    Serene XO

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  13. You did madam fashionister Idu justice for sure Ivana dear. She will be proud. :-)

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  14. You did very well with capturing both looks. I am more than familiar with Fashionably Idu but have never heard of the other blog so I have to go check out the twins blog now.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  15. Your illustrations are amazing. Idu would be a magical source of inspiration. Her outfits are legendary to say the least.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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  16. Thanks a lot :D

    OMG, this is really amazing :D loved it!

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  17. Glad to see you havent lost your touch! Both sketches are lovely.

    Corinne x
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  18. bellissimi, soprattutto quello verde
    nuova recensione da me Instapro manutenzione casa
    un abbraccio

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  19. You make a great point about art skills being something that needs to be constantly practiced - but clearly you haven't lost your touch Ivana, these fashion illustrations are lovely. You'd have no idea you hadn't drawn in over a month! Hope you have a fabulous week ahead babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  20. Certo che sei proprio creativa, Ivana!
    A me non sarebbe mai venuto in mente di usare i prodotti di make up per colorare! E ti è anche venuta benissimo quella illustrazione!
    Sei sempre più brava! :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  21. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  22. I adore how you played with so many different materials and pattern.
    Really creative and the flowers suit perfectly to the illustrated clothes.
    Lovely :)

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  23. You are right Ivana, art is a practice game, even makeup is also same like this. I feel a bit nervous when I am out of touch for some time with my makeup.But you have done a fabulous job. I am sure Idu will love to see her style in your art. Such an interesting post. I hope this week will be great for you.
    Have a very happy Monday <3
    Kisses <3
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    1. thank you and I'm the same way with make up. It takes practice to get something right.

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  24. You always have the coolest drawings!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  25. Sei geniale Ivana, davvero molto creativa... bellissime queste illustrazioni!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  26. so wonderful, thanks a lot for sharing

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  27. Hai visto che non hai perso il tocco? Anzi secondo me sei anche migliorata sempre che sia possibile!
    Il primo look mi piace da matti, secondo me si vede che è proprio da glamour!Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
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  28. Que dibujos tan originales...me encantan!!
    Besos.

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  29. Whoa! Your drawings are really amazing! Great work! And couldn't agree with you more how art could be a test of patience!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com/

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  30. I love that you used makeup for the textured effect on Glamour Zone illustration. It's my favorite one from you. The gorgeous outfit just comes alive and I hope you will do more of these mix media art illustration because it is so stunning. I especially love the way the mascara created a kind of fuzziness in your drawing. You are right about putting in effort and giving time to a craft. Again, you have me inspired me! I look forward to using an expired mascara for my next piece, hahah. Thank you for always getting me excited about art. It is very therapeutic :) xoxo

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