This double fashion illustration portraying two ladies in mermaid gowns was a result of insomnia. Chronic paint makes it hard for me to get a good night sleep. Not getting any sleep makes my pain worse. Living with a severe autoimmune illness feels like a vicious circle at the best of times. I can't take pain killers because that will upset my already weaken digestive system (or what's left of it after the resection operation) and being in pain all the time makes it impossible for me to rest. Not to mention that I also have fever- all the time. So, you can imagine how wonderful my life is. Not saying there aren't wonderful moments. What can we do? Millions of people live their lives with a chronic illness. Some days are harder than others. I guess we just have to fight on. Moving onto brighter subjects. I first sketched this design in pencil. I didn't use a reference. I just decided to draw two girls in stunning mermaid dresses. The design of the first dress was inspired by a church window (of all places). You know those beautiful stained glass church windows? I've always been fascinated by them and somehow they inspired me to make this creation. The second dress (the red one) was inspired by a mixture of things, partly by Renaissance gowns and partly by flamenco dresses. You can't beat that fiery red, I always say. Scroll down to see photographs of 'work in progress'. I used coloured pencils and markers to fill in the original pencil sketch.
|Studio Pouches Friends|
|Semi-wild horses (photo taken about a week ago)|
|Photograph taken at this location a few yeas ago|
|Photograph taken a few years ago (same horses, though)|
Another place we visited was Goranci, a small village in vicinity of Mostar. Because this place was featured on this blog so very often, I'll leave you with a single photograph and a link to my old posts about Goranci and Planinica.
Interested in learning more about Goranci? Why you're welcomed to check out these posts.
1. Nature Park Goranci
2. Sights to see, places to visit (Goranci )
3. Goranci (photography post)
4. A day in the country (Goranci)
5. Cropped chic outfit in Goranci