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FASHION ILLUSTRATION: ZUHAIR MURAD'S BLUE GOWN FROM 2019 COUTURE COLLECTION


Hello, darlings! I'm back two fashion illustration of one Zuhair Murad dress. This blue gown is so beautiful I simply had to illustrate it twice. It makes me think of the sea, the mermaids and basically the good old 'day at the beach' vibes. There is something so liberating about spending time by the ocean, isn't there? I grew up in a coastal town, and I do miss the sea terribly. However, that is surely not the only reason why I loved this dress so much. You know, when I think Zuhair Murad the first thing that comes to my mind is- haute couture. I feel he is one of those designers who were simply meant to make couture. Do you know what I mean? Murad's designs are always so exquisite, glam and elegant. I do like his ready-to-wear collections, but there is just something about his haute couture collections that makes them stand out in the sea of others. 

 I already illustrated a dress by this designer (here), and with the fashion week on its way, I opted for something more recent. At the fashion week, I liked his other collection, but the couture collection was the one that really stole my heart. As soon as I saw this dress, I knew I had to drew it. So, I did. I illustrated this first look from Zuhair Muraid 2019 collection. This gorgeous blue gown is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it? I illustrated a few similar designs in the past and this is exactly what I wanted them to look like.







I tried to document the drawing process for you because I know some of you enjoy it. As for myself, I always enjoy 'work in progress' photographs of other artists, so why not take some of my own. The medium for both of these drawings is coloured pencils on paper. As you will be able to see, I first sketched them with a regular pencil, then I gently deleted most of the ordinary (grey) pencil and used coloured pencils to finish the drawing. Scroll down to see the wip photographs and tell me what do you think. Do you like both of them or is there one you prefer? If you do prefer one, tell me which one is it? I'm curious to know. I like them both, but I'm also not completely happy. Not because I think these drawings didn't come out right, I just feel I need a larger format to really capture to details. That is to say, I'm considering making another version of this dress. If I do it, that'll be the third fashion illustration of one dress, but why not? 


THE FIRST FASHION DRAWING

You already had the chance of seeing this drawing on my Insta account (sorry about the quality of the photographs, we've had rain for days and it can't helped) but here are more photographs of it. This one is drawn in elongated fashion illustration style, which basically means that it is drawn with measurements that aren't completely realistic (in the elongated fashion illustration style, the head is usually tiny and the legs are exaggerated in length). Personally, I like to try different illustrating styles but I often come back to this one.












Blue and purple is such a gorgeous colour combo, isn't it? I remembered that I once drew a similar fashion design, so I browsed my blog and sure enough, I found it. Not just one! It seems that a combination of purple and blue is something I quite enjoy drawing. Scroll down to see that one and to move onto the other new fashion illustration of mine.







THE SECOND FASHION DRAWING 

I tried to drew the second fashion illustration in a more realistic style (but still stylized). The medium is the same as for the first one, and so is my drawing method. I don't have a favourite between these two, but I'm happy I decided to draw two versions because I think that's always a  good strategy.





















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  1. I'm come back! Good job dear as usual.
    Kisses

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  2. Hai ragione sai ? quel vestito fa proprio pensare alle sirene!
    Anche io adoro lo stile di Zuahir Muraid, i suoi abiti sono un inno alla femminilità!
    tra le due illustrazioni (entrambe molto belle) io preferisco la n.2 perchè mi dà l'idea di rendere meglio l'abito e mi piace di più la posizione della modella.
    Però della n.1 preferisco come hai colorato la parte della balza violetta, richiama davvero bene l'effetto reale! :)
    Baci!
    S
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  3. il vestito è stupendo, da sogno proprio e tu lo hai riprodotto benissimo Ivana, brava come sempre!
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  4. I think they are both such beautiful drawings - I can see why you'd want to draw this dress so much, it's stunning! I love how well you captured the pleats in both sketches but I think the first one is just a little more of my favourite with more of the purple in the dress :)

    Hope that you are having a nice start to the week! I've just posted my weekday wear linkup on my blog if you want to join :)

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  5. This stunning gown is like a piece of art in itself. It's no wonder you were inspired to illustrate it twice. I love how you managed to capture the volume and movement in both illustrations!

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  6. That is a gorgeous dress.

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  7. I do think that dress is spectacular! The colours are amazing too! Your illustration does capture it beautifully! I do like seeing the process too. I'm sorry if my plaster post upset you at all- I know you've had a lot of health issues and I meant the post a little in jest at my own irrational dislike of plasters- I know they do a valuable job.

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    1. thank you so much. I didn't upset me, I just don't like to think about them.

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  8. Wow...to think you use regular pencil and then use the colored ones. That is definitely a lot of work, Ivana.
    But this dress is stunning isn't it? The shape and curves of that ruffle, just add so much to it!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
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    1. thank you Jodie. Art typically is a lot of work, but sometimes it is fun nevertheless.

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  9. Thanks a lot :D

    absolutelly perfect my dear :D loved it!

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  10. What a great idea. Looks so classy! xx

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  11. You did that dress justice with you illustration, Ivana. Such a talent!

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  12. Hi Ivana
    One more beautiful ilustration. The dress is so glam like you said haute couture.
    I live near the sea and I know what are you talking about.
    The sea has a special energy like the energy of that dress
    Xoxo

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  13. As usual just marvellous... xoxxoox
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  14. Thanks a lot :D

    have an amazing day, my friend

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  15. wow, that's true combo of those two colors is magical in some way- I like your step by step process of drawing - you are very talented and it's great that you develop yourself in this direction showing us magical part of this arty and creative world xx

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  16. I love it!

    Have a great Day Ivana, kisses

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  17. Such a beautiful gown! makes sense that you were inspired to recreate it! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing this! Will you check out my latest blog post and let me know what you think?
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    Love,
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  18. Adoro il suo stile e questo abito sembra davvero di una sirena, bellissimo il tuo disegno!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  19. Dear Ivana, no wonder you love that dress that much! I absolutely can understand this dress has for you the sea vibes you miss so much. And I agree, the dress is very beautiful - and I would say your illustrations are even more beautiful. Thanks for showing the single steps, I find this always interesting to see and I'm again impressed by your illustration skills.
    xx Rena
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  20. Zuhair Murad have gorgeous dresses and this one is really special! It looks like dress for modern Mermaid. Also I really like how you draw it. Amazing work!

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  21. I like how you've placed two elegant embellishments to the waistline of the dress; a lovely touch indeed! I truly wish there were more opportunities in life to wear gorgeous gowns like this! :)

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  22. I love mermaids so I love the look of this dress!

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  23. Wow, I swear that every time I come back to your blog you've gotten even better at sketching! This one is honestly my favourite, I love how you've used such gorgeous colours - the whole thing is flawless and I love it. I'm excited for the next one!

    Have a great rest-of-week :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  24. Thanks a lot :D

    as I always said, you are amazing!
    nice job!

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  25. Odlične ilustracije kao i uvek! :)
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  26. Love your review as always ))

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  27. Vau, svaka čast!

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  28. The gems really add a great 3D element in the second to last pic. You've done well on this one. <3 I love it.

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  29. Oh very good illustrations darling
    xx

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  30. you are an artist babe!
    Thanks for your comment!

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  31. Ooooh, my Comment is away now! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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  32. I wrote something like this earlier: Dearest Ivana,
    Your dress is beautiful, and Barbie would love it, too. I love this vintage shape. Yesterday I saw a similarly cut dress in an online shop and thought about whether to order it, even though it is not made of organic cotton ...
    I am still thinking about it...
    Luckily I do not need it for Valentine's Day because we do not celebrate it :-)
    Hugs from here, Traude

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    1. sorry to hear your comment was deleted, it happens to me sometimes too!

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  33. Love the pattern on the dress, Ivana! Happy Valentine's Day, babe! xoxo

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  34. Un vestido precioso!💙💙💙
    Feliz día del amor! ♥️♥️♥️

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  35. Thanks a lot :D

    have a nice day, my friend!

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  38. your design always fascinates me. all the works you make are really good and the picture of the dress you made is always beautiful, I like it very much!

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