Inspired by Jodie's Touch of Style: WATERCOLOUR FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Hello darlings! Happy Monday to you! I've been working on fashion illustrations for most of the day, so you could say I have had a productive Monday so far. In fact, I've prepared a new fashion painting for my Inspired by feature. If you're a regular reader, then you'd know that Inspired by is a regular feature on my blog that consists of my fashion illustrations of bloggers. During the years, I've illustrated many beautiful bloggers, such as Jessica WangJessi MalayFashionably IduPaola Lauretano, Selvaggia (better known as Francesca  Romana Capizzi), Silvia, Vale,  Rena and so on.

Today I've illustrated three ladies from Jodie's touch of style blog: Jodie, Nancy and Charlotte. I've actually illustrated Jodie and her moms before (last summer), you can see that post here. Today I've decided to paint a new fashion illustration of them, this time using watercolours. I ended up using coloured pencil for some finishing touches, so you could say this is a mixed media fashion illustration (it is mostly watercolour, though). The paper I used is a mixed media paper from brand Strathmore (not sponsored, I actually got it from a blogging friend Natalia). I love this paper because you can use it for different media. I often do mixed media art and this mixed media art block has really come in handy. Scroll down to see my fashion illustration of the day.

 

THE PAINTING PROCESS
First I sketched this fashion illustration with a pencil, and then I used watercolours.  I added the finishing touches with a coloured pencil (Details:DIMENSIONS: 9 inches x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm), weight: 90 lb (190 g/m2). ) I'm going to show you a few work in progress photographs as well (or better to say one collage photograph). That way you can see how I applied the watercolour in layers. I do love painting fashion illustrations with watercolours because it gives them such an artistic feel. When I was done, I also made some black and white copies of the original painting.  


WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THESE LOOKS?
I love all three of these outfits because they are feminine but also fun.  I think a combo of a printed t-shirt with a feminine skirt is simply brilliant. The messages on the t-shirts are about female empowerment and blogging, something I can relate to. Great outfits, perfect for spring. Jodie, Nancy and Charlotte wore these outfits so well. 

WHY I CHOOSE THESE OUTFITS TO ILLUSTRATE?
The reason why I choose these outfits was (apart from the fact they are beautiful) is because they are challenging to draw and paint. Every one of these outfits is challenging in its own way. Jodie is wearing a beautiful blue pleated skirt and that's not an easiest thing to paint. Fortunately, I watched a few fashion illustration tutorial videos, so I wasn't unprepared. This is the first time I'm drawing a pleated skirt either (remember my fashion illustration of lovely Melody Jacob?). The challenge in Nancy's outfit was also the skirt. It has a print that was hard to replicate. Charlotte's skirt wasn't any less complicated to paint. It is a leopard skirt with a furry texture. Fortunately, I once tried a leopard manicure so I know how to draw this print (it is easier to do it on paper then on nails). Moreover, I already practices illustrating fur so the texture of the skirt wasn't that big of a deal. On overall, I'm happy with how I did. I painted the t-shirts in bluish tones even if some of them are more white, but I wanted to capture the texture of them and I think bluish and greyish tones are a good choice for depicting cotton t-shirts. 


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Comments

  1. What a fabulous surprise to open your post and see this, Ivana!! I bet those skirts were a challenge. Yet you showcased them perfectly!!!
    Thanks for so much fun...I'm going to share all over!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. Un post estupendo! Gracias por tu visita! 🥀🥀🥀

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  3. These are fabulous!! I love that you chose them because they were a challenge to draw! You did a great job! :)

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    1. Thank you Mariann. I enjoy a good challenge.

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  4. wow you killed it so well

    I enjoyed reading
    Thank you for sharing

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  5. Sono rappresentante molto bene Brava w l'arte

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  6. What fun illustrations! They are such great stylish outfits to get inspiration from too! You did a great job capturing the tricky skirts :)

    Hope your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From The Blue

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  7. Wow! These illustrations are beautiful; you're so talented! I also love how you showed the process <3

    https://jessysfashionbook.com

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  8. You are so talented! I just love how well these turned out! I love their blog and I'll be meeting Jodie on Thursday at an event that she's flying into my town for! :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. you have such a great talent. So inspiring

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  10. These are so fun and adorable! Beautifully sketched!

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  11. This is so beautiful! You are very talented!

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  12. These are beautiful and you did a wonderful job depicting them! You are so talented and inspiring.

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

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  13. Que bonito dibujas! Gracias por tu visita! 🌼🌼🌼

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  14. Thanks a lot :D

    OMGGG, really nice job my dear

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  15. che carine che sono e che bella famiglia fashion! Ti sono venute benissimo queste illustrazioni! E ancora mi ricordo la mia!! Sei top Ivana!
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  16. These illustrations are spot on. I love that you went for drawing three women who inspired you.

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. thank you Radi, I love to draw fashion bloggers.

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  17. I think you did an excellent job! You have captured the textures and colours really well and I really get a sense of 3 dimensions with both the fur and the pleats! Beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you, I watched fashion illustration tutorials on drawing and painting different materials such as plaids and faux fur items so that helped.

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  18. wow!! this is amazing!!

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  19. Oh my goodness are you talented! These are just beautiful and I think you couldn't have chosen a more worthy set of subjects for this piece. I know they're honored that you chose them to showcase.

    Ruth
    www.VogueFauxReal.com

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  20. What a great idea! I used to paint many, many years ago and your post is inspiring me to try being "artsy" again.

    Theresa

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    1. you made my day with that! It would make me very happy if I inspired someone to take up art again.

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  21. I know I say this often, but you have amazing talent Ivana! I love how you put such dedication in your illustrations. Beautiful work as always!

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    1. thank you Pilar, fashion illustrating does take dedication but if it is something you love then it's worth it.

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  22. I always love to discover where artists seek and find their inspiration, so this is fascinating Ivana! I love the focus on various shades of blue here :) Hope you're having a lovely week so far!

    aglassofice.com x

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  23. These illustrations are beautiful! You are really talented and you painted each outfit perfectly. I love the depth you gave to each skirt!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  24. This is very lovely, I really like your art
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  25. What a nice sketches!!
    thanks for sharing!!

    https://www.itzytrendy.com/2019/04/recycled-outfit.html

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  26. Your illustrations are beautiful as always. I love how you captured the personality of each woman and the style of each outfit in your own unique way. This is so lovely.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. thank you so much, it's nice to hear you think I captured the personality as well. I didn't go for full realistic sketches as I was drawing in fashion illustration style, but I always try to capture a bit of a person's personality.

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