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FASHION ILLUSTRATION & ART FRIDAY: NEW PAINTINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

When it comes to art production, I haven't been lazy this summer. I certainly can't complain to art gods & muses, they keep me inspired 24/7. I'm actually currently working on a new series of paintings, utilizing watercolour pencils. Today I'll share some of them with you! The medium for all of  these paintings is watercolour pencils (and in most cases they were applied to a mixed media paper). As I already mentioned in my last Fashion Illustration Friday feature, I've been working more with watercolours pencils. These paintings were first sketched and then I applied water with a brush to turn them into watercolours. I'll walk you through the process with photographs in case you want to see how you can paint with watercolour pencils. I remember how in my past post many of you have said that you haven't tried watercolour pencils and expressed curiosity about them, so I'll include plenty of photographs, to explain the painting process visually. You'll get to see how 3 paintings and illustrations were made (well, actually four illustrations if you count two fashion illustration painted on the same paper as two). You know what they say- a picture paints a thousand words.
A WOMAN HOLDING A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS 
The first painting I'm sharing with you is that of a woman holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing a red and a blue dress. I like to paint women holding flowers, it seems. Here and here are other painting of mine with a similar motive.  The eyes of this lady are quite expressive, as catching emotion in the eyes is something that I try to do with my art, especially the one of the portrait kind. This painting also features a close up detail of roses as well. You could say that with this painting I have returned to my common motive of beautiful women with big eyes. I'm not sure what to call it. It's not exactly a fashion illustration, is it? Not even one of a artistic kind.  Still, I would say that the V neck dress our subject is wearing is a big part of the painting.What do you think?


HOW I PAINT WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS: A GIRL WITH BEAUTIFUL EYES
Bellow you can see a few photo collages that explain the painting process of a portrait I did. As you can see, first I made a general sketch, then I added more details. This painting is more of a portrait art, but painted without a reference. I just let my imagination run wild in this one, you could say. Scroll down to see the painting process and the difference the application of water does. 



FASHION ILLUSTRATION MADE WITH WATERCOLOURS PENCILS
I also made some new fashion illustration with watercolours. While I was working on my new fashion illustrations, I  took some photographs as well to allow you to see the art process. Once again I relied on watercolour pencils from Steadler  brand (the mention isn't not sponsored, I just want to let you know what I'm working with). I quite like these pencil watercolours and the added bonus is that the brands claims to be sustainable.  Now, as for this illustration featuring two designs, I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's all about summer vibes, it seems to me. Maybe it was influenced by my Croatian vacation? What do you guys think? As you can see bellow, I illustrated a green summer maxi dress with a slit and a rest swimming costume worn with a matching beach cover up. Is it something you would wear yourself? The first collage showed the watercolour pencil sketch before applying water and the second shows the finished illustration. 

 I'm a big believer in working on developing our skills and that applies to our art and creative skills as well. Talent doesn't mean anything if you don't put in the time and the work. Sure, some of us are perhaps born with a tendency to love art and desire to do it, but every skill takes time and effort to develop. That is why I always say, talent isn't everything. You don't know unless you try.  That is why I include links to old posts and fashion illustrations, to show that art is a process. Speaking of that, here are some links with my other fashion illustration posts:
- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: WATERCOLOUR PENCILS
-IVANA'S FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY
- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: INSPIRED BY COLOURS OF AUTUMN
- A GIRL IN A RED GOWN: FASHION ILLUSTRATION OF THE DAY
-CUSTOMIZING A NOTEBOOK WITH A FASHION ILLUSTRATION
- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: ILLUSTRATING A BLACK DRESS FROM DOLCE & GABBANA COLLECTION
- 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FASHION ILLUSTRATION SKILLS
- HOW TO CREATE A 3D FASHION ILLUSTRATION DRESS WITH DRY FLOWERS?



As always,thank you for stopping by and/or reading and commenting. Tell me how do you like these fashion illustration and paintings? 

Comments

  1. Que bonitas fotos! Estás preciosa! Feliz día! 🤗🤗🤗

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  2. I'm always in awe of your art. Stunning. I love it.
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  3. I love the pops of bright colors used. The eyes you create are wonderful! With a face showing emotion, I feel like that is the subject of the painting. The step by step process is cool to see Ivana.

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    1. thank you, I always enjoying seeing wip paintings too, it is fun to see the process.

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  4. I like much your fashion illustrations- so many great color combinations. I ams ure you put a lot of work in them xx

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  5. You definitely have a distinctive style which is only progressing. I would suggest to maybe look more into French fashion art (prolonged figures with thin silhouettes). I think you can find a lot of inspo there. Hope it helps :)

    Radka

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  6. Ultimamente Ivana, stai usando molto i colori accesi e a contrasto ed è una cosa che a me personalmente piace moltissimo!
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  7. I always enjoy when you showcase your artwork especially since you're always treating us with a little behind the scenes on your creative process. These are all lovely and the vibrant colors you've used certainly reflect the vibrance of summer. It's great that you were able to find watercolor pencils that are sustainable. The watercolor pencils look like they have a softer quality than regular colored pencils. I agree that we have to constantly work at developing our skills when it comes to any creative pursuits.

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  8. Super belli i tuoi disegni e mi piace tantissimo anche la tuta gialla che indossi!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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    1. grazie, questa tuta e' anche molto comoda.

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  9. I just love your talent with art, Ivana. Especially when you add in real flowers/jewelry etc....
    It shows such creativity!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  10. You are always trying different things with your art and it's great to see you being so creative! I like when you add in other thinks too like the jewellery and the flowers! :)

    Thought your fun yellow jumpsuit was a dress at first too! So pretty on you :)

    Hope that your weekend is off to a good start :) We are taking the kids to the movies today!


    Away From Blue

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  11. What a cool process! Very interesting. Easier I think then using traditional watercolors. I love your use of color. And I love the mixed real world media too!

    Allie of
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  12. Lovely illustrations, I love the vivid colours of the flowers!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  13. love this beautiful art and you look gorgeous in yellow

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  14. Обожаю розы! И платья! Но, чаще всего ношу джинсы и футболки они более удобные )))

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  15. I wish I had even a fraction of your talent, Ivana. And your energy. On top of everything else you achieve in your daily life, I'm always amazed at the number of books you managed to read. And then you also manage to create these fabulous watercolour paintings. Even as a non-artist, I love having a glimpse into your creative process, and the end result is certainly fabulous. My favourite is the lady holding the bouquet of flowers. Those colours are simply amazing. And last but not least, I just love, love, love that cute jumpsuit you are wearing! Having a wonderful weekend, Ivana! xxx

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    1. thank you dear, I'm happy you enjoyed behind the scenes look.😀

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  16. Such a cute summer look dear! Love the color for the season.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  17. Ocarana sam, predivno ilustrujes Ivanice. Dugo nisam svratila na tvoj blog zbog manjka slobodnog vremena i vidim da sam puno lepih postova propustila.
    Ljubim te punooo

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  18. Your drawings are gorgeous! Thank you for showing us the process, I'm always interested in seeing how artists work come together.

    Mai
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  19. Part of me enjoys your artwork and another part of me is wishing that I have your skills and talent. You are as talented as always. Love your yellow romper btw :)

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  20. Hi Ivana! your illustrations are pretty and the outfits are the bomb! :) Anyway, thank you for sharing your story. I really appreciate :) I'm trying my best to prevent further damage. I also don't know what causes this :(

    I didn't know that you have scoliosis! Definitely not visible or obvious in your photos. Thanks also for letting me know that there are some ballet exercises that might be bad for scoliosis so I am now very eager to get my bones checked up!

    Have a wonderful week, Ivana! :)


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  21. Your fashion illustrations are so fantastic!
    Those women in your paintings look that they knows theirselves.
    It is the same as important things you are talking always.
    Thank you for sharing how to paint!!

    akiko
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  22. A lovely colourful post! Both your art and your fabulous yellow jumpsuit just shout summer! x

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  23. hello Ivana
    Ivana your illustrations are wonderful just like your yellow jumpsuit!!
    xoxo

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  24. Ivana, your art is very beautuful. I love the details and the red flowers.
    kisses
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