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FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY:A SUMMER DRESS (STAEDTLER PENCIL WATERCOLOURS)

Yesterday I tore myself away from the laptop to make a new fashion illustration. It's been a while since I made my last fashion illustration. I've been spending an insane amount of time behind the screen lately (who ever said blogging is easy, right?) working on new blog posts. At some point yesterday, I decided to get up, grab some watercolour pencils and paint a new fashion illustration. Friday Fashion Illustration is not the most regular feature on my blog, but this summer at least I can try to change that. While I was working on my new fashion illustration, I test drove watercolour pencils from Steadler  brand (not sponsored). It's been ages since I last used watercolour pencils. I'll wait for a bit before I give this brand a detailed review, but for now I can say that I quite liked these pencil watercolours. So far so good, you might say. Steadler brand claims to be sustainable and  sustainability is important to me. It is something that applies to every aspect of my life, not just clothes and I do think of sustainability when I do art and crafts. I often use recycled materials when I make art (feel free check out my posts about painting with make up). Moreover, when it is possible, I will opt for sustainable art brands. Do you have any 'green' or sustainable tips to share?



 MAKING OF A FASHION ILLUSTRATION: A GIRL IN A RED DRESS
 (MEDIUM WATERCOLOUR PENCILS ON MIXED MEDIA PAPER)
 So, I decided to make a new fashion illustration. I looked  for inspiration at home, that is among my own fashion illustration collection. I've been making fashion illustrations for years now, so as you can imagine I have quite a collection. I wanted to work without a reference, so I basically drew a dress from my head. I illustrated a summer red dress without thinking too much. However, for the figure itself, I decided to look for some inspiration. I remembered a pencil drawing of runaway look from  Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer 2019 collection I did last spring, so that's what where my 'figure' inspiration came from. It is fun to try something different, not the classical fashion illustration figure.

SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON: MY PENCILS DRAWING OF ZUHAIR MURAD'S DRESS VS. MY OWN DESIGN
USING WATERCOLOUR PENCILS FOR A FASHION ILLUSTRATION: THE PROCESS
I wasn't sure about how to go about using watercolour pencils so I decided to just draw the fashion illustration and then use a brush only when the illustration was already drawn. That is what I did, I applied the water with the brush only when I finished drawing with watercolour illustration. The whole process was easier than I thought it would be. Sure, I'll work on the technique some more and try out new ways of using watercolour pencils but this first try went pretty well.  I took quite a few photographs while drawing this fashion illustration, so that I can put together a self-explanatory collage for you (just in case you're interested in the drawing process). As you can see, I started with a general outline and then I filled out the details with the watercolour pencils colours of my choice.
 Bellow you can have a look at the two collages I prepared and  see:
 a) a collage showing the drawing process,
b) a collage comparison of the fashion illustration before and after applying water.

THE END RESULT AND THE REDBUBBLE PRINTS

All in all, I'm happy with how this fashion illustration turned out. I liked it so much, I decided to make it available as a print in my Redbubble shop where you can find it on 57 different products (home accessories, clocks, clothes and more).  Now that I remembered  that I still have a Redbubble shop, I'll probably be uploading new work there some times soon. I like how fashion illustration prints look on products. I might even order one sticker for myself, they are so cute. I once ordered a tote bag with a fashion illustration from my redbubble shop and I liked it. I eventually gave it to my aunt because she liked it a lot but I will probably order another one in the future. These kind of shops are ideal for lovers of art or prints because they allow you to order arty products.
FASHION LADY IN RED REDBUBBLE PRODUCTS COLLAGE
AVAILABLE IN MY REDBUBBLE SHOP IVANA KADA

A RED A-LINE DRESS WITH A FASHION ILLUSTRATION PRINT

MY OUTFIT OF THE DAY 
(FEATURING A FRINGED DIY NECKLACE 
THAT CAN ALSO BE WORN AS A HAIR ACCESSORY)
I've had this lovely wrap dress for a while and the pink heels aren't new either, but there is something new about this outfit and it's an item I made myself. Today's outfit is centered around one accessory. Remember how I told you that I made a couple of necklaces from recycled materials while I was on island Hvar? Well, it turns out that these necklaces can be worn as hair accessories as well.  Most of the pieces I make and design can be worn as hair accessories. Sometimes I design them this way and sometimes it is an afterthought. At any rate, I do enjoy creating jewellery that can be worn in more ways than one. Hair accessories are always a fun thing to do. With a bit of creative thinking, you can wear a lot of your jewellery items as hair accessories. Anything from brooches to necklaces can make for a fun hair accessory. Give it a try sometimes! You can see some of the necklaces I designed in the past here, here and here. 

 As always, thank you for visiting and commenting. Let me know what you think of my new art. I will be joining the Nancy's Fancy Friday Linkup with this look!

Comments

  1. That's such a nice artwork! Looks amazing.
    Adi xx | www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  2. I love this design Ivana. Unique and beautiful. The ruffles add an extra femininity. The Red Bubble items look great with it! The necklace is so fun as a headpiece.

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    1. thank you so much!I love to experiment with necklaces.

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  3. Oh wow I had not heard of water color pencils! What a cool idea. I love both your illos! Your design is fun! How do you like Red Bubble? I use Society 6 and I find it kind of waste of time. It uses YT style algorithms so it is basically useless for 97% of the artists on the site.

    Allie of
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    1. I think of Redbubble in the same way, mostly it's a waste of time but sometimes I like to do it for fun and I might order some products for myself and for others as gifts. It is almost impossible to get noticed on these kinds of sites, so for 97 percent of people it will be a waste of time.

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  4. Ma che bella questa illustrazione, come sempre d'altra parte. Mi piace molto il tocco di rosso contro l'azzurro nella stampa!
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  5. Amazing design!!

    You have a great taste in fashion :)

    Happy week end

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  6. Beautiful design as always Ivana!

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  7. I love the style of the red dress. Something I would definitely wear. It turned out beautiful!

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  8. Your fashion illustrations are always beautiful and this one is no exception.

    I didn't know there was such a thing as watercolor pencils. They sound like they would be so much fun to use. Many years ago I used to paint in watercolors, maybe I should try picking some up again. you always inspire me with how creative you are.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. thank you Kathrin. Yes, watercolour pencils are really cool. I got some years ago and made one drawing...and now I tried my hands at these ones.

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  9. You are fantastic at the fashion illustrations. 👏🏼 Also i absolutely love the pink heels you are wearing, stunning 😍

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  10. Your newest fashion illustration is great and lovely <3
    I really love different items from it, in particular the bed cover sheets!
    Your water pencil from Steadtler looks so good.
    I am big fun of Steadtler products, but I haven't never try yours.
    Thank you for sharing <3

    akiko

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  11. awesome article.
    thanks for sharing and have a nice day :)

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  12. Gorgeous illustration, you are so creative!
    I also like the idea of wearing necklace in such way and the combination of dress and heels, you look so lovely!
    Have a wonderful weekend!:)

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  13. Love your gorgeous design and illustrations! The dress you are wearing is so pretty too.

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  14. I love your designs Ivana. It looks so amazing.

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  15. Watercolor pencils? I love that idea! And I love the end result - what a neat little red dress! That blue dress is gorgeous on you and I love the pink heels you've paired with it. The necklace/hair accessory is lovely - I can't even imagine how one would go about designing something that would work as both. You have real talent!

    Ruth
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  16. Dear Ivana, I know what you mean: Blogging can be really time-consuming :) I think you took the right decision to leave your screen and instead making this wonderful fashion illustration. I think the pencils you used brought out the perfect result and the underline again your creativity. I see you are happy with the result, I like it, too! And also your look of today is fantastic, including the DIY necklace/headband. Have a wonderful weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thank you Rena. I'm glad you liked both the art and the DIY piece. Have a great Sunday!

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    2. You can be so proud of you how skilled and creative you are! Have a great rest of the week!

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  17. I love seeing your illustrations develop, Ivana! Exciting for you! I adore this outfit on you by the way - the length of the dress works perfectly with your tall frame... and of course those lovely stilettos! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend :)

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  18. Wow! I love your drawings so much ! You paint beautifully!
    Continue in the same vein)
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  19. Esa camiseta es preciosa, pero tus zapatos son divinos! ❤️❤️❤️ Siempre tan guapa y preciosa! Me alegro verte por mi blog! Feliz día! 🤗🤗🤗

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  20. You are so talented and creative. The dress is so cute. I will like that art on a black oversized tee.
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  21. You are so talented. ❤️

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  22. Post mi se jako dopada, kao i ishod i kako je sve na kraju ispalo. Vidi se da imaš talenta i oduševljena sam. Samo nastavi da napreduješ i da radiš ovo. Super post. <3

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  23. Come sempre così creativa, mi piacciono i colori di questa illustrazione!
    Ma quanto è divertente quella frangia per i capelli, tutte tu le idee più originali!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  24. I would die to see your designs come to life my dear. Art is always good for the soul. I love those outfits in your art so much. I am also into watercolor painting but I'm more into sceneries hehehe Love ot see more of your works. Wishing you a happy week my dear Ivana!

    love lots,
    Tin
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    1. thank you! Maybe some day I'll have the budget to make it happen.

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  25. Nice selection! I wish you happy new week! x

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  26. Your new illustration looks beautiful! I love that you drew the dress from your own mind and I really enjoyed seeing your drawing process. It's so cool that you can put the illustration on different products! It looks really good as a tote bag and clock. And the necklace looks lovely as a hair accessory! I never thought of doing that before so thank you for the idea.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad I gave you a new idea. Necklaces can be worn a variety of ways, I sometimes style them as bracelets.

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  27. The red is really striking! I really like the way you have painted (well coloured and then painted!) this outfit. It looks really beautiful. I do worry that she may have a wardrobe malfunction at some point- the top is very skimpy but in your picture, she is safe!!!
    Your fringed necklace is clever and I liked it as a hair accessory! Clever!

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    1. yes, in the illustration at least she is safe. It is not a very practical design, I grant you that. I imagined it as something more suitable for runaway and models than for every day life. I'm glad you like the fringed necklace, it's a recycled piece.

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  28. Such gorgeous illustrations. I love the red and how much flare and uniqueness you gave it with the shape!

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  29. You look lovely Ivana and I like the fun hair accessory/DIY fringe piece as well. It's always great to play around with art and see where it takes you. Enjoy the new week. /Madison

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  30. Thanks a lot :D

    you rock my friend!!!! this is amazing!

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  31. What a nice ilustration and designs!
    Kisses

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  32. Your dress is beautiful and I really love the illustrations. Gosh I haven't drawn anything in years lol.
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  33. Hi,
    Yes, I follow you :)

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  34. me encanta tu vestido
    Te queda ideal
    Un besito

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  35. Wow, it's so great to see your another drawing outfit- I consider that you are very talented in this direction. Well done with this all products :-)

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  36. И откуда только ты берёшь столько вдохновения и новых идей?! Я очень люблю рассматривать твои рисунки ))

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  37. I loved your illustration and I loved your photos, beautiful! <3

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  38. Yes blogging does seem to involve quite a bit of time behind the computer doesn't it. It's good you were able to find some time away from the screen to work on this illustration which is lovely. I always enjoy seeing the process behind your artwork.

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    1. thank you, I typicallly enjoy seeing the process too.

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  39. E' sempre bello vedere le tue illustrazioni qui sul blog, Ivana!
    Diventi sempre più brava: in particolare di queste ultime due mi piacciono i visi delle modelle, sono venuti particolarnìmente espressivi!
    Tra i due look però quello che preferisco è quello ispirato a Zuhair Murad, ma solo perchè a me i vestiti color pastello e a fiori piacciono sempre di più!
    bellissima la tecnica a pastelli acquarellabili!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  40. Love the illustration and that you are showing us the creative process as well as the end result. xxx

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  41. I love that you are so creative! Keep up the good work!

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  42. Nothing more relaxing than taking a piece of paper and letting the pencils do their magic. Beautiful design :)

    Lindifique

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  43. Thanks a lot :D

    have a nice day, sweet friend!

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  44. Dearest Ivana, It was a good decision to get rid of your computer for a while and create a fashion illustration again. Your illustration shows a very chic outfit - and the lady looks great on cloth - especially on blankets, I think.
    Hugs my dear,
    Traude
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  45. Red is my favorite color and your illustration is so perfect that I would like to wear that dress this summer. I like how you apply it on different object, you are so talented and creative. I like this kind of posts because I learn so much about illustration from you.

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  46. Hello lovely!! This is gorgeous, always enjoy seeing your illustrations :) I hope you've been well, had a long break from the blog but finally got myself to post again. Really love this outfit, gorgeous :) x

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  47. This is really cool dear! Love it!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  48. Amazing fashion illustration. I also loved the idea of using jewelry pieces as hair accessories. Happy Tuesday Ivana. xx

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  49. I love your drawings, such creativity you have <3

    Btw, I have just discovered your blog and I love it. If you want we can follow each other, let me know by leaving a me comment at www.samanthassnaps.co.uk

    samantha
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    x

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  50. It is fascinating to see your drawings
    in actual clothes and outfits.
    Love this post.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  51. Red dress is very bold :-) You look stunning my dear, I love your pink heels :-)

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  52. You are so talented, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  53. I love seeing your illustrations! You are so talented!

    Tracy
    https://www.findyourdazzle.com

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  54. Wow, you look super beautiful.
    Love your illustration.

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  55. Hi Ivana
    This last weekend and monday I did zero blogging I need to rest, but you have a way to rest much more fun and creative than mine, your ilustration is amazing and all the itens we can do with it!!
    xoox

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  56. Cool! You’re always an inspiration, Ivana!

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  57. Very good!
    You are very talented :)

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  58. Great Work Ivana! I also love your Outfit, amazing!

    lovely Greetings <3

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  59. Very nice drawing and great use it for usable items.

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  60. Thanks a lot :D

    you are amazing

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  61. Loooove your pink shoes Ivana <3

    Serene XO

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  62. Your illustrations are amazing work and it looks so cool in a clock and as a bed spread. I just love the pink shoes you wearing, it goes well with the blue dress Ivana, have a great weekend : ) xo


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  63. Happy Friday mia cara Ivana!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  64. Thanks a lot :D

    have an amazing weekend :D

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  65. Such an excellent post. love your beautiful illustration

    Have a nice day
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  66. Love these beautiful illustrations!! They are so creative and amazing. And the bedding turned out so so cute.

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  67. Very cool dear ♥

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  68. Oh wow! This is really beautiful Ivana! So excited for what's in store for you. Have a lovely weekend :)

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