FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: LBD AND VINTAGE VIBES

Time for another fashion illustration post. This time I'm sharing a mixed print illustration based on one of my recently worn outfits. I finally bought some art supplies: two sketching blocks. As you may remember, I relied mostly on digital art in the past few months. I hardly ever left the island and there aren't that many art supply shops here. However, recently I had to go to Split for medical check ups and picked up the above mentioned blocks. If art is you hobby, it is a good idea to have a sketching block at hand because we're all pressed for time and you have to catch sketching opportunities when you can. Anyhow, I sketched this look with a ballpoint pen during my catamaran ride and I coloured it with watercolour pencils later on. I used Staedtler  Noris aquarell 144 10  watercolour pencils (not sponsored). I've had these watercolour pencils for about a year now and I'm quite happy with them. You can see the first fashion illustration I made with them here
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THE MAKING OF A FASHION ILLUSTRATION- MIXED MEDIA ART
I made a little collage in an effort to show you the making of this mixed media fashion illustration. I drew this illustration in an elongated style, something often used in fashion illustration. It is basically an illustration style where body dimensions are ten or more times the size of a head, instead of normal eight times.  So, if you want to draw a realistic fashion illustration that is anatomically correct, you should use eight heads as a measure. If you're going for an elongated style, then it is more than eight. Personally, I don't have a preference, I draw in all kinds of styles. Those of you that follow my blog know I've tried all sorts of style when it comes to fashion illustration.  I have all artistic freedom that I want since I'm doing it primarily for myself. Back to the subject of this particular fashion illustration. As you can see, I first sketch it with a ballpoint pen and then I coloured it with watercolour pencils. Finally, I applied water and finished the fashion illustration. I added so much watercolours that you can hardly see the ballpoint sketch, not my initial intention but I was happy to be working with watercolour pencils again so I let myself draw and paint freely. That would be the story of this fashion illustration. 
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THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT & HOW I WORE IT BEFORE
This was such a fun and comfortable outfit to wear. I've been wearing all of these items pretty often since the summer started and I think they look just lovely paired together. No wonder I felt like illustrating this look. Now, I'm going link up these clothing items for more inspiration.
THE PETER PAN PUFFED SLEEVED STRIPED SHIRT- This is honestly one of my most treasured items. It has the most flattering cut ever and makes my waist so defined. Anyhow, I finally research the label (the brand is Yessica, C&A) and confirmed it was a vintage piece. From what I found online, the label's logo design suggests the eighties. That would have been my guess as well, but I tend to be lazy when it comes to actual research.  Most vintage items I own are inherited so I typically just ask about their history. I blogged about 8 ways to wear this puffed sleeve shirt so check that out.
THE BLACK A-LINE DRESS-  This dress was gifted to me. You can see how I wore it here , here , here here and here.
THE VINTAGE MINI BAG- A friend of mine bought me this dress in a vintage shop in Zagreb and I can never get tired of it. See how I styled it before here and here
THE STARTAS SNEAKERS- This iconic Croatian brand makes amazing sneakers. I often wear them with sneakers. In this post alone, you can see eight ways to style Startas sneakers with dresses. 
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FASHION ILLUSTRATION LINKS THAT YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL
My last post in the fashion illustration category was last week. If you like this fashion illustration and would like to see more, you have a look these similar posts: DIGITAL RETOUCHING WITH PAINT 3D,  LADY IN A LILAC DRESS and BALL PAINT FASHION ILLUSTRATION. Moreover, you're more than welcome welcome to visit my previous Friday Fashion Illustration Posts:- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: WATERCOLOUR PENCILS -IVANA'S FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAYFASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: INSPIRED BY COLOURS OF AUTUMNA GIRL IN A RED GOWN: FASHION ILLUSTRATION OF THE DAY-CUSTOMIZING A NOTEBOOK WITH A FASHION ILLUSTRATIONFASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: ILLUSTRATING A BLACK DRESS FROM DOLCE & GABBANA COLLECTION10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FASHION ILLUSTRATION SKILLS- HOW TO CREATE A 3D FASHION ILLUSTRATION DRESS WITH DRY FLOWERS?- FRIDAY FASHION ILLUSTRATION: HAT OBSESSED -FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY INSPIRED BY SUMMER STYLE- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: SUMMER TO AUTUMN TRANSITION- FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: ILLUSTRATED TOTE BAGS-FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: HAT OBSESSED - FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: NEW AUTUMN INSPIRED ART FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: MY INSPIRATIONS
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You can purchase this illustration in form of prints on various products here and here. Thank you for reading and visiting. Have a lovely weekend ahead. Stay safe and well. 

Comments

  1. This is a great outfit, the knotted shirt is a lovely piece of layering and it's great it inspired you to sketch it! :)

    Hope you have a nice weekend planned ahead of you! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you Mica. I love to layer in the summer. It can be a bit of a challenge but it can be done.

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  2. You are so clever with your digital art!! I love it when you duplicate the image- looks so effective.
    That blouse is really pretty and I like how you have worn it here. So nicely styled!

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    1. Thank you Kezzie. Duplicating an image can be fun.

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  3. I love that you draw from real life experience! I am a huge fan of the flare dress hehe. Incorporating your sketches as a mixed-media art is pretty cool! Your outfit is really nicely put together. Great job on other piece :).

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Real life can be a great source of art inspiration.

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  4. This is very interesting illustration 😊

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  5. What a wonderful illustration! Your outfit looks really amazing

    xoxo
    Lovely

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  6. Nice outfit and good drawing! I'd love to read more posts like this!
    Cool Style For Men

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  7. Your talent is unmistakeable.

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  8. Great drawings Ivana, you really are a wonderful artist :-D And nice outfit too :-D

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  9. Ohhh you are so talented! I wish I knew how do draw like this :)

    www.catarinamorais.com

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  10. Bellissimi disegni!
    Mi piace molto l'uso della camicetta insieme al vestito!

    The World Of A Vet
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  11. Hi Ivana, how's the weekend so far? Hope you're enjoying it!

    As usual seeing these posts where you mix photography + fashion at the same time is refreshing and inspiring. I totally agree that a LBD is the perfect piece to have in a wardrobe and there is no necessity to look classic and boring, actually we can take it as a blank canvas to create many things from zero and add tone of combinations.

    Actually I like your interpretation, with a bit of fairy tale inspo adding these shirt, that is classical but has a special detail in the collar, very you and very artistic!

    Pablo
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    1. Thank you. LBD is a great classic piece, I love how you called it a black canvas for us to work on- or rather a black canvas. Lately I've been really inspired by paintings with a darker background.

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  12. I like the elongated style like this Ivana. It makes it more artsy to me. And the outfit is fabulous...those shoes just tickle my fancy.
    XOXO
    Jodie
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  13. I Really Enjoy Popping In - These Illustrations Are Flipping Remarkable - And So Dig That Rock Wall

    Cheers

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  14. Amazing outfit my dear!

    Kisses

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  15. I love your pictures based on your outfits. It turned out great!

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  16. Divna ilustracije i ideja za outfit. Sviđa mi se haljinica i top je presladak. Crna boja se zaista slaže uz sve. Šaljem ti pozdrave iz Neuma, a kada se vratim s mora bit će i kod mene post. ;) pozz!

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  17. I'm loving the silhouette of this outfit, Ivana, the striped blouse worn over the black A-line dress is delightful. No wonder that you used it as the inspiration for one of your fashion illustrations. I love how you're using mixed media but starting from a ballpoint sketch. Learning about the proportions used in fashion illustration was interesting! Wishing you a lovely week ahead, Ivana! xxx

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  18. Yes, Yessica at C&A was around in the 1980s and 1990s and the outfit looks fabulous on you. Love the silhouette and your lovely art! x

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  19. Love your illustrations and how how you gave us tips on what materials and tools to buy to start.
    I do agree that's it's always nice to start now than later. You'll learn on the way!
    As always I love your outfit! That skirt is so cute!
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you:). It is true, we always learn on the way. If I waited for the perfect time, I'd never have made a fraction of things I made.

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  20. I love how you mix and match items that are vintage. The striped shirt is beautiful and the shape of the dress also! It has a great length too. I like how you combined it together with the knptted shirt. The illustrations are very nice and I like your media art with it! Have a lovely week,
    xx Maren

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  21. Lovely illustration! I enjoy the look of the extra-elongated fashion illustrations - they convey so much in just a few pencil strokes. This is a very bold illustration, and I think it works particularly well due to the outfit being very well-balanced. The visually heavy swath of black is balanced by the oversized collar (I'd place that blouse as late 80s, BTW, I remember those!) of the blouse and its eye-catching white accents, which are bookended by the shoes. Those are fantastic runners/sneakers, Ivana. I have never heard of that brand!

    Hope you have a good week, my dear.

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    1. Thank you Sheila. It is possible that it is late eighties.

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  22. What a fun outfit and mixed media piece. I always enjoy when you share how your art comes together as well as how your outfits come together. A great testament to your creativity and commitment to sustainability.

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  23. Amazing outfits, You have very good information about women's fashion. if you want to know something about men's fashion, then you can visit Kidoriman Reviews. Must visit us!!

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  24. I love the outfit and the illustration! You're so talented!

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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