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.
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.
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.
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 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?- 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