ART UPDATE: MARKER ILLUSTRATIONS WITH SOME DIGITAL RETOUCHING

 Hello there! This post is going to be super short because I'm feeling depressed and tired, probably because of all the art projects I'm currently working on. I'm probably spending too much time drawing these days for I cannot see another reason why my energy levels are so low. Anyhow, today I'll just show you a couple of illustration I did (in different versions). So, let's start the one I'm most satisfied with. Bellow you can see how I illustrated a girl sitting on her balcony in an urban setting. After I finished the original illustration, I painted it digitally in Paint 3D in two main ways: one was colouring and working with the original colours and the other was by turning it black and white and then colouring it from the beginning. I ended up with five or six different version and I really cannot pick a favourite, they are all interesting in their own way. I also love that this illustration just came straight out of my head, without any planning or thought.  I just started drawing a cute outfit consisting out of a furry dress and high heeled boots and somehow all the other stuff just appeared on paper as well. I like how this 'Girl in the City' illustration is melancholic but also kind of optimistic at the same time, especially with added light effects. We need a bit of optimism now. Scroll down to see and read more.

A CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY: A GIRL SITTING ON HER BALCONY 

THE ORIGINAL MARKER ILLUSTRATIONS WITHOUT ANY RETOUCHING: 


MORE MARKER ILLUSTRATIONS, FASHION SKETCHES AND PORTRAIT PRACTICE- I'm currently making some new fashion templates for myself to use, trying to find and illustrate poses that are not so common, just to keep things interesting. While I was working on the pose, I also illustrated some clothes- why let paper go to waste? I also sketches some faces really quick. I also illustrated one girl walking with a bouquet of flowers- that's a recurring theme in my illustrations now that I think of it.



FASHION ILLUSTRATOR AT WORK- ART IN THE MAKING
Bellow is an illustration I'm still working on. I had this idea to draw an illustrator at work so I draw a quick version with markers and then I coloured it digitally. I already have five or six different versions of this idea. I'll show them all some other time. Who knows what will be the final version? 
Thank you for stopping by and reading. Have a nice day! Happy Sunday!

Comments

  1. I'm sorry you're not feeling at your best Ivana. I was having those same feelings recently and even shared it on Instagram.
    I needed to take a break.
    Sending lots of hugs!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
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    1. Yes, sometimes we need a break. I might need a break from my art soon.

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  2. Oh wow these are amazing and loving the digital touch ups :-D Hope you feel better soon and take care :-D

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  3. Nice work. Sorry you're blue. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. These are gorgeous illustrations. My very favorite is the first one, love the the colors you used and the christmas tree is so pretty. Sorry you are feeling down right now, know you are not alone, 2020 has been a horrible year and a lot of people right now are very depressed. Hope you have a beautiful day :)

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    1. Thank you Maria. Yes, it has been a hard year for many.

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  5. Sorry you are not feeling at your best.
    I love the furry dress! It loooks brilliant in the digital version- plus I really like the shining Christmas tree!

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  6. Sorry to hear you have been feeling so down lately - I hope that you get to rest up and you feel better soon! These are lovely illustrations and it's great to see you have fun with them and try different version! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  7. Eres muy habil me gusta como imprimes esa melacolia en tus bocetos . Me encantaron los últimos te mando un beso

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  8. Beautiful! Sending you lots of love and positive energy. Hope you feel better soon!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  9. Your fashion illustrations are really beautiful, Ivana!
    I am excited to know your techniques! Thank you for sharing always:)
    Those fur coats and boots are so gorgeous for Christmas<3

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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    1. Thank you Akiko. My husband says that the first illustration makes him think of you.

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  10. Love these so much. So incredible to see...

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  11. Oh I'm sorry to hear that. Take your rest and try to enjoy this time of the year!

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  12. que bonito te ha quedado, sigue disfrutando, felices fiestas

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  13. Merry Christmas!

    I hope that you will feel better soon. Sending hugs xx

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  15. You have been so busy. Definitely take a well earned break. Some very brilliant art pieces.

    Stay well. Stay strong. I feel this week is taking a toll on me just getting ready for the holiday. Plus having to do extra hours at work.

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  16. Your illustrations are always amazing and I love the digital retouching!
    So sorry to hear you are feeling down - hopefully a break over the holiday season will help to make you feel better
    Julia x
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  17. Lovely illustrations.

    Happy Holidays!

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  18. Mi dispiace tanto che ti senti giù, Ivana. Proprio in questi giorni di festa, tra l'altro, quando dovresti essere ancora più contenta del solito....
    Magari devi solo prenderti una pausa e svagarti un pò: lascia perdere il disegno per qualche giorno e fai altro, può darsi che tutto quello che ti serva sia solo un pò di cambiamento, no? :)
    Comunque mi fa sempre piacere vedere le tue illustrazioni, stavolta la prima è la mia preferita, mi piacciono molto soprattutto i colori!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  19. Mi piace come hai editato queste bellissime illustrazioni, questi tocchi di colori vibranti sono davvero eye-catching!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  20. I'm so sorry that you are not feeling well!! I feel the same way!! Hope all this art inspire you and you feel better doing this beautiful art pieces!! I wish all the best for you and your family in this terrible year!!
    xoxo

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  21. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Ivana. Please be careful not to run yourself down. Everybody needs a break now and again, even from things they basically enjoy doing.
    The girl sitting on her balcony is my favourite here. Doesn't she look snug in her furry dress!
    I'm loving the girl with the bouquet of flowers too, and that final, digitally retouched one!
    I hope your week is going well, and that you'll be able to rest up a bit in the run-up to Christmas. xxx

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    1. Thank you, I'm quite happy with the girl on the balcony.

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  22. Prije svega, razumijem to što se osjećaš depresivno i što si pod stresom i to je okej. Svi prolazimo kroz te faze i sve će biti dobro na kraju. Što se posta tiče, sjajan je. Ilustracija je genijalna. ❤️

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  23. Hello Ivana, I had a blog break last week, because my mother died at 94. Yesterday I started a posting with an obituary for her and many photos from her eventful life. I probably won't post any more this year. That's why I'll get in touch with you here NOW. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a good start to a year that hopefully will be better than 2020 in many ways!
    Your illustrations look great, dearest Ivana. My favourite ist the one with the text "Merry Christmas".
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/12/farewell-hildekind.html

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  24. I love all these illustrations. I always enjoy your art posts so thank you for sharing them.

    I hope you get your energy levels back in time to enjoy the holidays!

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  25. Sounds like you might have burned yourself out on your art - even doing something you love can be taking emotionally, and all good art takes an expenditure of emotional energy to do. You need to rest and relax and recover!

    I love your drawings - they have such great movement to them.

    Take care of yourself, my dear friend!

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    1. Yes, I think you're right. Sometimes we need to take a break from creative projects no matter how much we enjoy them.

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  26. Jako lijepi crteži, ilustracije su za desetku, sviđa mi se sa rozim i žutim bojama baš se lijepo sve uklapa!

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  27. Wonderful, Ivana and it's lovely to always see your progess in your artworks. I wish you rest and peace to be able to enjoy the beauty of this Advent season. Hopefully you will find joy to lift your spirits soon, darling!
    Madison
    FASHION TALES

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  28. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year in advance
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  29. I'm sorry you're feeling down at the moment, Ivana. Your art has really brightened my spirits this morning, the colours are wonderful.
    I hope that you feel more "you" soon! xxx

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  30. These are such a cute and happy pictures, I love all the colours <3

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  31. You are so creative, babe!

    I'm sorry you're feeling down- sending you all the good vibes and holiday wishes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. Really love these fancy outfits they're wearing. So pretty!
    Have the happiest of holidays Ivana!

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  33. Jako mi je žao što se osjećaš umorno i depresivno ovih dana. Iako su tvoji crteži iilustracije predivni trebaš misliti i na sebe i uzeti vrijeme i za sebe i uživanje u ovom dobu godine. Želim tebi i tvojoj obitelji sretan Božić.

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