FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: A PEAK INTO MY SKETCHBOOK
My fashion sketches are all about spring and summer vibes. You can see I sketched jumpsuits, skirts, dresses and tops. The colours are lively, there are some lovely red and pinks, blues, purples and greens. Cut out and see through details have started to appear more in my illustrations. Most of these sketches were made during one one (sleepless) night. Insomnia has plagued me this April. Anyhow, I tried to see how long will it take me for a basic outline. It turns out about one to two minutes. The colouring took a bit longer, but most of these were completed within ten minutes.
Sometimes it is good to limit your time and to see what you can draw in a short span of time. Mostly, because that makes you examine your technique. I remember I read it as an art tip somewhere long time ago. I still use it at times when I want to see whether my technique has improved or not. Sometimes the technique changes and I can't really figure out is it for the good or the bad. These things take time. A lot of artists are obsessed with developing their own style but it is something that cannot be forced- and you can have more than one style. Working quickly can teach you something about your styles, make you see what are the things you want to keep even when you don't focus on details. Moreover, when you work in a short span of time, it can be a good way to just get ideas out of your system. It gives you an opportunity to draw things you usually wouldn't. You have seen me share 100 and 50 hour detailed paintings (mostly acrylic on canvas). So, as you can imagine, I haven't been devoting that much time to fashion illustration. However, I still keep it up by sketching when ever I can grab those extra half an hour or ten minutes.
OUTFIT #1: GREETING SPRING WITH BURGUNDY TONES, BECAUSE WHY NOT?The outfit I'm wearing is pretty simple and guess what: once again I shopped my closet. I like to wear burgundy all year around. As a colour burgundy is often associated with Autumn, but I don't feel like giving it away this Spring so I'm continuing to wear it. You can see how I styled this burgundy jacket here and this burgundy bag here. I'm also wearing a blue shirt (here) paired with a light beige pleated skirt (worn here) and Peko boots (here).