Friday, October 26, 2012

Art, Baby

I started the first illustration and called it 'Melancholy Baby' but then when I did the next drawing I realized that I didn't want to use "baby" to refer to a girl or woman.
Its cute, but degrading, I think.

This one is my favorite, I made this the same night that I went to a Reiki workshop. I was feeling the love for sure.
(thank you Angie!)

So I put a comma in to make it more of a statement. Like "Yeah, baby!" I feel better about it now.

I liked drawing the hair on this one.

I originally spelled Melancholy wrong so I whited out with that White-Out tape, what a disaster!
I have to put this in Photoshop this weekend and clean it up.

When I was a kid I was infatuated with Vogue and Glamour magazine and would draw anything and everything from those pages. I wanted to be a fashion illustrator in the worst way.
Once my mother got hold of a Simplicity pattern book, those huge ones that were in the sewing shops, and I had a ball copying the illustrations from that too.
My favorite illustrators were Antonio Lopez

 and Patrick Nagle
So every now and again I get the itch to do a fashion illustration. I can't remember the last time I bought a Vogue magazine but I looked up some Dior Fall couture images online and drew from the photos.  I liked the Givenchy Fall images too but they weren't catwalk photos... just the girls standing there like mannequines.

TGIF and take care!
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Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Your illustrations are just stunning Fran. Your line work makes me green with envy every time talented lady!! xx

Janet said...

Yeah, Baby!! Love your drawings...and the Dior illustration is beautiful.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I loved fashion illustration as a youngy as well... still have great memories of heading to Sydney to see the YSL travelling exhibit... I drew fashion for weeks after that... all these gorgeous gowns and flowing lines... so inspiring... now you are making me want to get back to it xx

Rita said...

I can tell you have done this before. :)
Nice work!
I couldn't see the white out, BTW.

April Cole said...

BEAUTIFUL work, Fran! :]
Always a pleasure, visiting your blog, your thoughts, & your wonderful talents.
Thank you for sharing. ~xx