Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fashion Sketches

Drawing from live models with a time limit is sometimes good and sometimes really bad but sometimes really good. I like it because it makes me just draw and think less.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Inspiration : watercolor scents

Loved this layout. It makes me want to go perfume hunting and collecting vintage glass bottles.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How to do it

I love books.  Anna found this book Fashion Drawing: How to do it at FIT.  Pretty wonderful tips and descriptions on how to draw faces and fashion.

Wonderful examples

My version of front view

3/4 View

Monday, October 12, 2009

Anything + Everything

Who doesn't love a good dose of imagination?  Yay for bunny ears and this architectural design

Keeping my eye on what is going on

Sunday, October 4, 2009

J'adore la couture!

Thank you to the House of Christian Dior for continuing to deliver beauty

This dress from the spring 2010 collection almost makes me want to skip fall this year. ALMOST. 

Plane rides are boring

Thank God for paper, pencils and magazines!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

moving to NYC!

Sorry the blogs have stopped for a bit .... I moved to New York City!

I'm dying for a pair of men's osford inspired flats to walk around the city day and night!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

This one is for mom

Halloween came early for this post. Hello Mr. Skeleton.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The limit to your love

Shoes. need I say more? Inspiration was in this luscious pose.  She makes me want to wear a sequin red jumper. seriously.
Imagine Me: NEON piping with nude leather and wooden platform.
Pose for the project
 ......and don't forget the shoes:
No matter what, heels are always instant chic!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lady in Red

She seems kinda sassy.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Color my mind when I sleep

Watercolors are so fabulous
I love this technique of doing more spontaneous sketches!  I put the water color on the page and then used a pencil to sketch the figure
Yay for experimenting, drawing and friday!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"daydreaming" let's take a trip

Salut! Nous s'appelons Michelle, Coco et Sophie!
So excited these ladies are finished!  Now I want them to jump off the page outfits sewn and finished!

My drawing area sometimes gets crazy when I work on a project... but seriously, this is how I like to work!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

All the single ladies

Starting from scratch with these croquis sketches. Working with legs and arm positions to give sassy attitude. WHAT?!?!?!?! Fashion Week starts this week and I can't wait to see what craziness will be on the runway.

Art is everywhere


I bought a book to read and when I ended up hating it, I started sketching in it instead. ha! It turned out to be a fun project.  So now there are random pieces of art in a not so predictable looking sketchbook.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves"
-viktor frankl
The text ended up being one of my favorite things to play with on the pages 

See Art.

Monday, September 7, 2009

head over feet

I'm not sure if feet or faces are more challenging.

But, oh how i LOVE shoes.  I am lusting after ever bootie this season..... just waiting for the fall season!!  I love the men's walking shoe for ladies.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Life Drawing-I heart vine charcoal

Cool progression starting with blind contours. The one on the left looks alien-like. But its one of my FAVORITE exercises for warming up the hand-eye connection.

This is my favorite sketch. I actually started using different line quality in the right areas.

This sketch involves looking and drawing only the MASS, no lines. This was harder for me. I was trying to draw lines and I needed to focus on shadow and shapes of the model.

And of course, short 1 and 3 minute gesture drawings. MOTION. MOVEMENT. LIFE.

Class was exhausting, but I had a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. I felt like I was one of the masters really studying the figure. (corny and cheesy I know)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Work it.

If you've got it, flaunt it.  I LOVE this girls curl. WOW. the hard part is figuring out how to render it.

Looking through rose colored glasses

Since the face is a focal point I wanted to be sure to convey the right mood.


I discovered that i'm in love with a 6B pencil. 

Sunday, August 30, 2009

late night discovery

I stumbled upon this website before heading to bed and I just couldn't resist.  I thought drawing with a mouse would be soooooo much harder, but SURPRISE! not bad at all...

so after you draw something you get to swap it for something someone else has drawn - which is neat I think.  Clever little title on this one.

Go draw your own here
Good night good night!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just imagine...

I have started on buffing up my portfolio because all it has in it are school projects. Blah.  I am only working on preliminary sketches so far but I wanted to share what i've been working on

I was inspired by a million different things (as always).  I am loving the breton stripe. Think: classic Parisian silhouette with edge.  I wanted these girls to have an attitude but to be comfy.  I love stripes so I wanted to use those for my patterns to mix with tweed, fur and silk. 

sorry about the picture quailty! I promise to start scanning....
Girl 1: Breton Strip top with Harem pants, cowl neck scarf and Awesome bag
Girl 2: Her favorite men's dress shirt with highwaisted tweed pants
Girl 3: Silk dress w/mirco-pleated skirt paired with a striped cardi + belt!
I am unsure of the middle girls outfit.  Imagine her vest like this fabulous furry vest:
 I feel like that makes a difference. But, your comments and suggestions are welcome.  
This may sound weird but I'm excited to draw all the technical flat sketches for these designs! 
It just started raining. Wish I could stay home and draw......