Sunday, March 27, 2011

Invitation with illustration for fashionshow in Qatar

First thumbnail sketches. Graphite and felt tip on paper. 21,0 x 29,7 cm. 
A friend who lives in Qatar asked me to make an invitation for a fashionshow in Qatar with Dior, Love Moschino, Fornarina etc. First, I wanted to have a girl with casual clothes, but it it didn't felt right, so I changed the outfit. The combination of the man and the child in the middle looked like a 'boring family', so I changed the composition as you can see on the right.

I love the maxi dresses from the D&G woman fashion show summer 2011, so inspired by that I made the dress.

Graphite on paper. 3 cm x 5 cm.
This is a really rough sketch, as you can see. It's actually a little thumbnail sketch, but i've made it bigger. 
 Moschino platform sandals.
I chose these cute heels, because I needed some reference for the girl. 

Clean sketch, graphite on heavy paper. 29,7 x 42 cm. 
The woman is getting the most attention now and I like the way the little girl is looking behind the dress. The wind is blowing off the roses of the dress, so that gives it a little bit of fantasy.
 Graphite on heavy paper and Photoshop. First color combination. 
Graphite and Photoshop. 
Second color combination. I really love it when everything has similar colors, combined with one color that really stands out. 

I needed a nice artcase that I can carry around with me, because I do that everyday.  Then I realised that my friend ( me a very very supercute iron case a LONG time ago. It was always a decorative thing in my room but i've put the shoe stuff out and now it's ready to be my cute artbox!
My favorite art supplies inside my artcase: 
#1: Mechanical pencils. I have 2 from Graphgear 1000 Pentel, I love them. 
#2: Pentel refills, 2B is my favorite. And refills from steadler! They come in different colors and I just want to buy every color now because they are so nice! (watch out: they break easily)
#3: Caran d'Ache 4B 7B 9B for shadows.
#4 Eraser. Right on the top I have a little heartshaped box where I keep my eraser safe. Because it's a sticky one (like clay). If you know the english word, please tell me!
#5: Smudgetool. I just love this tool because you can make very nice shadows with this! It's made of a roll of paper. I've put some tape around it otherwise my eraser is sticking to it.
#6: Ballpoints  in other colors, like red and pink because it gives nice effects to change from time to time. For my black ballpoints Bic is really nice.
#7: Black fineliner from On the run, 0,9, waterproof. It's good to fill larger spaces that needs to be really black and combine it with other material.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fashion illustration Stylescrapbook

Stylescrapbook.Graphite. 21,0 x 29,7 cm, 300dpi. 
Stylescrapbook. Graphite & Photoshop. 21,0 x 29,7 cm, 300dpi.

Andy is a fashionista who owns the blog 
She had a nice pink/red pants on her Facebookprofile picture which I used in this illustration.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sketching & Painting

Close-up Birdcages. 70 cm x 100 cm. Acrylics and oilpaint on canvas.

This is a painting where I'm working on right now. The skelleton kings (that's how I name them) were were painted 2 or 3 years ago, but I didn't know what to do with the background...

I'm learning every day how to solve the background-problems. So I want to make a forest (or something floral) in the background. They hold a keychain full of keys and release all kind of birds from the white birdcages.

Although I have little time for it, I want to paint one hour a day on it!

Oilpaint. Old (Winstor & Newton) versus new (Old Hollandsch). The oilpaint I've got for my 12th birthday I still have! This is a bad sign because I really have to paint more paintings!
I love it.
It gives me a happy feeling and I can paint really quick.

But somehow I always have to find time for this. That's why I have a lot of sketches and drawings.
Flowerqueen. Pencil and red pencil on heavy paper. 21 cm x 29,7 cm.
Maybe this is nice for a big painting later on!