28 Sep 2011

London Fashion Week

The fashion weeks are here again and I've got to say I've had a very fashionable Autumn so far despite spending most of these glamorous, fashion-filled days working from home in my pajamas and eating breakfast, lunch and dinner all from the same plate (if using a plate at all). All this made possible by a miracle called the Internet.

Next to working on fashion illustrations for Spot On Style, I've also gotten to do some drawing for Amelia's Magazine last week during the London Fashion Weeks. Once again, it was great fun and the crew of Amelia's definitely deserves a bow! Here's from top to bottom: Leutton Postle S/S 2011 and Spijkers en Spijkers S/S 2012

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Tweeting with the writers and waiting for the catwalk pictures to drop in your email straight from the runway is always exciting, but another thing I really like about the Fashion Weeks is the shortness of the deadlines - it really pushes you to make decisions on compositions and such efficiently instead of pottering around and letting ideas rest overnight. And weirdly enough, working till the late hours to get a piece finished by the next morning and listening to odd midnight radio shows is actually one of my favourite things to do.

9 Sep 2011

Spot On Style

Fashion illustrations - goodness, I (mentally) drool over them! So, when Tatiana Blood, a stylist and a friend of mine asked me to create illustrations of that kind for her newly founded company called Spot On Style, I quickly wiped away the (mental) drool and said yes.

The briefing was to create visuals that would communicate a classy, elegant sense of style and make the company's website stand out. Other than that, it was all very open, so I grabbed my pencil and started doodling. Still got a few more illustrations to go, but here's the first one I made for the opening page:


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