So I'm back form my trip away and getting stuck into my fashion illustrations again (or at least trying to fit it in amongst other work!).
This girl is inspired by a photo from the Sartorialist and this amazing Dolce & Gabanna chilli pepper two piece. I want it! If only I had a spare £1000 lying around! I did manage to get a similar outfit on Etsy from Laundry Day Apparel, which fits like a dream and is perfect for summer!
Recently I went to Paris with my boyfriend, sister and friends and I couldn't resist stopping a Laduree on Champs Elysees! Even the facade of the building is a treat! I especially loved the art nouveau style metal work that you can see in the second picture.
We were blessed with a couple of days of sunshine, but had to endure some rain. Luckily however, on Bastille day, the weather was glorious and we got to watch a concert at the Eiffel Tower and later watch the fireworks in the evening which were spectacular!
Another one of my fabulous fashion illustrations! I'm really enjoying working on figurative illustration again. And I love finding/creating all the different looks for my fashion girlies to wear! I got this outfit from Nasty Gal.
Hopefully I'm going to carry on at the pace at which I've been creating these illustrations so far and keep posting them regularly. I've begun to number them as I'm sure I'll run out of creative names for each one soon enough!
A brand new print is now available on my Etsy store, my illustrated map of Paris!
I created the illustration using watercolours and digital methods. All of the text is handwritten with pen and ink.
Nothing beats the romantic feeling Paris evokes, even if you've never been there but have always dreamed of doing so! I'm lucky enough to be heading there this summer, I can not wait! So expect some snaps of my trip in the near future. I'll be staying in Monmartre, my favourite area!
This week I will be taking part in some events for NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week! This Sunday afternoon I'll be at House of Smith in Newcastle, for the "Clueless Class of 2014" event. You'll find me creating custom fashion illustrations of the attendees in their 90's inspired attire. So if you're in the area, make a date with Cher, Dionne and Tai, put on your best dolly dress and enjoy some fabulous cocktails!
A few weeks ago I created an illustration for the skincare company Ren, for their mother's day promotion of their rose otto bath oil. I got to paint my favourite things, flowers and beauty products, so I was thrilled to be working on this!
Keep you eyes pealed for some more illustrations I have created for Ren, which I will be able to share with you very soon!
I also do recommend their day and night creams for the V-Cense range if anyone is struggling to find a good face cream to stick with, find it here: http://www.renskincare.com/c/facial-skincare_v-cense
Above are a selection of images from my Instagram account which show some of my recent work that you can find in various magazines.
I regularly get to create maps for Fabulous magazine, which I love doing, as I get to learn while I illustrate! Researching the different places beforehand to see what they look like and the general vibe that I want to portray is important in order to get the best outcome.
I also regularly create illustrations for the "How to…" beauty feature in Top Santé, a monthly women's health beauty and wellbeing magazine. Which include a step by step guide to getting the latest beauty looks.
And also, one of my favourites, Sunday Times Stlye magazine's "Can't live without.." feature, for which I illustrate a different beauty product every week.
I have been very busy of late and will be updating EVERYTHING soon with new work, so keep a look out!