Friday, 15 June 2012

Inspiration: Iris Van Herpen

Yesterday I came across this absolutely mind bogglingly
 amazing dress by Iris Van Herpen, called "the cathedral dress".
Reminiscent of an old gothic cathedral, the dress is made out of wood.

I find anything with such incredible detail and symmetrical pattern 
so fascinating from an illustrators point of view.
If I had the patience (and time) I would love to draw this accurately. 
But for now, I have drawn a rougher version. 
I decided to draw it on brown paper to give the feel of the wood 
while highlighting the skin with white chalk.

Watch out for more similar drawings of the Van Herpen couture,
 because I am seriously obsessed with this stuff!


Friday, 1 June 2012

Bluebell...Aida in the dark.

This illustration, that I call "Bluebell", was created as part of a 
recent commission that I did recently for the lovely Victoria Sugden, for her 
Publishing degree at Stirling University.

It was a really great project to work on as I was to illustrate a 
fashion fairy tale!

This illustration was my favourite of all the ones I came up with 
and I was really happy with the way it turned out.
It was based on how a character perceived other people 
in the story and how their true colours show through!

More on the way soon