J. Crew National Stripes Day Illustration

J. Crew National Stripes Day Illustration

Hello! Did you know that J.Crew decided to make up their own holiday today? Yes, it’s officially J. Crew #NationalStripesDay and they are have all sorts of fun in their stores.

Want to shop this look?
Illustrated above is the Striped Bell Sleeve Top, Cropped Chambray Pant, the Plaid Knotted Slide and the Dragon Diffusion Small Tote Bag.

A Pretty Face

A Pretty Face

Earlier this year I decided that I didn’t want to just illustrate clothes on hangers I want to illustrate clothes on people! This month I am focusing on faces!
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Here is a page from my sketchbook and a look at my progress. I’m hoping to look back at this some day and see improvement.

I am enrolled in a Skillshare class with Jennifer Lilya called Fashion Illustration: From Client Brief to Beautiful Piece, which I highly recommend. Jennifer takes you through the entire process of receiving a project from a client to its completion. You get to see her at work and her fashion illustration skills blow me away!

For me, one of the best ways to learn is to see a person at work. It’s amazing to see a project unfold and you get to see that in this class.

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Jennifer also has a book out, FASHION ILLUSTRATION ART, which of course I had to buy! (I’ll have to share with you all my fashion illustration books some day.) I have been going through the exercises and just really love working with acrylic in a watercolor way. Yes, she works in acrylics!

I have also been working through the exercises in my copy of HOW TO DO FASHION DRAWING ©1964 by Mary Richards Gibson. My graphic design professor gave me this book and I’m just so touched that she thought of me! (She also gave me a beaver coat, and yes, that’s another story…so many stories to share!) ANYWAY…I love, the illustration style of the 1950s through the 1960s. I want to develop my style off that era.

Back to the drawing board!

xo – Heather

The September Issue

The September Issue

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Summer has come and gone! How did that happen?

I’ve been perusing the September fashion magazine issues and I thought I’d illustrate a few items that stand out to me and that I’m just in love with.

Above are the Gucci boots. I love these boots! Love them. I hope there’s a good knock off out there, because I certainly can’t afford the originals!


 

I illustrated these boots from HARPER’S BAZAAR September 2014, pg. 365 and p. 382.