Fernanda Ly and pink roses are a marriage made in pink heaven. This was done through coloured pencil and watercolour, which is my favourite tools of the trade at the moment.
I love doing beauty illustrations, and I really wanted to do something Summery. What better than do draw a flame-haired Miss with spacebuns and freckles? This one is based on one of Vivienne Westwood’s Spring RTW beauty looks, just with a darker lip. I used Faber-Castell pencils and watercolour for the hair and spattered freckles for this one.
For my first costume design post, I thought that I’d go with a classic. So here’s one of Theadora Van Runkle’s designs for the character of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde from 1967, as well as a little overview of her work on the film and its impact upon fashion. Doesn’t everyone like a beret? I know I do. It’s sad that Bonnie looks so grumpy with life in my sketch but maybe she knows how the film ends.
A new addition to my art supplies collection is the Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 pencil set and I AM SO EXCITED! Here’s a little unboxing post before they’re used, and though they’ll acquire that slightly rustic, loved aesthetic, they won’t look as pristine as they do now.