Monday, July 25th, 2016 | Fashion Illustrations, Fashionable DIY & Crafts | No Comments
Somewhere between adorable and beautiful reside those amazing creatures know as “tweens”…
Today I’m featuring another quick tutorial depicting an angelic tween model in an outfit of my own imagination! Her sheer skirt over fuschia leggings presents an interesting painting challenge….let’s begin!
Step 1: Start with a flesh colored watercolor pencil and loosely sketch your figure….
Add some color swatches to create a working palette if you like!
Step 2: Add some facial details with your watercolor pencil…just make light smudges to represent her eyes, mouth and nose!
Step 3: Add light washes of color to create a sheer skirt over leggings…..start with the lightest pink then add more saturated tones of fuschia. Mix a tiny bit of white gouache with the fuschia to create gradual variations in the thickness of the leggings under the skirt. Be very loose and sketchy with this technique to give the illusion of a sheer fabric over opaque leggings.
Step 4: Add details to the skirt with your pencils such as tiny flowers…. then with bolder strokes of a grey or charcoal pencil outline small areas of her skirt such as tiny gathers in the fabric…..
Step 5: Continue to add finer details such as facial features or strands of hair with your pencils….
And your illustration is complete! Enjoy!!
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vintage beauties….a watercolor tutorial
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 | Fashion Illustrations, Fashionable Decor, Fashionable DIY & Crafts, In the Shop | No Comments
Happy Friday, lovelies! Summer weekends inspire watercolor tutorials featuring gorgeous girls of summer like these vintage beauties I found on Pinterest! I encourage you to be experimental and bold with your color choices….let’s begin!
First, using a flesh colored watercolor pencil, create a loose sketch. If you aren’t comfortable drawing freehand trace the figures using a light box or sunny window.
Next, add light washes of watercolor….
Start with neutrals then add pops of blue, turquoise and fuschia where you might normally shade in greys or browns….
Finally, add details with bold strokes of colored pencils….
Have fun with unexpected color combinations!
You will love the result!
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Be Your Own Fashion Artist Coloring Book….Debut!
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 | Coloring Books, Fashionable DIY & Crafts, In the Shop | No Comments
Hot off the presses, my coloring book is here!
Over 100 pages of flowers, lovely ladies, hip accessories and whimsical textile illustrations await your coloring and collaging skills! Each illustration is duplicated three times so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake. Color, collage, create!
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new prints in the shop!
Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Fashion Illustrations, Fashionable Decor, In the Shop | No Comments
Happy Monday! These long hot days of summer have me obsessed with wide brimmed floppy hats and gauzy skirts…
So I’ve created a couple of summery prints just added to Etsy:
and “Girl in a Pale Blue Hat“…….I thought I’d show you images of how these works came to be!
I always start with light flesh watercolor pencil outlining the form…..
Then add washes of watercolor….
Followed by more detailed pencil work….
I have left a lot of the pencil work and under drawing visible in these two prints to give them a vintage yet timeless feeling!
The gauzy skirts flow right off the page….Enjoy!!!Read More »