Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crafty Girls Painting

Hello everyone I just completed a watercolor painting I have called Crafty Girls. I was inspired by a group I occasionally meet with. The girls that go have never met before but love to do arts and crafts. There are girls from all ages that come and share their talents with the group. Every time we get together another girl is able to share snippets of their life story. It reminds me of the movie called How to Make an American Quilt .
If you have never seen this movie before it is definitely a must see.
Took me several days to complete this painting and I'd like to share with you the process of the painting.

In the final illustration, I styled the girlfriends with different outfits I found made by small biz owners/ artisans. Please be sure to visit their websites.
Left to right:
Mohair Boucle Sleeveless Jacket by Warmed by Love
Hand painted blue green vines silk scarf by Silk Scarves Takuyo
Hand knit shawl by Almas Knit Shop
White, Pink,Blue, Purple Yarn Bowl by Hurricane Pottery
Orchid Yarn Bowl by Hurricane Pottery
Moroccan French Handmade Tea Set by Back Bay Pottery
Crimson wave jacket by Petitelibellule
If you love the Crafty Girls illustration please visit theshop for Art prints, Mugs, Totebags with the image on it. Have a great rest of the week! Please feel free to share this blog post with your fellow crafty girls. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Custom Fashion Illustration of the Winner

I  hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Now I am sure everyone is gearing up for the Christmas Holidays. Lots of gift planning going on.

Last month I decided to do a little gift giving myself by doing a custom portrait fashion illustration of a lucky winner. That lucky winner was Stefunny! I contacted her and ask her to send a picture of herself in either the outfit she wanted illustrated or to send me links of items she wanted to be illustrated in. I was sent the following requests.

Moto jacket with fur

Chanel Handbag

Suede Platform Louboutin Boots

Leather pants

Gorgeous Stefunny
And here is my process:

Initial sketch

Watercolor paint added

6*8" custom illustration signed by me

I had so much fun doing this painting. Hope she is happy with the painting.  I must say that she has impeccable taste! I think I will be adding some of these things to my wish list as well! :)

If you are interested in gifting a custom fashion illustration you can go to the shop and order there. Once the illustration is done I can then design notecards (with their name), mugs, tote bag, pillow with the image on it.

Have fun hunting for those Christmas gifts and don't forget to support your artists! :)