Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Christian Dior Bar Suit

On February 12, 1947 Christian Dior debuted the New Look where he accentuated the waist, the volume of the hips, and emphasized the bust.

The Bar Suit was glorified by Willy Maywald's famous photograph. It was part of the New Look collection. The Suit was a cream shantung morning coat with rounded tails that closely followed the curves of the bust. The large black pleated skirt gave it a swinging gait that had not been seen before. The suit was part of his manifesto collection to bring back woman's ultra-femininity and opulence.

I was asked to paint this infamous suit for a custom portrait. Below is the portrait done in gouache paints.

Christian Dior's Bar Suit

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Illustration Friday: Smart

Here is my first submission for Illustration Friday. I did this watercolor painting last year but thought it fit in with the theme of Smart.
ART OF CHIC by Ana Maria Sanchez of Amaria Studio

At the time, I was reading Art Inc. by Lisa Cogndon

 and Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso

and the Art of Chic by Miles Redd.

and lastly Power Vs. Force by David R. Hawkins Md., Ph.D.

All the books were amazing and highly inspirational. I would recommend all these books!

Go check out the other entries at Illustration Friday for the theme Smart.