EDM 229_Draw a summer joy

Okay so maybe not......I'm in the middle of the S.hemisphere winter, so no ice cream, cold beer, flip flops, peaches or any of the other wonderful summer joys everybody have been drawing.

So here is my WINTER joy.......wait for it......scarfs!!! I have loads, I wear one every day, I knit them myself. I'm NOT a winter person.....hate being cold, but scarfs take the edge of the suckiest season of the year.

The drawing was coloured in Photoshop.....I had a quiet afternoon at work;)

the pencil drawing.....before I made it purty!



A lace jacket worn by my gran to her wedding (I just changed the colour for the illustration). She and my grandpa eloped so she didn't wear a traditional white full length wedding dress, but a smart little lace dress with this jacket over. I still have the jacket and wear it occasionally:)

The Artist

An illustration done for A Fashionable Challenge. The prompt went something like this; 'This week we're looking at creative types, creative dress sense - eccentric, colourful, crazy or strong statements!'
I found inspiration from one of my favourite artists, Frida Kahlo. I recently bought a book about Frida's clothes called Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress. It is a gorgeous book specifically about her clothes......lots of beautiful full colour photos, showing the amazing colours and detail like weaving, lace and embroidery.


EDM 227_ Draw a Tote Bag

I'm a bit tired of my own bags and wishing I could splash out on a gorgeous new one......for example the fab Eep Bag from Skinny la Minx . It's nice and big with all kinds of nifty pockets on the inside.....perfect for my sketch books, story books, stationery and all the other random stuff I lug around every day.



Flash back to the 80's

Another prompt from A fashionable Challenge, this one was a lot of fun to draw. Fashion in the 80's was so over the top and out there, you can really go crazy when illustrating it. This look was inspired by Madonna's look in Desperately Seeking Susan. I know the clothing in that movie is more black, but for some reason I struggle when colouring some thing black..... it's either to light and ends up looking grey or this to dark and it just looks flat. I also drew a little ra-ra skirt instead of those horrible men's style 80's pants........and I did some white lace tights for fun, although you can't really see the lace pattern on the computer screen. I remember my Barbie doll had a pair of pink lace tights that I loved!!


More Craving

the inspiration

the rough sketches

the final product



When I read this weeks prompt, the first thing that came to mind was cake, then I thought of Marie Antoinette and that led me to all the things that she craved. I suppose she got a lot of the things she craved for......diamonds, shoes, dresses. But I also imagine she craved some things that she could never have... privacy for example. I can't even begin to imagine giving birth in a room so full of people that you pass out from lack of air.


EDM_1 Draw a shoe

My first go at a Every Day Matters challenge and I started right at the beginning. Actually I just really wanted to draw these beautiful shoes. It's not something I'll ever wear. I'll a flip flop or converse sneaker kinda gal, these towering heels terrify me.........but they sure are pretty :) oh yes they are for Louis Vuitton should anybody want to rush to the shops!


College Girl

Done for A fashionable Challenge. My college girl is an art student, if that explains the slightly
eccentric get up. I was lucky enough to go to an art collage after high school and the dress code was very much "everything goes". Some days it felt like you've stumbled into a fancy dress party or a mass escape from the set of Hair...........I LOVED it!!





A while back the Internet was buzzing about a new adaptation of a favorite
Jane Austen novel.....Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Haven't read the book yet, but it looks hilarious. Apparently it is "unladylike" to carry a musket, but when there are zombies roaming the country side moaning for brains I think caution must be thrown to the wind. I loved the idea of Lizzie kicking some zombie butt and was looking for an excuse to draw her ever since. Here she is with the butchers knife and Mr Bennet's musket.