Nicola O’Prey proves that you do not need to use all types of color in fashion illustrations to make your work stand out and look magnificent. Nicola takes a slightly different approach to fashion illustration with her shockingly realistic style. Fashion illustration tends to be a bit more free and not have the boundaries that a traditional illustrator would face, Nicola is able to challenge herself and find a perfect style somewhere between the [...]
Who am I looking at? How did you make him come to life? What is it about that illustration that boasts such vivid personality? Atlanta based artist, Matthew Miller‘s fashion illustrations are portraits of real people. He showcases both people he knows in real life and men that he may have passed walking into a coffee shop. You are looking often at a true story about his subject, he lets [...]
Somewhat quiet; somehow ticklish; always in moment–Katie Harnett from the UK sets her characters where they belong. Maybe the woman isn’t all about glits and glamour. Maybe she wants to wear something reminding her of home. She is drawn with a simple touch. The figures are not exaggerated to follow a made-up woman, but in a comfortable way. Set apart from the usual high-contrast fashion illustrations, Harnett roots her colors [...]
With oversized heads and eyebrows resembling those of Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor, Annelie Carlstrom has designed characters that are unmistakably her own. She has done illustrations for many things other than fashion, but it was the fashion pieces from her series “Fashion Tale” that really caught my eye. Some of the pictures feature a very simple and more elegant look with only a touch of color and others were [...]
Fashion and portrait illustrator, Berto Martinez, relates each aspect of his drawing with common interests and corresponding colors. Berto not only does fashion illustrations for his own pleasure, but he has recently worked with Chidy Wayne and Nike on their latest line of Barca clothing based on the current players and Azulgrana colors from the past. Berto has a very contrasting style in his artwork, working with very delicate lines and adding [...]
This past weekend the Phoenix Hotel San Francisco hosted their annual ArtPadSF event , bringing a full weekend of art and entertainment. ArtPadSF is a boutique fair that features up and coming, contemporary artists in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Throughout the four-day event there were live performances, video screenings, panel discussions, and much more. The Phoenix cleared out their hotel rooms, giving each gallery their own space to create [...]
Since I began following Luis Tinoco in 2009 after stumbling upon his illustrations of Orlando Bloom and Agyness Dean in Glamour Magazine Spain he has never failed to impress. Luis Tinoco recently came out with custom illustrations for Benetton’s Spring/Summer 2012 clothing line, with the watercolored images printed on V-Necks and T-Shirts. In the past Luis has worked on children’s books and collaborated with large magazines such as Top Magazine [...]
such as DUNNY, or as tattoos celebrated in International Tattoo Art magazine. The figures are usually adorably bug-eyed beings with a hidden personality, set in realistic places. The unsettling contrast reels us in to look again. I find myself asking the question to the characters: What are you hiding?