I’m not sure when or how I discovered Jenny Liz Rome’s Fashion Illustration. She’s just always been among some of my favourite fashion illustration hero’s. One of those creatives whose work I look at and I immediately feel excited. Jenny’s work makes me want to pick up a pencil and start drawing.
Her slightly surreal world really appeals to me. Ladies with bird cage and fish bowl heads, queens who wear crowns of flowers and foliage, beauties with bees and birds as hair accessories. Jenny Liz Rome’s Fashion Illustration is just wonderful.
After all of these months of experimenting, I’m seeing my illustration really develop into something I feel rather proud of. Bringing together my Instagram faffing addiction with flowers and my love of drawing faces, this latest fashion inspired portrait illustration I’m sharing today is a culmination of the two.
Fresh Flowers & A Fashion Inspired Portrait Illustration
The image above is the completed sketch before the watercolor paint and fresh flowers are added to the fashion inspired portrait illustration. (more…)
In case you are new to this blog, Friday’s are the day I celebrate another creative who inspires me. I’ve loved a man who stuffs insects for a living, pin-up girls with big hair and shadow dancers made from tea. This week I made a wonderful discovery – Monsieur Plant, aka Christophe Guinet.
Christophe Guinet was born in Paris. He moved between town and country, always keeping in touch with nature. Whilst Christophe was a teenager, he developed a passion for plants, especially the cultivation of orchids: attracted by their exacting needs and rewarded by the beauty and delicacy of their flowers. Later on, his tastes evolved to urban cultures: skating, art, especially street art and fashion. A man after my own heart. (more…)
muOn Saturday I spent the day with @5FTINF aka Philippa Stanton and some other lovely Instagramming ladies, in Brighton. We were participating in a still life photography workshop with the wonderful Philippa.
If you’re not familiar with Philippa’s work, you must take a look at her blog. Phillipa is Synesthetic, meaning she can see sound, taste and smell in shape, colour and texture, which allow her to create unique portraits of people’s voices, food and drink. However, it’s her still life shots of ‘The Table’ that has brought her to the forefront of the Instagram community.
As 5ftinf she has over 380,000 followers on Instagram, largely due to her daily still life shots of ‘The Table’. She highlights ordinary objects, small treasures, garden flowers and cups of tea in artistic compositions drawn from everyday feelings, rather than meanings.
I have featured Philippa Stanton, one of my favourite Instagram artists on this blog before. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to attend her workshop as soon as I found out about it.
The Still Life Photography Workshop
Phillipa shared her still life props with us, collected over the years, many from her childhood and her beloved ‘Granny’ Beryl. Alongside this amazing collection, were a vast array of stunning flowers and foliage…baby’s breath, hydrangeas, eucalyptus leaves… Walking into the hall was a warm visual feast. Coincidentally, a ballet class was taking place elsewhere in the building; beautiful classical music was ringing out…it was really quite special. (more…)
Hello Friday. You’re one of my favourite days and of the week you know. Here I am again, with an inspiration post to brighten up your Friday too, dear reader.
Today, I want to revisit an old favourite of mine. Since rediscovering my paints lurking at the back of my studio and experimenting with my painted flowers, today’s artist has resurfaced in my mind. Cy Twombly (1928 – 2011), Mixed Media Artist, Painter & Sculptor.
Cy Twombly, Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor
I went to an exhibition at the Tate Modern a few years back to see his work which included the massive paintings ‘Quattro Stagioni’ (The Four Seasons). I fell in love that day. Dynamic, even violent in their demeanor but really quite beautiful. Jonathan Jones wrote a really good piece ‘A Man For All Seasons’ in the Guardian, which I recommend if you want to know more about Quattro Stagioni particularly.