Crysanthemum Eyes by Georgie St Clair | Illustration using pencil and real flowers

New Portfolio Illustration: Crysanthemum Eyes

Crysanthemum Eyes by Georgie St Clair | Illustration using pencil and real flowersHow was your weekend? Good I hope?

I had a mega breakthrough last week with my illustration technique. For a while now I’ve been trying to merge my photography and illustration more seamlessly. This basically has meant improving my photography skills.
After a wonderful (and rare) morning on my own, last Tuesday, it finally happened – my Eureka moment.

This is my latest fashion inspired portrait illustration using the new technique. The idea is you DON’T see how it’s done!

Another new technique within this portrait illustration is applying paint directly to the drawing. I’ve been too afraid to do this in the past, adding texture via Photoshop where I’ve had more control.  Again last week, I had a bit of a breakthrough and thought, “what the heck, go for it Georgie!” and it’s paid off.

Just generally, thanks to Instagram I’ve been splashing watercolour and acrylic paint around very freely, which has helped me practice my painting technique and just be more experimental. I’ve been sharing these experiments with the Instagram community and making some lovely discoveries as a result. I’m even getting some scarves printed with these artistic experiments via my new collaboration with Shop Vida.

You can see the work in progress shots from this portrait illustration in my latest Steller story.

Also if you like the colour palette for this illustration, check out the moodboard I created for ‘Crysanthemum Eyes’.

And finally…

Floral Hues, Crysanthemum palette from Design Seeds | Image by Georgie St ClairI was rather pleased with the close-up shot I took of the Crysanthemum and submitted it to #seedscolor, the Design Seeds hashtag. I was even more delighted when Jessica, from Design Seeds made it into a beautiful colour palette. Thanks again Jessica!



Have an inspired day

Georgie x

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