I just finished my first drawing for Tokyo Fashion Week. This Fashion Week holds a special place in my heart. Back in 2012 my brother, Susie lau (Style Bubble), and I were guest of Tokyo Fashion Week, and it was one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life. This drawing is of a dress from Malamute Fall 2019 Collection. The collection had an elegant and romantic look that I tried to capture with the pose and the lighting. I’ve been working on developing some new drawing techniques where I draw a picture multiple times and then create a composite of them digitally. This picture was 3 drawing and 1 watercolor merged together. I’m really happy with the over all tone of the picture. Let me know what you think. :)
I’ve been working on improving how I render light and shadow. I desperately want to master dynamic lighting, so I thought charcoal on tone paper would be a good place to start. The reference for this picture is from Swedish model Mona Johannesson‘s Instagram. The picture had beautiful contrast, and i tried my best to capture the feeling I had when i first saw the picture. I really learned alot working this one. I hope you like it :) “
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I’m so happy to present my first Inspiration Friday post in seven years. I’m going to start back blogging 3 days a week Monday, Wednesday, Friday. If you are new to the blog, the way Inspiration Friday works is I pick a song that inspires me, then as I’m listening to the song, I find images that feel fit the vibe of song. This post was inspired by Sucre’s new single “Roof” . I hope you are inspired. Let me know what you think. :)
Images Sources: 1. PaoloRoversi Vogue UK June 2009, 2. I couldn’t find the source if you know it comment below, 3. golden nebula from space I couldnt find the source, 4. A still frame from the movie, Russian Ark by Alexander Sokurov, 5. Untitled by Henry Darger, 6. Araki Nobuyoshi’s “Flower Rondeau (Kakyoku)” 1997, 7. The Reclining Boy Leaning on His Elbow painting originally painted by Egon Schiele, 8. Landscapes by Todd Hido 9. Paradise 26 (Bougainville) by THOMAS STRUTH
I did this drawing a few months ago, when I working alot in charcoal. The Drawing is pencil, Charcoal, and white Charcoal on toned paper. The dress is inspired by a christian lacroix dress from his spring 2004 Collection. The picture turned out alot better than I could have hoped. I’m Still learning how to use charcoal, so you will be seeing alot more charcoal drawings in the near future. Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts :-)
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Just a simple sketch of my friend Anabela Belikava. I’ve been trying to improve in the area of drawing light and form so i’ve been doing a lot of little study sketches like this. It’s one of many sketches I did for last months Patreon rewards. I’m really happy with how it turned out. It was done with pencil and some digital color.
Reminder: Two days left to buy the 7 pack of Valentines prints for $35. Also down to our last two “Falling in Love” Limited prints so Direct message me below and let me know if you want one. :) Lastly, Patreon rewards are coming soon in a few days, if your not a patron now is a good today to sign up ;)
I meant to have this illustration done for Valentine’s day, but two years in a row my Valentine’s concept came to me on Valentines day. The main inspiration for this piece came from the 1934 film “It Happened One Night” by one of my all time favorite directors Frank Capra. The movie is one of my family’s favorites. I really wanted to capture that moment when a person realizes that they are falling in love. I had a really clear picture in my head of what I was going for. It ended up taking me 4-6 redraws till I felt like I captured that feeling. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Also I’m creating a limited edition fine art prints of this piece. There will only be 15 prints of this ever made. The Print size is 17 inches by 17 inches and the image size is 15 inches by 15 inches. Every print I will hand embellish. I’m Selling them for $120 with free shipping. Leave a comment if you are interested. I posted a picture of the print below. Let me know what you think :) I love hearing from you.
For this illustration of Tomo Koizumi’s Collection, I pulled inspiration from classic French painter William Adolphe Bouguereau. Combining the two distinct styles was really fun. I’m happy with how it turned out.
I used pencil on animation bond paper, and soft pastel + digital color. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think :)
This Fashion illustration of Rodarte Fall 2019 features Kristin Soley Drab. The drawing is pen and pencil with digital color. I’m going to provide a coloring book version of this illustration on patreon later this month. If you’re not a patron, links to sign up are below. Your support really means alot and helps me out a lot. Hope you are doing great :)
When I saw that Christian Dior‘s Spring 2019 Couture collection was circus themed I couldn’t pass up drawing it. The drawing is Pencil and Pastel, and colored digitally. The inspiration came from vintage circus posters. I hope you enjoy the illustration.
I’m offering a Limited edition print. The Print is 18in by 24in. The edition size is 10, and I’m hand embellishing all 10 prints. There are currently only 9 left. The print is $250 with free shipping. I’m giving all patrons a 10% discount so the print would be $225 for you. :) Message me to reserve your print.