Thursday, November 15, 2018

Express Yourself

Jane Davenport has been invaluable to my journey of learning to draw and paint. I honestly wouldn’t understand faces the way do had I not gotten her books or taken her classes.   

Her classes range from beginner to more advanced and they all offer something valuable.  Her classes have lifetime access and an added bonus to that is when she updates them we get to go along, too.  

My favorite classes of hers are the more technical ones with a lot of meat.  While they are filled with her regular creativity they also stretch my skills and help push me to a new level.   
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Her most recent live-running class, Express Yourself, is just that.  It’s probably her most advanced class because you need to know face drawing basics.  In this class she dives into each facial feature and teaches how to draw them both realistically and whimsically before moving on to the main idea of using facial features to create expressions in our art.  

I was challenged the first time I took this class and was challenged just as much the second time around  . Probably because expressions are so vast and ever changing but also because I decided to use Procreate for this class instead of paint and paper. 

It challenged me because I’m still learning how to use all the features of Procreate and Jane is all about mixed media, there’s no way I’d get by with one brush.  It forced me into trying ones I hadn’t looked at before and to do that I had to let go.  Some pieces came out terrible and some okay.  None of them looked like they would have if I’d use paint and paper but I had fun and I did learn.  I learned more about Procreate brushes. I learned more about creating a realistic face. I learned about setting perfectionism aside and letting things be. 

Have you taken any classes lately? What did you learn from them? 

Monday, November 12, 2018

My Favorite Fashion Illistrators

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As I've learned to sketch I've been inspired by so many artists. These are some of  my favorite illustrators.

1. Brooke Hagel of Brooklit
I've never met her but you could say Brooke Hagel  introduced me to fashion illustration. A few years ago, I was browsing etsy and saw one of her prints. While I clicked through her shop and on to her website I couldn't stop thinking, "I want to do that!"

I started researching fashion illustration and bought a book to give it a try. It wasn't long before I realized drawing figures were a lot harder than it looked and I set it all aside. 

A few years after that I took Alisa Burke's "Doodle Delight" and as I became more 
confident in doodling I got the itch to try fashion illustration again and started re-
following Brooke Hagel. I love how her girls are contemporary yet approachable like a girl everyone wants to be friends with. Follow Brooke on Instagram


2. Inslee Haynes 
I found  soon after Brooke Hagel. Her illustrations are so whimsical and daydream- like. They have a sophistication to them and I can't get enough. Her figures are so loose and fluid, it’s amazing. How is her art so perfect?! Follow Inslee on Instagram


3. Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion 

Paperfashion is the glamorous blog of ' illustrations. I love her creativity and long to have an ounce of it and was thrilled when she released her online class
She offers three short classes showing a few of her techniques on Skillshare..  Her Instagram is filled with stories from her travels around the worlds and the art inspired by her travels. 


I found Holly Nichols  on  instagram and think her illustrations are a breath of fresh air. Especially since she loves to illustrate Elie Saab, one of my favorite dress designers.  Her illustrations are filled with such sass and she has mastered Procreate, inspiring so many to try the app. 


5. Evelyn Henson
Not a fashion illustrator but her art is fun and girly. Her mantra is "A Brightly Decorated Life" and her flower prints to city maps live up to it with the pops of color they add to what's around them. Evelyn’s  art has expanded a ton since she started out painting flowers to  scenes with  captions filled with the cutest puns. Follow Evelyn on Instagram

Do you have a favorite illustrator or artist? What about them inspires you?

Monday, November 5, 2018

10x10 Roundup

When I first heard about the 10x10 challenge it sounded exciting.  Then, I started planning and was unsure of how it would go.   Overall, once I made my list of items it wasn’t too hard to figure out outfits.   
I don’t know if there any many more new outfits that could be put together with only these ten pieces.
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It’s fun for a change here and there but I don’t think I could do it all the time, it’s get boring.   It would  be great for a vacation or a time when there’s limited options and room. 

Have you tried the 10x 10 challenge? What did you think of it?
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

10x10: seven and eight

Since I'm more than half-way through the challenge it’s about time I add a few new pieces! 

For the seventh outfit I grabbed the trusty jeans and added a ruffled short sleeve blouse with wedge sandals. 

Then, with the eighth I took the shorts  and added a 3/4 sleeve length plaid tunic with wedge sandals.