Monday, November 30, 2015

Artsy Gift Guide

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog//Artsy Gift guide 1// collage

 I've scrolled the Internet to find some fun gifts for the artsy person in your life. You know what they love but you don't know what to get them especially since they have a lot of art supplies!! Well, some can never have enough and these are great to add to their collection.

1. A pretty sketchbook or art journal

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog- Artsy gift guide pt 1- art journal- Alisa burke
      A sketchbook is essential to capturing and working out ideas as well as practicing new techniques. You can never have enough and might as well make it pretty!

   One of my favorite artists and teachers,Alisa Burke, sells handmade art journals in her store.

   There's all kinds of  sketchbooks on Etsy from leather to fabric coveted and handbound.
    Moleskine makes journals in all sizes so there's always one to fit your needs.

2. Coloring Book
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog-Artsy Gift Guide pt 1 Coloring Book- Keenan Morrison


     Coloring has become one of the most popular past times this year. It's telaxing, fun, and there's constantly new coloring books popping up on Amazon daily. 

3. Color Wheel
Sprinkle on Glitter Blog- Artsy gift guide pt1-color wheel necklace- Anthropologie

     Never wonder if colors compliment each other again with a color wheel necklaceby Anthropologie.

4. Travel Paintbrushes.
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog- Artsy Gift Guide pt 1- travel paint brushes

     These paintbrushes are retracrable, compact and easy to toss in your bag and take anywhere. Pair them with the Koi Watercolor Box for painting on the go.

5. Drawing Books
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog-Artsy Gift Guide pt 1- Drawing books-Anna Kiper

     Learning never ends,  theres a ton of general drawing books to improve your skills or zone in on a specific category like fashion illustration.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Happy Thanksgiving

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."

What are you thankful for this year?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Outfits

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Thanksgiving Outfits// casual// Jean's and a sweater

For a casual thanksgiving pair jeans with riding boots, a soft sweater and a warm scarf. It's comfy, cozy, and classic.
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Thanksgiving Outfits// fancy// highwaisted skirt and tights

This purple, high waisted skirt paired with black tights and heels is perfect for a fancier dinner.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Low Ponytails

It's fast, sophisticated, and classic. A low ponytail can work on any hair texture or face shape and the variations are endless. What's not to love?

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// Low Ponytail// pink bow

Brush you hair, gather it at the nape of yout neck and tie with an elastic holder, pretty bow, or barette and you're good to go!
Sprinkle on Gliter Blog// Low Ponytails// Braid with Blue Ribbon

Sprinkle on glitter Blog// Low Ponytails//sideswept

Monday, November 9, 2015

My Favorite Fashion Illustrators

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// My Favorite Fashion Illistrators/ collage

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

Sprinkle On Glitter blog// My Favorite Fashion Illustrators// Brooke Hagel

1. Brooke Hagel of Brooklit and BrooklitBride
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.

Sprinkle On Glitter blog//My Favorite Fashion Illustrators// Inslee Haynes

2. Inslee Haynes 
I found Inslee Haynes soon after Brooke Hagel. Her illustrations are so whimsical and daydream- like. They have a sophistication to them and I can't get enough.

Sprinkler On Glitter Blog// My Favorite Fashion Illustrators// Paperfashion

3. Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion 
Paperfashion is the glamorous blog of Katie Rodgers' 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..

Sprinkle on Glitter blog// My Favorite Fashion Illustrators// HNicholsIllustration

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.
Sprinkle On Glitter blog// My Favorite Fashion Illustrators// Evelyn Henson

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.

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

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shades of Fall

Happy November! You can now follow me on Pinterest

One of my favorite parts of fall is richness of the colors.  Before I knew how to paint watching the leaves change made me wish I could paint with all sparkling yellows golds and rusty reds. Though there's a chill in the air, the colors can wrap you in warmth like a cozy sweater.

Pantone's 2015 colors are:

Fall Colors- Pantone- Rena Klingenberg

Cadmium Orange and Biscay Bay are the ones that pop out to me. They have a tropical autumn quality to them, don't they? Cadmium Orange has a hint of coral in it and Biscay bay is like turquoise water while the sun sets in the Caribbean. 

Gucci's pre-fall 2015 has some great outfits  using Biscay Bay with Patone's color of the year, Marsala. Along with printed dresses filled with Cadmium Orange.


Do you have a favorite of Pantone's colors this season? Do you plan on using them in your art?