Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bows & Braids

I've really wanted to push my illustration skills further, and so at the moment I'm focusing on drawing portraits that have braided hairstyles. Braids are very difficult to draw, but I am really enjoying the challenge! The only way to get better is by tackling the trickier things. This is the first braided hair drawing I have produced, and it took a bit of patience but I really loved working on it.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pretty little old shed

I love when nature overtakes a man made structure like this. The shed resides in the corner of the stunning garden belonging to a house we currently call home. I took this picture after breakfast when I noticed how beautifully the morning sunlight was falling down on it. It's even prettier now the little white jasmine flowers have appeared.


 You know its springtime when the trees start to blossom. I love spring firstly because I love flowers and secondly because it reminds me that summer is on it's way!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Lissy Elle Photography

How amazing is this photography by Lissy Elle? This young lady has such an imagination which translates so wonderfully into her pictures. Checkout the rest of her work, it will have you building forts out of bed sheets and finding a reason to have a tea party.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Pastel Hair Illustrations on Brown Paper

Here is a few works that were part of my final submission for last semester. The theme was pastel hair colour as it has become quite a trend to dye your hair in cotton candy tones. I really liked drawing on the brown paper as the highlights and shadows were both able to show up. Very useful when you're mainly using pastel hues!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A New Kind of Storytelling

I just love this lookbook for Red Valentino for their Fall 2012 collection. The illustrated backgrounds of garden settings are so lovely, and far better than just a plain white backdrop. It is like the model stepped into a storybook to reinvent it as a new narrative about fashion. The clothes are gorgeous! I'd love to wear everything pictured here, particularly the black tulle floral skirt with pink lining pictured in the last image.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Lamp & Roses

There is something about a lamp lit room that is just so warm and inviting. I particularly like the way the light illuminates the embossed wallpaper and creates shadows from the vase of roses. I took this photograph at my husband's Nana's colonial home which is full of vintage pieces from her days of working at an Antique Store. I love to visit, and I must say this is one of my favourite houses for its elegant and classic style.