Here are some fashion illustrations I did for the Castle Fashion Show programme. Being rather out of practice with fashion illustrations I did a lot of experimentation with pencil, ink, pen and watercolour, but finally settled on using just watercolour. I had to illustrate figures based on the type of clothes that would be modelled on the catwalk - it is definitely a lot trickier drawing figures from the imagination as opposed to copying from a photograph.
I found myself having to rely heavily on the influence of David Downton's work, especially in this drawing of the red ball gown. However, hopefully with more illustrations I can begin to develop more of my own identity. To see a rough layout of the full programme, head over to my talented friend's blog Miyake Design.
I am now working on my entry for Castle Arts Week Exhibition - first prize wins 100 pounds. Wish me luck!
At university I get to go to life drawing sessions every week for the wonderfully cheap price of 2 pounds per one and a half hour session. I haven't drawn nudes since sixth form at school, and a naked man (gasp, horror!) would never have been let into our all-girls Catholic school.