Stretching My Limits…The Fashion Illustration Goes to New Lengths

After a week away from home and from my art supplies, I’m itching to get back to work.  The enforced vacation from creating has been good…in fact, I feel like it’s forced me to look with fresh eyes at my work to-date and see where I want to grow.  The Holy Grail for me is capturing that je ne sais quois element that is embodied in the work of fashion illustrators like Reneé Gruau:

Rene Gruau illustration

and Arturo Elena:

Curly Haired Woman with Perfume Bottle by Arturo Elena

If I had to put my finger on it, I’d say that beyond vibrancy, movement and  life, these illustrations exude GLAMOUR!

With that in mind, I’ve tweaked some proportions and lines in my latest illustration – still in the pencil draft stage.  Here is a sneak peak of a portion of that sketch:

Head shot from Valentine with Rose by Joana Miranda

Curious to see more?  Then come back tomorrow!

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