After spending the month focusing on fashion it only confirms what I already knew- I love fashion and fashion illustration. I missed it. I produced over 200 illustrations early on in this whole art every day gig, and then I hit a period of just...nothing. I made my daily art and other msc. pieces, but limited fashion illustrations, few and far between. Moving forward, I would like to continue to create these, and I need to learn so much more to improve my skills and my general knowledge base. That will be part of my goals for the rest of 2016 and looking to 2017.
Having said all that, here are my finished pieces from this month, which includes thirty daily pieces, four mixed media pieces and two finished fashion icon portraits. (not pictured, one hundred sixty #AngelDropART paintings and the two portraits of my granny I gifted to my mom and sister);
I got a little ahead of myself and started two side-series, the mixed media pieces and the fashion icon portraits. I lost steam on the mixed media pieces, I was originally intending to create one of those as a companion piece to the daily piece...every...day. I very quickly realized this would be too much and stopped, only to start ANOTHER side series, what I am calling the 'fashion icon' series. I have a list of different designers and iconic people of the fashion world that I would like to depict- I finished two and have four unfinished ones staring me down;
I was really beating myself up about not finishing this side series, I wanted to complete thirty this month and was really disappointed in myself that I didn't meet that goal. However, I am going to put them aside and work on them at some point, either as an on-going project or even as a future monthly series since I already started the research part. Some ideas that I have are focusing on just one or a couple of people each month and really trying to learn more about them and then drawing pieces from their collections if applicable. Just a thought.
I also wanted to post another pic of the final piece in the series, an illustration of Erin Robertson's winning design. Just for fun, I added some 'black light' details!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG