Posts Tagged ‘fashion illustration’

Why I quit fashion illustration

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Okay!  End of January, almost the end of my trip and FINALLY time to write this post. Step one: Read the following article. But for me, it started long before that.  About two years ago now, I started looking for insight on the blog.  I asked a lot of my friends what they like about […]


Starting August at the end of July

August

  Because it’s a long weekend and I say why the hell not?! I loved this calendar girl so much more before I sketched her background – and I suspect it’s because her background just doesn’t match her all that well.  I struggled a bit with getting that calendar out too mind you – and […]


a mid-summer’s July

July

To quote the white rabbit: “Goodness me!  I’m late I’m late I’m late!” The last two weeks have been unintentionally spent travelling from coast to coast in Canada.  My dad, sister and I ventured out to Regina beach the last weekend in June to spend some time with my mom’s side of the family.  Late […]


February 2015

February

Oh hi.  We survived January!  Made so much more easier for the fact that the temperatures stayed above zero for the better part of the month.  I am so okay with that! So pack your bags.  Time to travel somewhere exotic in your faux fur cap and chelsea boots with skinny jeans and whatever else […]


A new January

January

Good morning!  Happy January the Fourth! New calendar, new year.  There’s always a story behind each month.  Last year I can recall creating a girl in a killer pencil skirt in an office setting, ready to take on the world.  I loved the image, but I remember by the end of January I was like…ugh…bite […]


Sweet November

November

Sorry she’s so late!  She was busy shopping, what can I say? Happy November!


October

October

My birthday month! Looking forward to quieter days and what is left of the warm weather.  Maybe there are still a few days left of sitting out on the front steps in the sunshine to visit with a friend, furry or otherwise.


Sweet, sweet September

September

Finally, finally life can slow down just a little.  I write these words having just returned hours ago from Vancouver following three intense weeks of capoeira which culminated Sunday in receiving my next belt.  I feel good.  I was exhausted and just breaths away from tears most of Saturday evening, but I’ve worked so hard […]


Oops! August!

August

Sorry!  I meant to do it Friday…but then we drove off to BC for the weekend where I was forced to go swimming in the neigbours pool, eat my mother-in-law’s fresh from their garden cooking , and then there was the day at the lake – just awful… Okay I will give it to you […]


Design Darling and the College Prepster

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Happy 4th of July! It seemed only fitting to finally share this illustration today with two of the American bloggers I follow regularly – and they are looking rather patriotic to boot. I actually got to meet these two last year when I went to New York for my early birthday weekend – I was […]


July! and Happy Canada Day

July

Get those bikini’s ready!  Finally Calgary weather forecast is predicting a week of temperatures in the high twenties – meaning I may actually be able to go to work without a sweater over my cute outfit! It’s funny to look at this illustration almost a year after painting it – I was so proud of […]


with grace and gumption…

Hilary

Oh wow I blinked and nearly three weeks went by.  Blog revelations be damned. Actually, this lovely lady fits in nicely.  I’ve asked myself previously what my intent is with these fashion illustrations of mine.  I would not consider myself a ‘fashionista’ of any sort.  I am not looking to give anyone fashion advice.  I […]


Inslee

Inslee

Seeing as the lovely lady who has most inspired my illustration endeavours was married a little over a week ago, I just had to do my best with an illustration of her in her beautiful wedding gown. Congrats Inslee and Anderson!  You made an absolutely stunning bride.    


Then it was May…

May

…and I resolved to return to the blogging world! I’ve been away one full month and this little blog is about to turn 2!  Where does the time go?  April was busy, and great.  We went away for a beach holiday, I got an awesome commission for the second year in a row with the […]


Spring Forward

spring-florals

Hello all!  My apologies for recent absenteeism.  I’ve got a few things on the plate right now! I am very excited to say that I will be working with the Downtown Calgary Association for the second year in a row on their Vitality Awards! At the moment my desk is absolutely covered with sketches, watercolour […]


Spring…is that finally you?

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The weatherman promises it will finally get above zero today.  He’s even gone so far as to say we will see 15 glorious degrees this weekend.  Can you believe it? I am just so tired of my winter boots.  And my big puffy winter coat.  Do you plan your outfits for work the night before? […]


March! March!

March

I was still preoccupied with the idea that I didn’t have anything new scanned to post and I almost forgot it’s a new calendar month!  This sketch was born of a myriad of things.  A cute image of a girl in a toque, an impossibly skinny model in slightly ridiculous but cute boots, and the […]


Suck it, January!

February

  I know, I know.  Eloquent, right?  I’ve heard somewhere that today, January 30th, is the most depressing day of the year.  Winter has really set in.  The holidays are over, the credit card debt looms, the extra five pounds are just sitting there, New Years resolutions worn down by the lack of instant gratification…not […]


oh hey Friday!

bluedress

No real story to go along with this lovely lady – I just liked her pose and her dress and her cute little hat!  And so she made it onto paper.  Happy weekend!


Year 2

Year-2

Good Morning!  I was excited to get out of bed today.  I had the mission upon rising to get into the study to paint a brand new girl. The motivation behind that?  It’s been two years to the day since I painted my very first illustration.  If you ever feel like you are stuck in […]


Christmas Commissions

Ryan-kids

Hello!  Sorry for the radio silence there – I’ve been slowing down with everything lately as part of my New Year’s resolutions.  That included creating and posting to the blog – but I’m feeling better for it! This was a private Christmas commission I did in December – the mom of a friend of mine. […]


Here’s to the New Year

January

Hello internet world!  Sorry for abandoning ship for nearly a month.  It was needed and welcomed.  In my quest not to let Christmas get stressful this year, I just stopped one day.  Stopped blogging, stopped painting, I didn’t even finish a Christmas card.  I walked out of my study and to be honest, waited until […]


Gala Gonzalez

Gala-Gonzalez

This was an image I saved…forever ago from Instagram. I don’t know how I end up following half the people that I do, and periodically I’ll go in there and purge.  But this photo I liked.  I think what I like about fashion illustration when done right is the element of play that it has. […]


Proper Kid Problems

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  I am so excited to share this post – I’ve been keeping it hush hush for a while now. Earlier this summer, after painting Carly of the College Prepster, I had no idea I had caught the eye of the man behind Proper Kid Problems – true American class at it’s finest.  I have […]