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January 20th, 2011

Celine | Valli | Madewell

The last couple of days I’ve been playing around with some different colouring techniques over rough sketchbook drawings. I’ve been doing a lot of really “done” illustrations for clients lately, so I just wanted to draw something a bit more loose for fun.

All the reference images were from my very disorganised fashion inspiration folder, but I’ve tried to give credits where possible. I’d really love a Chrome plug-in which puts the original url of the page in the image’s file name, when you drag it to your desktop. That would be so useful for those of us who are image hoarders.

The Row

Trini | Abbey | asos | no idea where the shoes are from :(

asos | ZaraMadewell

37 Comments

  1. Katie says:

    Try tineye.com to reverse-find your images’ sources – doesn’t always work but it’s saved me a few times.

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    kris atomic says,

    January 20th, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Tried tinye, nothing :(

    It’s this photo, in case anyone knows!

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  2. caren says:

    I love all the different textures! That orange skirt in the last collage made me swoon a little.
    Have you used Pinterest for saving online images you use for inspiration? I haven’t used it yet, but will be doing so soon. I didn’t realize just what a useful tool it was until I read this post over at The Dew Drop Inn:
    http://www.atthedewdropinn.com/2011/01/obsession-pinterest.html

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    kris atomic says,

    January 20th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    It’s funny you should mention Pinterest, I was just discussing it on my twitter earlier today! I like the idea and got an invite, but you have to connect your account with either Facebook or Twitter which I totally don’t like/believe in. So until they allow normal account signups, it’s not for me!
    I do use tumblr and delicious for my other bookmarking needs though, so I’m usually ok. x

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    caren says,

    January 20th, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    I didn’t know they forced a connection via FB or Twitter. That is slightly… intrusive. I have linked up with Disqus via my Twitter account (begrudgingly at first) to leave comments on some of the blogs I love. It is a frustration that Pinterest figures everyone must either be a FB or Twitter user.
    I never thought of using Tumblr as a method of bookmarking, btw!

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  3. fashionstyle says:

    So beautiful inspiration !!

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  4. Tamsin says:

    Oh my gosh I want those shoes. SOMEBODY MUST KNOW WHERE THEY ARE FROM? Sigh.
    I have a virtual fashion inspiration file and an actual one with all my clippings and neither are even remotely organised so are completely unhelpful at tracking down items.
    As always, your drawings are beautiful!

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  5. rachael says:

    OMG I love this post! I think these are my favourite pics you’ve ever posted, love the pencilly sketchiness. No idea on the shoes btw, saw you tweet about them and have been hunting too :(

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  6. miss moss says:

    i loooooooooooooove these.

    i mean, i love all your work – but i loooooooooove these.

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    kris atomic says,

    January 20th, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    thank you! x

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  7. Lovisa says:

    I think that the shoes above are from Topshop, they got sold out everywhere! You can see them on a better pic here:
    http://emsedge.freshnet.se/2010/02/28/on-rue-tatin/comment-page-1/

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  8. Mae Lu says:

    I honestly think these images are better than some of Fifi Lapin’s!

    I love them. I want to print them and put them on my wall.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

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  9. Diana says:

    so fucking good!!

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    thank you Diana! x

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  10. Catherine says:

    Tumblr has basically been a lifesaver for me – it’s the perfect way to bookmark images! I just worry that if/when the site closes or crashes, I will lose all of my inspiration images! But it’s much easier to catalog there rather than saving to my harddrive.

    Love your illustrations as always, so cute!

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    I know what you mean, I wish all those services had an easy way to back up everything.
    & thank you! x

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  11. Kathryn says:

    great post. I found it really annoying that I had to create a twitter or facebook to join pinterest but now that I’ve joined I’m really enjoying twitter and pinterest.

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    I ended up making a new twitter and doing it that way too. I’m quite liking Pinterest so far! x

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  12. PixelHazard says:

    Oh wow these sketches are so wonderful!

    Bright Green Laces

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    thanks! x

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  13. julia. says:

    the wedges are from topshop, they are out of stock though. and kristina, can you please tell me the name of the font you used in the collages? i really liked it. and i really like your blog. love, julia.

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    The font is a light version of American Typewriter (AmTypewriterITCTT) – http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/itc-american-typewriter/
    & thank you! I thought the shoes looked like Topshop. damn! x

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  14. bebe says:

    your abbey looks more like lou dillon

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    you’re right, she does!
    kris x

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  15. Anna says:

    I really like your sketches. Their style is quite different than your done illustrations – but equally good! I love how you’ve drawn the Asos scarf. Did you scan the sketches and photoshop them later?

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    kris atomic says,

    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    thanks! Yep, I scanned everything in and just added the colours in photoshop. x

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  16. I love the sketches, you’ve got taste. :)

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  17. these sketches yet again are fantastic , it is hard to pick a favorite

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  18. cecylia says:

    ooh such gorgeous pictures!! A little Alice in Wonderland :)

    Cute grey socks and wedges combo!!!

    Come and see my blog hun

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  19. nice works. crosshatching much? hehehe. but they look great!:D

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  20. rebecca says:

    what a lovely blog and the sketches are wonderful!

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  21. anne says:

    I love those illustrations! more please!

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  22. toriikoko says:

    Hi there,
    I love your illustrations! I found you via a miu miu illustration you did that came up on google.
    i’ll be back :)

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  23. hanna says:

    hi sugarheart. can i marry your blog? i’ve got the ring.

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  24. Linnea says:

    Love your drawings! Im getting sooooooo inspired! Thanks! HUG

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  25. Trini says:

    A nice comment in my blog let me know you drew me, and i love it! You have amazing illustrations!
    and those shoes are Topshop by the way, i believe SS 2010 collection, so maybe in ebay one can find them…

    xx

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  26. I just started using ZooTool for saving online images and websites, and I would highly recommend it thus far! The thing that sold me on zootool is that you can add a link in your browser navigation so that when you are on a website and see an image you want to bookmark all you have to do is click that button in your browser and it will save it to your library for you. It also allows creating sets of images/websites. Very pleased so far! Keeps my bookmarks and inspiration all neat and tidy!

    PS – your work is amazing.

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