Paint by Numbers

April 8th, 2011

I loved the paint by numbers-y patterns at Basso & Brooke and Jill Stuart AW’11, I think they look so great together. When I was a kid I LOVED doing paint by numbers kits, though my favourites at the time were still-life floral arrangements and very jolly labradors. Anyway, I had a really satisfying time drawing the clouds above, even though I got to the end and realised that I basically ripped off The Cloudspotter’s Guide cover. Oops!

Oh and the shoes and socks aren’t part of the look, I made ’em up. I also want to mention the amazing Paint By Numbers Museum, which is a great online resource if you’re into that kind of thing!

Basso & BrookeJill Stuart

Jill StuartBasso & Brooke

Basso & Brooke /Jill Stuart

21 Comments

  1. jamie says:

    this is beautiful! i wonder how long this took you to make! i love all your work! :)

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  2. gretchen says:

    Ohhh, I hope you make this print available.

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  3. Ylenia says:

    That’s absolutely and amazing drawing!!
    I love the sky and the floating clouds

    ciao!
    Ylenia
    from longuette

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  4. Abi says:

    These are awesome!!!

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  5. kat says:

    Wow, kris, your artwork gets more outstanding as time goes on. Beautiful work x

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  6. Maria says:

    wow, they look great!

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  7. Coco says:

    Really pretty! I loved Basso & Brooke too.
    xo

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  8. Julia says:

    I love the painting! The colors are fantastic and full of life!

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  9. anne says:

    I love it!I LOVE it ! I LOVE IT!

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  10. Brigitte says:

    aahhh! my mom used to bury us in paint by numbers like crazy! I loved them~ putting them in fashion is a perfect idea. :)

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  11. Alice says:

    Wow, I actually thought that fur was real! You’re so talented.
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Just a Silhouette

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  12. olivia says:

    this is mindblowingly amazing. i love how the white outline makes them pop!

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  13. amélie says:

    wouaaah the details are so weel executed !! so nice i love all the shades !

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  14. mey says:

    gorgeous work. i loved the fur especially.

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  15. Gracie says:

    lovely

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  16. Tim says:

    These clothes are amazing! I love the colors!

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  17. sami says:

    these are beautiful and totally remind me of fifi lapin! http://fifi-lapin.blogspot.com/

    xo
    sami

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  18. Sarah says:

    Your work continues to blow me away every time. Awesome!

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  19. Indira says:

    Loving the whole paint by numbers thing (and the Cloudspotter’s Guide-style clouds!). One of my friends recently got commissioned by a label called Beautiful Soul to illustrate the print for their new collection, called Painting By Numbers. Check it!

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