Digital sketchbook

08 April 10

I'm working on a really elaborate commissioned illustration at the moment, so I took a break to draw something rough and sketchy to kind of cleanse my palate. Really into this colour scheme, the beige with the spring brights. I loosely based the ladies on this old photo which I'm fairly sure is from silent screen queen.

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This is beautiful! I love the jumper on the left and the face/hair of the middle girl. What is this drawn with?

Camila replied over 10 years ago.

Thanks Camila! It’s drawn in photoshop with a graphic’s tablet :)
kris x

kris atomic replied over 10 years ago.

Love it! Such beautiful colours and perfect for spring. Colours I’m going for in at home… Reminds me of 50s catalogue illustrations, and I obviously mean that as a compliment!

Rachael replied over 10 years ago.

thank you! I totally love that kind of thing, so absolutely taking it as a compliment! x

kris atomic replied over 10 years ago.

i love these! i love the texture your drawings have. it’s visible on the red head. you should give us a few illustration tips because i can’t, for the life of me, figure out how you do that.

Joana replied over 10 years ago.

I really like the way you haven’t outlined the hair. The use of pure blocks of colour is really refreshing sometimes.

Helena replied over 10 years ago.

I love this, it’s so beautiful!

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x

Clare replied over 10 years ago.

Ahh I’m really loving the direction your drawings are going in lately! The texture to the blocks of colour and the sketchyness (what a word) to the lines. Quite different to your usual finished drawing but still very much you!

Laura replied over 10 years ago.

I love this! The pink hair is my favorite! The rosy pink cheeks are fun too!

Ashleigh replied over 10 years ago.

What a gorgeous illustration! I love how you were inspired by that black and white photo :)

I found your blog yesterday and I immediately sent your link to my sister, she also LOVED your blog!
Thank you for being so ispiring!

xo
Afi

Afi replied over 10 years ago.

Wow I love this! The girl on the left looks amazing

Clare replied over 10 years ago.

This is officially the coolest thing I’ve seen today. Your illustrations are GORGEOUS. Cannot possibly tweet it fast enough.

Elle replied over 10 years ago.

I absolutely ADORE this, I love beige with spring brights as well, it suits a variety of skin tones beautifully. Ps love the tan girl with pink hair :) reminds me of our convo we had about the new JCrew catalog, whether you did that intentionally or not, I appreciate the diversity in the pic :D

Hafuusa replied over 10 years ago.

Although I completely love your computer illustrations i kind of miss your hand painted ones :/
In anycase this is beautiful, and reflects the spring weather we have right now :)

Akay replied over 10 years ago.

I know what you mean! The aim is to make the digital stuff have the same essence as the hand painted stuff, painting just takes too long for commercial work. Not quite there yet, but that’s what I’m working on :)
thank you though! x

kris atomic replied over 10 years ago.

I really love your style of drawing faces and I like how their skirts fall. :P

ANNE replied over 10 years ago.

Really lovely! and I really like these colors too ;) it seems kind of vintage (old magazines as someone said) really like it.
I just saw on your tumblr an illustration from the “librairie ouvrir l’oeil” : how incredible, this bookshop is right under my appartment! (well, not exactly under, but I live in the same street ;) How did you know about it? it’s a really great bookshop by the way… (but I guess you already know that :)

Lisa replied over 10 years ago.

lovely work! love the colours

Melissa replied over 10 years ago.

this reminds me of the old McCall & Vogue patterns from the 40’s / 50’s & 60’s.
way to create such a nostalgic yet current illustration!

Eva replied over 10 years ago.

This is great, so interesting to see such a great illustration is drawn on photoshop!

Sara replied over 10 years ago.

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