Very nearly neon
14 February 11
Quick and colourful little digital drawing as a reminder that spring is on the way! Even when it doesn't feel that way and I'm still wearing three layers.
(Talking of spring, my long awaited trip to Iceland is booked for the end of March! I am beyond excited and have pretty much planned an extensive control-freakish itinerary already. Thank you so much to everyone who gave me tips in this post and the few of you who emailed me suggestions too. Your help is very appreciated! It goes without saying that I will post millions of photos when I come back.)
So I know AW'11 shows just started, but this drawing was totally inspired by Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 and the brilliantly literal take on florals for spring (groundbreaking!). It reminded me to dig out my Treasures of Botanical Art book I love so much anyway. I'm not even into plants (I might have mentioned before that cacti positively thrive in my care, anything that needs watering more than twice a year not so much) but something about botanical illustration plates really gets me going. Maybe it's the combination of painstaking detail and Things Organized Neatly.
Show photos from style.com and vogue collections. All botanical illustrations from the excellent Treasures of Botanical Art: Icons from the Shirley Sherwood and Kew Collections by Shirley Sherwood and Martin Rix.