Style notes

20 January 11

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

Comments

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

Katie replied about 9 years ago.

Tried tinye, nothing :(

It’s this photo, in case anyone knows!

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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

caren replied about 9 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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!

caren replied about 9 years ago.

So beautiful inspiration !!

fashionstyle replied about 9 years ago.

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!

Tamsin replied about 9 years ago.

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 :(

Rachael replied about 9 years ago.

i loooooooooooooove these.

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

miss moss replied about 9 years ago.

thank you! x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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/

Lovisa replied about 9 years ago.

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.

Mae Lu replied about 9 years ago.

so fucking good!!

Diana replied about 9 years ago.

thank you Diana! x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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!

catherine replied about 9 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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.

Kathryn replied about 9 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

Oh wow these sketches are so wonderful!

Bright Green Laces

PixelHazard replied about 9 years ago.

thanks! x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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.

julia. replied about 9 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

your abbey looks more like lou dillon

bebe replied about 9 years ago.

you’re right, she does!
kris x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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?

Anna replied about 9 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

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

Chitra Ananda replied about 9 years ago.

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

Inessa Zherebnenko replied about 9 years ago.

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

Cute grey socks and wedges combo!!!

Come and see my blog hun

cecylia replied about 9 years ago.

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

Buy WoW Rogue replied about 9 years ago.

what a lovely blog and the sketches are wonderful!

Rebecca replied about 9 years ago.

I love those illustrations! more please!

ANNE replied about 9 years ago.

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 :)

toriikoko replied about 9 years ago.

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

Hanna replied about 9 years ago.

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

Linnea replied about 9 years ago.

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

Trini replied about 9 years ago.

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.

Bethany Nuechterlein replied about 9 years ago.

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