Merry Christmas all! Best wishes for 2013! X Melissa
I’m super excited for tomorrow!
Not only is it my birthday but I also will be at Kurt Geiger, Newcastle
from 6.30 till 9.30pm as their in house fashion illustrator!
Where I will be drawing the lovely ladies that come down for the “Dolls night out!”
Check out the poster and come along and see me if you can!
I’ve been very busy of late,
and finally have some brand new prints in my Etsy store.
They include some perfume bottle watercolour illustrations
which I recently created for Canada’s Glow magazine
which I was very excited to be involved with!
I will have a full post on it soon.
Also available is the “Aurora” print
and the “Chanel rose” design.
There’s lots of pretty prints to be had which
I will constantly be updating, so keep checking in!
Halloween is nearly here! One of my favourite times of year!
I always like to do themed illustrations, and anything dark is a real treat for me
as I normally create quite girly illustrations.
Above is my interpretation of a zombie/frankenstein monster.
I call her Frankie!
I’d say she still looks pretty glamorous even as the living dead.
It’s not surprising as I based it on a photo of Zooey Deschanel
(who always looks gorgeous)
I’ve included a sketch, before it was coloured.
I coloured and layered it digitally which really let me play about with the whole composition.
I also added some vintage movie poster text!
What do you think?
Here is my latest illustration Aurora
I created it using pencil, watercolour and digital media.
This will shortly be available as a print,
once I get round to sorting out my Etsy store!
I have already produced a print of this and have added silver stars
to the sky in the background.
It’s rather subtle but works nicely with the delicacy of the piece.
Yesterday I came across this absolutely mind bogglingly
amazing dress by Iris Van Herpen, called “the cathedral dress”.
Reminiscent of an old gothic cathedral, the dress is made out of wood.
I find anything with such incredible detail and symmetrical pattern
so fascinating from an illustrators point of view.
If I had the patience (and time) I would love to draw this accurately.
But for now, I have drawn a rougher version.
I decided to draw it on brown paper to give the feel of the wood
while highlighting the skin with white chalk.
Watch out for more similar drawings of the Van Herpen couture,
because I am seriously obsessed with this stuff!