Monday, 30 July 2012

Back to sketching

My teenage idols - Westlife

A friend of mine from the French group Éléphant asked if I could draw them (facebook + blog), and I said I'd do my best! Here's what I got so far, the sketch, and I plan to do it in markers later.


...then I discovered ProMarkers! (I'm going fast through the medias here!) I decided to buy a few, and just a few, considering my student budget, so I had to do with 4-5 colours.

Here's my first try with the markers, a birthday card for my grandpa!

And here's the second one, done a few days later for a friend of mine.

Holiday sketches

Just days after getting hooked on drawing, I was going on holiday - so of course I made sure to bring a sketch book with me! And here's the result :)

First, on the plane on my way to Dublin, I drew a picture of Ashely Olsen that I had on my tablet. (That's when I realised how hard it was to draw trousers!) Click here for the original photo.

The next was a photo I found in Marie Claires magazine while in Cyprus. Click here for the original photo. 

This was an ad for eBay Fashion, also from Marie Claire magazine.

I really liked this next one, an editorial in Marie Claire, Alexandra Tomlinson shot by Patric Shaw. I liked the wrinkles, shades and drapery. Click here for the original photo.

The last of my holiday drawings is this one, an ad for Kensie. Click here for the original photo.

Saturday, 28 July 2012


Here's my first attemt at watercolouring. Proportions are wrong, and it's basically not a great drawing, but I like the colours. Original by Katie Rodgers (at Paperfashion).

And my second, which I'm much more satisfied with. This is the first one I drew (and painted) which was from a photo, and not another illustration.

... based on this photo. Source : tumblr


It's been a few weeks now, since I decided to give drawing a go. I was amazed by all the amazing fashion illustrations I found online, like PAPERFASHION for example. Here is my first attemt, trying to draw Pippa McManus' illustration (here).

And a while later I redid it, and tried with some watercolours.