Samuel Harrison is a British young artist and illustrator based in London. His fashion illustrations are filled with mystery and tension, exploring the body and gestures of a deadly, alluring woman and covering her with runway creations that with her enigmatic energy fills his images with attitude and sophistication. His characters, usually drawn with pencil, exude a dark and sensual energy achieved with his unique trace and the way he plays with shadows and light, which creates a metallic, ghostly effect on their skin. Their eyes, a signature element of Samuel’s drawings, seem to shed light, paralyzed in a sort of ecstatic state. This is confronted to splashes of color, made with watercolor and wet media to accentuate the clothes, creating an interesting juxtaposition of the darkness and light, monochrome and color.
Armani Prive Spring Summer 2016 Illustration by Samuel Harrison
Connie Lim is a fashion illustrator from Los Angeles, California, and is currently based in London. Her beautiful drawings showcase a mixture of delicacy and strength, as well as feminine and provocative vibe. Her respect for the anatomical proportions and the way she captures facial features are mesmerizing, topping beautifully drawn figures with stunning clothes. She truly knows the power that illustration has for evoking the essence of fashion.
Lim’s creations are often made in pencil topped with wet media, such as watercolors and gouaches, to create current, sophisticated images. Fashion giants like Guerlain, Revlon New York,Bulgari and Showstudio have collaborated with this talented individual. Her accuracy relies on her appreciation for gesture and the human form, and of course on a brilliant rendition of texture that brings the clothes on her beautiful models to life. I see her work as classically crafted with a contemporary edge, very expressive and elegant. To me it shows the relationship between body and the clothes, and the gesture and the mood.
Devoted to her art, Connie Lim is also passionate about passing her knowledge to others, venturing herself into a new chapter that has brought her to teaching and mentoring young talents. Let’s see what this dedicated artist has to say about her work and life as an illustrator.
As a Draw A Dot. reader, you have seen a lot of great illustrations from around the world. In order for you to know the illustrators more, We have decided to continue our new section #IllustrationPOV. Today we are presenting you one of our favourite illustrators – Renshou Zhang.
Today Draw A Dot. starts a new section featuring a set of questions answered by our beloved illustrators for you to get a better sense of their point of view! Our first guest is Roberto Sánchez.
Also known as ROBSO, Roberto is a graphic designer and illustrator from Guadalajara, Mexico. His illustrations show a delightful contrast between sharp geometric shapes and organic textures, and have graced the pages of numerous magazines like PRODUCT Magazine, La Cigarra, Glamour Mexico and Vulcan Magazine. His graphic design talent has also been featured in photographic interventions for HORMA Magazine, Reflex Homme and Spanish Nylon. Featured on Dolce and Gabbana Swide Magazine and a constant participant of our own open calls, one of his latest projects was an amazing collaboration with Draw A Dot.’s Rebelious Squad, taking the project to a whole new level by dressing the squad members in the latest collections, creating outstanding fashion illustration pieces.