For this Milan S/S 2017 season, I have invited Gerardo Larrea to take part of the Draw A Dot. semi-annual fashion week project. Here is the first part.
Today is the last day of NYFW andI am happy to show you my latest collaboration with Renshou Zhang!
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
The final recipe is here! This is my last collaboration piece with Liz Joy for the Tasting Haute Couture S/S 2016 series!
The F/W 2016 Haute Couture week was wrapped up yesterday and I am pretty sure a lot of you have been working on some illustrations based on some of the collections. For this season, I have teamed up with Elena Ciuprina to bring you the following series!
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.
The final piece of the Unusual Dimension series is here! This time Alexander Grahovsky and I have decided to focus on one of the masks from the Givenchy S/S 2016 runway show!
Courtesy of Alexander Grahovsky