I am glad that Mr. B, my boyfie, has his own place now. It was his big dream and finally realized this year. He is so elated to decorate his place and requested me to do some abstract painting in a canvass. But the requested size is too big and will cost me money for shipping. Besides painting isn’t really my forte. Although abstract sounds easy to do but I want to do it perfectly for his house.
Another request is to draw our kindergarten, elementary, high school and college photos. That’s like lots if he knows but I am willing to draw. Thanks to my bestie who kept her copy of our yearbook from kindergarten to high school. She sent me the copies of our photos through email.
This drawing is just a sample copy and needs approval from Mr. B. He likes but jokingly said that I distorted some parts of his face and I responded that he even look better in my drawing. Hahaha….
It’s addicting to draw fashion illustration though I admit I had a template. But creating the dress is the most challenging one. Sometimes I do copy from models or just create using my imagination.
In between of project “One Dress Different Embellishments (ODDE)”, when I ran out of idea, I decided to illustrate one of my favorite dresses – the one that I raided from my sister’s closet. The bold flower prints is so interesting that I felt like I needed to draw it.
Sissy actually bought the dress at local thrift store. The material of this dress is very comfortable. And the elastic black waist band and balloon type skirt accentuate my figures making me feel so sexy! The only lacking is my confident to wear it in public. Wish I have the guts.
Another illustration is this mother and daughter tandem.
It is supposed to be the last illustration for my ODDE project. Unfortunately weather temperature suddenly dropped to below zero causing frost bites to the flowers. I was so saddened when I saw the flowers withered out of too much coldness.
But if ever I will have a chance to buy fresh flower, I might play with this illustration to create a new look for the mom’s and daughter’s dress.
Since I cannot express my passion in fashion by modeling it myself, I am planning to illustrate my dresses instead. But I am planning to use watercolor – a medium that I seldom use.
It’s been a fun summer having the time to creatively integrate flower petals with fashion. There is no single day that I wouldn’t think of fashion and brainstorming on what to design. However, I came to the point that I also got tired, but the inspiring messages from strangers left in my Instagram account pushed me to do more fashion illustration. Surprisingly most of my designs have more than20 likes, okay please don’t laugh with that number, it’s like 1000 likes to me!
But before summer ends, which is pretty soon, here’s my last entry for my “One Dress Different Embellishments (ODDE)” project.
I love the dainty look of this illustration whether plain or with the faux crystals on it.
But what I love most about this illustration is when I designed it with hollyhock flowers. The three shades of pink hollyhock gives me the opportunity to create an ombre look of the skirt.
From this ODDE project especially using the flower petals, I couldn’t agree more about Alexander McQueen saying:
“There is no better designer than nature.”
Hope you like my projects and feel free to browse my blog for more fashion illustrations. Summer may end but who knows I may end up using different medium to create more fashion designs.