Posts in category "fashion"

Spider lady

I was ill for a week and thus too tired to even get up from bed, let alone do something, like draw.. or whatever. Now just that I got better the weather is terrible and I have a million things to do and I'm feeling a bit depressed. So I decided to draw something to shake it off. Not really sure if it worked.

Spider lady in a dress ink sketch

Pentel brush pen in a Moleskine sketchbook.
I started drawing a lady in a dress and she just got the spider legs in the process... though they're not visible. I always wanted to draw Lolth, but this isn't how I imagined her :) I'll paint her some other day.

Moonlit window process

Here are the process shots of the illustration I finished tonight:

Moonlit window process

  1. Pencil sketch
  2. Pen & ink line-art
  3. Watercolor layers - Ultramarine sky, Ultramarine + Quinacridone magenta dress, Quinacridone magenta + Raw umber skin, Ivory black on the moon, windowsill, shirt, hair and shoes.
  4. Color and watercolor pencils shading, and done :)

View finished painting: Moonlit window

Ink, watercolor and color pencils on 21x30cm paper.

Moonlit window lineart

I decided to redraw another old sketch I found in a pile. Pen and ink.
Yeah, the bottom of the windowsill is hanging a bit, I drew it all freehand, so no wonder.

And why do I always have to spill my ink when I'm using it? Argh, I almost ruined entire block of drawing paper, that would have been a disaster.

Jewelry design - from sketch to reality II

Lately I've been mostly sketching just jewelry and other handmade items, but I'm reluctant to share them before I'm done with the project itself. So I decided to share some old sketches (some up to 3 years old!) that in the end got turned into jewelry.

Click on the images to see the finished piece in my gallery.

jewelry sketch velvet lace cameo choker
velvet lace cameo choker

jewelry sketch cameo brooch
cameo brooch

jewelry sketch anatomic heart brooch

jewelry sketch bat hair sticks

jewelry sketch bunny hairband

And my newest piece I finished a few days ago:

jewelry sketch dragonfly swamp brooch

I hope you enjoyed the fashion show :D

Related post: Jewelry design - from sketch to reality

Jewelry design - from sketch to reality

Whoever has been watching my sketchblog knows my sketchbook is filled with swirls, as is the case with any paper that comes into my hands when I'm bored. Last week I was sketching some logos for a company at work, and that wasn't going very well - but I got an idea for something else, sketched it in a few minutes, ripped the piece of paper and put it in my bag. Later while driving in a bus I gave it some more thought and made the sketch on the right in my moleskine.

Jewelry sketches

10 hours of hard work later, the pendant became real, and is so far my best jewelry work.

Rose cameo choker

And I still have a bunch of sketches awaiting...

EDIT: Follow up post: Jewelry design - from sketch to reality II

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