Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ILLUSTRATION STYLE


ILLUSTRATION STYLE
WATERCOLOR FASHION ILLUSTRATION
ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE
Fall/Winter 2012-2013 


Welcome to the very first Wednesday post on
Ooh La Frou Frou!
If you missed Monday's announcement post,
there will now be THREE weekly posts,
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Yay!

I mentioned last week that since I have several illustration styles,
I thought it would be fun to occasionally have a
post series called "Illustration Style"
and introduce you to one of the new illustrations
created in one of my styles.

Do you know what I love?:
I LOVE WATERCOLOR.
It's the medium that I usually use for my fashion illustrations.
It's fluid and dreamy.
In a fantasy world, I could just splash around in it!

You know what else is fluid and dreamy?
Not to mention very sparkly?
Elie Saab Haute Couture.
It's easy to imagine wafting along a runway
in a sparkling Elie Saab gown,
the feel of the fabric swirling and moving against our legs
as the flash of photographers' cameras follow our every move ...


I created the above illustration of
backstage with Elie Saab
to use as a watercolor portfolio sample on the
new upcoming website.
Can you almost feel the glitter?
Elie Saab himself is barely visible
at the head of the line of the models that are
dressed in his magic.

Watercolor was used in these fashion illustrations of mine, as well:

I have a serious style of fashion illustrations,
as in the fashion illustrations above,
and I also have a very whimsical style,
as in the Summer Girl illustration below.
I love both moods of illustration ...
 and I wouldn't want to choose just one version ...
variety is such a good thing,
don't you think?


Thanks so much for joining me
for a little Wednesday illustration fun, everybody ...
be sure to drop by on Friday
when I'll send you off into the weekend
with a little glittery inspiration
pulled from my Pinterest world ...
such an appropriate send-off for a weekend,
don't you think?



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is the blog of illustrator SANDY M.
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just drop a line here.

12 comments:

Ivana said...

Oh Sandy, there's nothing better than to find your new post in my inbox in the morning! I just wish you posted every day :) I know I repeat myself, but I'm absolutely in awe of your incredible talent: your watercolor illustrations are so whimsy, enchanting and glamorous! The epitome of chic! I'm so in love with your work!

Have a lovely Wednesday!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Moda said...

Bellissime foto !!! Kiss

kansasgirl1 said...

Welcome to Wednesdays! I'm enjoying getting to see your different illustration styles, and I like all of them! You're very talented and I'm a little envious :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I love both the watercolor and whimsical illustration Sandy! You're so good you can do it ALL doll. Love that Elie Saab illustration and the camera flashes. SO tres chic!
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A Well Styled Life said...

Dear Sandy,
I love, love the Elie Saab illustration!
It makes me feel as though I am backstage myself. So very clever!!
I like your other illustration styles as well. I love seeing these. I so glad you've added Wed posts and look forward to Friday!!
My Best,
Jennifer

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Sandy, I'm so excited that you will be blogging more often since your posts always brighten my day. I always enjoy seeing your illustrations and you're a true mistress of the entire range of styles you work in. I can totally feel the glitter in your new Elie Saab watercolor. It's like we're actually transported backstage. Love the new look of your blog as well!

Hope you're having a wonderful week :)
x Rowena @ rolala loves
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Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

kansasgirl1 ... I usually drop by the blogs of the lovelies that leave a comment for me, but if you have a blog, I couldn't tell which one it was from blogger, so I'm just leaving a response to your comment here. If do you have a blog, just let me know and I'll come visit you! ;) Thanks so much for dropping by for the first Wednesday blog and glad you're a part of Ooh La Frou Frou ... and thanks so much for the lovely compliment on the illustrations! xoxo ~Sandy

Fashion-isha said...

Oh I totally feel the glitter! This is amazing. I hope you're having a wonderful week!
xo
Sharon

miss b said...

The Elie Saab illustration is so clever and you already know that I'm a fan of your whimsical watercolours!
Lovely to see you posting midweek!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, first I looove the new look on the blog! very chic.
2nd, I love that sparkle image of Elie Saab! I love water colors myself, they are dreamy! Hope all is well dear! xx -Taj

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Sandy! I just adore your work. And the blog looks fabulous. Loving that you're posting on Wednesdays and Fridays now too :)

Hope you are doing well. I'm slowly but surely getting back to some sort of normal :)

xoxo

Fashionista622 said...

Sandy, I just loved what you did with the Elie Saab illustration. Those couture collections are by far some of my favorite. They can do no wrong. Great post! Nice to see you post more often. :)

Maria