Friday, September 9, 2016

Fashion Friday! What's in my shopping cart - ready for fall edition


Shop the post and more below!





By the time August rolls around I tend to be ready for fall... I try to wait patiently but I end up just adding lots of fall clothes to my online shopping carts. I wait until there is a good sale or it seems like an acceptable time/close enough to fall and then purchase them. Since it's finally September I thought it would be a good time to share some items from my fall shopping list. 

What will you be wearing this fall? What are your go to stores?

Also, the illustration at the top... what do you think? I created it completely on my iPad Pro with my apple pen. I've been working on the new iPad on and off throughout much of the summer and I'm loving it but it's like learning a new medium. I have to figure out/relearn how to draw on it and how to get the illustration to look the way I want. It's been fun and interesting and this is the first one that I thought was worth sharing. I hope you enjoy!

xoxo

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Calendar - September Fashion Illustration



One of these months I'll post the calendar fashion illustration on the first... one of them. I also have no idea how August changed so quickly and sneakily into September.

Lots of updates and new things to share over the next few months and I can't wait to show you.

xo

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2016 Calendar - August Fashion Illustration



It's reveal time for my August 2016 calendar fashion illustration! So here's to the last few weeks of summer!! I hope you have lots of great adventures planned, time in the sun, and maybe even a vacation before September rolls around. 

Can't wait to show you the next one!

And if you like this lovely lady you can get a print here.  

XO

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Illustration Reveal - Illustrations for Vogue Japan

There are days, the "pinch me" days, when I can't believe I get to do this for a living. The day Vogue Japan emailed me to do illustrations for their September issue was one of those days. I literally read the email three times to make sure I was reading it properly. And then when I realized I was in fact reading it properly, that they really did want me to do illustrations for them, I lost my mind. Picture jumping up and down screaming lost my mind.



They were looking to have illustrations created to serve as a backdrop to animal themed fall 2016 fashion. They asked for three spreads, A Cat's House, A Jungle, and A Lake. The clothes and accessories by a variety of designers would be incorporated into these settings. Literally a dream job.





So above are my illustrations. I hope you enjoy these!

And to Vogue Japan, thank you so much for selecting me to create these illustrations for you. It was a dream.

xoxo

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Illustration Reveal - Sketch for custom illustration of New York City



Above is a sketch for a new custom illustration I'm working on with a new client. He and his wife have been living in NYC and are being relocated. He wanted to have something created to remember their time in the city based around all of the places they liked to go, where they lived, and just had happy memories.

This has been one of those cool jobs that has evolved from the first sketches and looks nothing like the one above. We, ultimately, took all of the places he requested and combined them to make their own special place and not a realistic map at all. By the final design we even removed the streets. And while I love the final and the direction we went in (can't wait to show you) this sketch above just makes me very happy.

I'll be sharing more on the process, since it was so organic and different from how I usually work, as well as the final product over the next month or so. For now though hope you enjoy this little black and white sneak peek. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think.

xo
Michelle