Happy June! Time to dip your toes in the water and start enjoying summer!
Two bright and cheerful sketches for the most stylish high school graduate ever!
I created these for a very important graduate (one of my two soon-to-be-sisters!) to decorate her dorm room at Sewanee next year. These are sketches of dresses she’s worn recently and looked stunning in. Did you have this kind of refined taste in maxi dresses at 18? I wish I had. She’s quite the sophisticate. And, I might add, she’s planning to spend the summer interning for a certain fashion illustrator in NYC… you can guess who I might be referring to!
Meet Kendal of Metropolitan Thread! Although, chances are good that you already know her. She’s a pretty big deal.
She was a dream client because all of her poses are so adorable and interesting. She’s always leaning on something or laughing naturally or kicking a heel up behind her cheerfully. I really do appreciate a fashion blogger who knows how to work the camera and her outfits by putting them in motion for my imagination and sketching hand to experiment with.
Meet Diana Elizabeth! Isn’t she perky? She is a west coast-based Photographer who commissioned me to capture her shooting with her farther’s vintage camera and with her beloved citrus tree grove that sits in her backyard. I loved the suggestion to incorporate these two quirky things into her sketch, she was definitely a fun one to work with.
I cracked up reading her blog post about her new illustration – apparently I captured her “good side” – I love this because I have a good side too. I’m that person in group pictures that always makes everyone move around so that the left side of my face is turned towards the camera. Being photographed on my bad side feels like wearing my shoes on the wrong feet, just completely uncomfortable!
have I really never posted this sketch??? I painted this two years ago, how did I forget to share it!? It’s a look from the Oscar de la Renta runway archives that are always strutting through my imagination.
I thought it was kind of perfect to post seeing as it’s a sultry black gown and exactly one year from today I’ll be dressed in the opposite – my wedding gown. Yes, today is my negative one year anniversary! It is the black swan sister of the whitest day of my life.
How should I celebrate this occasion? I’m taking suggestions… Champagne? skydiving? yoga challenges?