Strokes and Scribbles

Strokes and Scribbles

>> I'm in Paris chugging away at work but sadly not here for the haute couture festivities so bear with me whilst posting is a little on the slow side.  I'm very very appreciative of drawings and illustrations that I get via email but of course it would be a bit odd to post every single one as though I was saying "Hey look at me getting drawn and stuff – isn't it just amazeballs?".  Well, it is amazeballs, not because I'm the subject but because the talented illustrator has such as Victoria Riches, a Kingston fashion student has taken the time to draw me.  Victoria is aiming to do 10-20 sketches a day to get her creative juices flowing (is it me or is there something visually WRONG about that expression…).  Apparently talented people CAN just knock out five or six drawings/illustrations like these in a singular morning.  

Now I have a series of sketches to show to whatever sprogs I might have in the future.  Like "Hey, do you remember blogs?  Well I was this fashion blogger and people were kind enough to draw me… yes there was a time when I had an abundance of hair and my legs were vaguely slim… yes, that is a LOT of clothes I'm wearing… err… oh well, here are these pretty pretty sketches."

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  1. selena

    2010-07-05 at 1:39 PM

    oh goddddddddddddd, they are amazing!!! she’s so talented! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. LiYing

    2010-07-05 at 1:41 PM

    I am loving the structured bloom skirt! I coincidentally was wearing something similar, a thrift that I got in a small boutique here in KL – you’re an inspiration, always!

  3. janet

    2010-07-05 at 1:48 PM

    amazing illustartion! ๐Ÿ˜€
    http://www.janet128.blogspot.com

  4. jess

    2010-07-05 at 1:53 PM

    naw susie, you’re so modest! “vaguely slim”- come on, your legs are long and skinny and you know it!

  5. T.

    2010-07-05 at 1:54 PM

    They are beautiful!! But 10-20 sketches a day? -I often thought about studying fashion design, but, when I read this, I think it’s a good thing I didn’t do it.

  6. Cristina Suspiria

    2010-07-05 at 1:55 PM

    beautiful drawings!

  7. Roberta

    2010-07-05 at 1:58 PM

    so nice! lovely

  8. Kat Calder

    2010-07-05 at 2:22 PM

    cool!!! enjoy Paris, what are you working on these days?

  9. The Guilty Hyena

    2010-07-05 at 3:11 PM

    Really captures the very essence of you Susie, applauds Victoria colours medium wondervolle!

  10. mel

    2010-07-05 at 3:34 PM

    these sketches are so lovely, the dagmar dress looks particularly divine! x

  11. Shanghainese Dumpling

    2010-07-05 at 3:38 PM

    Wow you’re amazing, wish I could draw something like you, I only draw stick figures… I guess clothes won’t hang very well on them hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. eliza

    2010-07-05 at 3:54 PM

    Wow. These are really spectacular. She has such a distinct drawing style! It’s no wonder she manages to caputre your unique style in turn ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the second one on top is my favorite, but they’re all beautiful..

  13. Sarah Betty

    2010-07-05 at 4:23 PM

    Beautiful, beautiful drawings. I wish I could draw half as nicely, or as quickly.
    Sarah Betty
    http://www.sarabetty.co.uk

  14. Vic

    2010-07-05 at 4:34 PM

    Dear everyone,
    Thank-you for your compliments, esp thanks to Susie for giving me a mention, you’re so much fun to draw! I put my work up on here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46225535@N08/
    and will put up some more drawings maybe if anyone is interested.
    Thanks for your time!
    Vic x

  15. Laveena

    2010-07-05 at 4:46 PM

    Nice, the way she has captured your expressions; it’s spot on. No you don’t look this glum always. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Naomi

    2010-07-05 at 4:48 PM

    wow thats talent so unique!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    http://fashion-in-pictures.blogspot.com/

  17. Emma

    2010-07-05 at 5:13 PM

    beautiful, so talented. i like how the brush strokes capture the texture of the clothing. your flickr pictures are amazing too

  18. Studio Girl

    2010-07-05 at 5:14 PM

    Those are awesome. She’s wicked talented.

  19. Oona

    2010-07-05 at 5:36 PM

    Oh how beautiful! I like specially the last one ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Rin Domaginer

    2010-07-05 at 6:46 PM

    Are these watercolors?
    <3 Rinny.

  21. precilla

    2010-07-05 at 7:01 PM

    those are really good Illustration! I admire her technique.
    And I really think it’s great that your so modest and sincere!

  22. Lorena

    2010-07-05 at 7:02 PM

    Very nice, I love the open lines and mixed mediums.

  23. Kylie

    2010-07-05 at 7:26 PM

    I’m sure I’m not the only one you WOULD like to see all the illustrations of you that pop-up in your email. I love seeing art-inspired-by-art, and bloggers are included in that category! I even have some past illustrations of you saved on my computer, they’re so lovely I always have to come back to them! These are no different, really beautiful and of course, an amazing subject ๐Ÿ™‚
    <3<3<3

  24. rollergirl

    2010-07-05 at 8:34 PM

    Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. I LOVE them!

  25. My Republic of Fashion

    2010-07-05 at 9:05 PM

    These illustrations are just fantastic.SarahD:)

  26. masha

    2010-07-05 at 9:22 PM
  27. sara

    2010-07-05 at 10:21 PM
  28. Foxfallon

    2010-07-05 at 11:24 PM

    these scribbles are immense
    http://fallonsfashionblog.blogspot.com/

  29. agnes szucs

    2010-07-06 at 12:10 AM

    wow! is she great! These are really amazing! I would very much love to venture into fashion illustration, too.
    love,
    szucs
    http://www.iiiinspired.blogspot.com/
    http://www.agnesszucs.blogspot.com/

  30. Becca

    2010-07-06 at 2:55 AM

    These are beautiful!

  31. sayablack

    2010-07-06 at 3:30 AM

    Great illustration!!
    She has a brilliant talent!
    XX

  32. designer handbags

    2010-07-06 at 8:20 AM

    great design, haha!

  33. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-07-06 at 8:29 AM

    loved these illustrations, they are so you Susie, the resemblance is amazing. it’s everything really, the way you move, you face and of course the style
    elena
    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

  34. lloyda

    2010-07-06 at 11:26 AM

    oh wow!!!

  35. a la mode

    2010-07-06 at 11:30 AM

    Wow they are really beautiful!
    http://girlalamode.blogspot.com/

  36. lauren

    2010-07-06 at 2:51 PM

    wow!! these are lovely.

  37. Arash Mazinani

    2010-07-06 at 4:58 PM
  38. Carol

    2010-07-06 at 10:29 PM

    yes, there is something VERY wrong about saying juices are flowing. looool.
    and it is very amazeballs people do drawings of you – you should post them more (i don’t care about green eyed people who just want to poison everything,; people like you and they should face the harsh reality of life).
    oh, and your legs are very slim – trust me.
    xx
    carol

  39. Myshoebags

    2010-07-07 at 2:58 AM

    I love these illustrations! Does Victoria have a website??

  40. Vic

    2010-07-07 at 8:41 AM

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46225535@N08/
    this is my ‘website’ haha.
    v

  41. FMK Vintage and Fairy Tale

    2010-07-07 at 11:41 AM

    Gorgeous drawing!!!
    Love it!
    http://frederiquekragbe.blogspot.com

  42. christina

    2010-07-08 at 3:05 PM

    i think she really captures your features very well ๐Ÿ™‚ well done

  43. The Licentiate

    2010-07-08 at 7:51 PM

    I really like the lines in these sketches, they kinds remind me of Quentin Blake (except, instead of Blake’s slightly, errrr, grotesque characters with huge hook noses and such, this looks really refined and elegant)

  44. Vic

    2010-07-09 at 7:17 AM

    Thanks! It’s funny you should mention Blake, he is one of my favourite illustrators. When I’m drawing with ink (and not for fashion) I’d say that my work echoes his influence maybe more than these. I don’t know if you’re familiar with David Downton but he is a wonderful fashion illustrator and I aspire to be able to make lines as effortless-but-considered as he does. He is aaaamazing!
    http://www.daviddownton.com
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicriches/

  45. Valentine

    2010-07-10 at 7:50 PM

    This is just amazing…!!! I wish I could draw like that… I like the mixed media technique she used…
    http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/
    -the diary of a fashion stylist-

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