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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45 Replies to “Strokes and Scribbles”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂 I think the second one on top is my favorite, but they’re all beautiful..

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

  5. 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 🙂
    <3<3<3

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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/

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