The Last Two: Paris Fashion Week Illustration

This is the last of my fashion week blog posts. After a strong start I am feeling quite over it and won’t bore you with any details. This is a straight up picture post featuring two colour pencil illustrations both from Paris Fashion week. Enjoy!

"Stella McCartney" - Spring 2020 fashion illustration

First off, the lovely Alina Bolotina again. This time its for Stella McCartney.

Unfortunately I don’t know the name of this model but it is from the Ralph and Russo Paris show.

I hope you enjoyed my colour pencil exploration of Spring 2020 fashion week. You can check out the all the other illustrations via the links below.

New York fashion week – looks from “R13” and “Jonathan Simkhai” 

London fashion week – looks from “Pushbutton” and “Margaret Howell”

Milan fashion week – “Tod’s”

Milan fashion week – “Missoni”

London Fashion Week – more colour pencil illustrations

"Pushbutton - Spring 2020" colour pencil fashion illustration by Alison Sargent
“Pushbutton – Spring 2020”

A few more fashion week illustrations, this time from London. This first one is from “Pushbutton”. Unfortunately I have no idea who the model is. This was completed on Arches 180gsm smooth paper using a fairly limited pink and yellow skin tone palette. I used all Prismacolour Premier pencils; Cream, Light Peach, Deco Pink, Rosy Beige, Blush Pink, Henna and Tuscan red for the darkest shadows.

“Margaret Howell – Spring 2020”

My second drawing is from the Margaret Howell show. I think this model is Nathan Westling who has quite an interesting backstory. For this piece I tried to use slightly less conventional colours for the skin. Rather than sticking to a palette of pinks and yellows I used; green (Caran d Ache Luminance – Green Ochre); yellow (Caran d Ache – Raw Sienna); orange (Prismacolour – Spanish Orange); light blue (Prismacolour – Blue Violet Lake) and purples (Caran d Ache – Violet Grey, Violet Brown and Light Aubergine).

This is not to say that I didn’t use any traditional ‘flesh’ colours at all but to be fair I think there is only one flesh (Faber Castell – Light Flesh) and one light pink (Prismacolour – Deco Pink) and a red (Prismacolour – Henna). Oh yeah and Caran d Ache – Anthraquinone Pink which is, on first glance, a fairly offensive pink but somehow seems to work perfectly anywhere you need pink in a portrait … go figure. If you decide to fork out the $4.70 EACH for a Caran d Ache Luminance pencil this is the one to get. (Do you think they’ll send me a free pencil for saying that? 😇)

Anyway on to Milan next week… not literally…. just fashion-weeky-wise.

My top 5 illustration of 2017

This is a bit of a self-indulgent blog post to celebrate the end of the year.  My best bits… according to… me!

I was aiming for a top ten but to be honest I could really only manage five drawings that I was sufficiently pleased with to call my top illustrations for the year.

So here they are in no particular order (okay “Stella” is my fav, but after that …)

Stella - gouache and graphite pencil illustration
“Stella” 2017

Alisha Nesvat for Mani - graphite and pencil illustration
“Alisha Nesvat for Mani” – 2017

fashion illustration of Lindsey Wixson in Chanel
“Lindsey Wixson for Chanel Fall/Winter 2013” – 2017

Fashion illustration - Eudon Choi Spring 2018
“Eudon Choi Sprint 2018” – 2017

Graphite and pencil illustration
Untitled – 2017

 

 

I am adding in one more illustration as a special mention.  This illustration of Alisha Nesvat in Rodarte Spring 2018 is a bit of a love/hate one for me.  I really like the concept, the composition, the negative space, the hands.  BUT …execution let me down with the flowers and the gold background.  If I had of got those elements right this would be my favourite illustration of the year.  Oh well I like to think either way I always learn something out of the process.

Fashion illustration Rodarte Sprint 2018
“Rodarte Spring 2018” – 2017

 

Merry Christmas everyone.  See you next year

Alison xxx

The Return of the Pink Princess…

Graphite pencil illustration of Kirsten

I’m back with Part 2 of my attempt to draw portraits of “real” people.  (You can read Part 1 here).  This portrait is of one of my lovely yoga students, Kirsten.  I finished the graphite pencil part of my portrait a couple of weeks ago and this week it was time to finish it off with a bit of colour.

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