I woke up with an image of this gorgeous blouse that was some kind of cross between hippie and Victorian. I couldn’t quite capture it, but I’m going to keep trying. I like this anyway, for the most part, but it turned into something else.
That’s okay though, art is like life, it leads you down mysterious roads. Sometimes it works, other times you have to keep searching.
So all of the pretty pictures on Pinterest (yes I have a wedding board) and Instagram got me inspired to do a wedding season themed fashion illustration. I may do more because there are just so many places you can go with this theme (glam bride, romantic bride classic bride, etc.). Here I did a natural bride. Pretty, happy and herself.
I love drawing and painting with paper and real art tools but its so hard to get a good picture of the illustrations with my phone camera. Instagram has great tools that help bring photos closer to what my ilustrations actually look like. I used th above. The downside is Instagram cuts off pieces of photos. Still, my love affair with Instagram is far from over! Here’s the whole drawing with no white balance adjustment:
I was inspired to paint again with real paper and watercolors after receiving a whole new stash of art materials from a very kind donor. While walking this week, due to my car being in the auto shop, I saw the prettiest cactus flower. Also, as I mentioned before, I’m REALLY into plants on pink. On a side note, Lyft is pretty awesome too.
I got the idea for the purse I drew from Michael Kors’ latest denim creations and the shape of his more popular purses. I absolutely adore Missoni with all my heart and their prints and woven fabrics were the inspiration for the jumpsuit I drew. Instagram has been heavily populated by an endless supply of fashion bloggers, and while I’m happy to have found all sorts of interesting fashion girls and some guys to follow, I’m really happy there’s a plus size Instagrammer movement going on. I’m happy women are frowning upon body shaming outspokenly. That’s why I drew a curvy lady! Who says fashion is only for skinny women anyway?
With peace and love,
PS: Please follow me on Instagram to see what else I’m up to: @maggiesinthemoon