(Before) Fashion Illustration
(Before) Fashion Illustration. A frequent question I get asked is on how (the heck!) I got started in fashion illustration/design with a background in economics and finance. While it may seem as rather strange path to follow, art (in one way or another) has always been a part of my life.
Art has been a constant form of expression, and has subsequently changed (rather drastically) throughout. In fact, it is rather fun to open up old sketchbooks (and by old I mean even from just a year ago) and observe the changes. From the rendering, to the usage of colour (or lack there of), to the actual topics.
Looking back I suppose my greatest interest has been in portraiture throughout. Even in my fashion illustrations, I will start with the details in the face (as for me the expression is at the centre of it all).
So here I leave you with one of my favourites, titled ‘Freedom’ and dating to April of last year- just as the controversial burka ban came into place in France (and I had the very personal opinion that all should have the freedom of dress, particularly if based on personal beliefs).
OK, now back to an Olympics Sunday (!!!).