So last week my two works collided, Fashion and Finance. At the end of the day I peered out my window into the park to see a man dressed in the most vibrant colors. What was he doing as he sat at the picnic table? Well, he was drawing fashion illustrations of course.
So you know he had to become a Rogue Illustration.This perfectly glorious peacock deserved to be drawn. I immediately picked up my pencil and did a quick sketch and made notations of all his little details. Then I could go home and make him as colorful and glorious as he appeared in the park.
Since I began my Rogue Illustration series I have been threatening to talk to the people I randomly draw. Can you guess what I actually did? On my way out the office I went down and introduced myself and showed him my quick sketch and got a sneak peep of his designs. Bashfully he shared what he called “doodles”. They were as colorful as he was. And of course I was so excited to actually
shake hands with hug a person I was intending to draw I forgot to check a few of the minor details I couldn’t suss from my office perch. Was there a yoke on the front of his gingham shirt? Did the pockets have flaps? etc. Oops! I did manage to realize he was wearing oxfords not loafers. So without further ado I would like to introduce you to Tyrone in his technicolor splendor.
There was something so chic about this gal with her nude flats and loose chignon standing there before me in line for her French patisserie fix. But it was her sweatshirt from King’s Bar and Grill with their fabulous bulldog logo that made her a shoe-in to become a Rogue Illustration candidate. Just an edge of Sass, I bet she could knock em back with the boys.
I was purusing Gruau: Portraits of Men by Réjane Bargiel . René Gruau became one of the most respected and influential fashion illustrators between the 1950s-80s. Though known for his expressive images of women, this book explores the artist’s portraits of men, which redefined the modern idea of confident, masculine elegance.
For me the cover art serves as the inspiration for an easy breezy must have outift.
And in case you were wondering this is what would be playing in my ears.
Photoshoot for Fashion Gone Rogue
Photographer: Neil Francis Dawson
Stylist: Amy Bannerman
Hair: Phillipe Tholimet
Makeup: Helena Lyons
Model: Vita Cagone @ Premier Models
Images: Reflecting light by DCT & Elie Saab Runway Here
Title: New Romantics
Magazine: Vogue Australia March 2012
Model: Imogen Morris Clarke
Photographer: Max Doyle
Stylist: Meg Gray
This last one is my favorite. I think it should be titled “calling it quits” or “Skeletons”. The whole photoshoot especially the third photo brought my drawing Thistle and weeds to mind.