Wednesday, September 18, 2013

london fashion week SS14

LFW_SS14_2 it's london fashion week, and i'm a contributing illustrator for amelia's magazine again, like in the old days! i've been experimenting with digital collage quite a bit due to the quick turnaround, as well as the multitude of shiny textiles - which i simply don't know how to replicate with watercolor - appearing in a lot of the shows. so far i've illustrated amelia's reviews of ekaterina kukhareva, bernard chandran, holly fulton and orla kiely, as well as maria papadimitriou's review of lug von siga.

6 comments:

Anne said...

These are amazing. I love the straw in the field... and the frosted glass like background in the first one...frames the figures very interestingly... you work and fashion illustration have a natural fit

erickaeckles said...

Your fashion illustrations are beautiful, I wish more magazines would use illustrators rather than photographs of clothes.
I studied fashion at college and part of that included fashion illustration. I used to use gum arabic on top of my watercolours to create a shiny look and then gently dab at it in small areas with the tip of a wet brush to remove the arabic before adding a lighter high light. Not sure if that technique would be of any use.

yelena bryksenkova said...

thanks, anne!

ericka,
thanks so much for the advice! i'd like to try that. i wonder if the shiny look is retained during scanning?

y.

LiLLy Vigna said...

I love your work:)
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Hastypearl said...

Sorry. I'm afraid your fashion models are way too fat;) lol Laura

Susanne Klabunde said...

Hey Yelena, one tip for leaving some glitter-like highlights in structures: You can use a (white) candle, with a not too smooth surface, to scratch on the paper with it. Some particles of the wax will stay on the paper, but the watercolor on it won't. I think the golden top on the left above could be imitated with that technique very well.

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