Here we go in an always pleasant looking monochromatic range of colors. Special attention to proportions in this case. Wide brim hat and loosely undulating pepper tweed coat. As opposed to thin legs sticking out from under tight miniskirt. Big white sneaker shoes is a fun endpoint that root this young lady steadily to the ground.
Early one morning I was walking on empty street and saw far away someone walking towards me. When the distance declined the feeling started to be that I watched a model walking in catwalk dressed in totally black outfit. But then nearby she offered a surprise. However, it wasn’t black. Dark tones yes, but more like byzantine theme; prussian blue, dark purple and a true surprise, green hair.
Yesterday I saw this guy walking in front of Ateneum Art Museum. I like the idea of a bomber jacket combined with a long shirt. Small details like rolled pant legs and rolled beanie seal the style. Though, still all black. Wait a sec, soon the increasing amount of light affect people and they start longing for something else. Like grey, perhaps?
Hello there! This illustration is the one I made for Draw A Dot March 2016 fashion illustration challenge. It’s the first time I take part in this playful contest. This illustration is made with pastel chalks. The topic was to draw something from Chanel Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection. On Instagram the hashtag to watch is #drawadotchanel
This challenge is all right for me. You know, I am a fan of Chanel’s ability to paint different scenery in front of us in the fashion Show. At Chanel they know how to tell stories through set piece. Those visual stories stay in mind and sure build the customer relationship with the brand in memorable way.
Let's share some links:
Link to Spring-Summer 2016 CHANEL Haute Couture Show.
If you want to know more about the Draw A Dot concept.
Next illustration challenge is already on the air. It’s Instagram Open Call Prada SS 2016 collection.
My Instagram @sanna_pyykko
Hi, let’s continue with the Weather Girl portrait series. Just in time to present Miss March before new month will begin tomorrow. March contains a promise of spring. Still cold in Finland, but the amount of light increases day to day. Willow Catkins embellish the woods and verges.
Thanks to Instagram I have found new inspiring fashion labels. Like Mary Katrantzou that attended to London Fashion Week with her fall winter 2016 collection. Open-minded pattern combinations always attract my visual eye. Feels like Wild West Cowboys and Matryoshkas have given hi five in this collection.
Rapidly thinking about color black, it feels like it’s always the same. The color that has absorbed all light itself. But then I see an outfit like this and notice that in color black there is plenty of variations like in any other color. Depending on which material, leather or wool or something else, the appearance of black color varies a lot. Thanks to the beanie with bobble, this look has some playful character.
I organized a little at my studio and came across the old drawings. There was three imaginary portraits made with black ink. I remember that I thought that they were some kind of horoscope girls when I drew them. But they lack all the symbolism of astronomy and horoscopes. Therefore, they are, rather, the Weather Girls.
You know, in Finland each month has its own character and weather type. Four main seasons, but even each month has something of their own. The first lady is Miss January, ice cold. The second is Miss February, snowstorm. In the future we shall see what kind is the character of the rest of the months.
Interesting is to see, if I can still catch the style of these illustrations. However, they are drawn more that ten years ago. Anyway, it will be a nice project.
Here we have a simple trick to look nice without too much effort. Choose one accent color to complement the usual black look. Like in this case green scarf and stockings. The dimensions and length of different pieces in this outfit somehow feels like 20th century.
I can smell a hint of springtime also.