These are some progress shots of one of my recent paintings, this one inspired by the model, Sasha Luss. I LOVE collecting new brushes and some of the ones I used you can get from the designer here. I'm trying to be a bit more free with brush strokes because generally I am the slowest person at drawing in the world and will spend ridiculous amounts of time worrying over something that could be finished just as nicely with one swift stroke as it would with ten tiny ones. I'm also trying to reduce the amount of colours I use and stick to a lighter pastel palette. She's covered in flowers too, because why not! I'm preparing for/dreaming of Spring.
Some of the make-up looks from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections have been absolutely beautiful. I think the golden eyebrows from Dior have been my favourite, however I've illustrated a few others that I thought were particularly clever and enhanced the look of the models as a whole. Firstly, the dark smokey eyes of the models at Versace perfectly embody the mood of the show and who isn't a fan of dark eyes and massive lashes? Secondly I loved the dark but geometric eyes at Anthony Vaccarello. It's hard enough to perfect a cat eye flick to surround your eye, let alone an intricately squared layer of black. Lastly, I love the eye make-up seen on one of my new favourite models, Sasha Luss. At Cavalli, her wide set eyes were framed with a golden hue that's much easier to imitate off the catwalk and made her look even more gorgeous and fawn-esque than usual.
All illustrations painted using a Surface Pro.