Thursday, September 8, 2011

Karen O

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About a month ago, I finished this painting of Karen O, the female lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She did an ad campaign for a line of matte-black nail polishes and I was drawn to the photo of her from it. The painting was done in watercolor paint and is roughly about 22"by 22" in size. This is the second piece in my series of portraits of inspiring females. Audrey Hepburn was the first. I'm gravitating towards painting Adele for the third portrait. 

Rach:]

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blogger Sketch Sunday [The Hourglass]

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Hello bloggers! Welcome to the Fiftieth edition of Blogger Sketch Sunday! This week's post features Jacqueline of The Hourglass, whose blog is located in San Francisco, CA.

3 Reasons I love this blog:

-This blog is called the hourglass for a reason. I love Jackie's feminine shape and how she dresses to flatter her figure. Most fashion bloggers tend to fall on one of the 2 sides, model-skinny or plus-size. But the reality is that most of us females don't fall perfectly in either category. I like seeing bloggers like Jackie who have relatable body types and dress fashionably chic.
-Jackie's style isn't your typical Californian hipster brand. Its all about showing off that hourglass silhouette with high-waisted skirts, waist cinching belts, and tailored trousers. This blogger likes to mix it up with fun vintage finds. Floral prints from the past in her skirts, shirts, and dresses give her closet a unique feel. Retro touches like polka-dots, heart shaped sunglasses, leopard print, pearls, or short gloves add a flair to her closet that really suits her. Jackie is just one of those girls who has found her niche in fashion history and works it so well.
-Ah Lydia Hudgens. As you can tell from my feature of Jennie from Going West, I am a huge fan of this photographer. Jackie's outfits have always been amazing, but these new gorgeous photos really do her justice. Jackie looks like a cross between a wood-nymph and a retro-diva. The misty bare-branch forest backdrop, rustic beach setting, and gorgeous magenta flowers always catch my eye. This photographer has a great mastery of depth of field, striking composition, and use of color.

If you haven't seen her blog, go check it out right now! I've put the link where I first named it above.

Sorry this week's post is actually a little late. I've been sick for the past week and just got around to scanning these drawings. Btw, yes College Station Office Depot employees, I have been coming in week after week to scan in 3 sketches for a while now. Yes, I know my total is 81 cents. And YES, I will probably pay in pennies every single time. You should be used to me by now, only 2 more weeks!

Rach:]