Sunday, September 29, 2013

Thistle & Clover Fashion Drawing

Last week I attended a fashion drawing session at The Fashion Center organized by Brandon Graham of Would You Rock This. I've been to a few of Brandon's excellent events before but this was my first experience taking part in a juried sketch session. The host was Thistle & Clover voted Brooklyn's Best Women's Boutique 2013 by The L Magazine. Our model Dana posed in three outfits and we did 20 minute sketches of each. As always at these sketching evenings I was awed and inspired by the creative talent around me. Thanks to all those who made the evening possible.

Watercolor & black lead with a bit of digital tweaking!

Dana our lovely model (photo courtesy of Brandon Graham)
Thistle & Clover supplied the fashion
The Fashion Center in Manhattan's Garment District
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rockin' and Rollin' at the Society of Illustrators

I had so much fun last Thursday at the Society of Illustrators, my regular Thursday evening haunt. It was a special fashion evening hosted by the amazingly talented illustrator Bil Donovan. We had three models to choose from, sketching mostly 3, 7 or 9 minute poses. It's funny how sometimes you can really get on a roll, inspired by the models, the clothes, the music and the creative atmosphere and as a fellow illustrator said to me, "You're rockin' and rollin' tonight Ellie!" Yay!

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Vision of George Stavrinos

Oh so long ago when I was at college, I adored the work of a fashion illustrator named George Stavrinos. His work was a mix of representational classical drawing and glamor, mood, drama and perfection. He worked for such clients as Vogue, Bergdorf Goodman, the New York Sunday Times and Barney's to name a few. Sadly he passed away in 1990 at the age of 42.

When I moved to New York in 2007 and started going to the Society of Illustrators I was so excited to see two originals displayed in a corridor! Now the public can see a huge collection of this fantastic work at an exhibition called The Vision of George Stavrinos at the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street. (The show ends October 19th). Last night I went to the opening reception. Here are some pics from that event which was packed with admirers during New York Fashion Week.

Fabulous shoes worn by a very glamorous guest

I particularly love this drawing


The working process on display

Dont you just love New York?

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