This is the first year Phil and I get to celebrate Valentine’s Day together as husband and wife instead of as fiances so it’s an especially special one. He’s also been traveling a lot on business recently so we’re excited to finally have some time to celebrate and to relax. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to share some new hand-painted Valentine’s Day cards now available for a limited time on my online shop.
It’s Haute Couture week in Paris which means I’ve found myself completely glued to social media and fashion blogs watching the latest and greatest high-fashion gowns of the moment float down the runway. In trying to keep up with all of these beautiful new gowns, I’ve been getting inspired to sketch out couture looks of my own.
I’m excited to share one of my favorite illustrations of the year so far with you. I decided to take a quick break from painting with watercolors and instead, I switched over to sketching out a couple gowns with prisma colored markers. I love the graphic detail I was able to add with markers and I wish these dresses could come to life so I that could wear them.
I snapped the first photo above when I was visiting my family in upstate New York over the holidays. We decided to take a day trip to Saratoga, New York–a beautiful historic town known for it’s horse racing, cozy restaurants and beautiful old-world architecture.
I have been sketching away a lot lately and the above fashion illustration was a fun one to create. The inspiration behind it actually came from Project Runway because I love how the designers on the show are always tasked with creating garments out of some crazy materials.