Introducing my first “drawadot” submission. I have to confess, I must have been living under a rock as I hadn’t heard about these open calls until quite recently and I am very pleased to finally join in, and what could be a better inspiration to start with, than Miu Miu’s SS17 collection.
I had some initial ideas of how I would like to portray the feel of the collection, but seeing Grace Kelly on the beach in “How to catch a thief” definitely influenced the overall design. I was also inspired by Miss Frida Aasen, who walked in the show and was thinking of her likeness when illustrating the face.
The gouache blending in the costume and the hat was definitely the most time consuming and challenging for me. Bright flat colour blends are not something I do on a day to day basis and I can’t lie and say it was all roses but I think it was the best medium to represent that bright vibrancy which was heavily featured in this collection.
Anyway, I hope you liked this brief little snippet into the BTS of my debut with “drawadot” and I look forward to the next one. X