Back in my younger years, I used to want to be a fashion designer and even started a school, but I ended up dropping out!
I don’t want to be that anymore; however, I just still LOVE fashion illustration. So, I decided I’m going to dedicated some real time to learn how to become better at drawing them.
I tried doing another one after doing our guest prompt last week. I just didn’t know how to go about drawing the angle of her hand with her thumb hanging out of the pocket, and I didn’t know how draw the belt at all. LOL
This is my whimsical version of the reference photo above I torn out of a magazine. Totally 100% FUN!!!
I decided to draw a color pencil portrait using Prismacolor Color Pencils and watercolor. Unfortunately, I used a cheap so-called sketchbook I bought from Walgreens. Although the cover stated it’s a sketchbook, it really is nothing more than copy paper bound with coil!
It did not do well, of course, with watercolor and the paper started to wrinkle and I totally disliked the way the color pencil lay on the paper and the blending was not that great either. However, I still like the way she came out and it was good practice anyway! Lol
Right after I completed first coloring page “Whimsical Afro Girl,” I created this one. I sketched this yesterday and she had an afro but I kept seeing her with a turban on instead. I then decided to add random lines for designs on her turban and was pleased with the outcome. So, I decided to turn this into another coloring page, which I titled Whimsical African Queen Coloring Page. I excited about coloring her too! Lol
I found this sketch in an old sketchbook that I had not completed and decided to complete her. This doodling of the hair came spontaneously; I just started making marks on the afro and liked the way it was looking and so I continued with it.
I’m so happy with how this piece came out so I decided to turn it into a coloring page. As I was looking at the finished drawing, I remembered that I had cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a butterfly and decided to add a couple to complete my Whimsical Afro Girl Coloring Page. I LOVE it and can’t wait to color it in.
This was the result of my using the 2 photos given to create this mashup. Below I share a few process photos I took while working on my mashup as well as the original reference photos given to the group for this week’s mashup.