March 1, 2015
Seattle (and the Pacific Northwest) is a fashion-friendly, youth-oriented region. Today I’m starting a 100 Drawings Challenge for myself based on that theme. Each day over the next 100 days I’ll post a new illustration with the tag “Seattle Style”. Today kicks off with
a big, warm wool jacket over mini shift, black tights and sensible winter boots. Top this off with a DIY felt beret.
I’ve been spending a lot of time driving through the South Lake Union neighborhood and seeing the incredible rate of development going on there. The model finds herself in late winter on her way to her job at Amazon. What will become of the old brick, former warehouse behind her? The developers will at least keep the cherry tree.
Couture’s going green, and there’s no looking back!
October 26, 2013
Finally, this is Z. She’s dressed in an original from Lastwear, Seattle purveyor of steampunk fashion http://www.lastwear.com/ Leather and feathers, all in white. Very kewl…
Lindsay drawn at the October Chance Seattle fashion show www.activatethearts.com/chance/Pages/default.aspx Compressed charcoal on newsprint. Lindsay and some of the other participants I drew were very nice and co-operative while I worked. With people I draw who aren’t professional models I always ask if they’re OK holding the pose when it runs over 2 minutes.
Members of the audience, drawn with a felt-tip calligraphy pen in about two to three minutes. These were done from a distance of about 30 feet, and in the dim light of a nightclub. Some things I have to take for granted as I begin a drawing, like establishing a believable (but unseen) anatomical structure of a figure in a particular pose as I draw clothes on top of it.