Opinions wanted.

As I progress with my repro line, and, well, Ill use any excuse to draw, Ive had a couple of gals who know me ask, "Why don't you redraw the pattern drawings? You have them all over your site, why not?" Huh, thats a good idea. I did want the fashion illustrations to be a bit larger gals, and the original drawings are *so* not my style. So I got out my vintage fashion illustration book, and started to sketch.

Now, this is VERY rough, and as the book says, 'your drawing should sell the dress', I started with this day dress.

What do you all think?

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Im thinking this...

7 comments:

  1. i love the idea of using your talent at drawing to re-draw the pattern images, especially for a curvier representation!

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  2. Brilliant idea. I especailly like that you've shown how the dress looks on someone who isn't a size 8 :)

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  3. I like it! The original pattern illustration has the woman wearing the dress looking kind of snobbish, while yours is fun and friendly. :) Big improvement.

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  4. Thanks ladies. I think Im going to go a more naturalistic vibe with the drawings. I feel this is too 'cartoonie' for what I want to do.

    Great, like I *need* another project!

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  5. I love it! I also really like seeing the patterns on larger gals too.

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  6. Your drawing is great. Usually pattern illustrations are so unrealistic.

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  7. I've been doing this with my vintage patterns too (I'm also a cartoonist) and may also go a bit less cartoony with my images to look more "vintagey"!

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