fashion illustrated – what I wear #1


Usually I find nothing good ever comes of negativity on the internet – trust me this is a lesson learned from excruciatingly bad personal experiences.  A few  weeks ago, however, this hard-won assumption (among others) was proven wrong by this post which I noticed because in the comments, my work was being compared, unfairly in my favour, to the work of Gemma Correll.  It is embarrassing as an artist to take this kind of thing as a compliment – now I know what Beyonce felt like at the VMAs.  Besides that I feel empathy for any artist who gets criticized on the basis of style – style is personal, and personal attacks are very painful.

Yet it was thanks to this unfortunate post that I found Gemma’s flickr account and totally fell in love with her style – a candid, self-deprecating sense of humour with a lovely sense of personality behind the drawings.  I especially enjoy her daily diary series – its fascinating to see what other artists do all day.

what I wore today #1
Gemma invited me to participate in her “what I wore today – drawings” flickr pool, and even though I’m not much of a dress-up kind of girl, or a self-portrait kind of illustrator, the enthusiasm of all the participants has inspired me to give it a go.  Expect a few more of these from me, with some improvements as I figure out how to do it.

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4 thoughts on “fashion illustrated – what I wear #1”

  1. Just read the blog post on demiCouture and my goodness the conversation got heated. It’s always a good idea not to be involved with flaming online, rarely are conflicts ever resolved.

    This is a great idea for a blog post can’t wait to see what else you have planned for the future.

  2. i’m so glad you alerted me to her illustration – its incredibly adorable!!! also, I love your self portrait here… you claim to not be a dress up girl, but you think about clothing in a way that makes all your outfits great.

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