Lilla Rogers, my dream-agent, tweeted recently an image of this Thom Browne dress from Fashion Week.
She wrote, "How would you make a piece of art based on this? Drawing the figure, or using the color palette of cherry red, purple-y grey, and white, or doing a pattern based on the print and the big stripes on the clothing? Show me! I'd love to see!"
So I took this assignment and gave it some thought. At first, I became really set on doing a collage illustration of a mouse in a field of flowers, obviously.
Then i started, and just wasn't feeling it. So I stared at the dress again for awhile, and all of a sudden it hit me- an owl with an umbrella, obviously.
For this, the color palette was really important because I wanted to keep it inspired by the fashion. I pulled the colors from the actual photo and scanned in some floral doodles that were a nod towards the floral pattern on the skirt and tights.
Here are some screen grabs of my progress:
And here is my final piece! (click to enlarge)
Lilla is teaching an e-course, Make Art That Sells and I can't wait! Join the waiting list to sign up for the class HERE.