Thursday, May 17, 2007

Retro Citrus



This is my first submission to Illustration Friday. The theme was "citrus". I didn't really know what to draw at first, but I had recently spent a really frustrating day trying to find a new dress for the spring and summer. Everything right now has an empire waist, which I can't stand. What I'd really like to find is a retro inspired sundress - something from the 1940s or 50s.

That thinking led to me doodling dress styles, and that sketching eventually led to this picture. It was a fun picture to draw, and I had a blast looking through old retro fashion images for inspiration.

Anyhow, this was all drawn in Photoshop with my tablet. Completed in May of 2007. This can also be viewed right here in my deviantArt gallery.

Prints of this are now available!

7 comments:

hummmlan said...

Very nice! Love your work!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Absolutely spectacular! Awesome colors, amazing sense of style. Welcome to IF!

Chrissie A said...

She's gorgeous! Very charming pinup...

-David Poe said...

Nice pin-up style.
Beautiful colors and mood!

mcscrub said...

nice pinup

giggles said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful style and color! Love the crinoline underneath! Amazing! Hope you find the dress of your dreams. I bet you will now that you have drawn it! Please let me know when it shows up!

jasper peng said...

That is totally isla fisher! She's a doll. Good choice!