Fashion illustration

Jul 30, 2010

In my last post, I featured Tina Berning's illustrations of women.  Fashion plays an essential part in Berning's art, which is one of the reasons I'm drawn to her work.  When I was thirteen, I desperately wanted to be a fashion designer.  So I spent countless hours sketching new outfits and even sewing my own clothes.  (The first article of clothing I ever made was a hot pink jumpsuit!) 

My mother knew that I was really into fashion, and one day, she came home with this amazing Japanese book.  This book full of fashion illustrations became my prized possession.  I studied the drawings and would try to copy every little detail until it was perfect.  I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I drew this face:

Unfortunately, I can't read Japanese, so I don't even know the title of the book or the name of the illustrator.  Here's the biographical page of the author.  Maybe you can help me out?


Charissa said...

What an awesome mom. I'll see if my friend might be able to translate the artist's name for you!

Cathy said...

That would be so great- thank you!

Charissa said...

Just heard from my friend - his name is Motohiro Shimokawa.

Cathy said...

Nice! Now hopefully I'll be able to find more information on the artist and book.

Much thanks to you and your friend : )

Anonymous said...

I love these fashion sketches. I am trying to get into Fashion Illustration. Any tips would be awesome.

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