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Polka Fetish

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POLKAs are my favorites!! I like polkas in everything. So it is quite likely that I should be having a series of illustrations on Polka dots alone 🙂 Well I do have, I mean I am working on a lot of polkas of late. Will be updating all the artworks shortly. This is the first lady in a blue polka dress. I have a similar dress from ‘Forever New’, which was my inspiration behind this fashion art.

I did this illustration with watercolor on paper and edited in Photoshop.

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Black and White

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A quick post!!

Black and White are my favorite colors and drawing anything in these two colors  gives me a kick! I drew this fashion Illustration in watercolor on paper. Touched up and color corrected in Photoshop and added some special features too. Hope you like it!!


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The NEW Corporate Colors!!!

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I am not just a Fashion Illustrator I am also a Fashion Designer. So I am so used to seeing nicely dressed people around me in my work places. The usual corporate colors look boring to my eyes sometimes. (No offense!) and I so wish people had more freedom while dressing for work (even if it means working in a bank).

I know it might not be possible to break the mental block that black and white has created in the corporate worlds.

But how about PINK and WHITE and some POLKAS ladies? Up for it???? 😉


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Illustration Friday: Carry

I chose to depict “Carry” through this illustration of a young, fashionable girl carrying her shopping bags. Fashion Illustration once again!!!

I thought I will share my entire illustration process as well. So here we go….

First I drew the outlines with a 5B pencil. Below is the image after erasing the extra lines. There are still a lot of unwanted lines which I will be deleting at a later stage.

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Next step is to draw neat outlines with a brush. I have used acrylic colors as I need waterproof outlines for this illustration. I have intentionally left the lips unlined as I would want to fill the colors first and then line them. At this stage I erase out all the unnecessary pencil lines and below is how it looks.

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Once the pencil lines are erased, I use acrylic colors with a slightly thicker brush to give light shading to the illustration. Acrylic colors for shading, for the same reason as before, I want it to stay waterproof as I layer on more colors over it.

Coloring time. This is my favorite stage !! I have primarily used water color with traces of acrylic and have drawn the detailings using pencil and pen. I have completed the lips here and outlined them too.

P.S.- I think I should have added a step before this showing the initial color blockings too. I guess I will do it with the next illustration.

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And this is the final illustration, completed on paper and color corrected digitally.

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IllustrationFriday: Lost

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IllustrationFriday: Lost

This week’s topic ‘Lost’ by Illustration Friday is interesting. It had me thinking for a while.
After I ruled out most of the images that came to my mind once I read the topic, like lost in the woods, or in a desert or amidst nowhere…I decided to work on “lost in thoughts”.
This is the outcome….a illustration, in watercolor on paper, of a young lady lost in thoughts about her lover. I drew a red rose in her hand to stess on the romantic aspect of the illustration.
I hope you like the post…. 🙂


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Illustration Friday: Refresh

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My entry for illustration friday this week. After long I have tried my hands in children’s illustration again and loved it as always. A watercolor illustration on paper.


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Retro Chic

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Its been quite a while since I have remixed my traditional water color illustrations with a digital graphics. I keep it to the minimum whenever I do, trying to keep the essence of the original artwork intact. I guess I have gone a bit overboard here…or so I think. Let me know how you like it….