When the shoe fits

by Patsyfox on November 15, 2014

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It’s a good week when you manage to balance an excessive amount of work with a Rolling Stones concert and a new pair of shoes.  Even better when they’re one of the beauticious Preston Zly works of art.  I’m building quite a collection of those sexy red boxes…

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Busy very busy

by Patsyfox on November 13, 2014

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Make no mistake, my slackness in blogging does not match my slackness in working.  I’ve been busy, very busy! Par example:  For the launch of The Spring Racing Carnival collection I was the artist-in-temporary-residence for Mimco in their fabulous Chapel St store – yes perched in the window sketching quick on-the-spot portraits of the lovely guests.  No pressure!

When Lindy Klim sits down in front of you, you know that warm-up time is over and it’s time to get the paintbrush moving…fast.

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The lovely Lindy Klim, and my demonstration of a perfectly straight back.

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London love

by Patsyfox on October 2, 2014

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One of the things I love about myself (note sarcasm) is that I do the work/make the goods, but just don’t show anyone.  Imagine my dismay when I realised I forgot to post this sketch from a couple of weeks ago when Matthew Williamson paraded this delicious collection at London Fashion Week.  Mantra of this lifetime: Better late than never!

Stripe me lucky

by Patsyfox on September 16, 2014

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In an ideal world I would be sketching away, kaftan-clad and sipping on a G&T as the fashion week presentations rolled by.  Sadly I scan them in the wee hours of the night and barely have time to commit any of my favourites to paper.  Last week’s New York Fashion Week left me wholly underwhelmed so thank god for these fab stripes at DKNY and Victoria Beckham.  And that is all – hooray for London!

I love Girls On Film

by Patsyfox on September 15, 2014

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And rock ‘n’ roll, and Joan Jett for that matter.  Friday night saw the launch of the first ever Girls On Film Festival and what better kick off than The Runaways?  If I could steal just one film wardrobe I would steal this one – I want the leather, the Gary Glitter-style platform boots, and more than anything the red jumpsuit.  Sigh.  Was still thinking about it over the weekend and just had to draw the beautiful Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, who were both so fabulous as Cherie Currie and Joan Jett.

I’m not there

by Patsyfox on September 9, 2014

fashion_illustration_classes_demonstration_melbourneLast week’s demo with the delightful and talented Advanced Fashion Illustration class involved the art of the disappearing illustration.  Rendering it just so it had a presence, then fading it away without anyone noticing. Just as I like to do at parties…

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When in doubt, put a cat on it

by Patsyfox on September 4, 2014

French_cat_t-shirt_printI could never be accused of not letting the world know about my love of cats, and when the deadline to get my art in for the Wear Art Thou t-shirt exhibition was not only looming but zooming by me, I again called on my feline friends..

If you’re in Melbourne and happen to be around the city tomorrow night 5th September, drop by No Vacancy Gallery, have a wine with me and say hi. Illustrators Australia have collaborated with Red Bubble to put a bunch of our artworks on t-shirts and display them – for sale – in this lovely gallery space.

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What I did this week

by Patsyfox on August 30, 2014

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Fur & shine – my favourite combo

Apart from blubbering over the true death of True Blood – Was I crying because it never did redeem itself and get good again? Or because it was possibly the worst-written last-episode of anything? Or simply because goodbyes have never been my strong point and after four back-to-back episodes I had made my way through most of a bottle of red wine? True mystery.  Where was I? Oh yes, apart from that I was drawing up a storm with my students, as usual.  The sessions are always fun, always challenging, and just sometimes require me raiding my kitchen and laundry supplies… These are some of my demo drawings.

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Nurse naughty

by Patsyfox on August 29, 2014

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It was comforting to spend last Sunday afternoon in the presence of a nurse, seeing how I’d given my liver a good flogging for the previous 48hrs.  A nurse at a Dr Sketchys drawing session however is likely to lead you into more trouble, not less.  At least the lighting was low and hair of the dog was plentiful…

 

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The art of shoe sales

by Patsyfox on August 22, 2014

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This is not the first, nor will it be the last time I turn my already-works-of-art Preston Zly shoes into art of another style.  I stalked these particular boots for a considerable length of time before finally bringing them home to meet Frankie, and have never regretted it.  My Preston Zly shoes in fact have their own section in my shoe cupboards, it’s true.

Not only are they having one of their infrequent studio sales today and tomorrow in Melbourne, these delightful boots, a collaboration with Alexi Freeman, are going on sale for the first time.  Honestly, I love them so much I want to buy them again… Rear 219 Smith st Fitzroy.  Warning: You will have to fight me for the 37s…