Pas De Deux

by Patsyfox on May 31, 2017

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How much do I love it when my loves of drawing and drinking meet in a bottle? A lot. Add a third love – ballet – and you have this particular artwork I created to celebrate the creative partnership between the Queensland Ballet, and Sirromet Wines.

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Smells like team spirit

by Patsyfox on May 25, 2017

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I’ve said many times that my life, like Jerry Seinfeld’s, has a way of balancing itself out – even Stevens all the way. Makes sense then that as my eyesight goes the way of video tapes, my sense of smell could get me a job with a French perfumier. Which is great if you’re working in said role, but not so good in our smoke-free music venues, where I spend a fair amount of time. Whoever knew that men fart pretty much constantly when watching bands?

So I have become maniacally sensitive to fragrances, and thanks to two big projects for Clarins Australia, absolutely inspired by the beauty of their bottles. I’ve illustrated a hoard of them, this is a teeny taste…

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Self portrait with black hat & bat

by Patsyfox on May 23, 2017

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I know what you’re thinking – shouldn’t I have treated the self-portrait I created for a recent (and ultimately unpublished) press article in the same way I treat sketches of other people? You know – elongate the legs, slim down the figure, iron out the wrinkles, etc..

Nah, I wanted to be true-to-life for a change.

Just be-Kors

by Patsyfox on May 16, 2017

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Concluding my incredible 7 days was an afternoon spent in the Michael Kors store at Emporium in Melbourne. I painted handbags of the customer’s choice onto canvas totes and personalised them with their name. Not a bad place to spend a Sunday afternoon, even if it was Mother’s Day and I really should have been at my Mother’s… As live sketching gigs go, it was something different, to say the least!

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The English way

by Patsyfox on May 15, 2017

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Live sketchy number two for the week was for the delightful folk of Reiss in their St Collins Lane store in Melbourne. One of the things I love most about working with them is their incredible english politeness and enthusiasm – no one stepped through that door without having a glass of prosecco thrust into their hand. Happy 1st birthday in Australia, Reiss!

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There are two opportunities for you to dip your tootsie in the warm waters of fashion illustration this month. Just this Wednesday  17th May I will be teaching an introductory workshop at Work-Shop Melbourne, from 6.00pm – 9.00pm. It is relaxed, fun, and there is wine!

If you want to dip a little deeper and spend a day with me at The Drawing Salon, learning from the absolute basics up to rather fabulous, then consider the Fashion Illustration Bootcamp on June 3rd. You will leave with a set of notes, a head full of information, and drawings that will surprise you. Bookings and info here.

What I did this week

by Patsyfox on May 14, 2017

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Technically this last crazy 7 days started Sunday 2.30am when I was hosing the f*$&@&g neighbours who were concluding 12 months of excruciating neighbourly behaviour with the party of all parties – whoever knew hosing down arseholes could be so enjoyable!

Just a few hours later my first drawing gig of the week began, sketching staff and clients of Priceline at their national conference at Melbourne’s Exhibition centre. Imagine my confusion when (completely sleep deprived) I got out of the lift on the wrong floor and took a good five minutes of wandering around to realise I was at a comics convention.  Haha, really.

Face up

by Patsyfox on May 4, 2017

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Faces can be tricky at the best of times, but when they’re on all those crazy angles – you know, the ones that give you drama and great expressions?…Hmm. If you feel like you have a handle on drawing faces but struggle when they’re not the straightforward angles, then this workshop may be what you need. We will check in on the structure of the face and the individual features, then look at what’s really happening when you view it, and draw it, from a different viewpoint – and do it in style. The workshop is in Melbourne on Sunday May 21st 10.30am – 4.30pm, details here.

 

Turning Japanese

by Patsyfox on May 3, 2017

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I hate to brag* but I have done two illustration projects for Vogue Japan this year, just sayin’. Not the obvious briefs though – this one was for illustrations to go with an article on breast health and the importance of having regular health checks. As reigning Queen of planet hypochondria I am at least well qualified!

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*lie

Devilled eggs

by Patsyfox on April 14, 2017

 

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Of all the things my dear old Mum can’t remember these days, there is one thing she apparently can’t forget – the year I told her “No Mum, really, I’m off sugar, please, no Easter eggs this year”. Jesus wept! As if that was going to be more than a passing phase! But no, I’ve just been told as I take aim for her comfy couch, that “like you requested, no chocolate eggs”. Curse and damn that attempt at clean living – I will not make that mistake again.