Check your coat

by Patsyfox on April 11, 2015


By complete co-incidence this week, I chose to draw one of my many favourite Vivienne Westwood outfits while teaching my lovely RMIT students how to go about drawing checks and stripes.  The co-incidence was no less than the Dame’s 74th birthday.  As the birthdays click by, my most oft-used example of why and how I will continue to be fabulous and increasingly eccentric is the wonderful Vivienne.  Thank you and Happy Birthday!

The soft touch

by Patsyfox on March 30, 2015


I’ve been exploring marker pen technique in class recently, and I keep forgetting how super convenient they are – no water! no palette to wash! Not to mention all the different effects you can achieve with them.  For the soft and pretty effect I decided to choose one of my favourite looks from the new AW15 Gucci collection, the debut by new creative director Alessandro Michele.  Seems a massive departure from Frida Giannini’s sexy collections, but still plenty to like and will be interesting to see subsequent collections.

Coffee all round..

by Patsyfox on March 25, 2015


Melbourne girl

by Patsyfox on March 24, 2015


I love it when worlds collide: coffee + drawing = happy me.  So when I was asked by Westfield to create an illustration to be printed on limited edition coffee cups for their Fashion Saturday last weekend, I was a little happy.


On the day, I recreated the illustration at a larger scale, then settled in for a few hours of fashion illustration portraits.  A fine way to pass a Saturday afternoon…




At Home in St Louis

by Patsyfox on March 13, 2015


I’d just like to say – I LOVE drawing interiors!  And buildings for that matter.  No tricky faces to make look perfect, no pesky hands, no tricky moving body parts or unusual positions.  Pure. Fun.  So I couldn’t have been happier to be commissioned by St Louis At Home magazine to illustrate the serene bedroom design of Julie Abner.  And did I mention I would rather like that bed…


Come draw with me…

by Patsyfox on February 18, 2015


If one of your new year’s resolutions was learning to draw/getting awesome at drawing/reigniting your creative spark or even just having fun, then consider a course in Fashion Illustration!  The Patsyfox Drawing Salon is officially 5 years old so Happy Birthday to us – come eat cake starting next Monday…

As seen in…

by Patsyfox on February 2, 2015

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Summer at The Salon

by Patsyfox on January 17, 2015


Is working on your tan getting boring this summer?  Well then why not consider a day spent drawing beautiful fashion illustrations? Focussed and intensive full-day workshops are happening over the next couple of weekends at The Patsyfox Drawing Salon.

Watercolour & Ink Technique is a response to the many many lamentations I hear from students about the mud-pies they make when working with watercolour paints and inks.  No more!  We will learn the basic techniques and effects of these media and apply them to some gorgeous illustrations.

Then next most common problem I see with many people’s drawings is the hair – helmets abound as drawing after drawing is spoiled by badly drawn hair.  We’ll untangle all those issues in the workshop on Sunday Feb 1st…

The Digital illustration workshop was created as a hard-and-fast hit of information for those who need to get on board with the Photoshop program to create, edit, or enhance their illustrations.  This is a 2-day workshop that will quickly go from the basics to more advanced techniques and effects.

You will learn a lot, you will have fun.  Come on!Digital_Fashion_Illustration_workshop_melbourne Drawing_hair_fashion_illustration_workshop

Triple shot 2015

by Patsyfox on January 1, 2015


Happy New Year dear visitors to Patsyland! I’ve had the most delightful two years filled with hard work, new friends, music and art, and I’m planning on going for the trifecta in 2015.  I hope your year ahead is happy, peaceful, and successful in every way you could wish.

Bonne chance XO

Cool Yule to y’all

by Patsyfox on December 25, 2014


There’s a bunch of people around this country opening artful gifts this xmas commissioned from me, and just possibly the ink won’t be quite dry… It’s been that sort of year.  What can I say?  They may have been picked up on the 11th day of Xmas but at least they made it!

Have a great Xmas everyone and if Xmas isn’t your thing then have a great break, eats lots of your favourite things, and do some unnecessary online shopping – or is that just my idea of a perfect day?