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?

Magnum force

by Patsyfox on December 24, 2014


I take research for any freelance job seriously.  Never more so than when creating a series of illustrations for Magnum icecream’s 25th birthday celebrations.  Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been so consumed and consumed so much chocolate in all my chocolate-loving life.  Tough days at the office. Not!



by Patsyfox on December 24, 2014


Some jobs fit like a glove and are instantly relatable.  The beauty illustration featuring a gorgeous well-groomed woman with immaculate make-up and nails, commissioned by Jetstar magazine, was not one of them.  The commission where they needed an illustration to match the story about people who hoard old make-up and keep it in a mess, however, was a perfect match.  I simply walked down to the bathroom, grabbed an armful out of the drawer, dumped it on my drawing table and drew it. Voila!



Art on top

by Patsyfox on December 24, 2014


I was the artist-in-demand at the recent boutique opening for Fashion On Top.  French bubbles, live portraits, long lines, so little time… A lot of fun.


The lovely Phoebe Montague of Lady Melbourne



When the shoe fits

by Patsyfox on November 15, 2014


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…


Busy very busy

by Patsyfox on November 13, 2014


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.


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








London love

by Patsyfox on October 2, 2014


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


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!