Magnum force

by Patsyfox on December 24, 2014

Magnum_Bora_Bora_gouache_paint_illustration

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!

Magnum_Paris_gouache_paint_illustration

Jetset

by Patsyfox on December 24, 2014

Jetstar_beauty_face_watercolour_fashion_illustration

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!

Jetstar_makeup_fashion_illustration_Angie_Rehe

 

Art on top

by Patsyfox on December 24, 2014

Angie_Rehe_fashion_illustration_portraits

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.

Angie_Rehe_live_fashion_sketching

The lovely Phoebe Montague of Lady Melbourne

Fashion_illustration_portraits

Angie_Rehe_live_fashion_illustration

When the shoe fits

by Patsyfox on November 15, 2014

Preston_Zly_shoes_Sonia_watercolour_illustration

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…

Rolling_Stones_Australia_tongue_logo

Busy very busy

by Patsyfox on November 13, 2014

Mimco_spring_racing_ink_fashion_illustration

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.

Mimco_live_fashion_portrait_illustration_Lindy_Klim

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

Mimco_live_fashion_portrait_sketches_Lindy_Klim

Mimco_brush_and_ink_fashion_portrait_illustration

Mimco_fashion_portrait_illustration

Mimco_live_fashion_illustration

Mimco_live_fashion_portrait_illustration

Mimco_live_fashion_portrait_illustrations

Mimco_live_fashion_portrait_ink_illustrations

London love

by Patsyfox on October 2, 2014

Matthew_Williamson_spring_15_catwalk_fashion_illustration

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

New_York_Fashion_week_DKNY_Victoria_Beckham_illustration

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

The_Runaways_Kristen_Stewart_Joan_Jett

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…

Ink, soft pastels, pencils

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.

WearArtthouposter ONLINE copy