The English way

by Patsyfox on May 15, 2017


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!



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


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


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


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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Devilled eggs

by Patsyfox on April 14, 2017



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.


Fake it baby

by Patsyfox on April 12, 2017

I’ve never (yet) entered into the world of fake lashes – firstly the old style nearly blinded me when I glued my eyeball to my eyelid, and secondly a friend and former devotee of the new/fabulous/professionally-applied ones scared the bejezus out of me when she told me how she lost all her lashes when she stopped getting new fakies and  removed the last of the old ones. No eyelashes?! No thanks.

But draw them? Absofuckenlutely. That’s not exactly how I said it but close, when no less than the Washington Post contacted me last week to create an animated illustration for them for their style section, in both print and web. Excited much? I sure was – enough to not blink my lashes at working all weekend to get it done for a Monday deadline. It’s already online and in print! Check it out here. And of course here…


Coffee – the one certain thing in my day…

by Patsyfox on April 8, 2017


One of my favourite expressions, which I find funny because it’s absolutely true, is There are only two certainties in life – that I’m going to get a coffee, and I’m going to drink that coffee. Honestly, I don’t do addictions but each time I get a new boyfriend (that makes it sound much more frequent than it really is…kind of..) I have to sit them down and explain the importance of me getting a coffee very, very soon after waking up. But you know, they never appreciate the gravitas of that teaching until they see for themselves the she-devil I am when the caffeine withdrawal headache kicks in. It only happens once per relationship, because either they don’t let it happen again, or I don’t let them happen again.

Which brings me to these illustrations which I painted for the lovely folk at Gilano Coffee. Venice anyone?

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Which came first – life, or Art?

by Patsyfox on March 12, 2017


My love of Art-meets-life started way back with A-Ha’s fimclip for Take On Megod, the hours I spent sketching pictures of Morten Harley hoping he’d come to life for me! Sigh.

So when I was asked to collaborate with The South China Morning Post’s Style magazine, reacting to their fab photo shoot, it took me about 3 seconds to say YES! The interesting styling and rich colour were my favourite things about this set of pics, and it was truly fun to create. Some post-production effects were applied (not by me!) to the in-print version which I don’t like, so I’m showing you the director’s cut, so-to-speak…






Inky at The Salon

by Patsyfox on March 8, 2017


Playing with ink is one of the most fun things to do, provided you  A) have learned some basic techniques, and B) are not wearing white. These murky silhouettes were painted in one of my Ink Technique workshops, showing just a sample of some of the effects you can achieve. Dynamic, strong, soft beautiful, washy-washy- it’s almost like I’m describing myself!

The next Ink Techniques for Fashion Illustration workshop will be held on April 22nd, and if you’d like to find out a little more you can check it here, and hey-ho you can also book it on my brand new (and not quite finished) website store here – and did-I-mention-no-booking-fees! You’re welcome.