New Portfolio! Fashion, lifestyle and portrait illustration on CarbonMade

I’ve put together  a proper portfolio, using CarbonMade. I really like their sleek interface and design. So pretty, and easy to organise my illustrations into neat little projects. Take a look! Advertisements

How To Create a Custom Fashion Portrait – My Process!

I have always loved to paint and draw portraits of all kinds, and one of my favourite tasks is turning a photograph into a fashion illustration – so much fun! I thought I’d share a little of my process. I also have a shiny new Etsy shop, so if you think your bedroom or blog could do […]

Painted Fashion Portraits

I’ve been doing a lot of digital work lately, but decided to break my paints out this week and do some quick painted fashion illustrations using gouache and black ink. I started using gouache after having trouble getting hold of watercolours in Vietnam, and actually prefer it to watercolour or acrylic. It gives a nice, […]

Illustrated Blogger Portraits – BodyPosiPanda!

Recently I’ve felt inspired to draw portraits of a few of my favourite fashion & lifestyle bloggers. There are so many lovely, inspiring ladies out there – with important things to say as well as beautiful images to share. The first is Megan Jayne Crabbe aka BodyPosiPanda. Megan describes herself as a “body positive, feminist, ED warrior” […]

Throwback Thursday – PinUps!

Back in 2011 I drew around 100  illustrated pin-up figures & turned them into repeating patterns, which I used as a print on posters and textiles. I suspect they don’t translate that well on-screen, but I still quite like them! So many little ladies and gents to choose from. Who’s your favourite?   – Rachel xx

Custom Fashion Illustration – Vanessa!

This week I’ve been working on a custom fashion illustration of Vanessa Zaree of Wardrobe Under Construction. She sent me a photograph to work from, which I used as my reference to draw up some line-art with my Faber Castell artist pens, before I scanned it in, cleaned it up nicely, & applied colour with Photoshop. […]