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I was scanning through Pinterest for something to draw and came across this picture of Holly Rose Emery. I find this picture to be very haunting and intriguing and immediately decided to draw it.
So, a bit about the model. Holly Rose Emery is 16 years old (like me), from the land of Kiwis. And very beautiful in my opinion, I can’t really start drawing someone if I don’t have some kind of crush on them, so yeah. The picture was taken by Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia August 2013.
Here are some of my work in progress pictures.
I usually do a very rough sketch to determine where everything is in general. And then I slowly correct things as I draw, I’m not one of those artist who have to have their sketch proportioned before starting to work, I wish I am but I’m not patient enough, haha.
Oh and don’t forget the reference picture! I usually set my reference picture to black and white for easier drawing.
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First of all, I have to say the past few days have been very hectic! I started the week with my last day of final exams, and by the end of the day I lay dead in bed. The next day I had to wake up very early to go the the fabric market to buy stuff to make a Betty Boop costume, which is the character I decided to go as to a costume party.
After a very quick trip around fabric market I went back home and started my super-top-speed-non-stop-killer-machine-sewing mode. And by the end of the day I almost finish the whole dress. Being sleep deprived from the whole ‘exam season’, I went to bed early only to wake up the next day to complete the dress, wash it, iron it and then go to help my friend prepare his costume (which by the way took ages!)
As you can see my friend went as the Avatar and you can still see traces of blue ink on my hands and arms.
So, the night was a BLAST (but I don’t want to bomb you with so many pictures, haha)! The food was enjoyable, the activities was fun, everything was just perfect!
Now, I got to go dip my feet in warm water to help with my foot ache (seriously, how do other girls manage to wear high heels for hours without getting sore is a total mystery…) but here’s a little sneak peek of something I’ve been working on. 🙂
Holly Rose Emery – picture taken from my Instagram.
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This is my first Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) post! Yay!
This grey skater jersey dress is a bargain I got at a sales rack in Platinum Fashion Mall**, for 5$! The original dress comes with short sleeves and shoulder pads. Also, the bodice is less fitted. But the price was so good I decided to buy it and refashion it.The shoe is my favorite pair of kitten heels from a local brand, Paa*. Even though many people dislike kitten heels I adore them! They’re not too high and easy to walk in. And I love everything about this pair, the color, the height, the pointed toes and the simplicity of the design. Even though the price is a bit out of my budget but when compared with the number of times I wear it, it’s worth it. To top off the look I added a green cardigan from Zara. And the black purse is from Kate Spade that I got on sale (notice that I’m a huge fan of sales, haha) while in Hong Kong. I think it was a good bargain
even though I spent my whole budget on it and could only afford to buy a bag of chocolates at the airport.
**Note: If you ever come to Thailand be sure to visit Platinum Fashion Mall! It’s a huge 6-storey shopping mall with 2 adjoining buildings and around 2,000 shops! Also, it’s the biggest wholesale mall in Thailand with clothing, shoes, accessories averaging from 10$-30$.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world on the 14th of February every year. It’s the international day of ‘Love’. To some it’s just another day out of 365 days (or 366) but to others it’s another excuse to show their lovey-dovey-ness and shower their significant other with gifts, flowers, chocolates, teddy bears etc. I probably fall into the first category as I’m very happy with no boyfriend and relieved of all the ups-downs that comes with a relationship. And since today is also Makha Bucha Day I have no school, which means I get to stay at home and prepare for my finals. Yippee (*roll eyes*)!
Even though you probably think I’m anti-valentine
which I probably am ,haha idk, I did make an Valentine inspired illustration (or more like doodle). My original plan was to make cute greeting cards (note: plural) AND stickers to go with each card (how dare I think I had enough time). However, I ran out of time and end up doing only one set of stickers, sorry… :’-(
I know that I’m very late in posting this and I’m terribly sorry that I didn’t finish this sooner. But I do hope you find another occasion to use these (maybe on your anniversary/friend’s b-day/next year’s Valentines or something). Also check out my fashion illustration from last year’s Valentine’s day.
To download this: First, click on the picture to get a larger and more detailed picture. Save/Open and print on card stock, sticker paper or just normal paper. You can either use it as sticker decorations or punch a hole, add a ribbon and make them into tags.
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Kiss Hugs Kiss Hugs, Icie
So, I sketched this the other day because I couldn’t sleep and decide to color it with pastels and watercolor. As you can see I’m very obsessed with sunflowers right now… so you might see more of them in my work.
Also, I’m almost finish with my sophomore year, only 2 weeks left! I can’t believe it, I feel like it was just a few months ago that I became a high school student. Time flies by fast but I got to admit I’m pretty excited too! Because next year I won’t have to take anymore
head-explodes-I-can’t-take-it-anymore science, no more biology/chemistry/physics!!! And because I won’t be taking anymore science classes I should have loads more time to draw, paint and sew! YAY!!!
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It’s almost midnight in Thailand but I can’t sleep… So I stayed up sketching…
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This picture is a combination of two of my favorite things: Sunflowers and my cat, Dot.
Dot is the 3rd alien sent from the mothership to explore Earth… XD He is actually a kitten that got abandon in my house’s backyard when he was just about 2-3 weeks old. He’s now 6 months old and his most favorite past time is probably bullying Latte (my dog). He enjoys exploring and climbing trees very much, hates taking photos and staying still. (It was very hard to take a photo for a reference picture I had to take a video.)
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I found Oh Land through Facebook and because of the unique name+album cover I decide to look her up on Youtube… And BAM she’s my new addiction! I can’t stop replaying her 3 albums. Her genre is indie pop (which I like very much) and she has a way of singing that just make me can’t stop listening to her. If you’re a fan of Florence and the Machine/ Lana Del Ray/ Birdy/Foxes then you should definitely check her out! ><
Drawing done with pastels
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There’s currently a protest in Thailand, and the area around my school is where the protester gather… so I haven’t been to school for ages (and I actually miss school T^T) Since there’s so much stuff going on in Bangkok my family went on a short holiday. XD We went to Huahin (which you definitely have to visit if you ever decide to come to Thailand) and enjoyed ourselves, especially me (temporally forgot that I have final exams when school opens). And… This is something I drew on my trip! 🙂 My mom’s sandals -3-
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This actually was taken during October last year but I was busy with stuff and exams so I’m posting this now. First of all happy new year! ^U^ Hope everyone had a good vacation! (I envy you people whose country celebrate Christmas! I actually had my exams on christmas haha)
Since I’m so crappy with a camera I asked one of my classmate to photograph some of my garments for me. And what is a photoshoot without models, right? So I asked another two of my friends to model, and after some debate we decided to shoot in my neighborhood. So these are the photos!
All of us helped with hair and makeup…
Emmy was a bit shy at first…However Nukky got a good shot…
This is one of the edited pictures. This was a dress I made when I was a freshman in high school. We actually planned to photograph another dress but in the end we didn’t have time. :’-(
The red dress is actually a skirt and a top. I wore the same outfit to my grade 11 homecoming party.
This is the dress I designed for Halloween, I actually finished it the night before the photoshoot XD
Last but not least is the Baby Blue dress. This dress design is actually very simple (and maybe too simple .__.) and I think if I have time I’ll add some more details.
I hope I could update my blog more often but then my final exams are only a month away and homework is just too much _ _ Tomorrow’s my last day for New year break so I’ll finish what I’m sewing and hopefully I will find time to post it!
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