A little art update for this week… First up – my mermaid piece for the Girls Drawin' Girls book is complete! For those who missed the post in April, here are the sketches and concept work for this illustration. It was inspired by vintage photos of girls dressed as mermaids at Disneyland in the 60's!
I'm so excited to be a part of the Girls Drawin' Girls Vol. 4 book!! Some of my favorite illustrators are also in the book so I can't wait to get a copy and look through it all.
If you'd like to get your own book, the GDG blog has a pre-sale page up and if you order early you get a pin-up bookplate with your purchase! Click the below image to read more info on the Girls Drawing Girls Vol. 4 book and how to buy it:
I also thought I'd share some sketches I did the other day. Sometimes I get wacky ideas for costumes I'd like to make… And before I start sewing, I sketch out the concept to see what I'd have to buy and how involved the design is. Recently I was kicking around the idea of making a Harley Quinn themed romper for Dragon*con!
I really like the idea that I came up with – it would be so simple and comfy to run around in! I decided not to make it though because I didn't think I'd wear it more than once. My concept though involved a simple halter romper working with the tattoo I have on my arm, chunky white plastic bracelets with black squiggles of rhinestones, possibly a blond wig, black heart shaped sunglasses and some cute platform 50's style shoes.
I daydream about costume ideas a lot… Also, outfits to sew! I guess that sewing still lingers in the back of my head even though I stopped doing it many years ago. Here is another rough sketch I did a while back of some Noa costumes (from the comic "Sky Doll"). I was really excited to make them because the designs were so creative – but once I drew out all the pieces for the 3 different outfits I decided it was too much to do! These days, if I do sew anything I like to keep it simple so I can focus more on having fun.
Do you like to sew or sketch outfit ideas?