Drawing heart-warming letters, full of beautiful, sentimental, kind and thankful messages on behalf of caring and loving people turned out to be a great thing to do during the cold November evenings. Here are some samples of what I drew:
Flower petals. There is a big blower jumping out from the girl’s bag! :)
Due to privacy reasons, I don’t want to show the content.
I went to the showroom the other day, it was like a trip to a candy store. Very high quality items, super-soft suede shoes, fresh bright colors, great cut on clothing, skin pleasant materials – all the garments are to die for! It was hard to chose a favorite item, so I tried to fit into my camera all possible. So scroll down to vote for your favorite outfit!!
VOTE for your favorite outfit!
Neon bright jacket
White jeans with crystal details
Gorgeous lacquered leather salmon pumps with bows
Embellished top with see-through material at the front
Leggings with golden patches
Lacquered pumps in nude beige
Nude beige geometric cut dress with golden panels
Lemon yellow sac
Turquoise suede high-heels
(this one has strong potential to be my favorite. Although I really like 1 and 2 as well. I told you – impossible to choose!)
Apricot tinted light rain-coat
A-shaped sleeveless shirt with golden thread
Pale pink jeans
And a whole selection of salmon colored shoes , all matching the outfit!
AND Voila! An artist somewhere in the world will beautifully hand-write it for you. I am one on the volunteer artists in this year’s project. And I have to say, this is the coolest volunteer project I have ever been involved with.
Hurry up! It’s for one week only (Nov. 11-17, 2013)!!!
Here are some perfume bottle illustrations I made. The size is 50 cm * 70 cm, so they are pretty large. What’s cool about them, is that these are made on wood panels. The parts where the liquid is supposed to be are not colored in or slightly tinted, so that one can see the wood pattern. It looks like liquid. I really like these, even if I say so myself. This technique turned out great!
Something really cool happened! My exhibition was mentioned on Elle Finland website.
The texts says:
Fashion Illustrations in Punavuori
Fashion Illustrator’s Olesja’s works can been admired in the “Beautiful Things” -exhibition in gallery Jade in Helsinki. The subjects of illustrations are perfume bottles, haute couture clothes and women’s portraits. The style varies from sharp black and white to soft strokes of brushes in pastel colors.
“I love me” is beauty & health fair held in Helsinki. (Whoever came up with that tacky name…?!) In any case, there were some nice things to see. Here are interesting small bits and pieces which found their way into my camera:
hand-painted perfume bottle:
2013 Young Designer – Ernesto Hinojosa
Here are some illustrations I did for Diamo earlier:
There were many bridal & wedding themed stands there too. Not really an actual topic for me, but very nice designs and details there nevertheless:
Open back. That’s a statement.
This is gorgeous:
And there were these fur things!
Genius design: bits of mink in a leather jacket, thus avoiding the full volume added from fur. Yet elegant. And the skirt is more fluffy fox, which is also sawn with special technique to avoid volume and weight.
And this is breath-taking:
Naturally had to visit Jukka Rintala’s stand:
This crystal vase is actually pretty cool. I love the graphic triangular shapes here.