A former colleague of mine has two beautiful daughters. He commissioned illustrations of them as Christmas presents. Some flowers, glitter and shades of pink:
Based on the photos:
I have recently participated in the Snail Mail My Email project.
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! :)
Letter 2: Fairies
Letter 3: Lipstick KiSS
Letter 4: Flower petals
Letter 5: Perfume bottle
Letter 6: Love letter with perfume bottle
Letter 7: Chanel card
Letter 8: Lipstick KISS
I have been super busy, therefore, a bit late with this post – but here are all of the paintings from the recently held exhibition.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of the available ones (X-mas is on its way!).
4. Ballerina-like (available)
5. Piano (available)
6. Pink Pop
7. Ice-cream colors (available)
9. Chanel No. 5
Collage of 8 smaller paintings:
- Red couture (available)
- Feather hat 1 (close up). (available)
- Blue (available)
- Orchid (available)
- Fierce (available)
- Feather hat 2 (pic missing)
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* Flower bomb 1 (available)
* Flower bomb 2
From left to right:
* Iris * Cherry (available) * Vogue *Sophia (available)
Coco Chanel & Miss Dior Cherie green (available)
* Armani Haute Couture 1 & 2 (available)
Hurry up! Send your letter (love letter, season’s greetings, note to say hi – anything) to this amazing international collaborative art project!
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!
you can see the pattern well on this close-up:
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.
The works can be seen until the end of the month.
Here are some pictures from the exhibition. More to come.
Thank you everybody who came. I had a wonderful day!
Photos by me & Pini.
As I promised to draw something, here is today’s harvest! Illustration of gorgeous model Helen….and some serious diamonds and sapphires by Cartier. (See Helen’s portfolio here).
I took some pictures in the dark so the shine of the gems is visible reflected from the flash:
I changed the color a bit. Sapphires are more in this season ;) Nevertheless, the necklace is absolutely amazing.
Here are the originals from which are illustrations are made. The original images are ©NadiPhotography2013 visit here.
The two images are drawn on the same paper sheet:
I really need perhaps to find a different layout for the blog to be able to post WIDER images.
Helen is a dancer too, you can really see that in postures:
See Helen’s blog here.
Pic credit of gems in Pinterest.
The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold.
In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world’s “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. (Source: Wikipedia)
As I am interested in beauty of all sorts – I decided to draw this beautiful car…
Ok, just for the record – my house is a mess. I am drawing on the floor, because it is comfortable.
The painting is actually very large – and it is a present.
There is a movie I absolutely love – Danger Diabolik (1968), starring John Phillip Law and Marisa Mell. It was an Italian-French film based on one of the coolest comics ever. I like comics, action films etc, but this movie is a class apart from other movie comics from 60′s, 70′s and 80′s because of the design element. Well, first of all of course the car! No comment needed on that.
Secondly, the actors are gorgeous:
Stunning beauty Marisa Mell:
Thirdly, the interior design is amazing. Imagine, this was in the late 60′s (!!!) and the interior design of his house is today’s modern. I love the glass shower with frosted glass to hide privacy and the red glass boxes to prevent the hair getting wet! Look at the lines!
Fourthly, the clothes are pretty stylish too. Seriously, they can be worn today in 2013 and look good:
Fifth reason – the action is really exciting. Robbing banks and world’s most expensive jewelry:
But mostly, I love the way HE loves HER, the woman of his dreams:
And the whole idea, that they are a perfect match – they don’t care about the rest of the world and are self-sufficient. Just the two of them!
While searching for info about the movie, I found a great review post with pictures (so the credit for some pictures goes there) and also some comic style posters here. Check it out, pure awesomeness!