I was so moved by the Alexander McQueen Exhibit at the Met Museum of Art in NYC . His designs struck me as self portraits as much as fashion, a medium usually associated with artifice. This watercolor is of a gown from the 2001 VOSS collection, made of red and black ostrich feathers and glass […]
A watercolor fashion illustration of a woman wearing a bright orange evening gown with a black lace single sleeve and feathers in her hair. Below is my charcoal preparatory sketch. Before making a watercolor painting I usually begin with a value study in either charcoal or pencil.
Inspired by Coco Chanel, the 20th century fashion icon. I achieved the white on black effect by starting with a watercolor painting on paper; scanning it; then inverting the digital image in Photoshop, so that the values are reversed.