Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Ones To Watch: Kirsty Ward at London Fashion Week: Illustration for Amelia's Magazine

I had such fun, and games, doing this illustration. I wanted to capture not only the stunning jewellery which Kirsty Ward embeds in her designs, but also the metallic, gauzy sheen of the fabrics she has used this time. My usual method - using the scanner - was hopeless as any shine is completely ignored. So the illustration had to be photographed - even this proved a frustrating experience, especially as the deadline was looming. I think I took over 70 photos - too many to choose one from - but I hope you like the finished piece... you can click on the image to enlarge it:

: Kirsty Ward :
: pencil, metallic acrylic and colourcraft paint on paper :

You can read the complete article on the London Fashion Week / Fashion Scout's 'Ones to Watch' by Amelia Gregory in Amelia's Magazine here. The photographs by Amelia capture the depth and subtlety of the colours and materials used by Kirsty Ward. I particularly like the illustrations by Charlotte Hoyle.

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