Monday, 26 September 2011

LFW Day 4: Ziad Ghanem Illustration for Amelia's Magazine

Marnie Scarlet for Ziad Ghanem

Ziad Ghanem's catwalk show of his Spring Summer 2012 was an exotic, eccentric, extreme and wonderful affair. I was thrilled to have the task of doing an illustration of artiste, diva & model Marnie Scarlet - who arrived on stage in a white froth of a creation -  with a scarlet umbrella that opened with a shower of red and white petals:

those leggings are PVC - oooh!
As anybody would, I really wanted to do justice to the sheer splendid outrageousness of this! I have been using Derwent Inktense pencils a lot recently, but I only have a tin of 12 and no white ... so I used gouache instead; I suspect that it actually served the purpose better than the crayons might have - even if in some places the 'froth' has come out like those bits on the edge of a plaice fillet ... The red was done with 3 Inktense colours though - I wanted something really vivid.

Matt Bramford's fantastic review is a read and a half, more than capturing the joy, the glory, the wonder and the sheer genius of Ziad Ghanem in photographs, words and illustration - read the articlein Amelia's Magazine HERE.

I also like Katie Antoniou's report here - in fact her lovely fashion & style blog 'London Plinth' is always worth catching up on.

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