ART DIARY no.1

DrawADot submission for Simone Rocha S/S 16 open call

DrawADot submission for Simone Rocha S/S 16 open call

Hello! I want to share something different here on the blog, I’m gonna go ahead and call it Art Diaries, it’s basically art updates where I will share my final piece, work in progress (which you can follow on snapchat @RodikVeron as well) art materials and reference photos used for my illustrations. Since I'm a self taught artist I always found the work in progress of other artists fascinating, I love learning different techniques and I always try to improve my work with experimentation.  

I'm still not sure how I want to layout these updates but I’ll keep posting and I’m sure it will develop eventually. I will definitely post more work in progress shots next time.

OK, let's talk about the illustrations in this post now. The first illustration(above) is my submission for DrawADot Simone Rocha S/S16 open call, this was my first completed piece in 2016, actually first completed piece in a veeeery veeeeery loooong time!!!! The face was inspired by the beautiful Jamilla Hoogenboom! My newest model crush!

REFERENCE PHOTOS:

SIMONE ROCHA S/S16

SIMONE ROCHA S/S16

MY STUDIO CORNER

MY STUDIO CORNER

JAMILLA HOOGENBOOM

JAMILLA HOOGENBOOM

Edie Campbell for UK Vogue January 2014 by Patrick Demarchelier

Edie Campbell for UK Vogue January 2014 by Patrick Demarchelier

The second illustration

Below is one of my pieces for a personal project I set up for myself, which I don’t think I will continue… I get bored so easily (another bad habit) Since I watched the new shows (favourite so far the Dolce & Gabbana F/W17 fantasy show and the Gucci show) I can’t focus on drawing the previous collections, that’s why I decided to stop this project and move on to the next one.

REFERENCE PHOTOS:

VALENTINO S/S 16

VALENTINO S/S 16

MALAIKA FIRTH BY Michael Schwartz

MALAIKA FIRTH BY Michael Schwartz

MALAIKA FIRTH

MALAIKA FIRTH

WIP

WIP

The third illustration

This one is for the current DrawADot Valentino open call for the fashion show countdown. I really enjoyed creating this one. You may noticed that the shading is much smoother than the other two illustrations, I’m trying things out, not sure what I want yet. I also used makeup reference this time and I think I will continue doing that, I have recently discovered Nikkie Tutorials on youtube and I'm amazed, her makeup skills are on another level. 

REFERENCE PHOTOS:

VALENTINO S/S16

VALENTINO S/S16

@NIKKIETUTORIALS

@NIKKIETUTORIALS

KATE MOSS FOR UK VOGUE MARCH 1994 BY ARTHUR ELGORT

KATE MOSS FOR UK VOGUE MARCH 1994 BY ARTHUR ELGORT

So these are all my February illustrations, I can't wait to create more and watch my style develop. At the moment I'm not completely satisfied with the results, I have a difficulty translating my vision on paper, I think for my next illustrations I want my models to have more expression and more contrast. Let's see how it goes on my next update! :)

Materials used for all illustrations:

  • Rembrandt soft pastels (My old time favourite, I really love how they blend and layer, usually used for big areas due to the form they come in)
  • Dwelt coloursoft pastel pencils (skin colours, used for details)
  • Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils (I bought I few colours that dwelt didn’t have and I'm actually really impressed, I loved how smooth and bendable they are)
  • Faber Castell coloured pencils
  • Faber Castell PITT artist pen 199 size S and B (usually used to create the outline)
  • Liquitex paint markers (I use those usually on areas I want to have a more glossy finish like the lips or nails)
REMBRANDT SOFT PASTELS

REMBRANDT SOFT PASTELS

Artist: Maria Veronica Andrievskaya