Saturday, 24 November 2012


Todays work!

I think that beauty is..

Here is my 'Marylin' look-a-like image, which started out as a photograph mof myself, then altered on photoshop nd printed out on A4.
Using black ink i drew back into the image, and 'coloured' it in on photoshop.
Sticking to the beauty subject, i used Christina Aguilera lyrics for the fist piece, and i looked up the meaning of the word for the second image.
The backgrounds are made up of a drawing of the dog tooth pattern, from earlier on in my sketchbook.
These images are all made using my own original work and drawings.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

You beauty!!

The work has developed now from the initial photographs, to video, now into illustration.
Still asking the question "What is beautiful?".
With my supplies (acetate, marker pens and paper) i have created quite alot of work
in the last week, here are the results.

Using a different image, i used my favourite tool, photoshop to erase most of the image,
 just leaving a very faint outline for me to draw back into,
and here's what came next.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012


The third shoot was inspired by tin foil, jewellery, cheekbones and braces..
Music: Austin Powers, Goldmember Soundtrack- "Evil Woman"


Video numero dos, using the photographs from my first amatuer beauty shoot.
Music: Austin Powers, Goldmemer Soundtrack- "Hard Knock Life"

Monday, 19 November 2012


New video, put together using Movie Maker, just to get the feel of how the photographs from the shoot would translate into film.
Music: "More Than This" by Bryan Ferry

Sunday, 18 November 2012


So, for this photoshoot i wanted to portray the future, in a tacky, silly sort of way.
Lots of silver, white, large dark eyebrows which i've seen on the catwalk and clean lines.
Finding inspiration from Hussein Chalayan (see previous posts), Swan Lake,
Lady Gaga, the list goes on!
This shoot consisted of:
White, gold, bronze and grey eyeshadows
Black liquid eyeliner
Dark brown eyebrow powder
Tin foil
Pink lipgloss
Fake feather lashes
Nail varnishes
Masking tape
A variety of pens
and some Letter Stamps
This was my starting point, a tin foil hat...
Moving on, having the foil as a part of my hair....
Next I decided to change the foil into a fringe/visor..
I used masking tape to cover my mouth next, which meant i could still allow the pink lip to be seen...
The following stage amounted to me 'upping the ante', increasing the amount of make-up... 
I tried some gold glitter NAIL VARNISH on my LIPS next!!
Lashes were the next logical thing on the adgenda...
Finishing up with a variety of different mouths...
Thank you for viewing :)


Asking the question: What Is Beautiful?
I have decided to make myself into a variety of stereotypical women from society, into what i believe the future holds...
Keep an eye out for my other photo shoots coming soon!!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Comedy Fashion

Trying to find a link between the serious world of fashion, and my comedic style of work, I have come across these videos.

Mature Style

After having a tutorial I feel like im back on track with my true self, the illustrations that I have been doing recently are too serious, and not really portraying me and my thoughts/opinions on fashion.
YouTube has become a really quick, easy and very efficent way for me to research, with just a few key words, I am able to find what i want.
So, an idea that I'm going to start looking at today is fashion for older women, whether it's keeping up with current trends, or living as a blast from the past.
Here are some videos about fashionable mature women, enjoy!
Ilona Royce Smithkin
Iris Apfel
Lynn Dell

Videos;, Advanced

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The possibilities are endless

I found this image on google and loved the style, the silver, the shapes, and anything else starting with the letter S!

After finding this photo, i then came across the video which it has come from.

This is a catwalk video, showcasing the clothes of Turkish/ British Fashion Designer, Hussein Chalayan.

A wonderfully futuristic idea!


Another futuristic video, this time an advert by Lacoste.
Celebrating their 75th birthday in 2008, this is how they see the future, for tennis!


Future fashion, future perfect

A behind the scenes video from

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sparkly Scribbles

Using the acetate that i originally drew onto from fashion images out of magazines,( found: Next advert and Star magazine), i have now added a splash of colour, with nail polish.
Typography plays a big part in advertising as well as the product, so i added the word 'living', using the front of an Argos catologue, just to test out how lettering fits into the image.

Surrealism in art, TV and film