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BURBERRY FOR AMELIA'S MAGAZINE

I certainly enjoyed illustrating Burberry's Autumn Winter collection 2014. What a pleasure to once again illustrate for Amelia's Magazine's fashion special for London Fashion Week. If you click here, you'll see all the wonderful contributions made by illustrators who've picked their favourite catwalks this year.

The boho chic, or as we'd say in French, the bobo look (bourgeois bohemian) was simply splendid. The mismatched patterns somehow reminded me of Matisse's delicate and floral pencil drawings


I thought I would share with you how I start an illustration. It usually begins with a matchbox sized drawing which looks more like a Pictionary doodle. You can see this on the top right corner of the black and white picture below. This gives me a feel of how I'd like to arrange the composition of the illustration.
I then start drawing with an ink pen. I like using a mix of Japanese calligraphy pens, 0.03 ultra thin pens and acrylic paint to fill in the blocks of black and paint rougher shapes. In this instance, I couldn't pick my favourite dress so I wondered if squeezing three ladies side by side would be more effective.

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