Okay, so this isn't exactly an outfit, but it has birds and since I'm flying back home (Vancouver) for a few days, I figured it was appropriate. I'll try to keep up on my outfit posts while I'm away- especially since a Seattle shopping excursion is on the agenda- but you know how vacations can get. Plus, work on the next Binky book is about to kick in again, so daily posts may be a thing of the past for a while. But I'm enjoying drawing these way too much to stop altogether.
In any case, please stay tuned.
P.S. I made the above image with Fimo and Sculpey. That stuff is so fun to use, I may abandon painting entirely!
I left the house today! For realsies! As someone who works from home, leaving the house is a good excuse to wear one of the adorable skirts that get overlooked daily for ever more practical pants. I actually did wear this to walk the dog around the block (before I went on a glamourous Safeway run), and yes, now that you asked, I did freeze my butt off. Totally worth it.
(Sweater- American Eagle, Jeans- AG, Shoes- Miss Mooz,
This was a pretty easy staple outfit. None too fancy, but then I'm not so fancy either. What I did omit was the long underwear that I had to wear to take my dog for a walk. It's getting to be that time again and not all practical winter clothing can be as cute at this hat. (Which is on my, once again, large head. Maybe I really do just have a freakishly large cranium.)
I got up today, tossed on a pencil skirt, a headband that for some reason ALWAYS hurts after five minutes and heels that make stairs treacherous before settling in my third floor studio to get some drawing done. That, my friends, is what they call a big fat lie. I did, however, wear this for the ten minutes it took to take the photo. That counts right? Most the outfits so far have been things that I wore that day. But I wanted to draw a skirt this time, so I faked it. Judge me if you must.
Who knew drawing cable knit would be so rewarding. I sure as heck didn't! I messed around with some photoshop effects on this one. Watercolour doesn't always scan the best. I think I traded in the big head for short arms, but hey, it's coming along. I'm realizing now why all my life drawing teachers gave up on me. Still a rad outfit though.
So clearly I spend too much time drawing anthropomorphized animals and not enough time drawing gals in pretty clothes. I sit down with my photo of myself and suddenly I am Big Head Ashley. The leg lengthening was on purpose. The massive melon, not so much. This blog was meant to be practice, and obviously I need it.
Oh, and not that this is a totally accurate representation or anything, but all good style blogs credit the clothing items. Here's hoping they don't sue.
A feather headband from my friend Julia. It's only the second post and I'm already thinking that drawing myself may get boring. Is it weird if I dress up my cats and dog in my clothes and then draw them? No? Good.
So, I've been pretty inspired by fashion blogs that are out there but cameras and I are like oil and water if oil slept with water's husband causing water to burn oil's house down. But I like drawing, so I figured I'd give drawing my outfits a whirl. And sometimes I might just put other stuff too. It's my blog right?