To pass the time and feel like I'm doing something productive, I began flipping through my most recent issue of Glamour and selected ads that looked interesting to draw. I often do this as practice for drawing the human form to work on proportion and perspective. After a bowl of chicken soup and a glass of orange juice, I created the following drawings from the ads I selected:
All three ads from Glamour
A Kate Spade ad for fall
An article exploring the many ways to wear black and white
A survey reporting statistics about men and contraception
I like to use ads from magazines to practice my illustration. Not only are they helpful for finding subject matter, but they also expose me to elements of design. For instance, what is it exactly that is catching my eye and how are those details translated to illustration? I think for each of these ads, there is something to be said about being a woman, and I tried to translate that in a way that was fun, colorful, and quirky -- just the perspective I need to get me out of my sickly slump. Enjoy!
Autumn show your pretty face, and I shall show you mine, too.
Never lose your imagination.
Be the girl with many hats who wears each of them well.
"Drawing is putting a line 'round an idea."
- Henri Matisse