I don't know about you, but I constantly make purchasing choices based on aesthetics. I'll pick the plaid Method soap and the polka dot journals over their less visually appealing counterparts on the Target shelf. As it turns out those pretty patterns can also be pretty powerful.
A good fashion illustration should not only capture the vision of the designer, it should drive the essence of the times.Simon Ungless
When in doubt, wear red.-Bill Blas
Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to mix pattern and color!
Julie Manwaring has long loved the whimsical, rhythmic beauty found in the repeating letterforms and flourishes of calligraphy. Her custom hand-lettering and illustration studio, Flourish & Whim, grew out of this love for letters and passion for art. See more of her work in the brand new Creative Lettering & Beyond.
In the Studio
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Rockport Publishers' Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival and enjoy a look into her creative workspace! The new books are out in September.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Walter Foster's Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival. Sarah has designed typefaces, illustrated for various card lines, dabbled in animation, and designed surface pattern. Her current work as a freelance artist allows her to work on a variety of projects−from books to editorial to fine art to fabric. I had the chance to talk with Sarah about her work as an artist/ illustrator and the things that inspire her!
Enjoy a sneak peak into Fashion Design Lookbook coming out in October 2014!
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