Thursday, June 09, 2011


Recently someone introduced me to the absolutely beautiful art of Vera Brosgol and Emily Carroll through their blog Fashion From Old People! The drawings they do of old costumes are classic and yet so contemporary at the same time. I love both for their simplicity with the figure and lovely decorative elements when drawing things like lace and flowers.

After looking at their work for a few hours I took one of my Burlesque sketches and tried to finish it in a different, more simplified style. I've also been wanting to try a rough outline approach to a final drawing, like R.C. Harvey would do with his classic pin-ups.

It was a fun experiment and I'm going to try out a few more. The subject is Charlotte Webber of Les Coquettes.

p.s. Lotsa links in this post :) Go! Have fun checking out all the lovely work!


Dougmian said...

Beautiful drawing! I like this style, great colors !

Anonymous said...

Hi J!

Gotta love Burlesque. I've been trying to get in touch with you regarding an interview. Did you get my messages? Please check your inbox and get back to me :)

All the best,

P.S. I really enjoyed that Beyonce dancing sketch as well. I hadn't heard about her participation in the Let's Move campaign...