Monday, 30 November 2009

St Andrew's Girl

Last one this November:

All year in Zwierciadlo magazine

I got a very nice offer from Zwierciadlo magazine (a Polish glossy magazine directed at readers interested in psychology) to prepare a series of illustrations for one of their ongoing series of interviews. This particular series is going to be featured in next 12 issues so my illustrations are going to be present in the magazine throughout all of next year! The first one for which I have prepared a drawing deals with the subject of female leaders, women who leave their past lifes to start a new career for example.

Here is one of the proposals , another one got chosen by the editors so I will post it when I get a copy of a magazine.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Glamourous eyelashes for Twoj Styl

I got luckily inundated with new commissions this month so my blog had to go into a minihiatus but I am back again and you can see now what I was working on during last couple of weeks.

I must say that like doing these very feminine illustrations for big glossies because the whole challenge lies in delivering the material as beautiful and as effortless looking as possible. Think Rene Gruau, think David Downtown, think Tina Berning.

P.S. Just to balance things out I also got commissioned to do a series of illustration on some more serious subject than ways of achieving super long eyelashes. However it of course depends where your priorities are. I like the balance between important and girly. So I will post these other illustrations later also because editors still have to make their decisions.
P.S.2 I am reading at the moment a brilliant comic novel 'Gemma Bovery' by Posy Simmonds. The main caracter is a girl illustrator.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Rest of my beauty illustrations

Here are some of the illustrations which were not used in the publication.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Beauty in the internet - a close up

Please do click on the image to see it bigger!

Beauty in the internet

I am myself an avid reader of beauty products reviews in the internet so it was a real fun to be commissioned to illustrate an article about this subject. My copy of the magazine has just arrived in the post, managed to squeeze past the postal strike.