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Sarah Steele

Graphic Designer

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SS14 Inspiration

10/15/13

I just loved the Elie Saab collection. I know I loved those dresses before but they are just so feminine and flowy and some are sparkly. I loved the skirt on this one. Just pretty.

3/23

Just love this Elie Saab dress so much I wanted to illustrate it:

Plus I bought this "vintage leaf glitter" and wanted to try it.

Close-up:

3/22 Watercolor and Embellishments:

Feeling inspired last night so I did another one. :)

Watercolor and Embellishment:

For this one, I decided to just do what I normally don't do and take some chance. I like how it turned out, I think. I did do an outline, but I kept the lines very sketchy because I wanted to show a lot of movement. I love the fringe on this dress. It looks so fun so I wanted the sketch to look fun, too!

Photo:

Scan:

Another watercolor with embellishment from one of my original sketches:

I'm never confident if I should outline or not. I took a chance and outlined this. Not sure if I like it or not. 

Watercolor with glitter:

 

SKETCHES (update 3/17):

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :) So, I've taken Katie's critique of trying to sketch freer and below is one I tried. I even gave the girl a different pose (out of my imagination, which is so tough for me!). I defintely tried to be freer and less literal. 

And first Watercolor attempt:

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Below are some initial sketches. I have a hard time staying very loose. I think I finally hit my stride in the green dress - it was my 4th sketch and the one I like the best. Any tips? Which do you like?

Here's a new one (3/14):

These were added on 3/13:

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I love simple and beautiful dresses with flowing lines (whether the material flows or not). I love the feminine touch of lace or beads or sparkle. And, not sure how this fits in with the rest of the looks, but I absolutely love skirts with pockets! It's such a whimsical twist. I have more than 5-7 photos listed but I'm grouping them by color or style so that counts, right? :)

Black:

This Christian Dior dress reminds me of classic beauty. It feels so dressed up and effortless at the same time. I love the sparkly flowers on the skirt.

Black and White:

I absolutely LOVE the detail on this dress. It is beyond beautiful! This dress is Oscar de la Renta. I love how calm and confident and elegant this woman looks in this dress.

Sparkly. By Elie Saab.

What a fun dress (Christian Dior) this is! I really LOVE the stripes.

Love the flowers on the bodice, the "bow" belt, and how the dress proceeds to grey then black. By Alexis Mabille.

Flowers and Sparkle:

Love the color, the sparkly flowers, the POCKETS (!), the flirty length. By Elie Saab.

More flower sparkle by Elie Saab.

By Elie Saab. Love how the dress looks like a flower and has flowers details on it as well. So beautiful.

By Elie Saab. Love the flowers, the neckline and that green is to die for.

Feathers:

I love this sort-of "flapper" look by Oscar de la Renta. Love her earrings, too.

Red and Ruffles:

And, of course, I needed something red! Love the ruffles, too. By Valentino.

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