Olá - Hello! I just did my regular mid-week Art Smorgasbord post here. However, since I'm on vacation, I decided to do a quick and short post this weekend.
Lately, I've been inspired to work on fashion illustrations, so here's another page from my art journal featuring one. It was specifically inspired by a photograph I found online of the late Carmen Miranda, the Portuguese-born Brazilian actress, singer and dancer from the 1940's and 50's. I began by quickly sketching her in pencil, and then proceeded to stamp the background with a Martha Stewart polka dot pattern. Next, I finished the sketch and added the quote using Sharpie micron pens. I also wrote the title using a Sharpie poster marker. I hand cut the spray of fruit out of DCWV textured adhesive cardstock and Post-It adhesive craft paper. I added details using the micron pens, Prismacolor pencils, and the poster marker. I am submitting this art journal page to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Summer Fruits, The Play Date Cafe Challenge #187 - Orange Zest/Chartreuse/Jade, and Alexandra's Sunday Sketches.
Hope you enjoyed this quick post, but please don't forget to visit my previous one. I sure had a blast working on the two. In closing, in what may have been the words of Carmen Miranda based on her quote, "Abracos - Hugs!"