This piece is for a friend of mine–it might have the honor of appearing on her desk at work!
I noticed the style of this illustration is the combination of Rifle Paper Co. and Riley Sheehey–bright florals and a nice outlined, sketchy look.
I rediscovered Riley’s work recently–she designed the patterns of KJP’s new spring dresses, which are kinda cute! I read a few of her blog posts and it’s so refreshing to know she has experienced the same struggles I have in areas of illustration and faking it till you make it. Nice to know everyone isn’t as polished as their Instagram account 😉
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I’m still obsessed with forsythia. I cannot get enough of it! Something about that yellow. It’s so refreshing and new and spring-y and courageous.
Hey there! It feels like so long since I’ve posted anything, but in reality it has only been three days. In Internet days, that can be a long time.
Forsythia has fast became a favorite of mine since it’s been popping up on Pinterest and other sites. It blooms in early spring, and is a sign of anticipation. The yellow is such a bold color, especially when winter brings such dull shades of brown and grey.
I am so ready for spring. I tried to put away my snow boots, but we are supposed to get a round of freezing rain or snow. Maybe I jinxed it (sorry guys!). Floral prints, pastels, cute flats, and flowy skirts sound so appealing to my senses right now. I crave the lightheartedness of spring.
In a similar fashion to my older posts, here is an outfit inspired by this:
Yellow Floral Dress
Teal Crossbody Purse
Red Swedish Hasbeens
Ahhh. Now that’s more like it! 🙂
Before-the-day-starts sketch.You can tell it’s a quick sketch; the paint hasn’t even dried in some places in the picture!
Practicing botanical watercolor for a painting I’m doing for my sister.