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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Pefect Valentine Accessory

I love finding fun and unique ideas to spruce up an otherwise boring shirt or sweater.
So when I stumbled across, ban. do accessories, I fell in love with their
mini ban.do bedazzled sequin heart pin.
How cute is this for Valentine's Day with a crisp white shirt?
I am definitely ordering one!

Now, here's a fun tutorial for how to create sequins in your illustrations.
I found this, here at Fabulous Doodles blog.
1. Begin by coloring your design with the base color, red shown here.
2. Shade the design with deeper grays.
3. Place black dots across and around the design for a dotted look.
4. When that dries, make dots with your Whiteout pen on top of all of the black dots.
5. Then add a few small "x"s with a fine tip micron pen...as accents
I love this site, for fashion illustration tips.
And she has some of the most beautiful fashion illustration you have seen!
xo - heather


20 comments:

lissa said...

I knew she was going to be a redhead. okay, I really don't but it is just right for this face somehow

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Absolutely adore this in color. Great illo tutorial too. Thanks for sharing what you have learned technique wise. PS - I love the Hunter boot illo on the right :)

Tracy said...

Hah, Heather if you could make an artist out of me I'd be so grateful...but the sad thing is you have to 'start' witht he drawing and that is what I can't do...sadly. It's a talent I want in my next life!

Sophia said...

She is absolutely stunning, Heather. The entire thing turned out perfectly. :)

Have a happy day!

Brian Miller said...

nice trick...i like. your picture looks great in color as well...lots of nice reds...

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Ohhhh i love her even better today!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love that she's a red head!! Love it!

art2cee2 said...

She looks just beautiful with the color added!

Christine said...

she looks perfect for Valentine's Day!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, I just LOVE how this turned out! So talented :)

Gallery Juana said...

She looks so sweet and lovely. I really like your lines and colors in this painting and enjoyed seeing it go from a sketch to the painting.

Betsy said...

she looks great in living color! :)

Marlene said...

She turned out so pretty. Love the stripes in her shirt and the heart of course. Thank you for the tutorial on how to do sequins and the link.

SaraLynn said...

What a sweet image! I absolutely love the way you've colored her hair.

Jehanne said...

Oh the illustration turned out wonderful. I love the her hair.
Thanks for the info on the pin.
Went to the site - my daughter would just go crazy over them and demand to have many of them :)

Sissy Sparrows said...

Nice one Heather...I'm heading over to check out the blog.

AtelierBrigitte said...

She is lovely - going to check out that site.

Di said...

Nice tutorial on making glitter traditionally!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

hi heather...i always LOVE visiting here with you....just charming...you make me HAPPY....

thanks for the birthday wishes and kind words for Teddy...you're so sweet...

sending warm love,
kary and teddy
xxx

Mmm said...

Oh, this is just darling, just as much as the original drawing. Love her expression and those amazing lips. LOL.

how clever that sequin tutorial--I should do a CT theme with that one of these days.