1 Sep 2011

Illustrated: MJ


As I got a really good reaction to the illustrations I did a few weeks go (thanks so much for that btw, it made me feel 10 times better about them) I decided to try something slightly different. Instead of concentrating on looks I'm inspired by personally I decided to illustrate someone who I find really interesting and who has a really individual sense of personal style.

I chose MJ from Dreaming Spires and I just hope she likes it! It's a little bit different from the last, with the laces on the boots and scarf both getting slightly more detail. I can't decide if I like it this way or like the previous more simplified version but it was fun to play around with the technique none the less.

Her pale skin, red hair and lipstick seemed to have come out really well. What do you think, can you tell it's her?

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous17:53

    That is awesome! The little added extras like the laces are wonderful and noticed them instantly!

    Again the aspect of colour is really interesting - it all works so well!

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  2. I definitely knew it was her - I love it.

    Rosie x

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  3. this is just amazing, mat! mj will love your illustration, you are so talented!

    xxx

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  4. the lipstick is my favourite bit, you are so talented. Amazing job!
    xox

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  5. I really like that, the colours work wonderfully together. Haha and the Homer gif was because I may have gotten a few strongly worded emails in the past for pointing out that a certain high street store stole a couple of designs, but I sort of told them to shove it.

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  6. Love the simplicity of it.

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  7. Wow what a talent, I love how you've really captured MJ and how clean it all is.

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  8. you're so talented, as already stated. I love it!!

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  9. suspenders with the skirt and
    the scarf make this ensemble
    sing.

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  10. i like the addition of the details which gave the illustration more depth, i think. this is a great one. :D

    nouveauskin.blogspot.com

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  11. wooww! i like how you made it subtle yet awesome!! clever guy.

    keep going, illustrate more and show more!

    xx

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  12. this is absolutely beautiful though, i love the sheer simplicity.

    following :)

    xx

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  13. So cute. Nice job Matty
    :)

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  14. i love this! i think i missed the intro to your illustrations, but i look forward to seeing more!

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  15. Another brilliant illustration and yes I think the extra detailing works. Love it. Xxxx

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  16. Oh wow matt this is amazing! I knew it was her straight away! You have a really unique style. You should definitely pursue this?? Not sure what you do now.

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  17. You are very talented! I had never seen her before you linked here, but the illustration has such personality and detail, I felt I knew her already. Clap clap!

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  18. your illustrations are beautiful so well balanced. I'm sure she was totally stoked.

    I do have a wee lighthouse on one ankle and a sale boat on the other. Both were "stick and pokes" so are a little rough and rather old. But I love em still, just as they are.

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  19. i'm impressed. this is too cool.

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  20. Nice job again Mat! :)

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  21. This is fab - what a great, minimal likeness! I particularly like the laces.

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  22. This is absolutely brilliant, I knew it was MJ before I even read the title. Love the detailing on the laces, brilliant! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  23. So good! You are very talented. & have an amazing time in Orlando.

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  24. This one looks better with more detail. It´s nice to play around with your art and discover new ways that might look even better!

    xx

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