I know New Years resolutions can be kind of cliche and high pressure, so I am going to call mine New Year Goals. Two goals I created for myself for 2012 are to read more and work on more illustrations both shoes and fashion. I love to sketch and marker render but I really want to work with different mediums.

My fiance loves giving me books. He knows I truly appreciate and cherish any addition to my library. This Christmas I received my newest addition, Masters of Fashion Illustration by David Downton. This gorgeous book  shows lavish works of great Illustrators from the twentieth century such as Andy Warhol and Antonio Lopez. A great book to have for reference and inspiration. This book will definitely be a fantastic resource while building my own illustration style.

Here are some of my favorite illustrations from the book…

Here are some other books I “go to” regularly.

Looking forward to showing you my journey of  illustrations in 2012!

Cheers!

{ The Age of Feminine Drawing , Nine Heads by Nancy Reigelman, Colors of Modern Fashion by Nancy Rigelman, Manolo Blahnik Drawings, Manolo Blahnik New Shoes}