Posts Tagged ‘fashion illustration’

Artist of the moment….Sandra Suy

Sandra Suy is a talented fashion. Her work is highly detailed in some areas with much open space in her compositions to allow the viewer to enter the work. Suy is based out of Barcelona, Spain. Her fluid line reminds me of  the master caricaturist Al HIrschfeld. With simple flowing lines she is able to draw and paint awesome hair. She has worked with such name brands as Missoni and Chloe.

A link to a Tumblr page featuring great works by the artist:

For her artistic education Sandra Suy attended La Llotja in Barcelona, Spain.

In this clip we see Sandry Suy’s works with Beyonce in the background! A great combination!

price range information: The artist does not yet produce any prints or original works for the public. Perhaps she will take a note from the art deco master profiled here named Erte, who was not only a great designer, but also was able to be a great printmaker.


Artist of the moment….French artist Georges Barbier…

Georges Barbier was a great illustrator and fine artist who was born in Nantes, France in 1882. Barbier took part in his first exhibition at the age of 29 in 1911.

The artist had a great career in a variety of artistic director positions such as head of theater and he even designed dresses and other dance costumes. The artist worked with the internationally known Folies Berger.  Barbier also dabbled in jewelry design. The artist also designed wall paper and glass.

For his college education the artist attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. Here he was part of a group that was given the title “The Knights  of the

Bracelet. ” The group had a reputation for being flamboyant in both their public appearance and mannerisms.

A great selection of posters and prints of the artist here. I don’ t want to sell you anything, but rather to see how versatile the artist was with his genre. He was certainly at the front of illustrating the upper class lifestyle. His style is considered Art-Deco. I prefer “Gatsby like!”–a452/georges-barbier-posters.htm

A clip of some of Barbier’s erotic type of work. I find it similar to present day artist Michael Bergt. Bergt uses egg tempera to bring Greek fables to life. Many Surrealistic visions of creatures like the Centaur, half horse and half man.

A great selection of the complete ouvre of the artist. You can see the artist’s style for flair and sort of “Gatsby” like presentation of large groups celebrating and dancing about.

When the artist passed away in 1932, he was atop the profession. He was already so successful seeing his designs appear on wall paper, glass, and childrens books. He illustrated many books over his career. Barbier also penned essays and illusrations for a hit magazine called “Vogue”  on fashion published in France from 1912 to 1925. When French fashion was at the peak of European style, this magazine was a must read and he its best known artist.

I enjoy the artist for his fashion illustrations the most, though he was great at anything with the female figure. His indoor dining rooms are similar to Lindsay Goodwin. He went into such fine detail in his works its as if the viewer is looking at a very lively photograph! Very good with color as well. I enjoy looking at fashion designs and when Isaac Mizrahi used to have his show on the fashion network, my favorite part of the show was watching him sketch some designs. I wish more artists would do so.

Try drawing or painting a fashion illustration.



Awesome Acrylic Artist series…….Jason Brooks….


The artist lives and works in London, England.

Born in 1968 in Rotherham, England.  The artist has a huge international following for his commercial work. As it turns out I own 3 cds with his work on the cover. His design skills are used for many luxury brands and some of his clients in the past such as Vogue, Virgin Atlantic, Hedkandi Music Label, Cosmopolitan, and Smart Cars.  Below is the link for his of his commercial portfolio represented by Folio Arts based in London, England.

The artist’s own website has a variety of galleries that are unique in their subject matter. Some of the subjects include pee paintings, which are paintings of people going to the bathroom! I had never even thought of painting such a thing!  Another gallery has artwork of people covered in tatoos.  Many of these works are done in black and white on paper on linen.

Attended college in England at Central Saint Martin’s College and got some commercial art opportunities whilst still in college. Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art.  As a senior student he won an award from Vogue/ Sothebys for his fashion illustration. Also during this time he designed flyers for the hippest clubs in England.

Shows at the Saatchi Gallery and here is the link.

Low priced range: 5,000

High priced range: 12,000

Some of the artists commercial based work is listed below.

surfaces: linen, paper

mediums: pencil, graphite

The artist should be celebrated for his creativity. A success both commercial and in the fine art world collected worldwide. Such a variety of subject matter as well, I never would have thought to paint someone going to the bathroom. I have no idea what subject matter the artist will paint next, and I like that!

Try a black and white painting today, just concentrate on tones and don’t worry about adding color.

Happy painting!