Saturday, May 9, 2015

Across the Pond in the Name of Fashion

I was so very honored to be an invited speaker to The Big Issue: What's Next Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England, in March. During my presentation, I chose to speak about Accidental Fashion Illustrators, focusing on those greats from the Golden Age of Illustration. You know, the likes of Al Parker, Coby Whitmore, Jon Whitcomb, Jack Potter, Joe Bowler and Bernie D'Andrea, to name a few.
I was asked to illustrate my head shot, in lieu of a photo. And, to bring an umbrella.

I soon realized why the umbrella was my best accessory- it NEVER stopped raining!
Here are a couple of drawings from inside a local pub. When in Rome….


Once on campus, the rain mattered little, when I had a prime time seat to the sewing studio. So exciting to see the designs come to life!



4 comments:

Pedro said...

Beautiful sketches!

memi said...

Obrigado, Pedro!

Joan Tavolott said...

Great sketches, Melanie! It is good to see that the rain didn't dampen your sketching opportunities. (Sorry I couldn't resist. :)

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