Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fashion Roots

One of my first job offers after Ringling was as a fashion illustrator in Atlanta. I would have taken it but for an offer from Brown Dog Studios to do more of the type of illustration that I wanted to do. This is a recent sample piece for a company looking for some original paintings and drawings for a new space they're designing. They want a bit of a contemporary edge to the works. I'm trying to introduce the contemporary edge in the actual clothing since my work is fairly traditional. The drawing is influenced by a dress by a designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Very cool, simple, bold.


Steve McAfee said...

Nice! I never thought of you as a fashion illustrator-but I can definitely see it in these-great!

Martin Pate said...

Thanks Steve...currently working on a companion piece for this one...will post later.