NY redux

blog friends,illustration — Danielle on September 11, 2007 at 10:51 am


My final day in New York felt a bit subdued due to a sense of weariness and a sense of anticipation for my return to Toronto. Yes, I missed home. While I did not get the chance to meet Renaldo Barnette as I had hoped (they are gearing up for market week and it is a busy time for him), I did get the chance to see Julie of Almost Girl after all. Even though we were both feeling a bit off, it was great to see her again, and we dropped in on Luca Luca together. Thanks again to Julie, who despite being very busy and dealing with health issues, helped me get in to see shows.

As I mentioned, I did a few sketches on my knee at several shows – probably about 30 figures in total. The early ones at each show are a bit stiff and hesitant, but my hand warms up fairly quickly and I managed to get a few figures that I thought were worth showing without further development. They were done in the time it takes for a model to walk to the end of a runway and back. It was very good practice, and I must say it was a thrill to have the chance to draw world class models from life.

In chronological order…

Jeremy Laing

Jeremy Laing

Twinkle by WenlanTwinkle by Wenlan

Reem Acra

Reem Acra
photo credit New York Magazine.

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    9 Comments »

    1. Love the new site Danielle! I’m so envious of your trip to NY!!

      Comment by Joy — September 11 2007 @ 11:14 pm
    2. The reem acra one TOTALLY rocks! It was great seeing you sweetie!

      Comment by Julie — September 12 2007 @ 3:50 pm
    3. so glad to see these up… sad my scanner refused to cooperate or they could have been up sooner ;o(

      elvis and i miss you!

      Comment by joi (stereoette) — September 12 2007 @ 5:16 pm
    4. I miss you and Elvis too Joi!

      It was a lucky stroke that we actually did meet up Julie. Best wishes for SF!

      Comment by Danielle — September 17 2007 @ 9:48 am
    5. I so love to see that: sketches and the final product! It’s amazing to see what one can do from a simple sketch, no? of course, there are a lot of seamstresses in every designer’s team….

      Comment by diana — September 21 2007 @ 1:58 am
    6. Diana – in this case, it is sketched from the final product, at the fashion show, well after the fact as far as the sample making goes.

      Comment by Danielle — September 21 2007 @ 5:26 am
    7. […] am finding a fresh fascination in drawing from life since my attempts in New York. It is fun, it is fast, and it fine tunes the skills. I enjoyed this session very much and hope to […]

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