A good friend of mine, Mr Daniel Hull asked me to sketch a dress of his choosing.
Daniel currently is the author to the hilariously witty blog I-Know-Something-You-Dont-Know.com (Check it out, its a really good read).
Anyway. Mr Daniel chose a Proenza Schouler Dress from the boys recent Spring Summer 2012 collection, shown in New York in September.
Trust Dan to choose such an INTRICATE material.
The dress is absolutely breath-taking, but then again, most of the amazing duo’s designs are absolutely stunning. (I would like some in my wardrobe please). I did however, have some issues emulating this material in the sketch whist still keeping my own style, but I shall let you judge that.
So here is the overall finished sketch. LAYERS and LAYERS of watercolour, fine-liner in multiple colours, tippex, pencil, felt tip, crayon and flesh-tone are built up to make this material look as similar to the original as I could get.
Here are some closeups. The work is quite intricate, yet now looking back, I wish I hadn’t of filled the dress with so much colour and left some flesh tone visible. (You cant have everything).
This is a really closeup. I think im going to experiment with this sketch and maybe create a print from it’s closeups.
I hope Daniel likes it, and THE HAIR…..as he wanted ‘very Proenza hair’….so I hope the locks satify his needs.
Great to have another commission, and remember to check out his blog.
Seems like the guys at Proenza Schouler like the sketch as they tweeted it just a few seconds ago! AMAZING. Thankyou so much!
(All Illustrations Copyright, Runway Images from Vogue.com)