Abbey Lee Kershaw

Fashion Illustrations, Little Fashion Paintings

… Some minutes before I go to class, I’m making sure I update my blog with an illustration I’m pretty glad to post! This is from a backstage photograph of Abbey Lee Kershaw before a Chanel Haute Couture S/S ’10, which comes to reminds us it’s a couple of seasons late , perhaps several of you have already seen it; but it was just too good to let it pass, and I utterly adore backstage pictures of models (especially where they don’t smile and pose and stare and…. high fashion hahaha) and have a very serious obsession with them right now, having this one caught my attention for her easy pose and graciousness.  So I decided to paint it I and really hope you like it. It looks somewhat better in real colors than it does here, that’s because scanning is not yet my trade, and Photoshop and adjustements…. well I increase vibrancy, color tones…  sometimes levels, brightness/contrast. I need help with photo retouching! Can I get some tips on that?

What do you think?

In Color Era Pt. II

Fashion Illustrations, Little Fashion Paintings

The illustrations posted today are my favorites, as I think I have evolved my art and that’s super to me. I like and try to post them in order, oldest to newest, and have to mention that I cannot pull off anything anymore without a little of oil paints in it. I just love the results with oil, but still use watercolor for bases and I do it over watercolor paper so it’s a mess in here. The climate here is or was very chill and that inspired me quite a bit more, but then I also love sunny days. I’ve not much to say today, and my sister said the earlier long post was kinda boring so that definitely minimized my singing voice. 😦 I just hope I can bring more to say next time, even though this one should be a long post, it represents a lot to me, but I do hope it can speak out for itself in the end. Opinions, suggestions and commentaries, all very welcome!

I have also bugged several of my architect friends into subscribing to my blog, so that’s one thing to boast ’cause I think I’ve a few subscriptions right now 😀 (yay– you should also subscribe!!), plus my sister who publicly denies her fanness to this site, um… and yeah! Saturday night I almost fell off the stool in a bar I was hanging out, when I checked my WordPress app and to my dismay and utter shock saw 70 views for my “In Color Era Pt I” post! (secretly giggles for her little victory).

I will soon be posting a little  photo (it’s Blackberry, no hopes for that) of my aforementioned architect friends who help overcome the stress and tension of this hectic world.

Johana Kafie.

P.S. I don’t like posting way too large photos , but you can always click on it and the picture is a bit larger. I reduced these to 80%……… not that anyone actually cares about that hahaha.


This last one is a bit more elaborate! I keep getting positive reactions to this one but I’m not sure I can handle backgrounds yet……… what do you think?