Tomo Goes to Paris

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Me in Paris below...





More specifically, the Palais Royal!!

I met my beautiful friend Tomo when she began modeling for FIT's fashion illustration block last semester. With a mutual love of art and fashion, and our birthday's being three days apart, it's no wonder we clicked instantly. She has always been so supportive of my artwork. Her suggestion that I start a blog led to Travel Write Draw's inception. This summer, while discussing our travel plans, she mentioned her longing to see Paris for the first time. This homework assignment for Bil Donovan's class proved to be the perfect opportunity to send her there.

Once again we were asked to take class drawings of Tomo and integrate them into a graphic background. The focus of the illustrations were her striped shirt. For me, stripes are synonymous with Paris. I decided to reference my pictures of Paris from a trip a few summers ago. I was immediately struck by Daniel Buren's striped columns in the Palais Royal's courtyard. What better way to counter her horizontal stripes with their graphic verticals?! Since I can't afford to buy her plane ticket, this piece of art will have to do. I adore reminiscing about the city of love. Enjoy!!

15 comments:

  1. oh, I had totally forgotten about the columns in the Palais Royal, maybe because they were under (re) construction for most of the time I lived there....

    thanks for this lovely reminder :o)

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  2. Hey Petra, thanks for visiting my blog!! You're so lucky you had the opportunity to live in Paris. Isn't it the most beautiful city in the world?! Next on my to do list is learn French :)

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  3. Paris... it's a love-hate relationship. when you're there you hate it (sometimes), when you're gone you def miss and love it (all the time)!!!

    thanks for visiting, too :)
    http://petralikes.blogspot.com/

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  4. HAHA so true!! All my friends from Paris say the EXACT same thing, too funny :)

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  5. Glad you went with the red for the blog posting =) You always have such inspired ideas for Bil's photoshop assignments. Great job once again!

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  6. Thanks doll, definitely took your advice on that one!! xx

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  7. Love the story behind this one! And your image! very coollll

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  8. Thanks Devon, sort of goes with Bil's talk about needing to live in Europe lol :)

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  9. Ahh Pariiiiiis! Looks like it was so much fun. You just travelled the whole world, huh?!

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  10. Lol no this was a few summers ago. Only UAE and UK this past summer!! xx

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  11. Hello, Meagan. Thank you so much for your patings that you have put me in. I feel very lucky to be in your work. I feel like I just live in between here and tokyo. This " tomo goes to paris " is such my dream and thank you for taking me there and you probably know I love stripes! This is amazing and you are amazing!! Sending lots of macarons your way! macarons and macarons for meagan, tomo

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  12. You're more than welcome my darling Tomo!! I'm also sending you lots and lots of macaroons. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend xx

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  13. Love this! The black and white stripes against the red is very effective! Fabulous!!

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