Dreaming in Feathers

Saturday, December 18, 2010



This post might qualify as the most oddly composed I've ever done here on Travel Write Draw. But to quote Bil Donovan "It's your show. You make the rules." I guess that means I can include a highly rendered nude and my Mad Men Holiday Party photos in the same entry. I've always been a bit skeptical about posting any of my anatomy work on my blog. Perhaps it's my Western upbringing, Catholic guilt complex, that leaves me feeling a bit weary about nudity. To be honest though, this particular life drawing is one of my most favorite I've ever done. To me she quite simply looks like she's dreaming in feathers.

James and I as Don and Betty Draper


To explain my inclusion of the party photos, I guess I would say that they mark the celebratory finish of third semester. Fashion Illustrator extraordinaire James Skarbek and I dressed as none other than Betty and Don Draper. It felt damn good to finally do my hair, wear a pretty dress, make-up, and heels after three weeks of final projects. I hope everyone is getting into the Christmas cheer. Happy Saturday and enjoy!!

17 comments:

  1. Ah look at us! So cute, Betty and Don xoxo

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  2. ...and that new ho Don is engaged to

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  3. HAHA, Don's been known to stray!! You can have him girl...

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  4. Don't worry your model isn't completely nude, she's wearing a headdress :) haha excellent life drawing hun!
    And how fabulous do you look in 60s style! It suits you very much!
    xoxo
    Meg

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  5. LOve your drawing! well done. :)
    http://aurejafeja-perpetuo.blogspot.com/

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  6. You are a PERFECT Betty! Very pretty and really well done. :-)

    M

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  7. Is she a fat version of Dita Von Teese? LOL i'm kidding, the picture is amazing!!

    I like those pic of you :D

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  8. Well, I thought this drawing was a photo when I saw the thumbnail! It just looks so realistic, you got everything just perfect! All the highlights and shadows and the different tones all over the skin are amazing, I can imagine you put a lot of effort into this and it really paid off!

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  9. Hey Meag! That pose, the closed eyes, and that massive headdress make for an arresting image. I hear ya about the catholic guilt thing, lol.. Is that you in the red? You're so pretty! :)

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  10. Haha love all your reactions on this one!!

    Christine you're too funny. Unfortunately we don't have the funds for Dita Von Teese at FIT!!

    Vanilla your comments are always so insightful. Thank-you so much for noticing all the little details. It was amazing how many layers of washes it took to achieve the shadows in the skin tone.

    Katie yes that is me in the red ;) Thank-you for the lovely complement!! I sort of just assume that everyone in the blog world knows who I am and then I realize that we've never met lol.

    Meag xx

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  11. you're so pretty!!!!!
    I like that feathered headdress!!


    xx Marina

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  12. I think you should do a self-portrait next, you look so pretty! If you don't I might just draw you myself, far too pretty not to be drawn :)

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  13. Meagan, Вы просто красавица в этом красном платье и с красной помадой на губах)) а улыбка и ... высокие каблуки Вам очень идут))

    С наступающими праздниками =)

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  14. Thank-you girls so much, you're so sweet!! What a wonderful little boost during the holidays. A girl could use it before getting down on herself about eating too many cookies lol ;P

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  15. I did an image search of Betty Draper and found your blog. You did such a beautiful job on the entire look! I simply love it.

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  16. Oh you make a stellar Betty! Those images of the woman in headdress are striking. Wonderful.

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