Illustrators Drawing Illustrators: The Portrait!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Parisian Hair Clip
Dubai's Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa
Istanbul's Blue Mosque, Baklava, and Turkish Coffee
Paris' Eiffel Tower, Macaroons, and London Bridge

I can't believe it's finally here, the day of the 'Illustrators Drawing Illustrators' portrait post. For those of you who are just tuning in, on Dec 22nd 2010 I asked my fellow artist bloggers to submit their name to me in order to be assigned another illustrator's portrait to draw. I pulled each name from a hat which resulted in the following list. Today is the day we post, link, and marvel at the incredible talent on the portrait blog crawl. The recipient of my portrait is the beautiful Ana Simonovic of ShoeRA. She's an architect and blogger based primarily in Dubai.

Not only is Ana a style maven, but a true world traveler. I was determined to illustrate her worldliness, architectural background, as well as her appreciation for all things glamorous. I resolved to design a structured dress that encompassed snapshots of her trips through London, Paris, Istanbul, and Dubai. I used her very own photos as references from the hair clip, to the turkish coffee cup. I had a blast drawing from my own experiences in each city too. Ana, I truly hope you like what I've done and that I managed to capture even a fraction of your essence.

Now begin the portrait blog crawl here!!


  1. You did an amazing job! I love how you incorporated what she doe's in her life into the artwork! The colors are beautiful along with her looking absolutely fabulous!

  2. The details here are AMAZING! Truly great work!

  3. Truly gorgeousnesssss work Meagan!!! And thank you for organizing this! I'm so glad I joined in the fun!

  4. Wow, this looks amazing, I love it.
    I've posted mine now, I hope Sarah likes it:
    Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has done, brilliant challenge Meagan, thanks for organizing this :)


  5. It's great. My post is gonna be up soon as well, but not sure is it this good!:-)


  6. Oh wow, this is amazing, I knew this project would result in some astounding work :) All of the attention to detail has really paid off and made this portrait into something magical!

  7. Wow Meagan!!!

    Looks amazing and you really can see it's Ana!!! beautiful details!!!
    You are so talented, it's amazing!! Thanks for doing this, it's wonderful to be a part of this project!!!

    much Love
    johanna, sweden

  8. Meag this is stunning. someday you'll need to do something like this for me...


  9. This is so stunning Meag!! Her face is so beautiful and I love how much thought you put into it with the structured dress, so cute!! :)
    Thank you so much for this project, it's been really fun!!! and so awesome to see what everyone has produced :)

  10. Meag u really did an incredible job for this project; I love the little details and the color is just fascinating!
    Again thanks for conducting such a fun project (sorry for posting up mine quite late); I'm really glad to be a part of this. (:


  11. Meagan's extraordinary talent, imagination, skill and enthusiasm astonished me the first time I landed to pages of this Blog. All that brought me to the project in the first place and inspired to join. You can only imagine how exited I was when she announced she'll be drawing me!
    Meagan, you're gonna be a big name and that makes me even more proud.

    Ana Simonovic -

  12. Meagan this is a truly wonderful drawing! The colors are gorgeous, and I love how you incorporated everything into the outfit. The colors are great as well!

    much love xoxo

  13. Meagan, what more could I expect? This is such a sweet portrait, and it's apparent a lot of thought has gone into this. I feel you really captured the essence of Ana. Fabulosity!

  14. What a nice idea this project! I just discovered it on Mayas blog. Beautiful painting!
    Priscella Manon

  15. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR WORK IS INCREDIBLE!


  16. Hi Maegan!

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment! All the work I've seen on this project are really wonderful :D. Love the fact that this project is bringing illustrators together.

    Btw I'm following you back too ;)

  17. Meag, I shouldn't have been surprised to see something this GORGEOUS because you always do such beautiful work! I absolutely LOVE this! What a great project to be a part of, complete success I'd say! Can't wait to do it again :)


  18. Wow! You are such a great drawer!!! I love it so much!!! Would love to have a drawing like that of myself some day!! WOWWWW!!

    Please visit my blog and follow me! Also you can enter my HUB giveaway if you like:)


  19. Hi Maegan, thanks so much for your comments! Means a lot to me!
    I would love to join in next time, would be great, thanks for inviting me! I'll be following your blog and be waiting for the next project!

    Priscella Manon x

  20. Meags this is absolutely gorgeous and so so cool, I love the blog crawl! Your illustration is beautiful, Ana is one lucky girl (still waiting on your illustration of me!) and the one Jimmy did of you is spot on, I love it!!! You should do this more often with other themes too!!! xoxo

  21. Wow, this is such a cool idea and I love your illustration!

  22. Truly great work! I love it!!!

    xx Marina

  23. You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
    Oh living Aten who creates life.
    When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
    You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
    Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
    You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
    You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
    Men see you, but know not your ways.

    ...thanks...sweet are lovely...

  24. sorry, we didn't have access to the interent when you emailed us about the project, we love how it turned out though! it was a big success :)
    we would definitely be up for a second round!

    fashion illustrations: 

  25. These are so beautiful!!! I especially love how you incorporated travel into the into each of them. My favorite is the Paris one with the macaroons - too cute!!


  26. heeey, Johanna tagged me in pay it forward and I tagged you! :-))) It's in my post!


  27. Thank-you everyone so much!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the project. It turned out to be such a success.


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