Hard Candy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello Darlings,

How was your weekend? I've been going through so many changes in my postgrad life, I don't even know where to begin. For one, these are the first set of gesture drawings that I've produced outside of FIT and since completing my degree. You have no idea how strange it feels to not have one of my incredible professors checking over my work, making sure the figure is just right, or that the rendering is true to me. I'm really starting to feel like I'm flying solo for the first time in two years. It's terrifying, it's exciting, but above all, it's time.

I've joined the NYC Meetup group titled Would You Rock This that is devoted to the promotion and celebration of the field of fashion illustration. People from all creative principles, including graphic and fashion design, attend alongside illustrators to draw from a fashion model. What I especially love is that they style the outfits of our model according to a theme. This past session was Lower East Side Rocker. When I finished drawing the looks, I wanted to contrast them with a sweet background for a clever juxtaposition. Hard candy felt like the perfect match.

A little bit tough, a side of sweet, the perfect treat!!

Meag xx


  1. Meag, i just checked out the group's side - wow, that's amazing! so many good illustrators!

    i can imagine how you feel right now - exciting times. happy times! new beginnings always terrify me a little, too (to be honest i'm pretty scared of new things, i'd rather stay in my comfort zone - which is bad), but it's the best time to take a chance and get what you really want. so have a great (solo) flight! xo

    and your illustrations... isn't that exactly how we wanna be? tough and a little sweet ;) have a great week ahead!

  2. Duuuude. You are SO "A W E S O M E"

    That is all.


  3. Joining a group of creative people is a brilliant idea, there is really nothing better then to surround yourself with all that creative energy.
    Love the paintings, love the colours, go Meag! :)

    Veronika (http://www.constantworkinprogress.com)

  4. these are great. I love them. and what a brilliant idea to go out and join some like-minded people. good luck with everything!!!

  5. These are beautiful! It sounds like postgrad life has been long awaited, and just like your illos, bittersweet. I've been to the Would You Rock This site before, I never knew it was an actual meet up group. Cool! Toronto needs something similar :)

  6. Love the theme, and the drawings are lovely! Be brave as you're very talented!(I imagine how you feel):) And good luck!

  7. Those candy pieces bring in a beautiful swirl of colour, and make the whole thing that much sweeter looking :) The colours of hard candy go really well with these bright, passionate colours you've chosen. It really brings balance between the foreground and background.
    I hope post-grad life is treating you well!

  8. I agree to what sfd said. That will really help your creativity and it will keep you in a positive mood.

    The illustrations are amazing as always! I love the idea of the hard candy, it brings edge to the illustration. :)

  9. Do you know why your work is so popular? because they exude optimism and energy:) no matter what you draw, your work is always full of life and positive emotions. This phenomenon is beautiful:)
    keep creative Meagan:)))

  10. i can taste the sweetness!<3 :)

  11. Stunning! I love it how you can put for example with a few strokes a pretty face, the lines in hair, the dynamics, how the body moves... it looks like it's so easy for you. And what you make of it as final result, out of the blue, the combination of colors and other ornaments, magnificent.
    Such a great talent, you really don't need any checkers ;-)

  12. The third and the fourth are my favorites ;)

  13. Hi Meagan,

    The drawings are beautiful. I love your use of colour and their sense of fun.


  14. Amazing, Meagan! Your gesture drawings are always so fun. What a great way to push yourself and your work even further. There's nothing more motivating than being around other illustrators who share your passion. Keep it going and happy painting!


  15. Hello my friend! Your comments always makes me happy!

    haha! My friends always says I'm a dreamer, with other words: a "not" down to earth person ;P

    Beautiful collage!! Love the team! The third one is my favorite because I love her pose!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    hugs and kisses



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