Thursday, November 24, 2011

Illustration Fri. - 'vanity'


5x8 moleskine,, graphite, pen, watercolor, colored pencil

For IF's word this week 'vanity' - my redo of a 1914 Vanity Fair magazine cover [original shown below]. I loved the vintage vibe & colors of the original so tried to incorporate that into my interpretation.

I did a bit of research on the cover artist: Anne Harriett Fish (she preferred A. H. Fish) created nearly 30 covers for Vanity Fair between 1914 and 1927. Her style was spare and modern with a viewpoint that was satirical but charming. She also knew how to use line and color to strike just the right balance between too much and not enough.....

Original commentary on this cover:
"December 1, 1914. Against a terra cotta background, a masked harlequin charms a lovely young dancer in a dress of yellow ruffles by slipping a red rose into her hand. The illustration, by A.H. Fish, appeared on the December 1914 cover of Vanity Fair."

Much creativity to you and Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating it!

1 comment:

Alfredo said...

Hi Laura, beautiful!
I like it!