Recent Project Recap

Hope everyone is surviving the chilly weather out there! January was a busy month with some really fun new commission and wholesale projects:

The illustration above was a commission piece for a close friend of the bride. The bride wore her grandmother's necklace from the 1950s, when she was the queen of Mardi Gras, so incorporating the necklace into the sketch was really special.

This illustration is for one of my sweetest clients ever from Solutions Bridal in Orlando. She wore the beautiful Elisavet gown from Ines Di Santo.

I love illustrating Ines Di Santo's gorgeous gowns, like the two above. They have so much detail and drama! The train on the Palermo ballgown above is such a perfect example, with its stunning lace and cathedral length train.

The gown above was for another Solutions Bridal client. I loved the beautiful lace detailing and mixture of sexy and classic on this Jim Hjelm by Hailey Paige gown.

I look forward to sharing more upcoming projects soon! Happy February everyone!

Fashion Illustration: Christian Louboutin Kristali Heels

Finding a distraction while traveling typically involves lots of books, magazines, downloaded movies and music. When thinking about the best way to pass several hours of traveling in and out of airports over the Thanksgiving Holiday I came upon these little beauties on Pinterest. What better way to pass the hours than to illustrate them? 

Christain Louboutin Kristali Heels: $1,195 at  Bergdorf Goodman

Christain Louboutin Kristali Heels: $1,195 at Bergdorf Goodman

The intricate laser-cut details of the Christian Louboutin "Kristali" pumps were just the challenge to keep me busy. I traced out the major shapes in pencil, then did the intricate details with my Micron Pen. I recently purchased a starter set of the Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers and I've been dying to use them. The Scarlet and Rose colors mixed together to create the perfect "Louboutin Red." A little Natural Grey accents helped create the shadows. Check out the completed illustration:

Louboutin Kristali Pumps Illustration by Dally Creativity Co. Artist Marissa MacLeod
Louboutin Kristali Pumps Illustration by Dally Creativity Co. Artist Marissa MacLeod

Travel Diaries: Nashville, Tennessee

The best source of creative inspiration for me is stepping outside my day to day grind and getting away for a little while. The Thanksgiving Holiday was a great excuse for Nick and I to schedule a quick trip up to Tennessee to see my parents! We travelled into Nashville and spent a beautiful night in the city, spent Thanksgiving in the quaint city of Murfreesboro, and went to Arrington Vineyards for some delicious vino. The turkey was great, but being surrounded by a few of the people that I love the most was the best food for the soul. 

MacLeod Family Thanksgiving
MacLeod Family
Arrington Vineyards
Downtown Nashville