This is a personal project that I wanted to share as it combines two of my loves: illustration and mirrored photography.
I have always been quite inspired by fashion illustration and decided to design my own Gothic female characters. I decided to use photography I have in my archive as the patterns on their clothing. This involved mostly botanical images that have been made black and white and then mirrored to create interesting, organic, repeated patterns.
I love the colour red and this provided me with the opportunity to give my characters unique style by giving them fiery red hair and red accessories.
The original sketches were first created in Illustrator and then taken into Photoshop to create the detail around the eyes and the fuzzy, almost watercolour effect on their fabulous hair and accessories.
I have just started to sell these illustrations on products available at Zazzle,co.uk, see below.