Learn the skills of artist Mary Kate McDevitt

Curated Spring Class:
Hand lettering Techniques

Spring has started so this is the perfect time to learn some new skills with this 
awesome online Skillshare class from lettering artist Marie Kate McDevitt.

Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and working in Philadelphia. She graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2007. Since graduating, Mary Kate has moved to Portland to Brooklyn and is happily back in Philadelphia. She has worked for clients as Chronicle Books, Target, Sesame Street, Workman Publishing, Nintendo, Penguin Books, Nike, Smart Ones, Evian, O Magazine and AT&T

About This Class
Learn the basics of hand lettering with the popular online workshop that's inspired more than 35,000 Skillshare students! Mary Kate covers everything beginners need to draw, ink, and transform handwriting into artful drawings.

In this 2-hour class, Mary Kate reveals the first steps of hand lettering and shares how to concept, design, and letter phrases for any use—a poster, magazine, t-shirt, or anything else you might imagine. Over the course of 16 bite-sized video lessons, you'll learn:

- Researching and Brainstorming
- Sketching for Lettering
- Styles for Lettering
- Inking and Finalizing

The introductory class is filled with links, resources, and project guides to support you along the way. Plus, the class student project gallery is filled with tons of guidance, examples, and tips for guiding your own lettering project.

Sharpen your pencils — it's time to create some lettering!

SS17 by Polina Pravdikova

Oliver Spencer
Calvin Klein
Saint Laurent
Margaret Howell

I am a big fan of the SS17 fashion illustrations by Russian-born Germany-based illustrator Polina Pravdikova. Love how she combines nature and fashion, with her beautiful signature color palette! 
She graduated from the Nuremberg Technical University in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduation she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a big German company for 9 years. Since one year she decided to make her dreams come true as a freelance Fashion
and LifeStyle illustrator. You go Polina!

Katy Smail

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Tag all your SPRING darlings with
and be sure to follow @i_love_illustration

Sandy van Helden

Love the simple curved lines and bold colors of Dutch based talented illustrator Sandy Van Helden
She graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2013 and has worked as a freelance illustrator since. She is focusing on trends in contemporary culture and fashion. These beautiful illustrations she made for Das Magazin, a great designed literary magazine of the Dutch publishing house Das Mag.

Margot van Huijkelom exposition in Paris

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Want to read more about Margot? Fashion Week Amsterdam asked her 10 questions about her beautiful work, her frontrow couture drawings and her inspiration.

And don't forget to stop by her new exposition "Love me Tender" if you are in Paris. (@ the Lise Charmel shop, 7 rue du Cherche Midi) until the 14th of March. Here she shows 30 of her newest drawings and paintings. Have a lovely weekend!

London AW17 x Poppy Waddilove for SHOWstudio

Simone Rocha
Fashion East
Molly Goddard
Molly Goddard
Marta Jakubowski

Roksanda Llincic

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Poppy Waddilove is a London-based painter and fashion illustrator. A regular attendee at London Fashion Week, where she sketches live from the runway, Waddilove's work is inspired by dream-like emotion, capturing the line and gestures of the body and creating spontaneity of movement.

Milan A/W 17 x Johanna Stickland for SHOWstudio

Marni by Johanna Stickland
Alberta Ferretti by Johanna Stickland 
MAX MARA by Johanna Stickland
Versace by Johanna Stickland
Missoni by Johanna Stickland
Love the Milan Fashion Week illustrations of Johanna Stickland for Showstudio.
She is a Canadian painter and photographer currently living and working in Portugal. Her work has been published in EXIT Magazine, Vision Magazine China, SHOTS Magazine, Quite Lovely Project and REVS Magazine amongst others. Her work is held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands and Germany.

Valentine's Day illustrations x Sara Andreasson

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Bold patterns of Ayumi Takahashi

Now this is Fashion! Love the beautiful stylish colorful illustrations of NY-based Ayumi Takahashi
Born in China, raised in Japan, Ayumi graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, United States and who also studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins. Currently living in Portland working in the field of painting, drawing, digital, printmaking and textile design. Clients includes The New York Times, Paramount Pictures, Coca Cola China and others.

Julie Filipenko

AWE! Love these dreamlike surrealistic wide eyed girls of Tel Aviv-based artist Julie Filipenko. 
No wonder Nick Knight from ShowStudio committed her to draw the current NY Fashion Week! 
I will post about her fashion drawings here next week.