I awaited Kathleen’s visit with anticipation not just to see my friend, but because we planned to do some sketching. Last time she visited we went to the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition at the NGV. This time we headed to The House of Dior.
The previous time I was impressed with myself for getting five sketches done. This time I did nine!
The classic Dior ensemble. It was at the start, when I hadn’t really warmed up yet.
Watercolour added later. You can’t bring paints into these things!
Hat’s too big, though it was an overly large hat for the model. Was going to add a second figure next to her.
Surprisingly goth for a Dior gown.
I started drawing the goth gown but realised I’d started too bit and began again. Managed to cover the first marks with this one, which I really like.
Dotty dress! My favourite of the show. Borrowed Kathleen’s red marker for the dots
A very red, lush dress. Red added later.
This was a brightly coloured dress that I was going to colour using a photo as reference, but I didn’t get around to it.
Thanks for the lovely sketches, I won’t ever see the exhibition, so your art is indeed a door!