So there I was feeling uninspired, not knowing what to paint when for once I actually had some time on my hands (thanks, Memorial Day!) when I found the latest entry to the blog Bleubird Vintage, and immediately whipped out my watercolor set.
If you’re not familiar with this blog, Bleubird is a collection of the author’s (Miss James) photos depicting not only her own personal style but that of her whole adorable family. Sometimes she even posts cute shots of the way she decorates rooms in her house with things like vintage books and games and no shortage of bright, kid-friendly, yet somehow still cool colors.
As for her own style, M.J. reminds be a bit of a doll with a city meets country vibe. Plenty of longish to very long skirts, an array of cute flats (hey she’s got little birds to run after!), and no shortage of floral and other patterns. Also, this girl is not afraid of color, or even granny chic. (Think big hats and pale pantyhose.)
I actually found Bleubird via Modcloth’s blog since they sometimes interview personal style bloggers, and in the case of some, like Miss James, actually name dresses after them. (Cough, cough, me next! Will work for floral dresses and Oxford heels!)
Well anyway here’s my attempt to capture this blogger’s look. Due to the intricate flower pattern on her dress, I would have to say this is probably the most challenging blogger illustration I’ve done so far. I don’t know what to think of it though, so if you could leave me a comment or constructive criticism, I would very much appreciate it! Thanks.
Note: For this post, I participated in Sunday Sketches, hosted by Sophia at Blue Chair Diary.
You are very talented. Love your sketches. Wish I could draw.
wow, this is great, so talanted! x http://www.indie-and-fashion.blogspot.com/
Very nice! I follow her blog and you captured her very well! Nice job!
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Wow! You did such a great job! Especially the detailing on the dress! So lovely!
And to answer your question, no, that is not my house in the background. Although it would be nice, I'm afraid I appreciate the smaller, better things in life than owning a large home! The building in the background is actually a Jewish school or something like that! Haha!
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This is so pretty! I adore all the colours.
oh, i love this sketch! I love the colours and the composition, it looks great and stylish. Great work 🙂 May be someday somebody will make a painting of me *dreaming* hahah
This turned out fantastic! I love that you did all the detailing of her dress 🙂
be sure to check out those blogs!
your illustration is lovely!
Gorgeous sketch. I wish I were able to paint or sketch! Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. I'm going to look into making a tutorial with my daily make up procedure, although I must admit it's really just eyeliner!
How gorgeous is this? You are one talented gal! 😉
Nice blog dear!
im following both google connection and also via bloglovin. Hope you do the same 🙂
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Oh I love this, the colors are gorgeous! On my way to have a peek at her blog right now…
Absolutely beautiful.. The lady looks so peaceful and inspiring
Beautiful painting! Watercolors are so difficult!
The first thing that caught my eyes are the flowers on the dress! and I know exactly that you put a lot of intricate details on that one..excellent job*** also, I have no intention to imitate your style, but some bloggers liked to be drawn after my drawing myself…so my new feature is kinda similar..is that okay?=(..I am also a granny chic lover=)
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You're an inspiration!!
You are so talented. I love this painting.
its lovely! be bored more so we can see more illustrations like this!
i just came across your blog. i think its great. i hope you will come visit mine and maybe we can follow eachother!
that illustration is GORGEOUS. x
she's lovely. I like the pattern on her dress.
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OMG. I love all your illustrations! They're intruiging and dainty and colorful and… wow. 🙂 Lovely.
You are so talented. I wish I could draw stick figures properly
you did James!!! so cute! …has she seen it? 🙂
This has a real fashion illo feel. Nice!
Oh my… this dress is fabulous..
Love the vibe and the beautiful colours.
It's amazing! 🙂
beautiful….i love it
oh this is lovely. The folds in the dress are fantastic:)
You still have WORD VERIFICATION, and
a fabulous blog. I adore your ilustrations so much.
such a pretty piece! the background is so pretty, but the dress is just stunninnggg!
You really captured the fall of the fabric of the dress……and the details are exquisite! Her attitude is wonderful, too.
thank u so so much for your lovely comment! actually the illustrations are a part of a story, a part of a project at uni, as soon as Sabinna is done with it we are going to post the finals 🙂
and we really love the fact that u are posting more photos of yourself! we think its great! and of course, very nice illustration, as always!
xx, Sabinna and David
This is wonderful, love the detail in the dress. Amazing job.
Beautiful! Love the pattern on the dress…very nice!
Ohhh…she is lovely and that dress is DIVINE! 🙂 Very nice job. You're good.
hi – i think you did a great job with the dress. the folds look right on to me! i like the style of it, too! especailly like that you captured her holding the clutch, too!
have a great night
such a sweet piece, so glad you found your inspiration.
Wow, I love it!
You did a great job on the dress, it's really cute!
Love the colors on this sketch.
lovely sketch, I like the colours and the look.