Ever since I saw that Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in August, I wanted to do some sort of illustration paying homage to the work. But at the time this was impossible, since I was stopped twice from sketching the exhibit–and nearly kicked out. One girl actually did get thrown out for that reason… turns out she was a former McQueen intern.
But anyway more recently, I was inspired by something else, specifically Macbeth. I was sitting in a Shakespeare reading group and well… now you have my latest piece… The Three Witches of McQueen. It still needs some work, but already you can get the idea. The three girls in the wintry forest (my witches) are all wearing different McQueen dresses, while the ghost-like form on the left (Hecate, the witch queen) is based on a hologram of Kate Moss. That hologram, of Kate in a flowing white gown, was also part of the Savage Beauty exhibit.
I LOVE your mcqueen illustration!!! How long have you been illustrating? You are very good 🙂 I just really got into and CAN'T STOP. I love it so much. I think my blog is going to become an illustration blog for awhile haha. I just got a book on ancient fairy tales and can't wait to design some gown to go with the stories.
sabina! you are seriously killing me.
first of all- while i was in new york i had very little internet access and very little time to check blogs i love(like yours).
i'm back in la and so happy to see what you have been up to.
looking at this piece, i totally have the chills…
my last night in nyc i went to see sleep no more, which is partly inspired by macbeth. if you havent been to sleep no more…you must you must!!! i was really into the sets. i would love to see how you turn the characters into magic.
and then there is mcqueen's kate moss hologram. i am a little obsessed with it. i loved savage beauty and could have had a slumber party there.
in conclusion…do you live inside my head?
this piece is totally going to be in my dreams.
how big is it?
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These are so amazing, you are so talented! Can't believe you were almost kicked out.
Wow! I think McQueen would be most pleased with this! I love the idea of the three witches! Hope you show the finished product! Gorgeous…
Can't believe you weren't even allowed to sketch at the exhibit!
You're such an amazing illustrator!!! Very talented!
This is beautiful!
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I'm surprised they would throw people out just for sketching things! I don't get it! You're so talented! I love it 🙂
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Lovely. I planned to see that exhibit, but didn't have time to wait in the 3 hour line at the time :(..
Alexander McQueen was a master… His work will remain alive forever. I really like the way you drew background. It is a dark and misty. I think it captures the atmosphere of McQueen's art:) very nice work, keep creative my dear:)) xx
Awesome WIP! What fun inspirations behind the piece – I can't wait to see it finished.
that's a great drawing! looks like winter wonderland!
Yes,yes, YES! I love your illustration! McQueen was sort of a surrealist through my eyes…a designer who at least tried to push the boundaries in the fashion world. YES. You are awesome!
you've captured the inspiration well ! 🙂
It looks fabulous and make you imagine…
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These are just gorgeous… I really liked hearing that both McQueen and MacBeth were the inspiration behind this. I think it's ridiculous to get kicked out over sketching though… fascism!
This is turning out so nice! Just popped over on the internet to check out his work at that exibit and it is just FABULOUS!!!! I can see why you were inspired!
Smiles and thanks for the sweet comment on my latest venture!
Very cool…loving your inspired sketch!
Stunning picture, really captures the essence of McQueen!
I really like your work…I would love to have such a talent, but unfortunately my painting skills are absolutely terrible…However I still get engaged with art in my very own ways, such as through fashion or by reading about painters and by admiring their works…I feel like I need art for my world to be complete and so I'm really happy there are people like you, who provide such amazing art piecies…
I love your work so much!
Why do they throw people out for sketching the exhibits? I know that some museums forbid flash photography because it tends to wash out the pieces over time from light exposure, but to forbit sketching?? Seems a bit legalistic. 🙁 Anyway, your illustrations are gorgeous!
beautiful illustration! however it is true they kick people out when sketching illustrations; sad.
You are fabulous.x
ooohh woooww so nice 🙂
looks amazing!well done!
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That is absolutely beautiful, you are incredibly talented.
what a pretty illustration! love your artwork!