Monday, December 13, 2010
Visual Poetry-Essence of Fashion Illustration.
Fashion Illustration is Unique. The ideas, practice and concepts that drive this genre of work are not easily defined. Fashion Illustration documents a window in time, presenting trends and fashion through a historical perspective. It revolves around a fascination with the figure, its form, gesture, movement and grace, filtered through the lens of fashion. Traditionally, stylization has been the guiding force behind this fascination, grounded in a foundation of figure drawing and anatomy, revealing the spirit and essence of the figure.
Today, the fascination with the figure and fashion continues, but is now played against a backdrop of new techniques, technologies, and concepts resulting in work that is graphic, dynamic and blurs the boundaries between high and low art. Themes such as abstraction, mythology, and fantasy, whether representational, expressive or minimal are projected through the personal vision of the artist.
It is an exciting period for Fashion Illustration as this genre of art continues to evolve with captivating images that nurture the imagination, grace the page and charm the viewer, in essence visual poetry.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday October 1st was an incredible evening at the Society of Illustrators. I could not have wished for a more perfect evening and location to christen the launch of my book Advanced Fashion Drawing Lifestyle Illustration, published by Lawrence King Ltd. This book has been a five year endeavor and a lifetime of experience as a student, teacher and professional. I was surrounded by friends, family and esteemed colleagues who filled the room with warmth, love and energy.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
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Friday, September 3, 2010
Jacquie Severs: Illustrator of the Month - August 2010: "Bil Donovan is an artist, fashion illustrator and educator. He's worked with all the big names in fashion - Vogue, Neiman Marcus, Yves St La..."
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
ICON 6 Illustrators Conference in Pasadena LA, was beyond my expectations. I met the most extraordinary people, and was overwhelmed by the degree of talent in one space. The energy was positive and the assistants made my life a charm. I've new friends and a memory I will always cherish.