Monday, 30 January 2012

Inslee Sketches

Every so often, I come across a website or blog that really inspires me, and I spend hours and hours looking through the archives, taking it all in.
I recently came across Inslee Sketches, via Pinterest, who does some of the most beautiful sketches ever and absolutely fell in love with her site.

The very talented artist has loved drawing for as long as she can remember, and the website is filled with some stunning designs. I'm as inspired by them as I have been with street style recently, maybe even more. Inslee draws what she's inspired by, be it new collections, celebrity style, street style and even her friends.

Here are a few of my favourites (not going to lie, it was really hard to narrow it down to just 5!!!):

This is the picture that I first discovered Inslee with. I love how well it's drawn and how cute the outfit is. The wreath braid in the drawing was inspired by the Olsens.

This look was inspired by one of the looks at the Kate Spade SS12 Collection. I love how nice and summery the colours are and how floaty the dress is.

This one, entitled November, is definitely one of my favourites. Inspired by an Olivia Palmero look, I love how well it captures late Autumn. The colours are perfect for that time of year and the look is definitely something that I've been known to wear in November.

Another favourite of mine. This was sketched after she saw these two girls out and about. They've been drawn so well and it is street style at it's best. Also, how adorable is the little dog?

Another one inspired by Kate Spade, this time the shoes. I love how beautiful they are, and I love how classic the rest of the look is. The girl herself is so pretty.

I decided to email and get in touch with Inslee, to find a bit more about her and share it with you.

How did you get started?
I got started designing cards for friends and family while I was a college student, and then my fashion illustration business grew out of the note card designs. I have been sketching and studying art all my life.

What inspired you to make you want to sketch something?
I am most inspired by real life moments of fashion I see on the street, or captured by photographers on my favourite blogs and websites. I love classic, feminine looks.

What has been your favourite sketch that you've done?
My favourite changes daily. That is the best thing about my job: I get to create new favourites all the time.

You can also buy prints, cards or even a calendar from the website as well. I'm definitely going to get in early for the 2013 calendar!!

What do you think?



janettaylor said... a lot!

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

Oh my gosh I loooove these! I want one!

See Me Rwar

Leia said...

What a great discovery, Sherin! I'm going to go and order some prints right now!

Anita said...

These are fab!

Tanvi said...

Super cute!!!

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danniekate said...

these are brilliant, thanks for sharing! see you on weds! xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

I so admire people who can draw. Her sketches are beautiful - great discovery, Sherin! xo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Inslee is actually one of my top 5 favorite illustrators, so I am thrilled to see this featured here, Sherin! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous illustrations ~ love them!


navy and orange said...

love the first one! wish I looked so chic in a t and jeans!

xoxo navy & orange

Kristin said...

What incredible illustrations...Now that's talent!

WeShop said...

These are so pretty and dreamy. xx

Fashion Tales.... said...

Amazing. I really adore that second illustration!

Clare said...

There is something fantastic about an amazing fashion illustration! I love these.

Kavery said...

Ooh yes she is good at capturing the right tone and feel in her sketches

Cee said...

I saw these sketches on your Pinterest and instantly fell in love. Thanks so much for sharing the origin, I'm off to Inslee's website to start obsessing over all of her drawings myself :)

Mrs. April said...

Those sketches are so sweet. I love the ones with the dogs :)


B a la Moda said...

I think she does amazing drawings. Very realistic and fun.

B* a la Moda

Cinz said...

Oh yes, i love fashion illustrations, they simply take my breath away and i can be staring at the monitor for hours,lol.

I love the Kate spade collection and Olivia Palmero and the street style, basically all eh? hahha i can imagine it being hard to narrow down.

There's another illustrator that i like, her blog is called paper fashion, check her out if you got time:)


Johanna said...

Those sketches are absolutely beautiful. I admire the way some people can draw, it's amazing! Thank you for posting this, I think tho was a fantastic discovery for the most of us :) xoxo

Lizzy said...

These illustrations are gorgeous - Inslee has just joined The Scribbler on my list of favourites. Thank you so much for sharing! xx

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