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Monday Coffee

coffee painting, coffee illustration, fashion illustration, coffee artHappy Monday loves, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Coffee is always a good idea especially on Monday morning, right? Here is another coffee illustration I painted earlier today and I wanted to share step by step of my work process (you can find more coffee paintings in this post).

coffee painting, coffee illustration, fashion illustration, coffee artI usually start with light pencil sketchcoffee painting, coffee illustration, fashion illustration, coffee artThen I start applying coffee-pretty similar to watercolor painting process- always start with light areas step by step painting, how to paint with coffeehow to paint with coffee, how to paint fashion illustration When light areas are painted, I do darker coffee mix in a spoon (you don’t need a lot of it) and do some dark lines for the contrast.
coffee painting, coffee illustration, fashion illustration, coffee artAnd to make the illustration more interesting I add some coffee splatters. I take big brush, dip it in a coffee so there is a large glob and flick my arm until I get nice splatters. coffee painting, coffee illustration, fashion illustration, coffee artThanks a lot for reading and I would love to hear about your work process!

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“When in Doubt, Wear Red”/Fashion Illustration & Linkup

fashion illustration, watercolor illustration, red gown painting, gorgeous model painting, art by Elena Fay“When in doubt, wear red.” Bill Blass

  I can’t agree more with this statement! Every time I wear red or paint gorgeous red gowns, I feel a great boost of energy and self esteem. This illustration was inspired by stunning Michael Costello gown (you can find the video of work in progress on my Instagram).

I always post my looks for Monday Bloom linkup, but I’m still in a 4th of July mood and thought that this colorful sketch would be perfect!

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Are you ready for a Monday Bloom LINK-UP party? Rules are very easy:

1. Link to your latest outfit posts, not your blog’s main page.

2. Include a link to DC in Style somewhere in your post.

3 Meet amazing people and have fun!!!