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These days, portraiture mostly involves a camera, a digital camera…not always easy, but certainly instant.

And like a lot of bloggers, for me, mostly it’s self-portraiture, and I tend to put myself under the critical lens, especially the times I draw myself (yes, once upon a time, I drew quite a bit).

On Friday, I was in for a treat when  illustrator  Alia Gargum emailed to let me know she’s drawn a portrait… something more personal than a photo, I was blown away. To my knowledge… no one’s ever drawn me before.  Alia Gargum has a lovely blog, full of fashion inspiration, and a portrait of Susie Bubble. Her illustration website is also a treat to flip through, I love the marker quality and the playful use of motif, it’s when I see work like this, it makes me want to stop typing, and start drawing again. Here’s one of my favorites…

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13 comments for “Coveted Illustrated”

  1. So adorable! It looks almost collaged. :-D

    Posted by amanda lee | March 16, 2009, 6:43 am
  2. I love illustartion, you have inspired me to pick up my pencils and do some drawing this afternoon :)

    Posted by WhatTheProsDo | March 16, 2009, 7:06 am
  3. Wow, very cool she did this of you! What a unique illustration style!

    Posted by Kathryn Elyse | March 16, 2009, 7:54 am
  4. These are beautiful.. and Jennine you draw too, is there anything you don’t do?

    I have no artistic talent but I appreciate it.

    Posted by alixrose | March 16, 2009, 9:12 am
  5. ❤ amanda…it does doesn’t it? i wonder if she did it all in one go…
    ❤ pro…ohh i want to see!
    ❤ kathryn, it’s very graphic isn’t it?
    ❤ alix…hahah maybe. well my drawing isn’t so good anymore. out of practice. i’m sure you have artistic talent, everyone does. esp since you have a good eye!

    Posted by jennine | March 16, 2009, 10:21 am
  6. This is great! x

    Posted by Frankie - Swell Vintage | March 16, 2009, 2:07 pm
  7. amazing! i love this portrait of you!!

    Posted by violetville | March 16, 2009, 2:28 pm
  8. wow, these are really so … wow! they remind me of my grandads drawings. single colour pencil drawings but with so much life in. thanks for showing these.

    Posted by sar. | March 16, 2009, 2:37 pm
  9. wow!! LOVELOVELOVE! it would be nice to see some of your drawn art, Jennine! :)

    Posted by Lucy | March 16, 2009, 6:02 pm
  10. I love it!

    Posted by WendyB | March 16, 2009, 6:35 pm
  11. loved it on twitter and loves it here.

    Posted by Imelda Matt | March 17, 2009, 3:19 am
  12. Fabulous! I love your drawing— and the drawing of you.

    Posted by szaza | March 18, 2009, 11:22 am
  13. Thanks so much for the comments! I do work in a collage-style, drawing bits, sticking bits together, drawing again. More drawings coming on my blog soon!

    Posted by Alia | March 19, 2009, 11:00 am

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