POST 3: FASHION ILLUSTRATION- Laura Laine by lily

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Laura Laine is a Helsinki based illustrator.

Born in Finland in 1983.

She studied fashion design at the University of Art & Design Helsinki and

after completing her studies became a full-time freelance illustrator & teacher.

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Her charming ethereal illustrations are predominantly hand drawn in black and white giving them a dark but hauntingly beautiful feeling.

They have an eccentric flavour, with burtonesque figures in twisted body positions that give a sense of motion with their flowing tendrils of lavish hair.

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The detailed fine work is achieved by using a combination of pencils, inks & markers and the final touches are applied in photoshop.

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Laura Laine has created many drawings for magazine advertisements such as:

GQ, Elle girl, The New Yorker, NY times magazine, Pap magazine, The Guardian, Vogue Japan & Germany, Sephora and some of clients include: Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, H & M, Iben Hoej, Daniel Palillo, and Escada.

Laura has also exhibited in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Helsinki.

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To sum up how she describes her own style:

“My drawing style is something I’m not so conscious about, I just do what I feel like at the moment.’”

“For me the most important ingredient for being a fashion illustrator is a sense of wonder.”

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Links:

http://koikoikoi.com/2010/02/laura-laines-fashion-illustrations/

http://www.swide.com/luxury-magazine/Faces/Artists/a-la-mode/2011/9/17

http://fashion-artexpression.com/laura-laine-fashion-illustrations/

http://unit.nl/portfolio/illustration/laura-laine

http://www.adonemagazine.com/article/black-and-white-fashion-illustrations-laura-laine#.UUaERRk73Sg

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