Friday, April 4, 2014


I have some news for you. There's now a Gypsy Ballads store on Society6 so if there's a print or an item you would like to buy with our illustrations you can do it over there. At the moment there's only one illustration uploaded but more will soon be available.

Author: Andrea Perkov

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sass & Bide

Hello dear friends...
I have been busy these past two weeks. I was volunteering at ZagrebDox (documentary film festival) and I also had my driving exam, which I passed. So now I'm super happy and looking forward to driving! Since I finally had a free day to draw I got to finish my illustration inspired by a Sass & Bide editorial.
I also have some other news. We started a wordpress blog. The plan is to publish the same content on both blogs, and then we'll decide which site works better for us :) So you can visit us there.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Anja Konstantinova

I have finally come around to writing a post for this blog. Maybe I'm lazy as my beautiful Andrea says Today's illustration is inspired by Anja Konstantinova who stars Stylestalker's lookbook. It was made a couple of weeks ago and now you can check it out.... bubbles bubbles bubbles!
Just in case you were wondering... I'm Tamara (the other half of the Gypsy Ballads duo)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Olga Skazkina

I'm in a total rush but I want to finally post my new illustration. It's inspired by Olga Skazkina's collection and I planned to finish it for Valentine's day. I know I'm more than a week late but just to make me happy, let's pretend today's Valentine's day :)
I hope that each day you love and feel loved in return!

Have a fabulous day 'n' night!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Liya Kebede

For me everything is better when I'm listening to music. That's why I'm writing this post to the beats of Adele's songs. Today's illustration is inspired by a photo of the gorgeous Liya Kebede from the magazine Amica Italy. It must be destiny that it's an Italian magazine because my Italian friend Anna is hosting her first ever giveaway so be sure to check out her site and you could win a custom illustration! The girl is mega-super-magnificently talented and you should definitely (I'm starting to realize I use that word too often) see her gorgeous art with your own eyes :).

Friday, February 7, 2014


Hope you like my newest fashion illustration inspired by Balmain. I found so many inspirational photos lately that at the moment I have 4 works in progress :) There's so much happening lately, almost every day there's either a new editorial, campaign or red carpet that makes me want to draw 24/7. Is it any wonder that I have a problem with focusing only on one illustration with so much inspiration?

Have a great day or night...depending on what time is in your part of the world!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Backstage Fashion

I have to admit that this is the most excited I have ever been about showing you one of my illustrations. When I started drawing it I had no idea it will take more than one day to finish it. Well I can say that I was definitely wrong about that :) Still it was worth it at the end. Especially when I started adding the white areas of the patterns and I loved the contrast it created. Without further ado here is my newest fashion illustration:

Inspired by a backstage photo from Emilio Pucci's fashion show (Spring 2014)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dotted Ladies

Hi everyone!
I'm so happy to show you my dotted ladies. The gowns are made from ink dots. I finished the illustration a couple of days ago but I was focused on finishing another illustration that I will hopefully upload tomorrow because I can't wait for you to see it.

Inspired by a dress from Elie Saab's fashion collection

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Red Carpet Valetino

Is there anything better than seeing a Valetino gown on the red carpet?
The answer is definitely no! I loved looking at the photos from this year's Golden Globes and my absolute favorite gown was worn by Amy Adams. Since I can't afford one and I doubt I would look as gorgeous as Miss Adams in it I had no other choice but to draw it.

If you want you can leave me a comment about your favorite dress from the Golden Globes and I'll draw it :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Braided Wonder

There's something so perfect about any type of braid. Whenever I see a photo with a model that has braids I immediately love it. So it's no wonder that today's fashion illustration is all about the braid :)
After drawing it with a pencil I played around in Photoshop until I added a touch of color.

P.S. If I have almost 5000 pins on Pinterest, does that officially make me a Pinterest addict?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Summer Fashion

Hi friends!
The other day, while searching for a drawing, I had to go through a bunch of papers and only then did I realize that I have a lot of works in progress that I didn't complete. I started finishing those illustrations so now you get to look at my fashion illustration inspired by summer fashion during winter :)
Hope it makes you look forward to those warm months that will soon come.

Inspired by a photo of Jourdan Dunn (photographer Damon Baker)
No longer a WIP :) Now on to the next one!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

Hello dear friends,
first I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you all celebrated in good company.
I have to say my evening surpassed all my expectations. It was a combination of great friends and listening to an awesome band (whose singer was a David Bowie look alike). What more could a girl wish for? :)

I came across a perfect quote that an amazing artist Red Hong shared on her page and I think you will also like it:
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever."
-"Make Good Art", Neil Gaiman

On the 1st of January was the 1st birthday of this blog. I'm looking forward to sharing more illustrations with you all, to a year filled with learning about new things and making mistakes.