Showing posts with label fashion illustration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion illustration. Show all posts

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

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!

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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween

As the title says I wish everyone a happy Halloween. Here's one illustration for this occasion inspired by Minnie Mouse:


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Art Thursday

Hi dear visitors :)
I have some new illustrations to show you that I did for my project on Skillshare. So here they are:

Inspired by Christian Louboutin's embellished pumps

Inspired by Chanel's shoes

Inspired by Heel Condoms's shoes 


Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Creativity

Hi everyone!
I can't believe it's September already. The summer flew by so fast. I have so many things I want to draw and not enough time. I think it's time I start thinking about making a cloning machine (it's on my to-do list now).
I signed up again for a new class on Skillshare: The Basics of Painting with Watercolors led by Katie Rodgers. For the class project I have to illustrate shoes made out of different types of materials. For now I did three illustrations; two leather and one suede shoe. I'm looking forward to showing you a couple of illustrations I did recently in my next blog post. Until then check out my Instagram if you want to see my works in progress. 

Inspired by Christian Louboutin's pumps
Inspired by pumps from the Amiclubwear online store
Inspired by Diavolina's shoes

Take care,

Friday, August 2, 2013

Shoe & Shoes

 Hi guys!
This will be a very short post from me because I'm going on a trip tomorrow, well actually today. I was supposed to go to sleep a couple of hours ago but, as usual, packing things took longer than I planned. I realize some time has past since the last post on this blog, but finally I have something new to show you :)
Hopefully I'll draw some new illustrations while I'm travelling, but since I won't be able to take my scanner with me you can follow me on Instagram (@gypsyballadsandy) and I'll post photos of anything I draw there.
As you can see I was a bit shoe obsessed...

Fashion illustration by Andrea Perkov inspired by Lara Hotz's photo
Fashion illustration inspired by Duccio Venturi's collection 

Hope you have a lovely day wherever you are :)


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Skillshare: Illustrating your favorite runway looks

Last week I finished my first online course on Skillshare taught by the talented Katie Rodgers: PaperFashion: Illustrating your favorite runway looks. After admiring her illustrations for a long time I was excited about the opportunity to learn from her. The course lasted for two weeks and has exceeded all my expectations. The first assignment was to create a mood board, then sketch our illustrations followed by watercolor and embellishments for the final sketch. I really can't find the words to describe how happy it made me to get a positive feedback from Katie. It was amazing to see so many beautiful projects, encounter talented people and be surrounded by creativity in such amounts that it made me feel motivated and inspired each day.

Here you can see sketches from my project:

Inspired by Christian Dior's couture collection F/W 2009

Inspired by Elie Saab's RTW collection S/S 2013
Inspired by Elie Saab's RTW collection S/S 2013
I was excited about using glitter for my final sketch. After using it I can honestly say that I love glitter and the feeling is obviously mutual considering the fact that it’s still covering a lot of surfaces in my apartment.  I also ended up using nail decorations for one of my sketches. It was a lucky coincidence that earlier I saw a dress from Alexander McQueen’s collection I really liked and then the next day while I was in a store I saw decorations that would be perfect for imitating the texture of the dress. Eureka!

Inspired by Alexander McQueen's collection F/W 2012-2013
Inspired by Zuhair Murad's RTW collection SS 2011

Yesterday I received one of the best news in my life. I got an e-mail saying that Katie left me a comment. I can’t describe how happy I was when I saw that Katie had chosen me as one of the two winners of her class. This is something I had hoped would happen but after seeing so many amazing projects, I really did not have high hopes of it coming true. So you can imagine my shock (that lasted for a couple of hours) when it happened! I even I thought it was an April 1st joke. It’s one of the biggest compliments I have ever received because it came from one of my top favorite fashion illustrators. I still feel like jumping up and down for joy!

If you want to see other projects you can go to Skillshare or check out #paperfashionshillshare on Instagram.

Thank you Katie and fellow classmates for such great two weeks!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Must have been a Think Pink moment

You know that feeling when inspiration catches you in her claws and then you start drawing and don't stop until you have finished. That happened with these two illustrations. Today it's just me because Tamara is too busy being lazy aka doing her day job. As soon as she manages to find time she'll post her new illustrations here. Until then you're stuck with me (cue evil laughter).

Illustration by Andrea (inspired by Arizona Muse for Vogue Paris photographed by Inez and Vinoodh)
Illustration by Andrea Perkov inspired by Drielle Valeretto for Nylon Korea

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about my two pink ladies :)


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mesmerizing & Lily Cole

Today's illustrations are more graphic than the ones already published here.
Sometimes we enjoy the black & white, with just a touch of pink, style.
Keep calm and be creative :)

Illustration by Andrea Perkov inspired by Lily Cole for Vogue

''Mesmerizing'' - Illustration by Tamara Perković

Friday, February 8, 2013

Andrej & Bridget

Hi everyone
This week we've been good little artists so we'll have a lot of new illustrations to publish soon.
One of the things that made us happy was Twitter's new Vine app. We were excited about the possibility of uploading videos of our illustrations during the creation process. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts we managed to upload an initial video and we were convinced there wouldn't be any more problems...
However, we were wrong...
After we made a couple of videos of the whole drawing process (that lasts at least a couple of hours) they wouldn't upload. For now we'll continue to try and make new videos (hopefully those will upload) and have patience if it doesn't work again or just take a sledgehammer on our phone and then we won't be tempted to press that damn try again button next to the video. If you have any desire to see if we'll succeed in our mission follow us on Vine - @GypsyBallads

Illustration by Tamara Perković inspired by a photo of Andrej Pejić (photographer Damon Baker)
Illustration by Andrea Perkov inspired by Bridget Malcom photographed by Nicole Bentley for Marie Claire Australia  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ondria & Keira

Hello to you lost souls that wandered here by accident

We have two new illustrations to show you today, and we're completely certain that we'll manage to post things more often because it's a part of our New Year's resolutions and we all know those always work out ;)

Illustration by Andrea Perkov inspired by Ondria Hardin photographed by Raymond Meier for Teen Vogue

Illustration by Tamara Perković inspired by Keira Knightley's photo as Twiggy for Strut Magazine

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Beginnings

”Daydreaming” - by Andrea Perkov

It's the first day of 2013 so it seemed like the perfect time to publish our first post on this blog.
We should probably start by introducing ourselves; we're Tamara and Andrea and the whole purpose of this blog is that we have a place where we can publish our illustrations.
This has been on our to-do list for quite some time now and finally we can check it as 'done'. 

“Hiding” by Tamara Perković
“Simplicity” by Tamara Perković

“Touch” by Tamara Perković
”Feeling of tenderness” by Andrea Perkov
”Fall is coming” by Andrea Perkov
“Circus” by Tamara Perković
”Reflection” - by Tamara Perković
We think that the title of the last illustration describes perfectly how a lot of people, including two of us, will spend today; reflecting on the year before and enjoying all the new possibilities ahead.
Happy New Year! Perhaps it will sound as a cliche but we like the idea of a new beginning, the thought of leaving all the bad things in the past and starting anew. So no matter how your past year was we hope you'll make your dreams (
either old or new) a reality.

Keep calm and make arT
Tamara & Andrea