Category Archives: Drawing

Fashion fit to eat – in pictures

Fresh watermelon skirts, parsley earrings, and dresses made from toast: using her background in fashion design, San Francisco-based artist Gretchen Röehrs, 28, creates stylish looks out of everyday foods. The project began when she taunted some snowed-in friends on the US east coast with colourful images of Californian fruit and vegetables. Using Japanese brush pens, she draws around each object to summon up vibrant, lively creations. “I find that women reflect the curves and lines in nature,” she says. “Fashion is all about emphasising those lines, so organic shapes make for the perfect faux outfits.” However, not all foods can be turned into high fashion. “French fries, despite being so delicious, just don’t photograph very well.”

Edible Ensembles: A Fashion Feast for the Eyes (Rizzoli, £18.95) is published on 13 February

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Sofia Bonati’s amazing ladies – in pictures

For the past couple of years, Sofia Bonati has been drawing intricate portraits of women against a backdrop of mazes and floral patterns. A self-taught artist from Argentina, now based in the UK, Bonati uses pencils, watercolours, inks, gouache and markers to portray “the intricacy of the female mind and women’s role in society”. She is influenced by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele for their treatment of the human form, and by William Morris for his patterns. The women in the paintings are generally a composition of different pictures that inspire her. “There are definitely elements in my work that naturally relate to feminism. The portraits I draw reflect the complexity and power of women.”

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