Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Experimenting With Cut Paper

My past experience with collage usually consisted of using collaged paper in conjunction with another medium, like ink or linocut prints, but for my latest Fashion Illustration assignment, I was asked to work entirely in cut paper! This was a new experience and I really liked it. I felt like I instantly had a background by lying down the most amazing sheet of blue paper (it was likely so amazing because it was $5 a sheet, YIKES!) and then I cutout flowers from another piece of amazing paper (again, $5 a sheet). I had a blast buying up as many pieces of gorgeous paper from Primary Art Supply, but it was hard to cut them up because they are just so beautiful to look at. I wish you could feel the papers too, because they have such great textures and some even feel like fabric. 

Anyway, I tried two different approaches to the figures. One (the more proportional gal) is more typically my style and the other (the more stylized/elongated girl) is more in line with what I see in the majority of fashion illustrations. I like the way they both turned out, but I still lean towards my typical style of figure over the elongated, super skinny and chic chica.

Which do you prefer?


  1. Both are beautiful. I have to say I love the lady that looks like my gal Lis !

  2. I love them both, but if i must pick one i'll pick the one with the evening gown and the hat. It is adorable. First time i noticed you at full time fabulous blog and i am glad i visited your blog as well. you are very good.
    I would love to see more of your work

  3. Thank you! I really appreciate it! :)


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Lis is a professional illustrator based out of Savannah, GA. She is a self described fashionista, former sorority girl, and avid celebrity gossip follower whose penchant for all things feminine and girly is reflected in her work. For more info on the artist, please visit, and to contact Lis, feel free to email her at


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