Max Mara on Repeat

 

Two weeks. That's how long we've been in Johannesburg. We spent the first four days sleeping, trying to acclimate to the new time zone. Somehow, snoozing for that long it feels like I've been here for much longer. I have no memories or stories of fun tales to show for it, so it's a bazaar feeling. I am getting use to some of the local custom. But that's a tale for another time. 

I brought very limited art supplies with me. It was difficult to narrow down what I would need. I figured I'd find an art store in the area and just buy what I would need. There are artist in Jo'burg, so naturally there would be art suppliers. Well, to my luck I haven't found any. I believe I have enough watercolor paper to last the Summer (well South Africa's Winter, America's Summer), but I may be stuck creating very plain and lame illustrations. 

Luckily, I started this illustration before I left home, so I was able to bring what I needed. What I have on the desk is a stellar 1920's inspired Max Mara dress. Plunging V Neckline, low waist line, ginormous pockets....uh YAASSS!!! You can see Max Mara's 2016 Fall line over here

 

For this illustration, I used :

Archers Watercolor 140 lb Coldpress Paper

Watercolor

Gouache

Sumi Ink

Cole Erase Pencil

Micron Pen

Glitter

Lokta Paper