Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Rosie McGuinness

The fluidity and form of Rosie McGuinness's oeuvre of work is one that marries both the approach to classical fashion drawing, conjuring the lines of illustrators like Rene Bouche and Kenneth Paul Block to a far more contemporary vision of style, channelled through her selective poses and muse of woman.

Emitting a sense of serenity; Rosie's women are narrow and elegantly dressed in a way that imply a lifestyle surrounded by good taste. Her figures usually appears to have a paired back appearance with often centre parted hair and features not dissimilar from figures in the industry like Jamie Bochert and Phoebe Philo. Her selection of muted paper tones and languid instant brush marks serve to build this timeless visual.

 "Illustration for me is a hugely satisfying creative process, something to concentrate on with instant results.
Drawing by hand, the quality and strength of line is important to me – as is an overall balance to the page – posture and pose need to be correct and grounded, which can take a number of drafts. I have tried tracing over images to alter or correct a line or angle – but I almost always find that the initial free drawn line or mark is best, the most expressive, and that this quality can not be falsified or recreated exactly."

- excerpt from a 2012 interview with slashstrokemagazine.com

Images from Instagram and rosiemcguinness.com

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