This week, we went on a hunt for reference images! In my opinion, having a strong library of resources is one of the best thing you can do as an artist, designer or illustrator. It could be a library of fonts if you’re a designer, or in my case, it’s reference photos I can use later when working on an illustration. Animators and fine artists have a history of using reference images in their work, so you can say I took a page from their books – here is one of my favorite examples from Norman Rockwell.
In December, I flew to South Korea to visit my sister Julie, who until recently lived and worked in Seoul. For me, dressing for Seoul was completely driven by weather and suitcase space. Coming from (mostly) sunny California, the weather seemed so cold! The other issue was that clothing sold here is not exactly weather-appropriate for winter in Korea and clothing in Korea is too small for me, such is life. Thankfully, Julie made some suggestions and I got really lucky at the mall. I also ate lots and lots of hoddeok to keep warm.
Me : coat: Laundry By Shelli Segal; tote 1: Twill Tote in Navy from Everlane; tote 2: The Nanugi Bag from the Design Plaza; shoes: Dolce Vita Shoes from Nordstrom Rack, gloves: handmade gift. Julie : coat and bag: H&M; scarf and gloves: Infiniti scarf and leather gloves (not pictured, in the bag) from Nordstrom Rack.
Thanks for reading! New video, vlog from visiting the Old Palace coming on Sunday!