recently i've found that i seem to be speaking more and more about my personal life when writing up a blog post. i suppose it makes sense really, illustrating fits into my lifestyle and is influenced by it so i suppose talking about my life would probably inevitably occur at some point.
branching out from my blog seemingly becoming more personal, yesterday i considered the idea of posting about my outfits from day to day. i wouldn't say i religiously kept up with fashion and what's on trend at the minute, but i do try and maintain a certain sense of style that i think suits me. my friends always comment on how i make 'a lot of effort' for just going into uni, but dressing well is just something that i enjoy doing, whether i'm just nipping to the shop or going out for a fancy meal; as far as i'm concerned, if i don't look good, i can't feel good! also, as a design student, if i'm interested in how other things look, naturally i should be interested in how i look, right?
after having the brainwave yesterday, i started searching online for a tripod for my camera, and it turns out they're really hard to find for my model! so after failing to find one at a reasonable price, i gave up the idea altogether, until this morning while completing my 'attributes and qualities of a good graphic designer' essay, when i had another brainwave that was the solution to my problem (why it came to me while discussing cultural awareness, i've no idea.)
and here is my solution! if i can't photograph my outfits, i can illustrate them! that way, i don't have to worry about my hair looking right, the lighting being right or any other trivial issues that may get in the way of me posting images online. i decided to have a play around in illustrator when creating this illustration, and i think i'm content with the simple overall look of it. although it was slightly time consuming, i think it's something i'll probably play around with again when i think i've thrown together an outfit that i deem worthy of a mention.
until next time, i'd love to hear any of your feedback! would you be interested in seeing more illustrated ootd posts from me?