The Black Boots

FAIIINT, illustration, Illustrator, Fashion, Boots, Shoes, Black, Sleeping, Sleep Mask, Girl

I did this quick sort of self-portrait earlier after laughing about how everyone knows me for my head-to-toe black outfits & for my addiction to buying black boots, even when they look just like 4 other pairs I already own… I love my black boots…

I’ve been having a bit of a play around with a few aspects of my illustration style recently too, mostly the hair, I’m in denial, but I need glasses quite badly & I’m finding I get really blurred vision after doing all the tiny strands of hair the way I usually do, sometimes I even have to stop for a break half way through! Normal people would get glasses, not change the way they draw, but I find my usual style leaves me quite limited in ways to shade the hair anyway, so thought that was the hint that it was time for a change! I’ve also be messing around on Photoshop, making the pencil lines coloured, rather than black, I think it makes it seem slightly softer. I much prefer the more realistic hair, but I’m not sure on the coloured line work, it maybe makes it too soft? I’m a bit of a sucker for a hard line, I blame it on reading too many comics.

Oh, and PS : My portfolio is now up! Click the link at the top to go have a look. Theres not a huge amount up at the moment, but it’s something I needed to get up ASAP, so I’ll be constantly adding to it & refining it over the next few weeks!

Filed under: Illustration


  1. Posted 31.01.2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love this! I am also known to wear all black outfits in winter a bit too much (I make an effort in the accessories!)


    Posted 31.01.2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Me too, I like to go overboard on the accessories/shoes & let them do the talking!

  3. Posted 01.02.2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    OH I just love this illustration so much!! You are insanely talented! And have excellent taste in shoes :D


  4. Posted 02.02.2012 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    I agree about the excellent taste in shoes, amazing work Steph!

  5. Posted 02.02.2012 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    your illustrations are so beautiful



    Posted 02.02.2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Aw, thanks guys! :) I think shoes are my true love, I so should have bloody listened to my instincts & done footwear instead of fashion for my degree! Hah.

  7. Posted 09.02.2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Oh this is just gorgeous! I love the hair!


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