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23rd-Jul-2010 10:55 am - 1940s

1940s, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

Completely inspired by the classic late 40's Dior line. I have had this done for weeks but scanner errors have kept it hidden in my sketchbook.

And two new Everyday Matters:

Draw A Shoe

Draw Something that Starts with the first letter of your name.

24th-Jun-2010 03:32 pm - Draw Your Grocery Store

Draw Your Grocery Store, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

Lucky's @ Fulton Market for Everyday Matters group.

21st-Jun-2010 12:52 pm - Shoe story

Shoe story, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

(AFC weeks 110-117). I sort of cheated on this one and combined a bunch of "a fashionable challenge" topics I missed. The idea came when I was thinking up a concept for 'Week 110 - a new season means new shoes.' I decided to represent a few different weeks under that one. The lady in the back is "Late!!" which I know wasn't a topic so much as Anastasia saying she would post a topic soon, but it seemed like a fun idea to add movement to the piece.

2nd-Jun-2010 05:15 pm - Draw your favorite book

Draw your favorite book, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

I have joined a group called "Everyday Matters" based on the Danny Gregory book of the same name. Each week is a drawing suggestion to keep you moving and sketching. Here's this weeks.

And if you have not seen Danny's work check out one of the books. They are all great.

19th-May-2010 12:54 pm - Heart Collector

Babydoll, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

This was for AFC's Babydoll challenge. I didn't like the way the watercolor turned out, but luckily I had scanned in the inks first so I could color on computer and toss the botched original.

Print Available

5th-May-2010 01:44 pm - The Infanta

The Infanta, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

Inspired by the Decemberists song. I always use cool colors, this was my attempt to try something warm.

5th-May-2010 01:43 pm - Motor Carriage

Motor Carriage, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

11th-Mar-2010 06:06 pm - Tinder Button

One of the many things I have been doing in the absence of blogging is opening an Etsy shop!

I call it Tinder ButtonGo check it out and see what you think.

It has originals and prints of my fashion sketches and illustrations for sale. Soon there will be a comic section as well.  Tell all of your friends!


Below are some of my new pieces, all of which are available at the Etsy shop.


I did this for my friend Alice on her birthday. It was a whole themed night we had for her, after drinks we went to see the new film.

For a fashionable Challenge "Paris." I saw a similar top while shopping and thought it would be perfect to have for such an occasion, if only I could afford. Such fun, as I am in the process of planning a Paris Honeymoon!

More of a finished piece than my normal fashionable challenges, I decided to do a full on portfolio style illo for this one.
An illustration for which I tried to combine two of my greatest inspirations: Fashion and music. Inspired by a bunch of random images I have collected from many of the fashion blogs I spend too much time perusing.

21st-Dec-2009 10:43 am - Happy Holidays!

cocktail dress holiday, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.

Since my last post JB and I have found a place to live. An adorable little space near the panhandle in SF. I will post sketches and such once the Holiday madness dies down.

Keep Warm everyone, and see you in the New Year!!

27th-Oct-2009 02:05 pm - lunch time
It's been forever since I posted. We have now moved back to the states and are in the process of looking for all kinds of little things (like a home, a job, and all that nonsense.)

Here is another illustration from the story book I have been working on. The setting was completely borrowed from "Mineral De Pozos," a half-deserted mining town in central Mexico that we were able to wander around in and visit and feel deep affection for.

lunchtime, originally uploaded by Can't Not Know.


Two sketches created on our very short NY trip.

Cafe Orlin


Two Fashionable challenges.

The first is a "draw this" (Louis Vuitton) challenge.
Bunny Ears

The second one was a very quick sketch that was centered around the idea of a shredded sweater that was very structured at the cuffs and hem. I always struggle with how dark to make blacks that they read as blacks but still light enough to see detail.

Party Girl

And finally Claviger keeps rolling along. Below is the title page for the final Chapter. Click on it to go to the page, and then "next" for the first five page of Chapter 8 if you are so inclined.

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