Thursday, April 22, 2010

The White Doe

another fashion/fantasy illustration by J. David McKenney

clothes inspired by this look from Christian Dior Fall 2010


It's also "sort of" a redo of this image I did a few years ago, when my style was a more graphic.
The theme and focus has shifted a bit.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Paper Doll Looks

I like to make sure my doll has as many wearable and fantasy fashion looks as I can possibly fit onto the page.
Here are just a few of her many looks.

Country Bumpkin
Sexy Librarian
Pretty in Pink
Gold Amazon
Getting a bagel and a magazine on a Sunday
Queen of Chinatown
Disco Karate
It's Burrrrrr
Hungover at Brunch
I'm only going to the party because I want the gift bag
and Luau

Please be inspired and make many many more!!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I updated my paper doll!

Brand new looks and the clothes now "snap" into place!

check it out!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Striped Ribbon

I did another drawing today because I discovered this week that I LOVE working in ink washes and speedball pens!
I should be cleaning for our house guest but I just couldn't help myself. I'm obsessed

detail shot:

I based my drawing on this rough sketch I had hanging in the window on 42nd street last year.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Here is my third and last painting for my tutormill class.
The title is Peace

detail shot:

It's a fashion illustration so the dresses are "inspired by" these dresses from Comme Des Garcons Fall 2010 collection.

and the shoes are by Rick Owens
FYI:I didn't do this on purpose but it's funny that the models hair and makeup is reminiscent of the girls in my painting, a total coincidence.

I'm so sad the class is over this week! It's been so amazing having Marcos' and Yuko's help as I work out my compositions and concepts. I really learned a lot and I HIGHLY recommend tutormill classes to any illustrator looking to bump up their portfolio.
I actually never studied illustration in college so it's been really helpful having some outside help refining my techniques.

here are some of my process sketches: