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THE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION | PART 2: THE ICONS
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“I have always been fascinated by people, clothing,
culture, shape, silhouette, and color—and I’ve
always loved to draw and paint. All these disparate
loves seemed to converge in fashion illustration,”
Johnson says. She draws inspiration from many ar-
eas including her love of travel, especially to Africa
and Asia, and her appreciation of the clothing of
other cultures, especially Tibetan, Native American,
and Japanese.
Good Advice
In her extensive career, the best advice Johnson has
received about illustrating fashion is, “Stop drawing
well before you think the illustration is done. It re-
mains fresher that way, and an overworked drawing
makes the viewers less able to Åll in the details with
their imagination.” Her advice for emerging talents
is to remember that talent will only take you so far.
Aou need to have a continued drive and passion
for what you are doing. Don’t imitate illustrators of
the past, make your own statement, and use your
own being and viewpoint to inform your art. Love
doing it.”
Bathing Suit Commissioned by Bloomingdale’s for
a full-page New York Times ad.
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