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The Art of Fashion Illustration by Somer Flaherty Tejwani

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Job: 10-42056 Title: RP - Art of Fashion Illustration
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Paris, France
PASSION:
CAROLINE ANDRIEU
Caroline Andrieu usually uses colored inks or just simple pencils in her work. “I started to work
with lots of ink in my Årst fashion illustrations. I like that you can’t erase it, that you have to
deal with your mistakes, with the stains. The ink actually gives a lot of strength to the pictures.
Later, when I was given a big box of colored pencils, which I hated so much when I was a kid,
I started drawing with them and enjoyed it right away. The technique is very diٺerent from ink
or watercolor—it is more subtle, less free, in a way. I now try to draw with both techniques on
my illustrations.” Andrieu doesn’t sketch a lot, unless the client needs to see something Årst.
Instead she likes to Ånish an illustration the same day she starts it. “I’m not very patient. I have
to be in the same mood all the way through the process, otherwise I may not Ånish it. I draw
rather quickly so that’s not a problem for now. But I would like to work on bigger surfaces so
I have to learn patience, I think.”
Be involved in each project as if it
is the most important one ever.
Caroline Andrieu started working as an illustrator little by little. She began her career
as a graphic designer and was drawing just for herself. After showing illustrations to
friends, and starting to share what she was creating on a blog, news of her work spread
on social networks and she landed her Årst clients. As the art director of Condu Nast
Digital France, for the Vogue and GQ websites, she was surrounded by fashion so it was
natural to include more fashion in her illustrations.
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Sasha Pivovarova for Saint Laurent Resort
2014, black pencil, by Caroline Andrieu.
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InÛmences
Andrieu is a fan of artists Hans Bellmer and-
David Hockney as well as, more recently, of
the work of Charles Burns, Elizabeth Peyton,
and Michael Gillette. She is also inspired by
contemporary photography.
Good Advice
“Be passionate. Fashion illustration is evolving
every day, more and more, and I am glad to be
part of it.”
Daiane Conterato for Dries Van Noten Spring 2014,
ink and pencil, by Caroline Andrieu (far left).
Kel Markey for Proenza Schouler Spring 2013, color
pencils, by Caroline Andrieu (left).
Mariacarla Boscono for Hermes Fall 2014, color
pencils, by Caroline Andrieu (top, left).
Lindsey Wixson for Prada Spring 2014, watercolor
by Caroline Andrieu (above).
Nastya Sten for Alexandar McQueen Spring 2014, color
pencils by Caroline Andrieu (right).
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