Here’s another Sketchbook Sneak, where we’re invited to look through Connie Lim’s great life drawing pages.
Apart from simply being beautiful figure studies, we like how free and expressive she is with her mark making. She manages realistic descriptions of the forms but doesn’t need to dwell too long on specific areas, keeping the pen or brush moving and the feeling light and easy. You can see her switching from a skilled observational style to quick, energetic marks over the top.
Her regular fashion illustrations are far more precise and considered, so it’s great to have an insight into the groundwork behind them. She tells us more.
I am an illustrator form Los Angeles California now residing in London. Specializing in fashion, I am best known for my ‘Fashion Playing Cards Series’ which focuses on usage of black gouache, pen & ink, and micron pens. My favorite medium is gouache but now I am focusing on getting better with watercolor.
© Connie Lim, 2012