Giotto and Lyra


I’ve shown several fashion illustrations before but I’ve never talked about the materials I used. So this time around, I’ll show you my latest illustrations and some of my favorite art materials! :)

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I actually prefer working in watercolor, pencils, or markers. I like having a medium that I truly enjoy creating with. This gives my art an interesting edge, as well as brilliant colors.

When it comes to art materials, I am biased towards products made in Italy and Germany. Why? Because of the QUALITY. *My dad who is an architect seconds the motion!*

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One of the art brands I swear by is GIOTTO. Since 1920, GIOTTO has been the Italian brand par excellence, synonym of color for children and youngsters and followed the evolution of generations of creative needs. I assume the brand was named after Giotto di Bondone, a famous Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. Art Studies and Art History were my favorite subjects!

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LYRA is another art brand that I believe in. LYRA is based in Germany and is renowned worldwide for its coloring products, particularly in the education market, and holds the oldest registered trademark for drawing pencils. How awesome is that?

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For these illustrations, I used the GIOTTO Turbo Fine Color (available in 6, 12, 24 and 36 colors) and GIOTTO Turbo Maxi markers (available in 6, 12 and 18 colors). I love that GIOTTO’s markers vary in tip size from very fine to thick so I can work with the smallest details or in the greatest breadth. They both have ventilated caps, tight-fitting nibs, choke-free stoppers and non-toxic water based ink.

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Here’s an example of a mixed media illustration. I combined different drawing materials and methods, rather than one medium only. I used the GIOTTO markers and LYRA drawing pencils with premium quality German leads. Just in case you didn’t know, all pencils are marked on a European system called the degree scale where H is the lightest and B is the darkest/blackest. I prefer using HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, and 6B for my illustrations because of their soft yet dark marks. Hope you like my latest fashion illustrations! I’ll definitely share more illustrations soon! :)

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