Illustration of Simonett Pereira (of Miami Style Mafia)

August 16, 2012

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So with this illustration, I had a bit of a struggle. I started it digitally a few times before deciding that it needed to be done in pencil. From there, I started the drawing a few times again, and eventually went back to my first sketch (go figure). I scanned it and fixed it up, but didn’t know how I wanted to apply the color. I was going for a painterly approach at first, but the idea of color blocking became appealing. It was a huge experiment, but I do like its spontaneity.

This illustration is of Simonett Pereira, Co-Founder of Miami Style Mafia. She (alongside her partner, Eugy) is helping to shape the Miami fashion community via its bloggers–something I want to make sure my artistic career addresses. Naturally, I’m a huge supporter of these girls’ work and I’m looking forward to the future of Miami’s fashion blogging collective!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenmarie August 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love it! The hearts for her cheeks are really cute :)


Melanie August 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Haha, thanks! Her cheeks were perfectly rosy in the original photo so the hearts are how I decided to capture them!


Simonett Pereira August 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thank you!!!

Love it!!!



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