Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

trying something new

So, I have always wanted to try my hand at fashion illustrating, I have a bunch of books on it and I was always scared to do ot it because of my lack of drawing skills...but something got into me yesterday, in between running around like crazy...I decided to draw.

I did three illustrations yesterday and will do more today because they were so much fun!! I based them all on pieces I had seen in magazines, like the one above this is Chanel...

it was fun to actually use the colored pencils I have, as well as paint and some collage elements.

I was petrified to show them but do to some great encouragement from some people I adore....I decided to list them in my shop.

I just got such a feeling of joy about them, when I was little I went to a Barbie Fashion show, and I seriously think that was an actual turning point in my life, I remember after that drawing out Barbie's clothes, nit so much designing her new clothes but drawing her clothes.

This brought back that same feeling.

Maybe I am feeling like this because I am sick (yes...damn it, I have another plague) and it reminds me of being a small one again. Home sick and drawing pretty pictures of clothes.

I hope you like them, the ones I have done so far are all done on paper and remain relatively inexpensive because of that.

oh, I know this is a lackluster post but my bed is calling me back to it and I really need to get some things done today, plague and all.

so, I've got to take something to shake this fever and get to work....aren't illnesses in the spring/summer just so gruesome, I can hardly stand it.

until tomorrow loves.



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Blogger jewelstreet said...

Blech! The dreaded plague. I do hope you feel better. On the bright side, I love those illustrations.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Jenn, those are fantastic! Jesus, your talent is starting to stress me out. Is there anything you're not good at? Seriously: talented writer; the mind behind an fabulous comic book; an amazing artist; a faithful're making the rest of us look bad!!


Beautiful work as always, JftB. Feel better! xoxoxo

8:27 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

your drawings are too cute. thanks for sharing them. I love it when we branch out from the norm, and challenge our instincts. can't wait to see more and see where these takes the rest of your art.

I also went to a barbie fashion show as a little girl. I think it was at a mall or kmart. I can't seem to remember.

8:34 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Jenn I have sent you a convo about these!!! I love them and am so excited about them. I really feel they will add a new dimension to your work (not that you 'need' that with your work already being so glorious and all!)

You really are talented - I hope you feel better soon. I appear to have developed hayfever rather late in life - this is my second official year and I feel awful. Blah

love you


8:37 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, they're gorgeous :-)

BTW, I've tagged you ... check out the rules here:

8:48 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

What fun to do illustrations!!!! They look great,go crazy on us and create your own designs!!!!!! You've probably heard this from your bubs,but...have you tried Airborne? I swear by it when I'm working,taking a dose a day. If I get a tickle or worse,I "overdose" on it ,taking a tab every 4 hours. I t really works! X my heart!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Bless your heart! I wish I could recommend something for the plague that you have but, other than water and rest, I can't really.

As we've already discussed, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fashion illustrations. They are just amazing and I'm SO glad you put them in your shop! I love the clean white palate of them too. Really great work, dear!

Feel better soon! Take care of you!!


Karen Beth :)

9:23 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lacking drawing skills?!!! It must be the fever! Those are wonderful! You just keep getting better & better!

While we're handing out the free medical advice...Airborne is great..I also swear by Zicam. (I prefer the tablets)More than once when I felt even the tinest scratchy throat, I taken it & it disappeared.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the fashion illustrations and it complements your shop well. Great Job! Feel better soon.

9:56 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

Those illustrations are beautiful! You can tell just by looking at them that they make you happy. Awesome.
Hope you get over your evil illness soon.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOWWWWWWW! Seriously, your great at drawing! You shouldn't be scared to post these but I understand. I have to give you credit for showing us these! That takes courage! We are often out own worst critics. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE! Please share others!
What a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL job you did girl! SERIOUSLY! You should do more! :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

You go girl...they are lovely....hope you feel better!!!

10:27 AM  
Blogger catbishop said...


I saw those in your shop last night and assumed they were collaged out of drawings from Vogue or something. You should so be the featured seller on Etsy right now! Sorry you're sick, feel better..


11:02 AM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Wow...the movement in these is just amazing! I hope you feel better as well...darn the crud!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Izabella said...

wow! these are amazing! you reached another step in your's funny if you think about something long enough, it somehow comes to fruition...wonderful work!!!

xo ~Bella
p.s are you feeling better today?

11:42 AM  
Blogger said...

I love them!I like that they feel young and free...Kind of calm and wind blown! I think they are fab! Oh now, sick??? I better not get sick again now???? Yikes!!! xxo, V

12:09 PM  
Blogger said...

I love them!I like that they feel young and free...Kind of calm and wind blown! I think they are fab! Oh now, sick??? I better not get sick again now???? Yikes!!! xxo, V

12:10 PM  
Blogger artandghosts said...

you certainly have the talent!
your love for these things is evidently innate, another avenue to persue....?

hey, and get well soon honey:)
we miss you!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

I *LOVE8 them! The first one is my favorite!

9:30 PM  
Blogger The Boob Lady said...

Those are awesome Jenn! I really like them. I also have the plague, so I feel your pain. :)

9:39 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Hi again.

I'm sorry, I have nothing additional to add to the convo; I just changed my avatar to a zombie and I wanted to see it in action.


7:47 AM  
Blogger sara.wears.skirts said...

jen, these are GORGEOUS! very fashion-y, but very stiletto heights. genius.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I love the illustrations! What lack of drawing skills!?

9:30 AM  

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