Archive for November, 2015

VrginiaRomoIllustration-drawingYourDRESSember

Drawing your DRESSember – Send me your photo!

If you also like fashion but think taking it too seriously leads to a frivolity you don’t like, if you prefer to take the fun part of fashion and put it to serve something serious: Then you probably already know Dressember. If you don’t know it yet, you are going to love it. Read on.

I first knew about Dressember some 4 weeks ago while watching one of Sunny Lenarduzzi’s videos. And I could not believe I had not heard of it before: such a good idea for such a noble cause. And involving wearing dresses. I listened to the inspiring story of founder Blythe Hill at her TEDx Talk and I made a decision: I would participate. Not only wearing a dress every day of December (wish me luck on my skiing days), but sketching one and posting it to my Instagram and Facebook pages. To raise awareness and funds to fight against exploitation and trafficking of women.

This is my plan:

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Hello Instagram

If you like to see some daily sketches hop over to my new Instagram account and follow me. I am joining the #365doodleswithjohannafritz project invented by my dear colleague @byjohannafritz

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Hahnemühle sketchbooks

I have a thing with square little sketchbooks. There are always a couple of them in my drawer. It happened to me once that I needed a new one and they had run out of them in my usual art supplies shop and I had to buy non-square one. Ever since then, when I go downtown, no matter what, I go to the shop and buy one or two (or three) of the Hahnemühle square sketchbooks.  That is how I came to a little Read more…

Virginia Romo Illustration

A very special commission

Last June I was surprised by a very special commission: Maureen had found my drawings on my Facebook site and she liked them so much (this is a real honour) that she wanted to commission me a portrait of her that she would give to her husband-to-be on their wedding day, at the end of September. Read more…