Thursday, May 13, 2010

{Illustrious Illustrator} René Bouché


If you've been a follower of my blog for a while, you probably know that I have a huuuge passion for fashion illustration. I used to spend hours and hours illustrating in my youth and that's what I wanted to do with my life. Unfortunately it's a dream that I never realized and instead of it becoming a hobby, I shelved the whole idea altogether.

People encourage me to get back to it again but between having so little time and so many other excuses the truth of the matter is that it's a really emotional topic for me. It's kind of overwhelming, it's hard to explain exactly why, but in turn I haven't broken out the easel in years.

But that hasn't squashed my love for it. I really love to look at other people's work and I truly admire those who follow their dreams. I wanted to share some of the people who have inspired me in my life and those who continue to do so to this day. And who knows, maybe one day I'll give it another shot :)

Lately I've been thinking of sprucing up my office or maybe even my bedroom with some vintage prints and I'm just loving these illustrations by french artist René Bouché. Aren't they exquisite?

Illustrations: René Bouché

25 comments:

Copious Couture said...

I love Rene Bouche!!!! My office is covered in Lichtenstein prints and it's very inspiring to have peoples lovely work around you!

Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

Diana Mieczan said...

It's a good idea to put a few around the office. I agree with Carissa, it’s very inspiring to have great pieces of art around!
Those are beautiful and you should embrace it!
Kisses my lovely :)

Café Bellini - Beauty. Yoga. Kids. Life. said...

I like those prints, too. Uniqlo recently had t-shirts with old Vogue covers like these printed on the front. I bought them all!

Giovanna said...

these are beautiful ...they'd look lovely in a bedroom or an office for sure. i can totally understand your aversion to getting back into something like that. i used to write poetry and short stories and I haven't done that kind of writing in forever. for some reason, i can't bring myself to start up again. i'm sure it'll come back to you when you're ready. in the meantime, decorate with rene bouche!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,darling Dawn!-)*

I know very wel what do you mean about you passion,my lovely Friend...

That's a great idea-Rene Bouche sketches on the whall:-)))*
And you know,anytime you get you feelings back and these is incredible nice feeling,you take a pencel,let it fly in you heart,sweet,beautiful Dawn...

My Love and many lovely hugs foe you,
***Violetta***

Marie-Ève said...

Oh. Those are exquisite! Very interesting to know that about you; you're so creative!

And I think you would get along with my husband, who has a passion for vintage, mid-century aesthetics and illustration, especially the work of Gil Elvgren.

Sara said...

They definitely are! You've got great taste! These prints actually inspire the little girl in me who used to draw up dresses too!!

Good luck sprucing up that passion. Realize that your blog is an expression of that though, so you haven't totally shelved that dream!! You're living it whether you see it or not!

Marcie said...

These are amazing! If you get back into illustration, I'd love to see you pieces.

:) Marcie

MsGiggleswurth said...

oooh~ these are awesome. i love the first and last one.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i love the idea of framing vintage magazine covers — très chic! i hope you do decide to get back into fashion illustration one of these days. being artistic is such a gift and i know we'd all love to see and support your work!

honey my heart said...

fashion illustration are quite beautiful. would love to see your illustrations :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the Vogue illustrations. Tres chic!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

I think you should give it another go...if you really love it.

I am so pissed I cannot find the mohawk pics...my search continues. I will find them!

Have a blessed weekend.

Cheers!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I am seeing fashion illustration everywhere lately! I love it! These would look so great in a bedroom, I think you should do it!

Hope Chella said...

I love this, you and your blog :) xxx

lorenabr said...

I love the illustrations :)

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I agree with you. These sketches are lovely. If you get the time, you shold definitely re-instigate your hobby! :) We here at blogosphere are there to encourage you! :)

Kristin said...

They're gorgeous. I would love to hang those in an office...and I would love to have some artistic talent. I hope you put yours to use again!!

beingdena said...

I agree with Kristin, they are so gorgeous.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh I love these! Thanks for the introduction and I'm off to explore her stuff now!

The Very Subjective said...

they are fantastic. i wish i could do a cover some day :)

p.s. do not EVER forget your dreams. EVER. because thoughts do have a tendency to materialize. the law of attraction!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

they're fabulous, would look so great in a super stylish chick's office! jx

hélène said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! And i had no idea about your passion and talent for illustrating. You should totally get back into it... i don't know what your reasons were for stopping in the first place but i'm sure you wouldn't regret picking it up again :)

xxx

SPLENDEROSA said...

Dawn, absolutely hang them up! Wonderful pieces with lots of color and pizazz. Anyway, they're fabulously fashionable, aren't they? xx's

shopgirl said...

Hi Dawn, I just found your blog and I think this is a lovely and poignant post. There are many people like you, including myself. I think that it's great that you can share your thoughts on this.

Look forward to reading more.

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