Monday, March 31, 2014

there is no shortcut to success


There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. 
(cit).

I just finished a very important work for Giorgio Armani. 
It was pubblished the 25th of March, on the "Fashion Issue"/ Io Donna
(Corriere della Sera special supplement).
To reach the image that was printed, I've done at least 12/15 schetches.

I spent about one week trying and trying again. 
Some illustration were too "cartonish".  Others were flat. 
The two beautiful clutches weren't never enough enhanced.
but finally…










Tuesday, March 25, 2014

spring has come!

It's all about abs and obliques: italian ladies are gettin' ready for summer, I guess! Corriere della Sera, saturday 22 march, my drawing is on page 38.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

you are so damn beautiful

I'm a big observer by nature.
I'm very curious about the lives of others,
I often love to people-watch and I may generate some of my best ideas from it.
Their style, their gestures.
I'm obsessed by faces.
Some faces are just so pure and perfect.
Do you know Patricia Manfield?
She's one of my muses at the moment.

La bellezza ci salverà.
La combinazione perfetta dei colori, l'armonia di un volto.
Trovare soluzioni attraverso il progetto e l'uso del corpo.
La bellezza è la conseguenza di un risultato armonico anche in termini di pensiero.
Conoscete Patricia Manfield?
Trovare aggettivi per descrivere il suo volto equivale a sminuirlo, credo.

illustrations from:
Corriere della Sera, Saturday 15 March,  pag 46.




Thursday, March 13, 2014

A VERY GOOD TANGLE (TODAY)





1) I got a nice e-mail from artist and surfer Luke Taaffe. Check him out: http://luketaaffecreative.com/ 
(I love the lysergic atmosphere with a special surf touch)
2) I was dreaming about riding a bord of Ryan Love Lace. http://rlovelace.com/ 
3) http://www.toobebag.com/ : probably the best bag I ever had 

(surfer Tyler Warren, photo Morgan Maassen)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

fashion illustration goes big




I'm quite happy about this huge wallpainting especially done for The Micam.
http://www.micamonline.com/

It contains all my informations about making portraits, perspective, trend forecasting and colors.

The subject is "sport couture", a very inspiring dress code.
Probably the best style in fashion at this time.

I had immediatly the idea to paint a group of people:
I was searching to express a very casual allure and fresh attitude.

In this fancy crew I brought together family and friends, models straight from the catwalk and famous bloggers....

Something that I really love about my job?
The power of creation.

Painting is like doing something magic...


The size is 8mt x 2.
c/o Milano Fiera, "la fonte delle idee", Lounge Area, Pad. 6

ps. the inspiring people that nourish my imaginary:
Gennaro Capasso, Seba the Fav of my Faves, Erika Boldrin and Elle Ferguson and their amazing style, Lanvin and Rick Owens FW 2014/5 ...among others.

Sono molto contenta di questo wallpainting creato appositamente per il Micam
http://www.micamonline.com/

Racchiude tutte le mie informazioni sulla moda, ritrattistica e sensibilità per il colore.
Il soggetto è "sport couture" :
Una grossa fonte di ispirazione, che mi ha permesso di esprimere la freschezza e la casualità dello street-style contemporaneo.

Ho immaginato di riunire un gruppo di persone vicine e lontane, amici e parenti, blogger famose e modelli, con la stessa gestualità e colore.

Questa capacità di unire elementi diversi è cio' che piu' amo nel mio lavoro:
Dipingere ha in se qualcosa magico,
come unire dei punti distanti fra loro,
creando una mappa speciale e unica.

Le dimensioni finali? 8mt x 2
c/o Milano Fiera, "la fonte delle idee", Lounge Area, Pad. 6

Vorrei ringraziare queste persone che nutrono quotidianamente il mio immaginario,
in particolare: Gennaro Capasso, Seba, Erika Boldrin e Elle Ferguson per il loro stile "cuttin-edge"
E ancora Lanvin e Rick Owens, (FW 2014/15).



Thursday, February 27, 2014

corriere della sera - the last month

ops.. I haven't update my blog for a while.
I have been very busy.

I was traveling, from Morocco to Milan.
From Milan to Piacenza and than Sardinia island.
The weather has been great in the Island, warm and sunny. 

Back to the foggy city, I'm working like crazy.
I'm preparing a huge scenography for The Micam Milano.
http://www.micamonline.com/

This is very challenging and demanding job. 


The ultimate goal of humans, therefore, is to develop their reasoning powers and skills.
;)

Meanwhile I've been drawing for Corriere della Sera, every saturday one of my illustration was published.
I feel very blessed and happy to share my latest vision with you.

love
xxx
Natalia














Saturday, January 11, 2014

no eletricity? no problem, I will use the candle light.

I'm in Morocco at the moment enjoying the african sun.

The editor @ Corriere della Sera called me on thursday evening for an emergency.
Of course the illustration has to be done very fast...
..the deadline is friday afternoon.

At the beginning I was a bit stressed:
in our hotel there is not eletricity, and the connection internet is the slowest on earth.
so..
I was working at night only with some candle lights, and
I manage my internet malfunction with some smart move. (eh eh)

this is the result!
out today on pag 39

xxx