graduation sketches

May 29, 2013 5 Comments


Two bright and cheerful sketches for the most stylish high school graduate ever!

I created these for a very important graduate (one of my two soon-to-be-sisters!) to decorate her dorm room at Sewanee next year. These are sketches of dresses she's worn recently and looked stunning in. Did you have this kind of refined taste in maxi dresses at 18? I wish I had. She's quite the sophisticate. And, I might add, she's planning to spend the summer interning for a certain fashion illustrator in NYC... you can guess who I might be referring to!

Posted in fashion illustration, graduation, high school grad, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, mary marshall, mm, pink, The Sketch Book

ballerina grad gifts

June 13, 2012 11 Comments

Hello! Today I want to show you all a commission project. These are the four senior ballerinas graduating this spring from the Dance Academy of Loudoun (in my home town). I worked with their moms to create a painting of each girl as a farewell/graduation gift. Here is Melissa... and Ann.... Cassidy... And Jane... And as a special surprise for their favorite teacher, Ariana - a painting of her expecting her new baby boy!

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