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Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustration

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brooks, Jason, born 1969 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and watercolour on stone coloured paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jason Brooks

  • Museum number:

    E.503-2012

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 1

Jason Brooks (1969 - ) grew up in Brighton and studied Graphic Design at St Martin’s College. After he won the Vogue Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration, he became a regular contributor to British Vogue magazine, and also created a number of colourfully illustrated travel journals whilst still at St Martin’s. His illustrations draw heavily upon his travel experiences. He took a MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art, after which the Independent commissioned him to attend the Paris couture shows and make drawings of the shows. His visual reports from Fashion Weeks have continued to be published in New York’s Visionaire and Elle magazine. His artwork is also associated with several record labels, especially that of Hed Kandi who have sold millions of albums featuring Brooks’ illustrations.

His work, which advertisers have recognised is perfect for promoting a wide variety of luxury consumer goods, is distinctive in that Brooks was one of the first artists in his field to embrace the potential of computer technology. Working up from initial sketches his images use digital vectoring to enable them to be reduced and resized smoothly to any size without distortion or loss of quality, which also gives the images a highly polished, flawless appearance.

Physical description

Sketch depicting female head and shoulders, wearing a striped polar neck top and a black headband.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)

Date

2010 (made)

Artist/maker

Brooks, Jason, born 1969 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and watercolour on stone coloured paper

Dimensions

height: 651 mm, width: 500 mm

Descriptive line

Untitled sketch by Jason Brooks, ink and watercolour on stone coloured paper, probably Britain, 2010

Materials

Ink; Watercolour; Pencil; Grey paper

Techniques

Illustration

Subjects depicted

Woman; Fashion illustration; Portrait

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Illustration; Fashion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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