Saturday 14 April 2012


The inspiration for this page came from the fashion sketches of René Magritte.  Last September we went to see the Magritte exhibition at the Tate Liverpool.  It really was a fantastic exhibition with many paintings I had never seen in books on Magritte.

I didn't know that Magritte did illustrations for advertising at one stage in his life, including for fashion advertising, and I found this section of the exhibition fascinating.

A few days later I drew these three ladies, but never got around to painting them.  I turned over a page and found them when I was looking for something else in my sketchbook this week, and had the urge to complete the page, using intense pencils and watercolour.  

Here are the two sketches I made from Magritte's drawings during the Tate visit that inspired me to create this page. 

Have you used Derwent Inktense Pencils?   I love them.


  1. I really like the illustrations drawn like this with the bodys stretched length ways. You can see why it would be used to advertise fashion.


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