Thursday, September 30, 2010

09/30/10 - Fashion Illustration: Jennifer Lilya Video

Illustration and specifically Fashion Illustration does not get enough attention here. I was recently made aware of a very talented fashion illustrator (through a Facebook friend Gerry Acerno) by the name of Jennifer Lilya. She works with traditional media to create her striking and fun images.

I was interested in learning more about her working method (she works on 90# stonehenge with acrylic washes and sumi ink) and and found these videos by PinkyShearsan online magazine for the professionals in the fashion industry. Check out the embedded videos below:

Intro: Interview with Jennifer Lilya, Fashion Illustrator from PinkyShears on Vimeo.

Interview with Fashion Illustrator Jennifer Lilya. [Full Length] from PinkyShears on Vimeo.


  1. hi! just wanted to thank you for such the nice little write-up about me. feel free to join my facebook fan page for updates, chats & whatnot:

    xo jennifer lilya

    1. Jennifer, you are more than welcome. Sorry this reply is so late - saw I had never responded to your comment. Your work is a joy! And I don't see anyone else of your caliber who is so generous as to offer a look behind the curtain of how a fashion illustrator works. I think lots of folks would really like to see the whole process from start to finish! How many designers do you work with? Do you go to them and see their concepts and fabric swatches. Are you working from prototype garments or sketches from the designer? Kindly, J.Gilpin, CCG Coordinator

  2. I'm so excited for Jennifer. She's actually working on the illustrations for my two wedding gowns (ceremony & reception), and I'm looking forward to the completed work.

    She's an amazing talent!

    Myra Tallerico
    Sunnyvale, CA

  3. Becoming a fashion designer is not only about runway shows and magazine spreads. Design is a disciplined craft, and involves a long, laborious struggle.

    fashion design drawing

  4. Like many artistic disciplines when you do them well you often give the impression that it's easy and not the result of many years of study. But then again, sometimes you just hit one out the park without really trying. There is a zen aspect to it as well :-)