Self-taught illustrator, Ewelina Dymek, has made quite a name for herself thanks to her unique take on fashion illustration. Based in Poznań, Poland, her technique relies on combining pencil drawing, collage, and digital software, which she says gives her a lot of creative freedom.
“My style has developed over the years through trial and error,” she stated in an interview with Inky Goodness. “By experimenting with different kinds of tools I was able to see how I feel about working with them. Although I feel like I’ve found my distinctive style, I’m still honing my skills to be even more proficient in using tools and be confident by expressing myself through drawing.”
Her inspiration stems from almost everything around her but also from music. She’s also inspired by works of the masters of fashion illustration, such as David Downton, René Bouché, and Bernard Blossac. “Although their style is completely different from mine, I love how expressive it is – how these artists capture fashion and femininity by using only a few strokes of paint or ink,” she says.
According to Dymek, “a captivating fashion illustration not only depicts clothing (which is very important!) but also evokes certain feelings and creates atmosphere. A fashion designer makes clothes not just to cover a body but to allow us to feel and behave in a certain way. By wearing a particular set of clothes, we can feel confident, easy-going, attractive, provocative, reserved, etc. A good fashion illustrator not only draws a piece of clothing but also interprets it in his their own way and is able to convey certain mood behind a designer’s collection.”
With clients that include Bank of America, Condé Nast, GQ, and Vanity Fair, to name a few, the sky is truly the limit for Dymek. Follow her progress on her Instagram page: