Wednesday, July 04, 2012


harriet gray illustration


I thought I'd share this amazing drawing of me by the incredibly talented Harriet Gray drew of me. As soon as she emailled me over the initial drawing, I knew I 100% had to go ahead and buy the print for my Mum. She'd been banging on about wanting a drawing of me for the house for years so I thought this would be absolutely perfect. I can confirm she loved it, and now I've seen the print in person, it looks incredible in real life! This drawing is based on this outfit I wore here from a few months ago in a ASOS dipped back dress and a Primark armour style necklace.

Harriet didn't ask me to post this but I knew I wanted to share it on here, as I simply can't put into words how much I love it! She's a freelance illustrator who graduated from Bournemouth Arts Institute back in 2008. She told me she works mainly in pencil with the occasional use of watercolour and crayon. I especially loved the softness of the colours, the detail in the hair and the eyes and then the pop of colour that she used for the cross print. Harriet also  takes commercial and personal commissions, including headers for blogs. You can also find her work on Etsy or check out her other work on her blog here. I have to say a big massive thank you to her for drawing me! Would it be too narcissistic of me to get another copy for my room at home?

67 comments:

  1. This is utterly incredible- what a talented lady! xx

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  2. WOW! that is amazing!
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  3. She's awesome, love this sketch of you, it's spot on :) x

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  4. Really good! The hair is especially impressive! check out some of my art on my blog http://strawberryskull.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Wow that is amazing!! I love it, you look beautiful. xo
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  6. Wow, great illustration. She's really talented! xx

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  7. Such a lovely drawing! She's so talented

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  8. oh my goodness wow, that is absolutely incredible! what a talent girly :) I bet that made such a lovely pressie for your mumma :)
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  9. this is amazing, she must be soo talented! xo

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  10. I absolutely LOVE this post! Completely and utterly want one for myself now.... Off to hop skip over to her blog!!
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  11. thats sooo good!!

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  12. the eyes are amaaazing!

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  13. The detail on your hair is amazing, she's so talented! xx

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  14. I went to the arts Institute with her!!! very talented girl

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  15. She is so talented! This looks so good. x

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  16. I saw this somewhere before..possibly on Harriet's blog and it is so wonderful!! She's captured your likeness perfectly and I love her style.

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  17. She also draw Esthée, didn't she? She is so talented, it's incredible!

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  18. Lovely drawing, she is so talented! xx


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  19. That really is an amazing drawing she captured all the little details and ur love of crosses.

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  20. Whoa. That takes a lot of talent! Amazing!
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  21. she is really talented, it looks just like you.

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  22. This is brilliant, it really captures you just right. Such a talent xo

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  23. I love this kind of illustrations! Pencils and watercolours are what fashion illustrators use so I think this, apart from being amazing, suits you and your blog perfectly! I'll check her out! xxx

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  24. Wow. That is amazing. What I would give to be able to draw like that!
    xx

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  25. That's so so good! What a talented lady!

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  26. This is amazing, she's so talented!

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  27. oh wow, this is amazing. loving all of her work that's popping up on all the blogs at the moment, they're amazing!

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  28. This is stunning! I love everything about it :) The subtle colours are so pretty too
    N xoxo
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  29. Really love harriet's work - this is great! x

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  30. That's incredible, she's amazingly talented!

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  31. Amazing picture, she's so talented!x

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  32. aww, it's so cute you're getting it printed for your mum

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  33. This is absolutely amazing! I'm definitely getting myself one of these haha! You're beaut!

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  34. beautiful, big up fellow illustrators :)

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  35. SO amazing! Looks just like you!
    Emma x

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  36. this is phenomenal! good job harriet x

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  37. She has captured you so well! I'm definitely going to have to visit her blog :) xxx

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  38. what a wonderful drawing! *_* looks so realistic :))

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  39. So awesome! Looks just like you. Xo
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  40. If I could choose a talent, it would most certainly be drawing! Wonderful!

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  41. such a lovely drawing :D http://kemples.blogspot.co.uk/

    A x

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  42. This is so good!
    Lovely blog sweetie, always read.
    Abigail xx

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  43. Wow! this is gorgeous!!
    Danielle xx

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  44. wow amazing, this must have taken her ages! portraits are always so hard to get right but it looks just like you!
    Lauren xx
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  45. great post!

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  46. Wowzers, what a talent! Thanks for sharing her beautiful illustration of you with us and introducing us to her work!

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  47. She is so incredibly talented!xx

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