A Commission For a Friend

Not that long ago, I was given the opportunity to design some outfit ideas for my very first client.

I was excited that she chose me and this was another way for me to get out there and show her I can do nice drawings and even more.

My Goals:-

Look at the brief and sketch a few ideas

Add colour

Scan & edit

Print and send it off!

I was given a task of 4 outfits and was shown 3 different but similar pictures that my client had in mind. However, knowing me I had stuck to the design brief but also used the pictures as inspiration and went wherever my heart told me too. I became rather reluctant when I was told the colour scheme...

Once the colour was added, I moved one unto my next step. My version of scanning and editing is not on Photoshop, but Pixlr and Canva. I then add my logo that I made myself using Canva and click "save".

The outcome was beyond anything I could have thought of on my own. The final piece made me love it and so did my client.

It's amazing how an idea can transition into a drawing. I am pleased with myself and even more happier that she loves it. My next step, is to now see what it would look like in person - once the tailor sews and stitches it all together.

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Bloggers Recognition Award!

I hope everyone is having a great start to their week. Today, I am coming to you with a post that isn't too much about my drawings and materials I have used. Please, excuse the delay and my lacking of posting. II have had a hectic week and will probably explain it in my next post.

On a lighter note, I want to start off, by firstly thanking Lou's World and the sweet IzzyK, for nominating me for the 'Bloggers Recognition Award'. I really do appreciate it.

The Rules Are:-

  1. Write a post to show your award
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you 
  3. Give a brief story of why you started blogging
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

Why Did I Started Blogging?
I don't think I have ever really mentioned what moved me to start blogging. Let's take it back a notch... During sixth form, a few of my friends kept pushing me to find a way to showcase my drawings to world. A big step I was not ready to take yet, as I was still hugging my book to my chest. If you saw it, then consider yourself lucky. 

My Advice to New Bloggers
One thing I definitely regret doing when I started blogging (before I made this new one), I saw so many beautiful blogs and wanted to do what they were doing. They talked about outfits, products, skin routines... all of which wasn't my niche. I tried to do too many things at the same time, that I lost the real reason why I wanted to blog. So, stick to one or two things you are passionate about and talk about them. Once you think you are posting regularly, you can add a new segment if you wish and that is how you grow. Find your passion and what you enjoy talking about. Maybe even do trial posts with friends and see how they respond to it before letting it go into the big world, called the internet.

My passion is fashion and my art. I'm only writing about my illustrations and honestly that's enough for me at this time with my busy schedule.

Everyone has to start from somewhere. Something I have to keep telling myself all the time.

My second advice, which ties it in very much to the previous one, is try not to take on too much or create a posting schedule if you won't have time to or

I would say don't be too afraid, if people will like it or what comments you'll get when you post it. Because you will never know unless you try. Most likely, when you join groups on Google plus or get speaking to people on different social medias, it will surprise you how interested they may be or if they'd want to support.

Never give up on an opportunity like this.  

And The 15 Nominees are...

I'm not sure I have 15 people to nominate, but I don't want anyone to feel left out so I want anyone who sees this to feel free to participate.

However, here are a few I know:
Lilliana Hill from Designed by Lillie
Jadiee Gosh from Jadiee Little Blog 
Elise Brown
Anne Maria 
Don't Burst My Bubble by Marianne
Smiley Central by Catherine
Another Ranting Reader
Georgie Watts
Stained Glass Stars
Dancing Through Life
Professional Daydreamer
Yasmina Nicole 

Origami Girl

This post is dedicated to the wonderful Layana Aguilar, who was the Project Runway Season 11 Finalist & appeared on Project Runway All Stars Season 5.

I love her style, because she reminds me of myself.

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Kute Kontrast!

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Le Free Printables Have Arrived!

Some of you may know, that on Google+ I made a poll asking if you would like 3 of my recent fashion illustrations as a free printable.

I am so happy with the results that came through and they are now available for you.

I wanted to make these as printables so that you can frame them, hang them and whatever floats your boat as long as credit is given.

The 3 that are available are; the JLO, Antonio Ortega and the Abstract Minded. If you plan on posting them on Instagram, please use the #harrieescribblesillustrates, so that I too can see how you are using them.

Click here to download all 3: Fashion Illustration Download (PDF version)
                                                Fashion Illustration Download (ZIP JPG version)


  1. All you have to do is click this link. 
  2. You should then be able to download it and save it wherever you like. 
  3. When you are ready to print, you can change it to whatever size you prefer. And hit the print button. (Make sure it's in colour)
  4. With the zipped jpeg version, you will have to extract the file into a new location on your laptop/computer before you can use it. 


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Diva Duo

Materials used:-
Letraset Bleedproof Marker Pad 70g/m2
Pilot Super Grip 0.5 Mechanical Pencil
Staedtler Tradition Pencil 2H
Uni Pin Fine Line 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 & 0.5
Letraset/Winsor & Newton Promarkers (in mainly cocktail pink, ice grey, black etc)

This weeks illustration, was inspired by a Womenswear Fashion Designer, called Veronica Cheri. Her designs are very light, to mainly represent spring and summer.

I can definitely say I struggled most when doing the tulle for the first diva, who is in a pink dress with lace overlay and a black underskirt. African hairstyles was also never a go-to, when drawing my fashion illustrations before today, due to the mere fact of me thinking that the design process would be too long. In other words... I was lazy.

However, I did enjoy illustrating the second diva, in her flowery cocktail dress. Ready for anything life throws at her!

Hope you enjoyed this post. Until next time... Mwahh.


'Abstract Minded'

Materials used:-
Bockingford Traditional Watercolour Paper 300g/m (140lb)
Pilot Super Grip 0.5 Mechanical Pencil
Staedtler Tradition Pencil 2H
Uni Pin Fine Line 0.05, 0.1 & 0.2
Letraset/Winsor & Newton Promarkers (in various colours)

So far, I can't say using markers.. especially using Promarkers have been easy for me. I always have to keep reminding myself that layers is the key.

My hasty decision when choosing red for this skirt, caused this abstract piece, I now call 'Abstract Minded'. This piece, is still very new to me, as I never really step out of my comfort zone. On purpose anyway.

The skirt and elongated sleeves, are the focal points in this piece. I wanted to create an art piece that looked like art and to also show the way I was feeling.  Whilst drawing, I realised how much I love art. You can start off with one idea and it could spiral off into something else. *Hint hint*

Hope you enjoyed this post. Mwah.

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