Sketching At The Curragh

Fashion Illustrating At The Curragh Races 2016

Over the weekend I attended “Ladies Day” at the Curragh Racecourse, trying to sketch in between the thunder showers was a mission in itself but there was plenty of style to draw to say the least. I met some lovely people with some great outfits on the day, hopefully my fashion illustrations have done them justice! The beautiful Kirsty Farrell won “Best Dressed Lady” with a outfit from Rosies Closet, but the highlight of the day has to be meeting Joanne Lumley who had a race named in her honour for turning 70, she is still Ab Fab!!


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The illustrations which I drew over the weekend are quite different from others I have illustrated from other race meetings, this is mainly down to the medium. These illustrations are quick sketches, colour is added using Copic Markers and Watercolour Paints. I find these the best media to use when on location. All my fashion illustrations start out in this format, firstly I would draw a rough sketch then I would clarify line detail and next design a colour palette using watercolours. In terms of colour this is a great guide if I was turning the illustration into a digital format.

Happy Sketching

Linda x


  1. Lauren Brennan | 3rd Jun 16

    Hi there
    Are you going to be at the Irish Derby sketching?

    • | 9th Jun 16

      Hi Lauren, yes I will be at the Irish Derby 👍🏼

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