Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look by Autumn Whitehurst
Central Library, Grand Lobby
I put together sketches with various color schemes and basic line work to present an idea. When I’m working on the final image, my main concern is to try to make the image sing. I’m inspired by George Grosz’s drawings—always have and always will. And I was a fan of Richard Gray’s long before I’d considered becoming an illustrator. My most recent infatuation is with Le Corbusier. He’s the first architect who has really inspired me. I’m not quite sure what to do with that inspiration yet though, other than to just enjoy his work.
Autumn Whitehurst grew up in New Orleans and now resides in Brooklyn, New York as a full-time illustrator. Her list of clients include Vogue, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Nylon Magazine, Aveda, Diet Coke, and Sapporo. Outside of her work, Autumn likes to divide her time between those she loves and finding inspiration in messy endeavors.
View highlights of fashion-related programs and additional exhibitions (including art for children by Selina Alko and Elaine Pedlar) online at http://www.bklynlibrary.org/events/fashion/fashion-illustration