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Visiting Sućuraj (Suchuray), Island Hvar: What Do You Need To Know?

Today I'm going to talk a bit about Suchuray (spelled Sućuraj in Croatian), a small touristic city and port located on island Hvar. I'm going to provide you with a bit of information about this place as well as some travel tips. Suchuray is so close to the mainland (5 km), that a ferry ride from Drvenik typically takes less than half an hour. I once vowed that I will swim this distance some day, but as I've just found out that swimming might not be good for scoliosis, so I'll need to rethink that. Anyhow, there are less than 400 inhabitants living in this town. The placement of this town is fantastic,it has a coast line on both sides of the island. Basically, the city is facing both the mainland and the the sea (since Croatia's coastline is island abundant, you can always expect the 'sea view' to include islands). Moreover, there is an abundance of sand, peddle or rocky beaches to choose from. The sea is crystal clear, so that's always nice. You can al…

Making of an Acrylic Painting (Fashion Illustration Edition)

How are you? Are you ready for the weekend? Do you have any special plans? Today I'm sharing another fashion illustration painted with acrylic paints with you. The medium is acrylic paints on mixed art paper. This fashion illustration was actually inspired by one of my own outfits (you can see it here). I've also decided to share with you the painting process.  As you will see if you scroll bellow, I've included a charcoal sketch and a 'work in process' photograph. I know that a lot of people are curious to see the painting process. I'm the same way. I enjoy seeing wip (work in process) photographs. I just find the whole process of a painting coming to life fascinating. This particular painting was a lot of fun to paint, perhaps because it is all about good vibes. I'm not sure how I would call this particular style. This painting was as much about the location as it was about the outfit itself. I wanted the painting to capture that spring feeling. I hope I…

Inspired by... Natalia

Time for my Inspired by post! Unless you're a new to my blog, you've probably seen or heard about this feature before. Inspired by is a regular feature in which I do a painting or an illustration of a (fashion) blogger that I then share it with you. I've been doing this for a few years now, and it is definitely one of my favourite features on this blog. My February girl was Tijana (here), in March I illustrated Jess (here) and last month I shared with you two watercolour illustrations of Natalia (here) Today I'm sharing with you an acrylic painting inspired Natalia again. This time I illustrated two of Natalia's  outfits, you can see them here and here. Acrylic paints are not a typical choice for fashion illustration, but I like to break the rules a little bit. I loved both of these outfits and I opted for acrylics because why not?
 I've also wanted to share with you birch wood items Natalia has sent me. You could already see me wear them, but I wanted to take…

Stolac Medieval Fair (part two) / Stolačka Tarča (drugi dio)

If you missed the first part of my post, be sure to check it out here. In the first part of this post, I spoke about the medieval fair that took place last weekend in Stolac. Today I'd like to take the opportunity to show you the fortress itself. I already stressed that the views from this historical fortress are nothing short of amazing, but today I'll talk a bit about the history of this fortress. First things first, though. A few words about the Stolac city.
STOLAC - AN UNESCO PROTECTED CITY 
Stolac is located at the far east of region Herzegovina and it is a part of a touristic route. The area surrounding the present day Stolac city has been populated since prehistorical times, which only makes sense, given the natural beauty and the climate benefits of this location. 3, 500 year old material evidence of urban life were found here, so that says something of the kind of urban tradition this place can boast of. Through its rich history, many have called Stolac its home, fro…

Medieval Fair in Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (part 1) / Srednjovjekovni sajam Stolačka Tarča 2018 (prvi dio)

This weekend I attended  a medieval fair in Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This beautiful city, located in Herzegovina region, hosts a medieval fair annually. This was the fourth medieval fair organized by Stolac city but it was my first visit. As far as I know, Stolac is the only city in Bosnia and Herzegovina that hosts a medieval fair of this sort. Even if there was no medieval fair, a visit to this medieval fortress would be more than worth the trip, but the medieval event certainly made things even more interesting and special. The views from the fortress were breath-taking!
The organization of this medieval fair was fantastic. The medieval fair was both educational and entertaining. There were a lot of volunteers dressed in medieval costumes. In addition, there were guests teams and lecturers from Croatia, Slovakia and Hungaria. The local volunteer actors pretending they were medieval knights,  prisoners and beggars were particularly convincing. As someone who enjoys history, …

Fashion Illustrations in Pencil + My Answer To Drawing With or Without a Reference Dilemma.

Hello everyone! How are you? Are you enjoying the weekend? I hope you are. I won't take too much of your leisure time today,  I'm just going to share with you two of my new fashion illustrations. This time the medium is pencil on paper. I used my own outfits as a reference for these two pencil fashion illustrations. Using a reference is a good way to improve one's drawing and rendering skills. On the other hand, drawing without a reference is a good way to improve one's imagination. My answer to this 'reference or no reference dilemma' is to do both. We should always find new ways to challenge ourselves, because that is how we improve our skills. 
I draw from my imagination often enough, so I figured there is no harm in using references more often. In the past, I avoided using reference because I always had so much ideas in my head that I felt like a reference would only be getting in the way, but now I realized that there are many ways to be creative. You can…