Cannes Film Festival 2014 – Irina Shayk

Here is a recent illustration of Irina Shayk’s look from the Cannes 2014 red-carpet. She definitely looked gorgeous and stood out from the other celebrities in this Versace outfit.

Irina Shayk

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Makeup Artists on YouTube – illustrated

Today’s post is going to be a little long and will give you a little peek into my life.  Of course, I have a painting/fashion illustration to go with it.  Read on below for more.

YouTuber Babylailalov

One fine day while I was on my stationary bike, I searched on Google for makeup tips on my smart phone and ended up watching a YouTube video.  Ever since then, I watch more YouTube videos than TV shows.  With my lifestyle, I do not have the patience or time to sit and watch TV shows filled with hundreds of commercials.  If I have free time, I paint, work on my blog or exercise.  At times, I multitask and watch YouTube videos while I do those things I mentioned.  Yes! I am watching a YouTube video as I am typing this.

Nura from the YouTube channel Babylailalov:

I subscribe to many types of YouTubers, such as Makeup Artists, BookTubers, Fitness Gurus, Fashion Enthusiasts, Music Artists, Watercolor Painters, etc.  One of the YouTubers that I am found of is Nura from Babylailalov.  This gorgeous Muslim Makeup Artist posts tutorials, makeup reviews and vlogs.  She is very clear and precise with the makeup tutorials and honest with her reviews.  She is a Sephora employee and she knows her makeup products.  Besides the makeup videos, she posts entertaining and humble vlogs featuring her beautiful family and friends.  Her videos also give a little flavor of the Muslim culture, which I truly appreciate.  Someone once said “Who needs Kardashians when you have The Nurazais”.  A little confession: I look forward to Nura’s vlogs more than the makeup videos.  Click here to see one of my favorite vlogs from Babylailalov.

My watercolor illustration/painting:

I am not a portrait artist, but I get inspired to create them occasionally.  Recently, Nura posted a picture on her Instagram account wearing a pink hijab.  She looked amazing in it and I had the urge to paint it.  I decided to add Nura’s beautiful daughter, baby Laila, into the illustration as well.  This is the first time I have done a baby illustration.  Nura and Laila are very beautiful, I hope I captured some of her beauty and spirit in this illustration.

Nuralailalov by Kophia Vasan

Nuralailalov by Kophia Vasan

What do you think of this painting?  Please leave your comment below.  I love reading your comments and feedback very much.

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Visit Nura’s YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/babylailalov

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Karolina Kurkova at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014

 

Karolina Kurkova at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014

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I have already posted illustrations of two red carpet looks from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014.  If you haven’t had a chance to see them, please click on the following links:  Suki Waterhouse & Rihanna.  This is my third and final illustration in this series.

Karolina Kurkova does not need an introduction.  This former Victoria’s Secret Angel looked amazing in the beautifully structured satin/organza Marchesa gown.  This navy and cream gown bloomed with hand-painted floral patterns and had accents of organza white embellishments.  This was my most favorite look from the Gala this year.

To see the original picture click here.

 

Karolina Kurkova at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014

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Watercolour Fashion Illustration Process

Kophia Process

To see the evolution of my Fashion Art and Illustrations, please follow me on Instagram: @whitecoralSTU.

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Suki Waterhouse at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014

Suki Waterhouse illustration

In my last post, I mentioned that I am working on illustrations inspired by the red carpet looks from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala.  My second illustration was inspired by the Suki Waterhouse’s red carpet look.

This gorgeous model and actress looked absolutely gorgeous in a Burberry dress.   The dress looked like a never ending trail of pink and blush tiered tulle ruffles and I absolutely loved it on her.  She looked like she had just stepped out of a Fairytale book.

She posted a picture of the back view of this dress on her Instagram and I just knew that I had to illustrate it.  I truly love playing with pink and blush watercolors and this was a great opportunity.  To see the original picture that inspired me click here.

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry by Kophia

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Rihanna at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2014

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It was surreal watching all the Fashion Illustrators that I follow on Instagram getting prepared to capture the glam and glitz of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala through their art.  If you get on Instagram and type #metgala, you will find beautiful pictures and illustrations.  I have been working on some illustrations myself and will be posting them over the next week.

Here is my first illustration:

Rihanna in Stella McCartney at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala

Rihanna in Stella McCartney at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala

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Indian Bridal look: Anushree Reddy at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

I was keeping a close watch of the runway shows during the Lakme Fashion Week which took place in Mumbai, India in March 2014.  Anushree Reddy, a young, beautiful and talented designer, stole my heart and left me with a strong urge to go shopping in Mumbai for her fabulous pieces.  Her designs scream of romance and fantasy and they are perfect Indian wedding pieces.

Here is my illustration of Anushree Reddy’s show stopper piece, which was showcased by the beautiful Indian actress Ileana D’cruz on the runway.  Since I can only commit few hours a day for my Art, this fashion illustration took me few days to complete.  I was very pleased with the result.

Anushree Reddy SR14 Show Stopper by Kophia

Anushree Reddy SR14 Show Stopper by Kophia

Anushree Reddy SR14 by Kophia

Anushree Reddy SR14 by Kophia

 

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Elie Saab Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2014 – illustrated

Here is the second Elie Saab dress that I illustrated.

Elie Saab SS14 by Kophia at http://www.whitecoral.net

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Elie Saab SS14

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Elie Saab Spring 2014 Haute Couture – Illustrated

I have been on an Elie Saab obsession lately.  His designs and dresses are gorgeous and I want to illustrate them all.  Here is an illustration inspired by a Elie Saab Spring Haute Couture Collection.  You can see the dress here.  This illustration does not do justice to the actual dress.  I have to add a little bit of sparkle to bring it to life.  You can see this dress and the whole collection on YouTube by clicking here.

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“Bloom where you are planted”

Pink and gold are my favourite colours these days.

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