Entries to the Karolina Laskowska 2017 Illustration contest. Please click on the thumbnail to open a bigger image with credits. Header image by Messalyn. Contest winners TBA.
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Painting by Isobel
Cake by Rebecca de Coverly Veale ‘You said any medium – so I chose cake. I’m not a pro, just an enthusiastic baker and this was my first carved cake. I started by working out the basic shape from my cake tins.I worked out I needed 11,372cm^3 of cake batter to fill all the tins. Everything apart from the doweling rods and cake board was edible and whilst I was tempted to try and deliver it to your studio, I though that might have been a bit stalker-ish. Instead I took it along to a Kiss Me Deadly shoot, as I knew they were also big fans of yours. I did my best to copy your graduate corset but ultimately, as the dimensions were all off, decided it would just have to be “inspired” by instead. The sponge was a gluten free madera, soaked in a spiced syrup, glued together with dark chocolate ganache, and covered in rum buttercream and fondant (for the corset). I used cake lace for the knickers and brush embroidery to do the lace detailing. I painted the corset with edible airbrush paint.’
Self Reflection (Ara) by Maia Desjardins Acrylic on paper 46×46 cm “I’ve recently been making a series of acrylic on paper works (like the one attached) that explore the things we do in the privacy of our own homes in preparation to go out into the public realm. Many of the paintings depict more bodily subjects such as menstruation or the removal of hair but the relationship I have with lingerie also falls into this category. Of course lingerie can be public and I enjoy sharing new finds with my friends but what I hope to capture in this image is that private excitement you get from lingerie. Those moments when you have a little extra time to dress in you favourite pieces and feel like the strongest version of yourself. It’s that personal enjoyment I focus on here in my depiction of the Ara set. “