All images unless otherwise noted © Nicole Jarecz 2010

4.12.2010

Finally...Finished!!


So, a little while ago I told you guys I was going to try and do my own magazine layout...from the illustrations to the design of the page and typography.

I chose 3 favorite bloggers/stylists of mine to participate and help me out with this.
 
Andy from style scrapbook

Gemma from fade to black 
and 

Denni from chicmuse 
I asked them for permission to use their images to illustrate. After illustrating them I designed the layout of the spread. This was really a challenge. I give a lot of credit to graphic designers. I don't know what was more of a challenge...the illustrations or the typography! Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out, being my first time doing this. Here are some close up images of the 2 pages.

 
As for other exciting news: I was featured on Spraygraphic's blog: Sprayblog.
It's a blog/website about all different types of artists out there.
They did an interview and put up some images of my work. You can check it out HERE!!

63 comments:

Nathalie said...

Absolutely wonderful illustrations. This turned out really perfectly and you can really tell how much effort went into it.
And congrats on the feature
*Nathalie

Corey Lee said...

This was a great idea. The placement looks great, just like a magazine spread.

ShoesForDessert said...

These are great! I love the idea of the magazine spread. Hope to see more of these from you! :)

Lexi Colby said...

this is sooooooo awesome! jesus you're talented

chichichic said...

very beautiful layout!

xo

justyna

fadetoblack said...

thanks for the feature.. I always love your illustrations!!
your hard work really shows :)

Ill check out your interview now :)

MadsaboutU said...

Great work, congrats on being featured, you are wildly talented! I especially love how you can show layers on the outfits making it look so dang real.

OooKellyNicky said...

Really awesome. Such creativity!!

La Stylin Girraffe!

StuddedLilly said...

thats really really amazing!! you have some of the best illustrating skills I have ever seen, love to see more of your works :)
and congrats on the feature yayy!!

xxjess

Lena said...

These are awesome as always!! I'm so jealous...I wish I had half your talent :)

Lena xoxo
http://qualityrivets.blogspot.com

ak said...

wow..i follow those blogs and your illustrations are perfect..amazing job

xx

Gela said...

your illustrations are amazing! you're very talented, miss! wish i had half your artistic talent. lol


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Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

beautiful illustrations nicole!
and you have chosen very stylish bloggers as your muse...

wish someday you could sketch me...*wishful thinking*

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Thavasa said...

I'm so amazed by your illustration! love how you paint the flowy blouse, the pleated pants, and the blue sequined short so well :)

Espia Collection of References said...

Estupendo Blog!!!
Me encanta!
Saludos

CMA said...

LOVE IT
gorgeous and chic
you have an awesome blog, keep it up!
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the encouraging comments!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Martwa Marta said...

illustrations are amazing! honestly, one of the best i ever seen!

Antia said...

I'm amazed with how incredibly well this turned out...you had an idea, you really wanted it and you made it happen.
great job!

Igor Lukyanov (Ukrainian illustrator) said...

Nice illustrations. I like how you have rendered clothing

shibuu said...

Hi, wonderful illustrations!! ^^
The yellow nailpolish is from KIKO, but unfortunately isn't one of the best -.-"

I'll follow this blog with pleasure, sounds very interesting!^^

.shibuu.

Ancia said...

I have send you an award (if you want to accept here are the rules):

http://overdivity-fashion.blogspot.com/2010/04/received-award.html

xoxo
Ancia

NjC said...

wauw it's gorgeous!

Alessia Russo said...

What a wonderful blog!!! You're an artist!!! I follow you!!! Do you want to follow me? It could make me happy!! :)

http://www.pleasereturntoalyscloset.blogspot.com/

kisses

SLF said...

wow. just amazing! i like all three illustrations! good work :)

Petra said...

Wow, what a great blog!! I love your work!!

♥sprinkles on a cupcake♥

Clare said...

These are awesome, love them! I hope the bloggers are super pleased with them, I would be!


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x

em.me.ma said...

woww this is so neat; ur very tallented!
thanks for much for your comment; hope you follow ! coz i'm following you <3

claulovesfashion♥ said...

INCREDIBLE as ALWAYS!!*

Visit my last post! >:-)

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..muamua!!*

Erin said...

Am besotted with chicmuse's sequin shorts! By the way, this is SUCH clever idea and you did it so well!

Love love love,

Erin

xx

Phuong said...

congrats! It looks stunning!!

Laura said...

That's awasome!

Margaret said...

:O :O :O :O :O
you do SUCH amazing work, miss!!! that is such a fantastic lay our - so talented of you!
xx

kyki said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, and for stopping by my blog!

Wow, you're SO talented. Definitely following you! And these pages are incredible! :)

-kyki xo

lunacy--fringe.blogspot.com

Poisonn Amour said...

this is so amazing. i love the idea. i can totally see this evolving to something more big and powerful. gosh, your so talented :)

MizzJ said...

This is so absolutely cool! You can tell you really must have put some hard work into this and it looks great!

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

apparellel said...

this is such a great idea! your talent amazes me!

xxx
t

Krimly said...

I absolutely adore those drawings!!

xoxo
mycherrygum.blogspot.com

Shop T.O. Live said...

Wow. Your illustrations are amazing, I love the idea of the magazine layout too - just fabulous.

ShopTOLive.ca

fashion westie said...

fantastic work....awesome!

♥Mimi said...

I love it!

rhythmeticulous said...

Hi Nicole!

I love the illustrations, as always!

I think the magazine looks good, but the layout could be better aligned, and no widows (a single word at the end of a line in a paragraph). I love the font you used as the headers! Suits the illustrations well. I think it is really awesome for your first time! :)

- Marie

Nicole Jarecz said...

Thanks so much for the advice Marie. I'm totally new to this - so there will be lots of tweeks needed!

Camilla said...

fab.u.lous.



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I_Wanna_Be said...

this is absolutly fabulous !! you have a big talent dear :)

this look so real !
thanks for the comment!

Nicole Jarecz said...

thanks everyone for the feedback! this one really took me forever!

verseastyle said...

WOW and WOW - you are super talented! I love this idea. Saw you on Fade To Black....

stephanie said...

I'm kind of DYING Over how awesome this looks! I love your work!!! :)


The camera is a Nikon D40...sometimes we use a Canon EOS 5D though...but mostly the Nikon. I like it, and while most people who see it as like "that's a serious camera" which inevitably makes me half-laugh because it really isn't once you're used it/compared to the Canon, it's a great camera for your first SLR...the only thing is that sometimes i wish i had the D90 because my friend has it and it has more shutter speed options...more details essentially. sometimes when you want to get the in between speeds...you can't with the D40 cause it skips from say shutter 1/60 to 1/80....that's a big jump and sometimes, it would be great to have the in-between. My advice though is also try and get one for a deal with an additional lens. I got mine for like $400 two years ago with a Telescopic lens and it's great to have gotten that deal.

hope that helps!

xx

Alecto said...

completely ingenious. i'm totally impressed.

ediot said...

loves its. loves its.

Lindsay LeBoyer said...

wow your such a good artist! Those are two of my favorite blogs! And thanks for your comment on mine ;)

www.livelaughlinds.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

this looks amazing! great job! & congrats on the feature!

Michelle said...

you're such an amazing artist i love it!

kaymie said...

it's my first time to see your illustrations and now I LOVE ITT :))

leeselooks said...

A M A Z I N G beauty.

your talent + passion is so inspiring!

hope all is well

xx

Trop Rouge said...

i have never seen or stared at anything quite as long as i stared at this.
so good!

Mila said...

wow,breathtaking!!!!!
You are amqazing...

Lucy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! You are so talented!!

micol zanzuri said...

your illustrations are fire!!!!!! love lvoe love it

Smurfkuh said...

Wauw its beautifull!

Milly. said...

Ahh I love Gemma, she's so ace!
Speak to her quite a lot and she's so lovely and so talented! :) x
Congratulations on the magazine spread, it looks brilliant! x

LA said...

O.O
YOU'RE AN ARTIST









LA

Charlene said...

O wow this is real good!!

The little world of fashion said...

Love your fashion illustration, so beautiful....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
xx