All images unless otherwise noted © Nicole Jarecz 2010

4.22.2010

My newest piece

The days of my college career are slowly dwindling down...4 more days of class next week. Then I have my senior exit review and I have to set up for my senior wall. Graduation...then the opening night of the show...Then going to Chicago to get my Visa. It's going to be pretty busy these next few weeks! But, I can't wait to be done with school and move on with my life and career!

This is my most recent piece. (And also part of my new blog header!) I took reference photos of my friend, Molly again. I really just took my time on this one and wasn't worrying about any deadlines which made this piece a lot of fun to work on. I wanted to keep it a simple portrait. Overall, I'm really happy how it turned out. I think because I didn't rush or worry myself too much about this one - it turned out to be one of my best pieces this year. I hope you all enjoy it!


This is the photo that I took of my friend to use for this piece, btw!






72 comments:

Helen said...

Oh wow this is amazing! I really love it.

Camilla said...

that is beautiful.


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Neysa Bové said...

you've got some RAD stuff girl! like the "side note" ("Note: I do not do free illustrations! This is my profession and I need to pay the bills") I don't think some peeps realize how long it takes to do an illustration, I mean... you're putting all of "you" in it! keep it up, gorgeous stuff :) <3 -NB

Marina said...

thanks for your comment!
i really love your blog, and that illustration's great!
x

Nicole Jarecz said...

lol @ Neysa - Thanks for understanding!!! It is really frustrating when people ask for illustrations like it takes 2 seconds to do them!!

daisychain said...

this is amazing

le pearl said...

You are so talented <3 i love I love I loveeeee

♥ D.M. said...

thank you so much for coming by my blog! your work is really really amazing! Congratulations for almost being done college! i'm in the exact same boat as you!! :)

good luck with your show!

xo jo alittlereverie

Isquisofrenia said...

amazing!! love this too much
love the blush detail in the drawing!

Bijou's Style said...

very cute ! love it


good luck in chi - town!


xx

www.bijousstyle.com

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Looks great! Congrats on graduating soon, it feels SOOO good!

xoxo Maria

princesspolitico said...

wow... you are an AMAZING talent! thank you so much for your comment on my last post :) i love your illustration and will def be following you :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

love this its gorgeous

Lexi Colby said...

you're amazing! so sooooo talented

gorgeousclara said...

thanks!!!

your illustrations are just great!!!

Taj Acosta said...

I love it! What a gift you have girl! amazing! xoxo

Claudia said...

this is amazing!!!! i love all your work!

chloet said...

congratulations, this is amazing
you are so talented..
thanks for finding our blog x

www.sallyandchloe.blogspot.com

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

This is just fantastic! All the best for the next couple of days/weeks. Graduating is so exciting :)

chichichic said...

wow! so beautiful!

xo

justyna

lorenabr said...

Very well done :)

Stephanie Alex said...

your stuff is so cool, wish i could do things like this

michelle_ said...

great illustration as usual :)

re: i dont kno why, but i find dangerous places interesting.. haha..but not sure if i could really live in the dangerous situation though.. jakarta isnt safe too ! can never walk except in your housing areas.. we take a car wherever we go even if it's less than 1 mile..

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

This is amazing! I love your illustrations.

BDxCrazyazian said...

Absolutely amazing Nicole.... I can't wait to see you wow the international scene with your great illustrations.

akaCola said...

congrats on finishing college! we would just like to point out you are quite amazing even though you are probably told sooo many times :) but this is quite beautiful and you are beyond talented! keep doing your thing girl!

moochelo said...

this is amazing (:

and no, i havent watch the video.. I'd love to though.. do you have any idea where I can find it?? or the link? and yeah i love this collection too much actually lol

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CMA said...

you are so talented!!!
love your blog, keep it up!
thanks for sharing!
and thanks so much for your sweet comments!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Le Black Book said...

Love love love!
Beautiful work Nicole!

Kath at Le Black Book

Vintage Obsession said...

your talented as hell women :)

P.s saw your work on style scrap book , whistles :)

Milly. said...

Oh WOW.
You are so talented, I'd love to have an illustration like this!
Thanks for your comment too :)
Sounds like you're pretty busy. Where're you off to with your visa?

Good luck with everything!!

love xxx

KAT said...

LOVE THE PENCIL DRAWING WITH A TINT OF COLOR YOU HAVE PUT ON!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore this piece. What like most; the two red spots of colours below the eyes. Gives it personality and edge. Here's wishing you a gorgeous weekend! xx

Sarah said...

Wow, every new picture you post astounds me even more! You have an incredible talent- this is flawless! xx

June Paski said...

amazing, love ur works soo much!
wish you drawing me :)

xxx

Céline J. said...

Is this your drawing ? BEAUTIFUL! :D REALLY GIRL!

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Empress said...

Love it!

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{ I V Y } said...

woaaaaaah !

Missy said...

hi nicole!!! thanks for the visit and nice coment!

you are an amzing artist!!!! i'm completely in love with all your pictures!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!!! i wish i can draw like you...

kissess (i follow you)

Wrecked Stellar said...

Congratulations on graduation! Cherish those last few days!! Love this illustration and the addition of the pink. She looks like someone with lots of good stories!

Piluka said...

It´s beautiful!
thanks for visit my blog.
Kiss

Pequeña Lil said...

Gracias por tu comentario!!:) Me encanta la foto)mua! te sigo

beingdena said...

nicole darling I am so impressed with your illustrations. Amazing x

Zmaga said...

Your work is amazing!

Thank you for visiting my blog :))

Zanah said...

Congrats for hanging in there as I've sure it can be tough !! ♥

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Chan said...

All your ilustration are beautifull! :D
Thanks for your comment :)

Dian Prad said...

wow, its amazing illustration sis,totally, im drooling on those sketches!!!

thankyou for stopped by on my blog, my sketch is way under yours...im very gratitute u visit mine...
i love to learn more from you :)


I really like you blog,
and Following you right now :)

love,
Dian Prad

www.alifeoflove-foreverandever.blogspot.com

Manon said...

Looks so great!
I love your blog. I'm a follower!

Amber said...

Wow, you're really good!!

Nathalie said...

I love you made this your header. It is amazing.
And also the Marie Antoinette from your last post is such a fantastic idea. Love it
*Nathalie

hopelle said...

i absolutely love your blog! you are soo talented! greatness!

wish you all luck and can't wait for the next post! :D

The Haute Bitch said...

SO good. your hair looks gorgeous and wavy. purdy.

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shoeless simone said...

This is perfect, you are ridiculously talented!! I love how she's wearing the fur hat

-Shoeless Simone

Wulan said...

wow! you are so talented! very amazing piece!
I love your blog, and now I'm your follower :)

TAN COERLLY said...

nice ur drawing ;)

Petra said...

love it! very cute...

Fay said...

You're amazing and really talentful !

I love your work.

It's very nice !

Ilse said...

wow, you have a gorgeous style of drawing! love this illustration in particular!

M. and O. said...

AMAZING DRAW!


Kisses from France
Olivia & Mariam

Http://daily-women.blogspot.com

Raquel said...

beautiful illustration! good luck!
x

Smurfkuh said...

Wauw this is realy amazing, its beautifull. Your very good in this!

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

Such a beautiful drawing!

:) xx

Catherine said...

I love this! The touch of pink is perfect.

vicky h. said...

WOW, thats all about all I can say right now! Your illustrations are absolutely amazing! sooo pretty, wish I had one!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

Charlene said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog glad you did as now i get to see your wonderful illustrations. Love them!!

Little Birds Words said...

WOW ! Amazing! And thank you for the comment! :D xx

http://littlebirdswords.blogspot.com/

Delany said...

God you're so talented!

Rich Girls. said...

this is gorgeous! x.

knack said...

simply stunning!

MiA said...

Wow! havent seen your blog before, I'm so impressed!! You're really talented.

http://miamarionette.blogspot.com/

MiA said...

Wow! havent seen your blog before, I'm so impressed!! You're really talented.

http://miamarionette.blogspot.com/

Tamara said...

It is totally beautiful, congratulations!