The lovely Mekel is an Australian illustrator known for her beautiful watercolours, pops of colour, and delicate linework. Mekel has always had a passion for drawing since a young age - especially of girls in pretty outfits. Before focusing on her fashion illustrations, Mekel worked for over 10 years as a graphic designer for bouqitue agencies. She is the talent behind the handwritten Betts Shoes Logo, the watercolour murals in their Australian store, and the illustrations in More Money for Shoes by Melissa Browne. Mekel has had three solo exhibitions, including one at Perth Fashion Festival. Her clients include the likes of Twinings, TOPSHOP, Westfield, Elle, Revlon, and Homebodii. Mekel has received much deserved praise for her illustrations, and was featured by Vanity Fair as one of their '5 must-follow fashion illustrators'.
Homebodii was fortunate enough to have a chat with the wonderful Mekel to discuss her illustrations, inspiration, and being at home.
Location of Residence: Perth, Western AustraliaTell us a bit about how you got into illustration and formed Mekel Illustrations.
What is your favourite illustration to date?
Sophie Monk is a fashion illustrators dream to draw. Long legs, big eyes, big lashes, and so much femininity. Although a gorgeous celebrity she is so down to earth. She knows how to get glammed up but is your everyday girl, and I feel very relateable. I loved working on this project, Homebodii's pretty florals are a perfect combination for Sophie's look and my delicate line work.
Do you have any tips for aspiring fashion illustrators?
I'm completely myself, inspired by sights and sounds that I love.Which Homebodii garment best suits your personality?
To see more of Mekel's illustrations follow her on Instagram @mekel_illustration or visit her website www.mekel.net.
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