So I may be late to the party on this guy, but I’m just glad I was invited! A good friend recently turned me on to artist Richard Haines’ blog - ‘What I Saw Today’. Haines tags the blog as “A visual record of cool stuff guys wear…and other things that inspire me.”, and it is exactly that.
The man has an awesome sketch style – one I’m partial too because it reminds me of a much, much, much better version of my own fashion sketchings. Haines lives in New York and makes it his business to roam the city with his eyes open, recording what he sees today, or what he sees every day, on a sketchpad and then on his blog. Over the year, he has worked with some of the top designers in the business – most recently doing ads and inserts for J.Crew.
Haines does sit-ins at retail stores and fashion heavy locations on a regular basis… sketching what he sees in the store, and what he sees on the people who enter while he’s there. His style is just so much fun – an impressionist approach to fashion illustration that is considerably less abstract than your standard designer’s sketch.
I love it – it’s already inspired me to go back to sketching more for the development of my upcoming line.