Friday, September 9, 2011

Portrait of Yokoo

Hello! This is Yokoo. For those who don't know her she is The Knitting extraordinaire. Think big, chunky, heart-warming beautiful scarves, hats & headbands, of which are currently featured in the new Nissan Car Ad! Yokoo's photographs are just as amazing as her knitted goodness, they're always quirky, whimsical, slightly amusing and inspiring. She's awesomely talented and I admire that - I don't have the patience for knitting. I can knit a rectangle and that is about it!
I bookmarked this video of her (below) a while ago, when I watched it I was instantly inspired. So I added her to my twitter & asked if I could draw a portrait of her. This was a few months ago and I've finally got around to drawing a portrait of Yokoo & more importantly I hope that I haven't insulted her...This is probably the second most realistic portrait I have ever drawn, the first was a pencil portrait of Picasso when I was 15. I hope you all like it...now I'm off to find another inspiring person to draw :-)

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9 comments:

Belle Armed said...

wow, you're really talented.

<3

Chrissy Lau - Decipher the day said...

Ah thanks! :-)

the habitpattern said...

i found your blog via yokoo's flickr account. I had to stop by and tell you that this is beautiful!!

Chrissy Lau - Decipher the day said...

Thank you @habitpattern! Glad you found me through Yokoo's flickr. She's awesomely talented and so inspiring :-)

Flara said...

amazing idea for glasses! and also an amazing drawing! I like your graphic style, with black and white elements! wonderful:) xx

Chrissy Lau - Decipher the day said...

Thanks for your lovely words Flara!x

Neysa Bové said...

I love this! you're really awesome at really making these illustrations your own! xxo -nb

Blackswan said...

thank you so much for sharing this post on Yokoo - I came across her Etsy page a while ago while searching for cool chunky chain scarves and fell in love instantly! this video is beautifully made, and really questions your passion and true interests in life. I can't believe how FAST she knits!

one day i hope to stumble upon a lake just like that - eerily still, calm and frozen in time. i want a place like that!

thanks again, i'm bookmarking this video too!

x Lauren youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

Chrissy Lau - Decipher the day said...

Hi Lauren. She's amazing isn't she?! Her photos are just as inspirational as her knitting. I had to draw her after watching the video. Lots of great photos of her that amuse me. I think I'll be drawing a few more of her soon :-) Hope you're well! Loving all your posts recently!x